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John Maddox Roberts

Autor/a de The King's Gambit

67+ obres 5,260 Membres 86 Ressenyes 14 preferits

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Obres de John Maddox Roberts

The King's Gambit (1990) 560 exemplars
The Catiline Conspiracy (1991) 363 exemplars
The Sacrilege (1992) 299 exemplars
The Temple of the Muses (1992) 271 exemplars
Saturnalia (1999) 241 exemplars
Nobody Loves a Centurion (2001) 231 exemplars
Murder in Tarsis (1996) 216 exemplars
The Tribune's Curse (2003) 211 exemplars
The River God's Vengeance (2004) 202 exemplars
The Princess and the Pirates (2005) 194 exemplars
A Point of Law (2006) 183 exemplars
Under Vesuvius (2007) 159 exemplars
Oracle of the Dead (2008) 149 exemplars
Conan the Valorous (1985) 143 exemplars
The Year of Confusion (2010) 141 exemplars
Space Angel (1979) 129 exemplars
Conan the Marauder (1988) 127 exemplars
Hannibal's Children (2002) 118 exemplars
Conan the Champion (1987) 101 exemplars
Conan the Bold (1989) 95 exemplars
The Seven Hills (2005) 80 exemplars
Conan the Rogue (1991) 78 exemplars
Conan and the Amazon (1995) 76 exemplars
Conan and the Manhunters (1994) 75 exemplars
Delta Pavonis (1990) 73 exemplars
Cestus Dei (1983) 71 exemplars
Spacer: Window of the Mind (1988) 68 exemplars
The Islander (1990) 53 exemplars
King of the Wood (1983) 50 exemplars
Enigma Variations (1989) 48 exemplars
The Black Shields (1991) 45 exemplars
The Cingulum (1985) 40 exemplars
The Steel Kings (1993) 38 exemplars
The Poisoned Lands (1992) 35 exemplars
Cloak of Illusion (1985) 35 exemplars
Queens of Land and Sea (1994) 28 exemplars
The Falcon Strikes (1982) 25 exemplars
The Black Pope (1982) 24 exemplars
The Bloody Cross (1982) 19 exemplars
King's Treasure (1983) 16 exemplars
The Strayed Sheep of Charun (1977) 6 exemplars
A Typical American Town (1994) 6 exemplars
Desperate Highways (1997) 5 exemplars
Beware the Snake [short story] (2011) 4 exemplars
The Ghosts of Saigon (1996) 4 exemplars
The King of Sacrifices (1995) 3 exemplars
Mightier than the Sword (1993) 3 exemplars
The Will (2003) 3 exemplars
Venus in Pearls (2001) 2 exemplars
Cestus Dei 1 exemplars
El sacrilegio (2003) 1 exemplars
Total Recall 2070: Machine Dreams (1999) — Autor — 1 exemplars

Obres associades

The Mammoth Book of Historical Whodunits Volume 1 (1993) — Col·laborador — 564 exemplars
Down These Strange Streets (2011) — Col·laborador — 503 exemplars
The Enchanter Reborn (1992) — Col·laborador — 228 exemplars
Classical Whodunits (1996) — Col·laborador — 187 exemplars
Renaissance Faire (2005) — Col·laborador — 138 exemplars
The Mammoth Book of Roman Whodunnits (2003) — Col·laborador — 127 exemplars
Day of the Tyrant (1985) — Col·laborador — 119 exemplars
Past Poisons (2005) — Col·laborador — 110 exemplars
Crime Through Time II (1998) — Col·laborador — 78 exemplars
Golden Reflections (2011) — Col·laborador — 37 exemplars

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Decius Caecilius Metellus the Younger is sent to Cyprus in 50 BC to look into rumours of a resurgent pirate problem. But who is backing the pirates? The governor? An exiled Roman general? Cleopatra, daughter of the King of Egypt?

The murder and the solution are rather cursorily dealt with, which doesn't really matter since the wheeling and dealing, discussions about piracy, the frankincense trade, etc. were far more interesting.
 
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Robertgreaves | Hi ha 2 ressenyes més | Oct 19, 2023 |
A mild amusement but certainly not as good as the Roma Sub Rosa series. Some interesting parts...and the second half is certainly more interesting than the first.
 
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kwskultety | Hi ha 19 ressenyes més | Jul 4, 2023 |
John Maddox Roberts spins a grand Space Opera which borrows quite heavily from the Crusades, the Fall of Rome, and the book of Exodus (his main protagonist standing in for a latter day Moses complete with a high tech rod). The writing is crisp, the pace is fast, and his use of descriptors sparse yet effective. But the story, at least for me, falters on a few points. First of all the idea of a virtually indestructible swashbuckling kick-ass ninja warrior priesthood sporting shields and surcoats borders on cartoonish...is there anything his fanatical hero, Father Miles, CAN'T do? Furthermore I found the idea of a highly advanced star-faring race still clinging to iron age mythologies---and all the blind faith and magical thinking which that entails---hard to swallow. There's also an assumption that a society cut off from the grand moral beacon of faith (LOL!) will eventually sink into decadent barbarism unless redeemed once more, or as one pious Franciscan monk put it upon landing on a pagan planet, "We've come to replace superstition with religion!" (LMAO!) Or is there a vein of satire running through all the pageantry and proselytizing? With names like "Malatesta", "Mangiapane", "Cato", and "Achillia" being thrown out you only need a rudimentary familiarity with Greco-Roman mythology and highschool Latin to appreciate the joke. At least there is a brief footnote suggesting that the universe may indeed be bigger than any one single belief can encompass and that point alone would be worthy of a sequel.… (més)
 
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NurseBob | Hi ha 1 ressenya més | Mar 21, 2023 |
Tras su nombramiento como senador romano, empiezan a cometerse asesinatos alrededor de Decio Cecilio Metelo el Joven, por eso recurre a su amigo Milo.
 
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Natt90 | Nov 15, 2022 |

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Obres
67
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14
Membres
5,260
Popularitat
#4,743
Valoració
½ 3.7
Ressenyes
86
ISBN
231
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Preferit
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