The Fire Waker

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The Fire Waker

The Fire Waker In the winter of c e the Roman Empire is divided by Emperor Diocletian into four separate parts Individual power struggles and manipulations make the once stable empire a breeding ground for corru

  • Title: The Fire Waker
  • Author: Ben Pastor
  • ISBN: 9781466856271
  • Page: 450
  • Format: ebook
  • In the winter of 304 c.e the Roman Empire is divided by Emperor Diocletian into four separate parts Individual power struggles and manipulations make the once stable empire a breeding ground for corruption In the midst of this, Aelius Spartianus, a high ranking officer and Diocletian s official historian, is sent to Trier with a sensitive message for Emperor ConstantiuIn the winter of 304 c.e the Roman Empire is divided by Emperor Diocletian into four separate parts Individual power struggles and manipulations make the once stable empire a breeding ground for corruption In the midst of this, Aelius Spartianus, a high ranking officer and Diocletian s official historian, is sent to Trier with a sensitive message for Emperor Constantius En route, he receives a letter from a former enemy telling him of a strange miracle worker named Agnus, a Christian preacher who works in Trier.Agnus, known as the fire waker, has recently resurrected a man from absolute death In the hiatus from the ongoing religious persecutions, Agnus s wondrous act incites fury, awe, and speculation Determined to uncover the truth behind this seeming miracle, Aelius looks for Agnus and his assistant, the deaconess Casta Before his investigation begins, however, he discovers that the resurrected man has been murdered.What ensues is a testament to Ben Pastor s complex skill at interweaving the complicated plots of the Roman government and the treacherous social undercurrents that rise to the surface Aelius, in pursuit of the truth behind the fire waker s miraculous ability, finds himself getting closer to the heart of the Empire s escalating problems political deception, religious persecution, and whispers of a coup d etat As Aelius moves from the city to the battlegrounds, secrets of life and death and resurrection are uncovered and challenged, leaving everyone involved changed forever.Power hungry emperors, mysterious miracle workers, lovers, concubines, and religious radicals all play their part in this explosive, haunting historical saga Readers hooked by The Water Thief will welcome internationally renowned and critically acclaimed author Ben Pastor s newest epic, where she once again brings her thematic skill to bear.

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    1. Jane on said:

      I thought this novel was intriguing and I recommend it very highly. Well written, it was a most unusual mystery and solution. I couldn't put it down. The setting was the length and breadth of the 4th century Roman Empire. The author has done meticulous historical research. October 2014: I have just reread it; my feelings were the same as when I read it originally.Aelius Spartianus receives a mysterious letter from his friend and erstwhile enemy Baruch ben Matthias. The owner of a brickworks in B [...]

    2. Brett Bydairk on said:

      Slow moving mystery, featuring Aelius Spartianus, Roman soldier, historian, and courier of Emperor Diocletian. He is assigned to look into the "miraculous" revival of a dead man by the Emperor, but finds the man newly re-dead upon his arrival at the town. And soon there is another murder, that of a judge who tried a case involving the dead man. Politics, early Christianity and personal grudges all mix together in this historical whodunnit-and-why. Not disappointing but not entirely satisfying.

    3. Linda on said:

      Awkward prose that doesn't flow, incomplete characterizations, more confusing than necessary, fairly boring. If this wasn't translated from the Italian, then it reads like it was. Not as good as The Water Thief.

    4. Robert on said:

      This time, three and a half stars rounded down. Love the history side of the story but the mystery is leaving me unsatisfied.

    5. David on said:

      A good book. There are several references to "The Water Thief", so I wish I had read that first.

    6. Irene on said:

      Aelius Spartianus as sleuth for Diocletian.A highly literate novel!

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