Bernadette's Reviews > SPQR I: The King's Gambit

SPQR I by John Maddox Roberts
Rate this book
Clear rating

's review
Aug 06, 2011

really liked it
bookshelves: audiobook, historical-mystery, favorites, historical-fiction, mystery, mystery-detective
Recommended for: historical fictionistas, Roman culture in daily life in the era of Julius Caesar

This book hit the sweet spot for me of believable characters, deft incorporation of historical facts with wit instead of as a dry lecture, a nice mystery that was neither overly complex nor too obvious. Listening to the audio version has the plus of correct pronunciation of Latin and Greek that I would never get from reading, but then I miss seeing the spelling of the words in context. Definitely plan to continue through this series. Very enjoyable for me.

Sign into Goodreads to see if any of your friends have read SPQR I.
Sign In »

No comments have been added yet.