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Caesar Dies (Time-Lost)

3.38  ·  Rating Details ·  32 Ratings  ·  3 Reviews
This whole business is getting too confused for me, he grumbled, sitting down again. "You want to kill Commodus, as is reasonable. Marcia has ordered me to kill you, which is unreasonable Yet for the present she protects you. Why? She knows you are Commodus' enemy. She seems anxious to save Commodus. Yet she encourages Pertinax, who doesn't want to be emperor; he only ...more
Paperback, 136 pages
Published June 1st 2004 by Kessinger Publishing
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Apr 28, 2015 Matt rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Thoroughly enjoyed this, from the first line "Golden Antioch lay like a jewel at a mountain's throat". Mundy evokes the setting, the chaos of the city, the atmosphere under tyranny. Then motives, plot, action, intrigue, moral wranging, conclusion.

I don't know much about Ancient Rome so can't judge its consistency with known history.

First published as The Falling Star in Adventure magazine, October 23, 1926 . There would have been an introduction from Mundy on the letters page (and reader corres
Aug 05, 2015 Yibbie rated it did not like it
A very dark tale of intrigue, backstabbing, greed, ambition, hate, & madness set in ancient Rome. There really was no redeeming quality to this book. To much time spent on the depravity of the culture. At the end of the book, all of the characters all learn that they are completely self-serving even to the point of murder. I wouldn't recommend anyone read it.
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Talbot Mundy (born William Lancaster Gribbon) was an English-born American writer of adventure fiction. Based for most of his life in the United States, he also wrote under the pseudonym of Walter Galt. Best known as the author of King of the Khyber Rifles and the Jimgrim series, much of his work was published in pulp magazines.
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