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eBook City of Gold and Shadows ePub

by Ellis Peters

  • ISBN: 0333150031
  • Category: Thrillers and Suspense
  • Subcategory: Suspense and Obscurity
  • Author: Ellis Peters
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: William Morrow & Company, Inc.; First Edition edition (October 1, 1974)
  • Pages: 224
  • ePub book: 1909 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1447 kb
  • Other: docx mbr azw lrf
  • Rating: 4.7
  • Votes: 769

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City of Gold and Shadows Paperback – Import, 1989.

City of Gold and Shadows Paperback – Import, 1989. by. Ellis Peters (Author). Hard not to equate the Roman site, Aurae Phiala, with the actual ruins of Viroconium, near Shrewsbury, which has a pretty imposing bath-house etc. But a lot of elements of Rome-on-the-Marches make their appearance in here, including a clone of the amazing parade helmet, with full-face mask, in the museum at Melrose, which comes from Trimontium, aka Eildon, prob.

The ancient Roman city exuded evil. From the moment she entered the walls of Aurae Phiala, Chrlotte Rossignol knew her life was in danger. But she coudn't turn back. As the only surviving heir of Dr. Alan Morris.

cased in its plastic shell and removed by ambulance to the forensic laboratory, delegated certain necessary duties, placated the police doctor and the pathologist, come to terms with the inevitable grief. And rage which do not reach the headlines, and made dispositions within his own mind for the retribution which is so often aborted. We found him,’ he said.

In an attempt to better understand him, Charlotte begins reading the books he wrote. But when Charlotte arrives she finds more than just a few old stone. irst there is a charming young man, coincidentally staying at the same hotel, who is very insistent on being her guide. Then a troublesome schoolboy disappears and a corpse is found

Another winner,from the great Ellis Peters, a little different from her Cadfael books,(which I have and love) Charlottes great Uncle Alan,a famous archaeologist, goes missing, his solicitors, get in touch, with her, and lets her know,she is his last known, relative.

City of Gold and Shadows (1973). Rainbow's End (1978). Ellis Peters at Library of Congress Authorities, with 66 catalogue records.

Ellis Peters has a high reputation as a story teller, and a wide readership. She has excelled herself here in a story of many powerful ingredients that lead to a devastating end. by the same author.

Ellis Peters has a high reputation as a story teller, and a wide readership Her eyes had opened wide in wonder, and the light entered their long-lashed blackness and turned it to a dusky, flecked gold. Her eyes had opened wide in wonder, and the light entered their long-lashed blackness and turned it to a dusky, flecked gold. Her small, delicate monkey-features quivered into childish candour, reassuring him that for all her formidable composure she was, indeed, no more than twenty-three.

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Comments

WtePSeLNaGAyko WtePSeLNaGAyko
I wanted very much to love this book, because Roman sites in the UK, such as Vindolanda and Hadrian's Wall, are so fascinating in themselves. But somehow, the book doesn't live up to its predecessors in the Felse series.
For one thing, the story drops its protagonist, Charlotte, halfway through, to concentrate on the unlucky Gus. If the author prefers Gus, why not tell us the whole story from his point of view?
Spoiler alert: The reader instantly becomes suspicious on learning that Dr. Morris's book deprecates Aurae Phiala. No scholar would write a book saying that an ENTIRE SITE was not worth visiting! Even if some of it was so-so, there must be something worth seeing! It is clear from the start that it wasn't Dr. Morris who wrote that book... leaving as a suspect the only person who could have.
The author may have felt constrained (do I detect an editor's hand?) to add a romance, as in all her other mystery books. Yet the romance between Gus and Charlotte is very coolly written, almost as an afterthought. How much more interesting the story would have been, if Gus had turned out to be Charlotte's uncle in mufti, investigating a site of suspicious goings-on that he HADN'T visited before?
In a series of very good mysteries, this book stands out as being rather so-so itself.
Legend 33 Legend 33
One of the pre-Cadfael mysteries from Ellis Peters, a long term favourite of mine for the archaeological element and also the setting on the Welsh borders. Hard not to equate the Roman site, Aurae Phiala, with the actual ruins of Viroconium, near Shrewsbury, which has a pretty imposing bath-house etc. But a lot of elements of Rome-on-the-Marches make their appearance in here, including a clone of the amazing parade helmet, with full-face mask, in the museum at Melrose, which comes from Trimontium, aka Eildon, prob. another such border site. And the elements of a full-blown ancient Roman city play major roles, eg. the hypocaust, so well known in British Roman ruins for the one at, I think, St. Albans, where some unfortunates crept to hide and got themselves either smoked or heated to death during Boadicea's sack.
It's also nicely atmospheric, with a few notable twists, most of which, the first time, I didn't anticipate - though that was a good while ago there are always things worth coming back to in an Ellis Peters mystery. And it's well written, for such a pleasant change....
Keth Keth
As usual, Ellis writes beautifully and, while you're reading, convincingly. The action is absorbing and the characters, for the most part, engaging or intriguing. Only Felse himself is active here (not other family members); he's at the peak of his talents.

But the underlying plot is preposterous. With any number of simpler options, a plotter instead takes steps that undermine his own life's work and ambition, and betrays his own first principles.
Dark_Sun Dark_Sun
Archaeology, murder, and all suspects in the library please. Who could ask for anything more? A pleasant entertainment with some well defined characters. The story has a few twists without road signs. A relaxing read where one suspects almost everyone.
Cktiell Cktiell
I haven’t ever finished a Felse book before. But I do rather like a certain amount of archeology and I found this one fascinating. Usually I prefer Cadfael.
Arar Arar
Best of the bunch! Interesting characters, clever plot twists, a real page turner.
Fordredor Fordredor
The description of being buried alive and trying to find a way out was simply mesmerizing. And the narrator brought it to life!
The plot has some interesting twists that keep the reader guessing, but sometimes Peters gets too wrapped up in description.