«Saylor recrea el mundo romano de manera más convincente que ningún otro escritor de su generación». The Sunday Times
El Pack incluye las novelas: Roma e Imperio
Año 92 a.C. Gordiano acaba de cumplir dieciocho años y está a punto de embarcarse en la aventura de su vida: un periplo que le llevará a contemplar las Siete Maravillas del mundo. Gordiano no es conocido todavía como «el Sabueso», pero en cada una de las Siete Maravillas, el joven e ingenuo romano descubrirá un misterio que desafiará sus poderes de deducción.
Antípatro de Sidón, su anciano tutor y el poeta más celebrado del momento, lo acompaña en su viaje. Pero el inofensivo poeta esconde mucho más de lo que a primera vista parece. Antes de salir de casa, finge su propia muerte para realizar la gira bajo una identidad falsa. De manera amenazadora, se vislumbran los primeros indicios de una revuelta política que sacudirá el mundo romano en su totalidad.
Maestro y discípulo viajan a las legendarias ciudades de Grecia y Asia Menor, y después a Babilonia y Egipto. Asisten a los Juegos Olímpicos, participan en exóticos festivales y se maravillan ante las construcciones más espectaculares jamás concebidas por la humanidad. Por el camino encuentran asesinatos, brujería y obsesiones fantasmagóricas.
Combinando misterio, magia y descubrimiento con una irresistible mirada al mundo antiguo, sus maravillas y sus intrigas, Steven Saylor acaba revelándonos la historia no contada de Gordiano y cómo se convirtió en el hombre conocido como «el Sabueso».
Año 88 antes de Cristo, el mundo antiguo está en guerra. En el oeste, los estados italianos se rebelan contra Roma; en el este, Mitrídates intenta conquistar las provincias asiáticas. Incluso en la relativamente tranquila Alejandría, un golpe ha llevado a un nuevo faraón al poder y el caos a las calles. Allí, el joven Gordiano recibe un críptico mensaje de su extutor y amigo, Antípatro, quien está en Éfeso con el séquito de Mitrídates y cree que su vida corre peligro.
Para rescatarlo, Gordiano decide audazmente cruzar las líneas enemigas. Pero fuerzas poderosas y mortales trabajan contra él y Gordiano no sabe si es un jugador o un peón. Deberá desentrañar el misterio que esconde el mensaje de su amigo si quiere salvarse a sí mismo y a las personas que más quiere.
Weaving history, legend, and new archaeological discoveries into a spellbinding narrative, critically acclaimed novelist Steven Saylor gives new life to the drama of the city's first thousand years — from the founding of the city by the ill-fated twins Romulus and Remus, through Rome's astonishing ascent to become the capitol of the most powerful empire in history. Roma recounts the tragedy of the hero-traitor Coriolanus, the capture of the city by the Gauls, the invasion of Hannibal, the bitter political struggles of the patricians and plebeians, and the ultimate death of Rome's republic with the triumph, and assassination, of Julius Caesar.
Witnessing this history, and sometimes playing key roles, are the descendents of two of Rome's first families, the Potitius and Pinarius clans: One is the confidant of Romulus. One is born a slave and tempts a Vestal virgin to break her vows. One becomes a mass murderer. And one becomes the heir of Julius Caesar. Linking the generations is a mysterious talisman as ancient as the city itself.
Epic in every sense of the word, Roma is a panoramic historical saga and Saylor's finest achievement to date.
Continuing the saga begun in his New York Times bestselling novel Roma, Steven Saylor charts the destinies of the aristocratic Pinarius family, from the reign of Augustus to height of Rome's empire. The Pinarii, generation after generation, are witness to greatest empire in the ancient world and of the emperors that ruled it—from the machinations of Tiberius and the madness of Caligula, to the decadence of Nero and the golden age of Trajan and Hadrian and more.
Empire is filled with the dramatic, defining moments of the age, including the Great Fire, the persecution of the Christians, and the astounding opening games of the Colosseum. But at the novel's heart are the choices and temptations faced by each generation of the Pinarii.
Steven Saylor once again brings the ancient world to vivid life in a novel that tells the story of a city and a people that has endured in the world's imagination like no other.
The case becomes a political nightmare when Gordianus's investigation takes him through the city's raucous, pungent streets and deep into rural Umbria. Now, one man's fate may threaten the very leaders of Rome itself.
To rescue him, Gordianus concocts a daring, even foolhardy, scheme to go "behind enemy lines" and bring Antipater to safety. But there are powerful, and deadly forces, at work here, which have their own plans for Gordianus. Not entirely sure whether he's a player or a pawn, Gordianus must unravel the mystery behind the message if he's to save himself and the people he holds most dear.
As the streets of Alexandria slowly descend into chaos, and the citizenry begin to riot with rumors of an impending invasion by Ptolmey's brother, Gordianus finds himself in the midst of a very bold and dangerous plot—the raiding and pillaging of the golden sarcophagus of Alexander the Great himself.
New York Times bestselling author Steven Saylor returns, chronicling the early years of his detective, Gordianus, before he assumed the title of The Finder. Raiders of the Nile is the latest in his much-loved series of mysteries set in the late Roman Republic.
Accompanying Gordianus on his travels is his tutor, Antipater of Sidon, the world's most celebrated poet. But there is more to the apparently harmless old poet than meets the eye. Before they leave home, Antipater fakes his own death and travels under an assumed identity. Looming in the background are the first rumblings of a political upheaval that will shake the entire Roman world.
Teacher and pupil journey to the fabled cities of Greece and Asia Minor, and then to Babylon and Egypt. They attend the Olympic Games, take part in exotic festivals, and marvel at the most spectacular constructions ever devised by mankind. Along the way they encounter murder, witchcraft and ghostly hauntings. Traveling the world for the first time, Gordianus discovers that amorous exploration goes hand-in-hand with crime-solving. The mysteries of love are the true wonders of the world, and at the end of the journey, an Eighth Wonder awaits him in Alexandria. Her name is Bethesda.
Into this hot-house atmosphere of intrigue and deception comes Gordianus the Finder, innocently seeking a cure for his wife Bethesda in the sacred waters of the Nile. But when his plans go awry, he finds himself engaged in an even more desperate pursuit - to prove the innocence of the son he once disowned, who stands accused of murder.
The judgment of Caesar will determine the fate of Gordianus's son; the choice Caesar makes between Cleopatra and her brother Ptolemy will determine the future of Rome's empire. At the center of these two dilemmas, Gordianus becomes the unwitting fulcrum that will shift the balance of history. Witness to the death throes of the old world, he is to play a critical role in the birth of the world to come.
Drawing scrupulously on historical sources, this is the most ambitious novel yet in Steven Saylor's Roma Sub Rosa series. Saylor presents a bold new vision of Caesar and paints a compelling and original portrait of Cleopatra, amid bloodshed, battles and storms, in a setting of Egyptian magic and mystery.
Enmeshed in a world of desperate slaves and duplicitous masters, extravagant feasts and sordid secrets, Gordianus must risk all he loves, including his life, to stop a senseless slaughter-and save the very future of Rome itself.
Gordianus the Finder, who had become obsessed with the woman and her mystery, starts to investigate her murder. As the political situation in Rome continues to decay, the citizenry veers towards ruin, and everyone waits for word out in the far off fields of war, Gordianus begins to peel away the veils of secrecy that surround Cassandra's life and death. What lies underneath involves one, possibly many, of the most powerful women in Rome and the truth could not only put Gordianus's life in danger but affect the very future of Rome itself.
An explosive trial will feature the best oration of Cicero and Marc Antony, while Gordianus the Finder has been charged by Pompey the Great himself to look further into the murder. With the Senate House already in ashes, and his own life very much in danger, Gordianus must return to a desrted stretch of the Appian Way - to find the truth that can save a city drunk on power, rent by fear, and filled with the madness and glory of Rome.