I love this series so much and The Emperor s Silver does not disappoint on the contrary The perfect mix of action fine writing and a trio of characters I just can t get nough of There are undertones here about the darker side of the Roman mpire including slavery and the Wish You Were Here: An Essential Guide to Your Favorite Music Scenes—from Punk to Indie and Everything in Between exposure of infants and that adds something very special Excellent originally posted at you have been following my reviews of Nick Brown s Agent of Rome series including short fiction pieces you know that I am a big fan of his writing And it is with a reason he writing is catchy fast paced and his vision of the Roman Empire is just as it had to be beautiful yet brutal at the same time From the first book The Siege Nick Brown has never missed a beat in his writing I kindly urge you to pick up this series asap if you haven t done so The Emperor s Silver picks up after thevents of The Black Stone and just as if Cassius thought he could catch a break from r Another of the Agent of Rome books which was a thoroughly good read The mix of characters is really interesting and The Day Christ Was Born engaging and asver a really good plot or were there several I thought at the beginning that this one might be less 5 Nights: Sinful Delights Boxed Set exciting as the characters did but no it was just as gripping Downside The last two lines of the book mean that I now have to go straight on to the next one Not a problem really This series keeps getting better and better The author has outdone himself I read slowly to make it last since I KNEW I would reallynjoy this latest Agent of Rome adventure And I was absolutely right This adventure was of a detective story with Cassius Simo and Indavara in Berytus modern Beirut investigating a ring of counterfeiters They gladly accept the aid of government officials and City sergeants lictorsUrban Cohorts Emperor Aurelian has recently issued new silver coins fakes are appearing all over the East Early on Cassius has used his smooth tongue but also The Seventh Witch exhibited his overexuberance impetuosity and carelessness based on flimsy circumstantialvidence There are red herrings A smuggling outfit is And the Miss Ran Away with the Rake exposed Through a happy chance Indavara comes upon a promising lead while helping Simo s Christian congregation in their good works The final few ReviewFor me this is one of the stand out series in Roman fiction something different not built around battles it follows thexploits of Cassius an officer of the Grain Men or the Frumentarii In this tale we follow our due of Cassius and Indavara on what should be a uiet and sedate posting to uncover a counterfeiting ring something cerebral and suited to Cassius talents than Indavara s the Trickle Down Tyranny: Crushing Obama's Dream of the Socialist States of America ex gladiator who has saved them from than a few life threateningscapades Only things never go uite how our young scholarly soldier hopes and often that not he has to Still recovering from his previous assignment in Arabia imperial agent Cassius Corbulo has been spending most of his time and money on women and wine Unfortunately for him word of his achievements has reached the mperor Aurelian's deputy and he is sent north
Little further down the scale from the Emperors and Generals usually written about we can perhaps asily relate it to our own lives and struggles And see both that the Romans were a lot like us a lot further developed than people me usually would think for a people living 2000 years ago and very little has changedThe story is much of a team The Color of Our Sky effort I felt this time out Simo andspecially Indavara have increasingly important ven pivotal roles to play Andthe whole thing hangs on an xcellent to be continued type theme at the Obsession end there Great not to be neatly tied off great to have me wanting to get stuck into the next oneThe World s best book blog Speesh ReadsFacebook Speesh Reads After some harrowing and dangerous assignments Cassius Corbulo is looking forward to a seemingly less life threatening job that will utilize his growing investigative skills So along with his imposing bodyguard Indavara and his Christian slave Simo Corbulo heads to the town of Berytus to uncover a counterfeiting ring Seemingly is the operative word in the opening sentence as the situation in this small peaceful town is hardly that Civil unrest dangerous counterfeiters and a mysterious group of perceived assassins who have followed our trio make for somexciting action while Corbulo meets dead Cabaret: A Roman Riddle end after deadnd looking for the counterfeiting gang The most intriguing aspects of this the 5th volume in the Agent of Rome series is the continual growth of the the three main characters specially of Simo and Indavara Simo s ver growing faith puts him at loggerheads with Corbulo on numerous occasions Indavara gets interesting with very book and I was hooked on him with his arena scenes arly on Going from a context void of a past he has come a long way and is a complex individual than just a skilled killer The author knows this time and place well as his descriptions flow out of his research and gives the reader a sense of being in the dusty streets or dingy taverns I wait with great anticipation for the next All Roads Lead Home episode 5 starsOn Twitter hooverbkreviewOn Facebook at Another job well done by Nick Brown This time he releases information about Indavara s past And it thend it looks like the cliffhanger is due to this past This book was different than the rest in that by the nd the nemies were defeated but not killed or captured They cleverly scaped from Cassius This was a pretty cool twist ven though we all love to see Indavara kick some ass he did plenty of this to others throughout the book though The Kallikres turn was also a twist I didn t really see coming I loved the charactersboth good and bad there was a great mix of them and they were all developed nicely Another great 5 star book and I CANNOT wait to read what Nick has in store for this trio next. E this and intense pressure from his superiors the young officer The Mephisto Threat (Paul Tallis eventually closes in on the gangBut hisnemies will do anything to protect their profits and Cassius and Indavara soon find themselves fighting not only for the mperor but for their very surviva.
Ely on Indavara s prowess and size to get them out of troublefull review follow linkhttpsparmenionbookswordpresscom Roman adventure at its best I think this is the fifth in a series that continues to get better and better great storylines and compelling and interesting characters bring these books to life Although the author is not yet as well known as some of the others that write in this space he deserves to be with confident and ngaging writingCassius is a grain man a Roman investigator He is fairly young and needs the help of a bodyguard an x Gladiator and a slave who is an active Christian and it is the dynamics between these three that underpin the stories Cassius is slightly immature and has the pomposity of his up bringing but is fundamentally a decent guy trying to do the right thing It is a clever balance of his status and culture and the relationship he has with the other two blended in with some humour that works very wellIn The Emperor s Silver the trio are sent out after some counterfeiters and manage to get themselves into trouble before they start to flush out the bad guys all in a time of political unrest where the workers specifically the weavers feel they are being treated unfairly Not a great time to be an undercover grain manA series that is there to be thoroughly njoyed Just Cause especially if you like books set in thisra Who would have thought that Cassius would willingly accept a new mission Well if three men raided my house in the middle of the night and wounded my bodyguard in a very sensitive area I d want to scape too Indeed someone is out to get Cassius so he accepts what he believes to be a nice asy mission to get away from his pursuers However his new mission isn t asy it is uite the opposite and he becomes distracted from his investigation as his mysterious as Perhaps not the best one in the series so far I have got to say It felt like there were long time where it seemed as though nothing much happened with relevance to the mission Though when it did it than made up for it and is surely better than most And a great relief not to be staggering from one huge battle to anotherThe story is again a detective story a whodunnit set in the Roman Middle East 273AD Corbulo is once handed the hot potato mission this time to track down whoever is putting fake Roman money into the system The system is actually good because while I didn t think that fake Roman money was ither a thing or a thing that would actually be a problem worth worrying about it was of course Like it is today It s about confidence in the system and the conseuences of that confidence being roded or removed by uncertainty and mistrust And that s where Nick Browns books really come into their own By showing us life Roman life as it was Asked with smashing a counterfeiting gangCassius tracks the criminals to the city of Berytus where his investigations are hampered by civil unrest and uncooperative officials not to mention the personal problems of his servant Simo and bodyguard Indavara Despit.
Nick was born in Norwich in 1974 A keen reader from a young age he graduated from Enid Blyton to Douglas Hill and JRR Tolkien and from there to Ian Fleming Tom Clancy and Michael Crichton After three years studying in Brighton he travelled to Nepal where he worked at an orphanage and trekked to Mount Everest After ualifying as a history teacher in 2000 he worked for five years in England