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Harris is quite brilliant and his scholarship is good.
As always John Maddox Roberts writes a fantastic Ancient Roman mystery that gives the reader a sense of the era and the culture during the time of Caesar.
The ending is fairly predictable and a bit abrupt (as if the author reached a certain number of pages and then just wrapped up the story in 5 pages).
This, I presume, is the final book in Roberts’ SPQR series; it ends more or less with the assassination of Julius Caesar, and this book was published in 2010 and there hasn’t been... Read morePublished 2 months ago by D. G. Hulan
I like the aging Decius--I found the incessant ogling (& schtupping) of frankly rather dull femme fatales earlier in the series alternately boring and annoying. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Cybister
Decius is still with us, and still deliciously cynical. He is, however, getting older and more tired, and so is the series. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Anne Mills
The book was typical of the series. I am very interested in Roman history so I really enjoyed the parts where Roberts talks about the day to day life in Rome at the time of Julius... Read morePublished 9 months ago by L. C Glover
This was my least favorite in the series. It just doesn't have the excitement or story line I've come to enjoy in his books and I found the ending dead and disappointing. Read morePublished 16 months ago by Vita
Those of us who love the SPQR series constitute a small, fanatical following of John Maddox Roberts. Read morePublished on March 20, 2012 by Patricia LaCerva
The Year of Confusion refers to the first year of a new calendar mandated by Caius Julius Caesar, who recently became the Dictator of Rome. Read more
John Maddox Roberts is a great writer and I love the SPQR series. Now that I finished SPQR XIII I will have to wait and hope for XIV.Published on June 7, 2011 by Amazon Customer
I've read all the books in the series, more than once, and I've enjoyed every one. I highly recommend them all.Published on June 6, 2011 by S. Rice