The Seven Wonders

The Seven Wonders

A Novel of the Ancient World

Book - 2012
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A prequel to the best-selling Roma Sub Rosa series traces 18-year-old Gordianus's journey to the Seven Wonders of the World, each of which pose a mystery that challenges his budding powers of deduction and the tenacity of celebrated poet Antipater of Sidon, who fakes his death to accompany young Gordianus.
Publisher: New York : Minotaur Books, 2012.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780312359843
0312359845
Branch Call Number: FICTION Saylor Steven 06/2012
Characteristics: 321 p. :,map ;,24 cm.

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Roma Sub Rosa series. Gordianus "The Finder". Late Roman Republic.


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Mar 07, 2014

The Seven Wonders --- by Steven Saylor. The adventures of a young man and his teacher as they travel about the ancient world to see the seven wonders, this novel is not too difficult, not too demanding, engaging but not riveting. Not exactly an action novel --- no mounds of corpses or cities laid waste --- but none the less worth reading as pleasant entertainment. This couldn’t by any stretch be considered adolescent fiction, could it?

bookfanatic1979 Jan 14, 2014

This is great whether you’re new to the Roma Sub Rosa series, or if (like me) you’re an old fan and have read them all. Either way, it’s a very entertaining look at how it all began. I’m uncertain if this is the first in a new series of prequels, or if it’s just a one shot deal.

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merlinsilver
Aug 11, 2013

Saylor gave very interesting information and excellent references about the 7 Wonders, but these short stories were “Dull and Slow Paced” compared to his previous books which I admire. In his author’s notes he says they were originally published as separate short stories for various magazines. In the last chapter and the author’s notes, Saylor returns to the accomplished author we all know and love,

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Basileus
Apr 15, 2013

Good series of short stories set in Ancient Rome. A young budding detetective goes on a tour of the Seven Wonders with his mentor, and at each solves a mystery. Good addition to the Gordianus the Finder series.

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Oct 30, 2012

But you'll find the world holds many other wonders, made not of stone and bronze, but of flesh and blood.

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SEBoiko
Oct 30, 2012

The threat of divine punishment is often invoked by mortals for the sake of their own self-interest.

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