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Almost complete surprise,
This review is from: 16 The Prophet from Ephesus (The Roman Mysteries) (Hardcover)
This series evolves with the maturity of the four protagonists. Carolyn Lawrence is also maturing with her plots and themes, and this one is a leap up from the previous book in the challenges, experiences and decisions of the four friends. I was not expecting the plot and development twists in this one at all. While one may reasonably doubt that any set of children in the Roman era could ever have had so many experiences and lived to tell the tale, the settings and culture they pass through always ring very true. I would have liked for the friends to have spent more time in some of the places; Flavia would have been a natural in the library of Alexandria, for example; could she have become one of the great librarians? (maybe she'll travel back there in the future)
While these look like children's or young adults books I long ago recommended them to my friends also interested in Roman history and culture.