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The Prophet from Ephesus (The Roman Mysteries #16)

really liked it 4.0  ·  Rating Details ·  339 Ratings  ·  17 Reviews
It is August, A.D. 81. Presumed dead by their families, Flavia and her friends feel very far from home. News of more kidnappings in Italia reaches them, and when they discover one of Miriam's twins is among the missing, the four detectives set out for Halicarnassus in the Roman province of Asia. There they find a countryside full of prophets who claim to heal the sick and ...more
Hardcover, 224 pages
Published January 1st 2009 by Orion Children's Books
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Emma Wallace
Mar 29, 2016 Emma Wallace rated it it was amazing
Shelves: middle-grade
Wow!!!! What an intense whirlwind of a book- this initially started off with a lot of oblique grief and embitterment and there was definitely a lot of timely existentialism in some of the POVs- needless to say the Flaccus situation was just an obstacle that my nerves didn't need in this stage of the game although I am greatly anticipating the climax that is being built up. I loved what I perceive to be the pinnacle in the character's personality growth in learning to adapt to adversity and found ...more
Vicki Cline
Sep 16, 2012 Vicki Cline rated it really liked it
Shelves: roman-mysteries
After their adventures on the Nile, the young detectives are hiding out in Alexandria because they're wanted by the Emperor - why, they don't know. Fortunately, their tutor Aristo finds them, and tells them there have been more kidnappings of freeborn children, including Flavia's baby cousin Popo. Flavia's father and Flaccus have gone to Halicarnassus to find the children. They all sneak out of Egypt and get to Halicarnassus right after the kidnappers have fled, leaving the children behind. Whil ...more
Nov 17, 2009 Sandi rated it really liked it
Interesting look at the start of the spread of Christianity. Characterisation becoming more complex as the children mature.
Oct 12, 2011 Susan rated it did not like it
This book is about four teenage friends who live in ancient Rome. The four friends were tasked in the previous books with a mission from the Emperor to retrieve his stolen precious jewels. The team successfully found the jewels and returned them to the Emperor’s aid completing their mission. However, unknown to the four friends the Emperor’s aid kept the jewels for himself and told the Emperor that they had not be returned and had been stolen once again by the young friends. This now left them a ...more
Cover Blurb: Like with all of the Roman Mysteries book covers, I like the simplicity and color scheme, as well as how it looks like a painting. This particular cover out of the series is one of the less interesting ones.

What I Liked: As always, I like Nubia; she continues to be the most level-headed, best tempered, and most considerate of the four friends. I will always love Jonathan, but in this book his reoccurring pessimism and “oh, it’s all my fault” attitude really got on my nerves. While c
Mar 11, 2011 sabisteb rated it it was amazing
Dieser Band schließt direkt an die Ereignisse aus Band 15 Scribes from Alexandria (Roman Mysteries) an. Die vier Detektive sind zurück in Alexandria. Seth und seine frisch Angetraute sind auf Hochzeitsreise und die Kinder sitzen im Haus fest, denn sie werden immer noch steckbrieflich gesucht. Überraschend schafft es ihr Lehrer Aristo sie aufzuspüren und hilft ihnen dabei, die Stadt zu verlassen, denn es gibt ein neues Rätsel zu lösen. Popo, einer von Miriams Zwillingen wurde entführt und Flavias ...more
Jan 03, 2014 Ujwals rated it really liked it
This was a good book. I liked how the author brought back characters, and really expressed how the characters felt. I also like the unfixed setting, and the traveling. The traveling gives an opportunity for the author to describe a lot, something she does well. I wish the book was not so jumpy, and abrupt ending. I also like how each character has their own goal and story, that ends up conflicting. I am really excited for the final book of the series.
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Dec 06, 2009 Nathalie rated it liked it
Shelves: latin-classroom
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Aug 04, 2011 D added it
Very well done - makes you really think through the context of that time and the events going on. I have a fresh insight to that time and culture. My geography has definitely improved with reading this series - and I'm the home school Mum pre- viewing!
Jun 14, 2015 Tchipakkan rated it it was amazing

I was so pleased at how nicely they represented the early Christians in such a balanced way.
Apr 25, 2010 Brett rated it really liked it
Shelves: juvenile-mystery
A little heavier on the early Christianity, but a very good mystery in an interesting locale.
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Awesome! I have no other words Im loving the roman mysteries read all of em up to here! Keep it up
Diana Sandberg
May 25, 2012 Diana Sandberg rated it really liked it
Read together with the next in the series, The Man From Pomegranate Street. Q.V.
Jun 28, 2010 Hannah rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
Good adventure to bring the young people together and understand each other more.
Mrs. Roy
OK! Finally back to the Flaccus arc...'bout time, but oh-so-heartbreaking.
Sep 07, 2012 Rosario rated it did not like it
I think that the book dragged on as you passed 10 chapters
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Caroline Lawrence won a scholarship to Cambridge to read Classical Archaeology, then did a degree in Hebrew and Jewish studies at University College London. She now lives in London with her English husband and teaches Latin, Greek, Hebrew, Art and French to children.

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