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The Roman

(The Florentine #3)

4.28  ·  Rating details ·  2,120 ratings  ·  294 reviews
Raven and her sister, Cara, are at the mercy of a small detachment of Florentine vampyres, who are delivering them as a peace offering to the feared Curia in Rome. Though she's unsure William survived the coup that toppled his principality, Raven is determined to protect her sister at all costs, even if it means challenging Borek, the commander of the detachment. In an ...more
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Every time that I read a Sylvain Reynard book I feel a little more enlightened. The writing is so eloquent and intelligent that I am always blown away by this author's work. I love the way that he/she works the history and art into each of his/her stories. I truly feel like I've learned something each time I finish one of his/her books.

Aside from this author's impressive intellect, I have been taken aback by how much I have enjoyed
I need some time to digest what I've just read, but believe me this book is worthy every drop of emotion and excitement you put into it.
Now, after finishing this series, I believe that no one could write such an amazing story like Sylvain Reynard did. It was fantastic, breathtaking, fabulous, not predictable and the list can go on forever.

Since reading the first book I was totally submerged into this universe that the writer created and couldn't wait to get my hands on the sequels. Reading the

In this final installation, we are reunited in a continuous timeline with William York, the Prince of Florence, and Raven Wood. With tension building, there are numerous factions vying to unseat the Prince causing William to protect his city and most importantly, Raven. In seeking support from his biggest and most powerful ally, William executes a decision that could have grave consequences or long-lasting benefits. But with human and vampyre forces at play, trusting anyone becomes perilous.

✰ Bianca ✰ BJ's Book Blog ✰



The Prince and The Raven & The Shadow & The Roman connect our beloved Gabriel Series to Sylvain's new paranormal Florentine Series.


This final book in the series starts with Raven and her unconscious sister being transported to Rome by Vampyres. Raven thinks William has been killed by the new Prince of Florence and the only safe place for them is with her Priest friend in Rome.

But of course William isn't dead. Well, at least not deader than he's
Beatrice Masaluñga
Dec 11, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: adult
We have reach the final chapter of William York and Raven Wood's story as they face new threats that can endanger their lives. Raven and her sister, Cara, are with the Florentine vampires as they're bound to Rome to meet The Curia, giving them as a peace offering. It's unknown if William is alive or a new Prince has taken over Florence. The safest option right now is to be with Father Kavanaugh. However, William is alive and he'll not allow anyone to take his lover, Raven, away from him. She is ...more
The Roman is the third and final installment in Sylvain Reynard's The Florentine series. This ongoing paranormal romance incorporates cultural and artistic elements that sets it apart from others in this genre in my opinion, and the ending in this finale was satisfying indeed. If you follow this series, make sure to finish it out to the end. If you're new to The Florentine, this series must be read in order. Enjoy!

My favorite quote:
"You can't do everything. You can't be perfect. You just
Nov 17, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
My full review will post soon, but I will say this was my favorite installment of The Florentine Series overall. Although I'm looking forward to what's next on the publishing horizon for SR, this is a bittersweet moment. I have enjoyed William and Raven's love story so much and it will be difficult to let these characters go.
Nov 30, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Everyone
Shelves: favorites, kindle
I was not that kind of reader, searching for paranormal romance books, that wasn't me.
Although I had some interest in the movies, my faves Dracula, The Crow ( old one) and Interview with a Vampire. After a couple of Anne Rice's books I didn't have much to compare.
The stories didn't mean that much to me or anything at all...

Then there was a series written by Sylvain Reynard, the author of Gabriel's Inferno Series which I liked very much and I've started following SR's writing rather close with
Nov 27, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
4.5 "Despair & Hope" Stars!

The Roman is a fitting, and yet in some respects surprising (it will definitely keep you on your toes!), conclusion to The Florentine Series. Combining art, religion, political struggles, an interesting vampire royalty world, and--of course--an epic love story, The Florentine Series has something for everyone, and The Roman ties all these story lines together providing the reader with satisfying closure on all fronts.

Please note this series must be read in order,
Terri ♥ (aka Mrs. Christian Grey)
For me, it was disappointing. It wasn't a bad book. But some of the sex scenes were repetitive and clumsy in writing. And minor spoilers ahead to explain the rest.

The dagger left in the hand was too obvious a mistake. I felt like shouting at the book like really, you're not going to retrieve that before...

Then the defeatist attitude about the Curera (listened so not sure of spelling). He single handedly defeated the hunters. But he's fearful of the Curera when he's immune to relics? Personally
An intense and gripping paranormal romance that was impossible to put down! Reynard seduces, enchants, and thrills with this OUTSTANDING conclusion to the Florentine Series. I couldn't turn the pages fast enough!

I'll be honest with you and say that I've stopped searching for paranormal romance books. They just haven't been striking a cord with me at all, so I've set the genre aside. But when there is a series written by Sylvain Reynard, it doesn't matter what genre it is...YOU READ IT! The
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Le Sigh... that is me after reading The Roman. It is always a bittersweet moment when you finish a series you have come to adore.

You will need to have read all the previous books in The Florentine Series before The Roman, as they all follow on from the previous book.

It has seemed a lifetime since we read The Shadow, and seemed like only a minute to read The Roman.

Raven and William - The Prince - are in all sorts of trouble in The Roman. It is
Desirae (Dee)
Dec 06, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Oh sweet baby jesus I don't want this to be the last book in this series. I have loved this series from the very first book, very first word, very first chapter and do not want this to be the end.

I know that Sylvain loves to kill us with suspense and this surely went right along with that norm. I feel like there was so much going on. Betrayal, love, family, surprises, angst, revenge. SO MUCH! I know that Sylvain knows how to write a book that sweeps us up and knocks us on our butts, and this
Ellen ✦ Book Bellas ✦
4.5 Stars!

Sensual, powerful, romantic and very sexy. I don't read much PNR but Sylvain Reynard is an exception. Very bittersweet to see the series end! Full review to follow.
Gitte TotallyBookedBlog
Dec 17, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2016

William would stand between her and the darkness. Always.

Without hesitation this series is one of my all-time favourite paranormal romances. Its exquisite in its beauty and epic in its old school paranormal aspect. So vivid and captivating; so enthralling and exciting. Every single one of your senses will stand to attention and your heart beats in rhythm with its tempo. Perfection.

You were the one who taught me hope, Cassita.

This final instalment was a tempestuous one of saving your true
Mj Emerson
Nov 29, 2016 rated it it was amazing
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Sylvain Reynard never disappoints. After seven books, I think it's safe to say his writing style drags you into a magical and unforgettable world. A world that, once you get to know it, you don't want to let go. As always, you'll end up wanting more. New series about fascinating stories penned by this brilliant, talented and charming author.

Every word, every scene, takes you into a roller coaster of emotions that will stay in your mind like
Susie Steinle
Dec 05, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Well, what can I say! Sylvain Reynard has done it again! Just when I thought I couldn't fall any more in love with SR's writing, along comes The Roman, the final book in the Florentine Series, one of the best series I have ever read and set in one of my favourite cities in the world, beautiful Florence. The Roman was everything I was hoping for. Full of suspense, surprises, and the most beautifully written love scenes that only SR can write. I smiled, I sighed, I cried and was totally consumed ...more
Jo ReadsRomance
Sylvain Reynard has ended this bewitching series with a thrilling finale. "The Roman" was a heart stopping, stomach churning and mesmerising conclusion to William and Raven's story. I was gripped throughout every single chapter, biting my nails with my heart in my mouth. As soon as this book landed on my kindle, I squealed with excitement. I couldn't wait to step back into Florence and the paranormal world. This series has been my absolute favourite from this genre. It was jam-packed with all ...more
Feb 13, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
My initial rating and review of this book was a 2 star, and overwhelming disappointment. I cannot sit here and claim to be happy with this ending, but I had not read the epilogue or the "3 years later" chapter yet, and those impacted my feelings about the end.

I was so disappointed by the ending of this book. I was extremely not expecting it and I just don't like it. However, I think an issue I have is that book 3 made me more interested in the actual action/story going on, than the romance, and
Dec 06, 2016 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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Nov 23, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
What a ride...What.A.Ride!!

Every once in a while a novel comes along that is so profound, so compelling, it will have you reeling. The Roman is most definitely that book.

The story continues where The Shadow left readers. Immediately, youll be drawn back into the dark and dangerous world that is William and Ravens. But hold onto your seats and your hearts peoplefor this is no easy ride.

The Roman is fast paced and the suspense is intense!! Its a rollercoaster of emotions as the improbable lovers
Rachel ⭐️ Kindle Friends Forever ⭐️
This is the most highly anticipated book of the year for me and when it landed on my Kindle, my normal routine was thrown out the window! The ending of The Shadow left me reeling and in need of more so thank goodness SR didnt make me the wait too long. The books in this series is one continuous story so must be read in order. I urge you not to skip any of the them as all the details are essential to get the full impact of William and Ravens story. Pardon the pun but the devil is in the detail! ...more
Dec 05, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

Reviewed by Sharon Thérèse

It is with a sad heart but with a content soul that I say arrivederci to the Florentine series. And goodness me, the outstanding cover is the essence of scenes to take place in one of my beloved Italian cities, Roma! Once again, not only has Mr Reynard spoilt me with his scholarly prose in a magical way, but hes also cloaked mystery and riddled rhyme which has become his unique writing style. It was an absolute pleasure reading his new offering. And I must
Julia (ten_thousand_books)
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Mj Emerson
Dec 12, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The Roman by Sylvain Reynard
Full Review by MJ

Once upon a time a Canadian author invited us to join him in a very exciting, but dangerous journey, to a world created by his fantastic imagination. We packed our bags and on January 15, 2015, we visited for the first time the Underworld of the city of Florence in "The Prince." Little we knew then what Sylvain Reynard had in mind for us because, as he mentioned in a Facebook chat a week ago, it was all part of the plan. He always knew how he wanted
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Angy's Review: 5+++ Stars

I dont think Ive ever waited so anxiously for a book like I waited for The Roman. For the last 10 months I wondered what would happen to Raven, to William and to Florence. For the longest 10 months of my life, I wondered if Ravens own salvation was to be turned into a Vampyre by nobody else but The Roman. And for 10 months I dreaded the end of the series, because The Florentine Series hit my heart when William stole back his precious illustrations, it hit my soul
Apr 23, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Sylvain Reynard's The Florentine Series comes to an end in The Roman. If you love beautifully written stories you will love The Roman. I just wish that there were more stars to add.

William and Raven are facing the toughest times in their relationship. Throughout her life, she has protected those she loves from terrible circumstances. She must also now protect William, her bashert. She is fierce. William has lost many in his existence. His beloved Alicia, his beloved teacher The Saint. There is
Claudia Alfaro
Dec 06, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
5 +++ stars

I have SO MANY feelings about this book! Ive waited for this final installment for what's feel like FOREVER now and when I finally had it, I was scared to start it. I wasn't scared of not liking it, I was worried I was going to read it too fast. I wanted to savor every page, every word, every moment between these characters. But just like the other books in the series, the story makes it IMPOSSIBLE to put it down! But regardless of how fast I read it, I did still savor every minute of
Dec 06, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The Roman (The Florentine #3) by Sylvain Reynard
The much-awaited conclusion of Raven and Williams Story arrived and what an arrival!
We could say its the end of two love stories, the powerful story of William and Ravens love affair and the end of The Princes love story with his city, Florence.

We have witnessed throughout the series the intensity and passion with which William defends and protects what he loves. In The Roman, he doesnt disappoint. We see his protective side but we also see so much more. He will go to the end of the Earth for
Feb 17, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I wanted so much more from everything that went on in this book. Plus, the ending left me extremely unfulfilled.. review to come
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