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Enemies of the Empire (Libertus Mystery of Roman Britain #7)

3.83  ·  Rating Details  ·  87 Ratings  ·  7 Reviews
A three-day journey to the forested outskirts of the Empire is the last thing Libertus wants to make. Not only are there wolves and bears, but Celtic rebels may well regard the lone coach as fair game. But when Marcus Septimus asks Libertus to join him on official business, he knows he can't refuse his benevolent patron. En route to the garrison town of Isca, they stop at ...more
Paperback, 308 pages
Published September 1st 2005 by Headline Book Publishing (first published March 2005)
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Eustacia Tan
Sep 22, 2014 Eustacia Tan rated it it was amazing
The 7th and second last book on this series that I've been able to get my hands on. That took much less time than expected - this books get finished very fast.

This story takes place in the outskirts of Britannia, where Libertus is accompanying Marcus on a trip. But, when one unfortunate night gets Libertus thrown in jail for suspicion of murder, the resulting investigations uncover not only a dead man walking, but a possible plot of rebellion.

The amount of investigative work in this story is hig
Shehroze Ameen
Apr 08, 2014 Shehroze Ameen rated it it was amazing
Much like "The Germanicus Mosaic" this work is a definitive read for historical fiction lovers and detective story lovers.

Again, you're Libertus, a freedman who accompanies Marcus Septimus to a place called Isca (now the town Caerleon in South Wales). I won't proceed ahead, only stating that the story is significant in its detailing of Welsh (and thus, Celtic) unrest against Roman occupation, as well as the build up to what I consider a very well executed conclusion.

Not much to say here. Like th
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Steve Caudle
Feb 25, 2014 Steve Caudle rated it really liked it
The series of Libertus murder mysteries from Ms. Rowe just seems to keep getting better and better. This is the best one yet--and includes some glimpses of Celtic life in Roman Britain. Well worth the read.
Another of Rosemary Rowe's Libertus mystery series set in Roman Britain. As always, my interest is less in the mystery and more with the setting. Rowe is skilled at making me feel like I have travelled back in time, and I enjoy it. Here the tension between the conquered Celts and the Romans takes center stage.
Graham Crawford
May 31, 2013 Graham Crawford rated it liked it
A solid but predictable piece of Roman sandal-led detective fiction. Some amusement to be had from seeing conquered Britannica from the side of Rome as so many novels now are teary eyed with Celtic Myste.
Gordon Chambers
Aug 13, 2010 Gordon Chambers rated it liked it
A cracking good read. Libertus a freed slave, and part time sleuth in Romano Britain foils a plot by the followers of the long dead Caractacus. Fast moving with a good plot. Recommended.
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