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The Water Thief by Ben Pastor

The Water Thief (2007)

by Ben Pastor

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Series: Aelius Spartianus Mysteries (1)

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Hum... The book deals with an interesting period with a good description of how it would be like to live in the 4th century. The storyline is not dull as often happens, but I did not find it so engaging, the "mistery" part was slow and looked like going nowhere.

It would be an average read if you like the genre, but I would not suggest people not "into it" to read this first. ( )
  Panairjdde | Jan 26, 2009 |
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In 304 c.e. Aelius Spartianus, officer and historian at the court of Diocletian in Dalmatia, is writing the biographies of past Roman rulers, including Hadrian, who has been dead for nearly 175 years. Aelius's particular charge is to investigate the unsolved mystery of the drowning death in the Nile of Hadrian's favorite, young Antinous.… (more)

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