A Mist of Prophecies, Paperback
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One afternoon as Gordianus the Finder is crossing the marketplace, a beautiful young seeress staggers towards him and dies in his arms.

Possibly insane, and with no memory of her past Cassandra - like her Trojan namesake - had been reputed to possess the true gift of prophecy.

For such a gift there are many in Rome who would pay handsomely...or resort to murder.

Cassandra had been the confidante of the rich and powerful, until she fell victim to vicious killer.

Obsessed with Cassandra and her mystery, Gordianus begins to investigate.

As the citizens of Rome nervously await news of the war and the political situation verges on chaos, Gordianus gradually peels away the veils of secrecy that surround Cassandra's life and death.

What he uncovers has deadly implications, involving some if the most powerful women in Rome - Gordianus's pursuit of the truth not only endangers his own life, but could well affect the future of Rome herself.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 384 pages
  • Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Historical mysteries
  • ISBN: 9781845292423



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It was nice to return to my favourite Roman characters after 18 months since I read Last Seen in Massilia. There were a lot of static scenes in this one and jumping back and forth in time and I found that while a good page turner as ever, it didn't absorb my interest quite as much as some of its predecessors. But a somewhat less good Saylor whodunnit is still better than many others of its genre. And another adoptee into the family at the end!

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