Re: [Imperial Rome] Good Roman topic fiction, non fiction for summer eading
- View SourceI just got a note from Steven today letting us know that he has
finished his new epic novel "Roma" that will be released in March of
2007 and the paperback version of his latest Gordianus collection of
short stories, "A Gladiator Dies Only Once" has been released in the US.
I'm assuming you have read the "Masters of Rome" series of novels by
Colleen McCullough. If not, I would recommend them most highly and
another novel I enjoyed very much was "King of the Romans" by John
Gorman. I also enjoyed "Pompeii" by Robert Harris and "A.D. 62
Pompeii" by our very own Rebecca East. I've also heard that Rosemary
Rowe's series of Roman detective novels are second only to Steven
Saylor in quality. I hope to discover it for myself soon but must
finish "Pride of Carthage" and "Vipsania" first. You also may want to
give Jim Duffy's first novel "Sands of the Arena" a look as well as
Rosemary Sutcliff's books, although listed for young adults, that are
excellent. They include "The Outcast", "Eagle of the Ninth", "The
Shining Company", "The Lantern Bearers", and "The Silver Branch".
--- In imperialrome2@..., JOHN ROBINSON
>order starting with roman blood i cant praise them enough . Also simon
> try the steven saylor roma sub rosa books they run in chronological
scarrow good tales of roman army life in britain at the time of
claudius .happy reading
> rdrabkin <rdrabkin@y...> wrote: Hi all,
> I am working my way through various works of Roman fiction and non
> fiction, thought I would share and also get some recommendations from
> the crew for summer reading.
> Someone on this board recommended "Eagle in the Snow," which I read
> and thought pretty good. End of the empire stories are an interesting
> topic. I found recently at the local mystery store is the SPQR
> series by John Maddox Roberts. Have been enjoying them as well.
> I also found some really good non fiction, such as "The Reach of
> Rome" by Derek Williams (which discusses the Roman/Barbarian
> frontiers) and "The Battle that stopped Rome" by Peter Wells about
> the Teutoburg disaster ...both really great. Tony Clunn must be one
> of the most interesting folks alive...the guy who found where the
> Varusschlaft was! He also wrote a book that is interesting but I
> found the Peter Wells book more of a page turner.
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