The Judgment of Caesar (Roma Sub Rosa, Bk 10)
The Judgment of Caesar - Roma Sub Rosa, Bk 10 Author:Steven Saylor In 48 B.C., Roman generals Caesar and Pompey have long engaged in a battle to rule the world. Now, as Pompey plots a reckless stand on the banks of the Nile, Gordianus the Finder-who has brought his wife Bethesda to the river seeking a cure for her in its sacred waters-finds himself suddenly at the heart of a series of treacherous and history-al... more »tering events.
While Caesar and Cleopatra embark on a legendary romance, Egypt remains ravaged by the brutal contest between the Queen and her brother King Ptolemy. Worst of all for Gordianus, his once-disowned son and Caesar's right-hand man, stands falsely accused of murder. Caesar's judgment will decide Meto's fate, and it is up to Gordianus to somehow overcome colossal malevolent forces to reveal the carefully obscured truth and spare his son's life.« less
I've read all of Saylor's book in this series to this point. In some ways I get a bit tired of reading about Gordianus the Finder, and I keep putting off reading another book. But when I do pick up the next one I find myself quickly enthralled and can barely put it down.
I may be wrong, but I suspect Saylor meant for this book to be the last in the series. The next book jumps back in time to an earlier period in Gordianus's life. I say this due to something which occurs at the end of this book. But I won't tell you what it is. Perhaps Saylor was giving himself a possible out if he decided to pick up with the lives of Gordianus and his extended family. However, it appears the next two books continue with the events after this book.
It's 48 B.C. history altering events take place with strategic battles, intrigue, and romance between Ceasar and Cleopatra, while Egypt is ravaged by this brutal contest between Cleopatra and Ptolemy.
Protaganist Gordianus is in the middle again.