Unlimited [Comics Book] ¸ Search the Seven Hills - by Barbara Hambly ↠


  • Title: Search the Seven Hills
  • Author: Barbara Hambly
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 252
  • Format: Kindle Edition

  • In ancient Rome, a poor philosopher races to rescue his kidnapped lover before she is abused by the sinister Christian cult The son of a wealthy Roman family, Marcus gave up the prestige and riches that were his birthright to devote himself to philosophy His noble mind attracted Tullia, a Senator s daughter whose father wanted her to have nothing to do with the pennilessIn ancient Rome, a poor philosopher races to rescue his kidnapped lover before she is abused by the sinister Christian cultThe son of a wealthy Roman family, Marcus gave up the prestige and riches that were his birthright to devote himself to philosophy His noble mind attracted Tullia, a Senator s daughter whose father wanted her to have nothing to do with the penniless intellectual The news that she is to marry a prosperous merchant shatters Marcus, who goes to her house, hoping to plead his case, only to see her attacked and abducted by disguised ruffians That she was kidnapped is tragedy enough, and it gets worse when he learns who took her the sinister Christian cult He knows not what vile rituals they will expose her to, and he does not want to find out His lover in danger, the philosopher must turn warrior before it is too late This ebook features an illustrated biography of Barbara Hambly, including rare photos and never before seen documents from the author s personal collection.
    Barbara Hambly
    aka Barbara HamiltonRanging from fantasy to historical fiction, Barbara Hambly has a masterful way of spinning a story Her twisty plots involve memorable characters, lavish descriptions, scads of novel words, and interesting devices Her work spans the Star Wars universe, antebellum New Orleans, and various fantasy worlds, sometimes linked with our own I always wanted to be a writer but everyone kept telling me it was impossible to break into the field or make money I ve proven them wrong on both counts Barbara Hambly


    Commentaires:

    Sineala
    When I first started reading SF/F, Barbara Hambly quickly became one of my favorite authors, and her Windrose Chronicles in particular I reread every year. So I was excited to find that she'd also written a mystery set in Ancient Rome. I love Rome! Awesome! But it didn't really work for me.The book has a great premise and setup: Here in the time of Trajan, Marcus Silanus, a noble young philosopher-in-training, is not so secretly in love with Tullia, who is betrothed to a rich Syrian merchant. Th [...]

    Claire
    I've been looking for this book for ages - it is one of the few by Hambly that I hadn't read - so was very excited to see that it was now available as an ebook on the Kindle. However I just couldn't really warm to it. The first thing that threw me out of the book was the romance between Marcus and Tullia who is abducted - it just didn't come across for me. Secondly they were supposed to be childhood playmates but there was a six year age gap which again didn't work for me. Thirdly I just didn't [...]

    Erin (PT)
    I've reread this book a lot of times over the years. It's not my favorite of Hambly's work, but it's a solid story and solid mystery. It's one of those books that I always feel a little differently about (in a good way), each time I read it and the older I get. I also always feel regretful that Hambly never wrote more than the one book. On the one hand, there are plenty of historical mysteries and, after writing this, she moved into the SFF genre. On the other hand, I would definitely have liked [...]

    Unwisely
    I found it kinda slow starting, and in fact read several books between starting this and finishing it. But eventually I got far enough that the inherent readability of Barbara Hambly kicked in.I will say that at first I thought it was a more recent book with a subtext about the current state of religious intolerance in America, but, no, it's from 1983. Ok, but not exactly my cup of tea.

    Buzz H.
    This is Barbara Hambly's first novel, and it is quite well done. Good writing and good characterization. It's fun to listen to the heated jailhouse theological arguments of the members of that dreaded, dangerous cult--the Christians! Ms. Hambly knows her history, and this is a thoroughly enjoyable piece of historical fiction.

    Abra
    Well I love this author and her historical mysteries, but this seems like a very early effort, and it's not a patch on either Lindsey Davis or Steven Saylor. The descriptions of the early Roman Christians eh.

    Helen
    decent historical mystery/suspense

    Terry
    Hambly shows that she has a broader range than Fantasy. This historical novel pokes about in the complex religious/political world of ancient Rome.

    D.
    Reread this book after more than 20 years and I think I liked it even more. Fascinating view of this time in history.

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