Semper Fidelis: A Novel Of The Roman Empire by Ruth DownieSemper Fidelis: A Novel Of The Roman Empire by Ruth Downie

Semper Fidelis: A Novel Of The Roman Empire

byRuth Downie

Paperback | July 22, 2014

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When Ruso rejoins his unit in the remote outpost of the Roman Empire known as Britannia, he finds that all is not well with the Twentieth Legion. As they keep a suspicious eye on the barbarians to the north, the legionaries appear to have found trouble even closer to home-among the native recruits to Britannia's imperial army.

A young soldier has jumped off a roof, killing himself. Why? Mysterious injuries, and even deaths, begin to pile up in Ruso's medical ledgers, and it soon becomes clear that this suicide is not an isolated incident. Can the men really be under a curse? And what has this to do with the much-decorated Centurion Geminus?

Bound by his sense of duty and compelled by his ill-advised curiosity, Ruso begins to ask questions nobody wants to hear. Meanwhile his barbarian wife, Tilla, starts to find out some of the answers-and is marked as a security risk by the very officers Ruso is interrogating.

With Hadrian's visit looming large, the fates of the legion, Tilla, and Ruso himself hang in the balance.

Ruth Downie is the author of the New York Times bestselling Medicus, as well as Terra Incognita, Persona Non Grata, Caveat Emptor, and Tabula Rasa. She is married with two sons and lives in Devon, England.
Title:Semper Fidelis: A Novel Of The Roman EmpireFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:352 pages, 8.23 × 5.49 × 0.96 inShipping dimensions:8.23 × 5.49 × 0.96 inPublished:July 22, 2014Publisher:Bloomsbury USALanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1620400499

ISBN - 13:9781620400494


Rated 5 out of 5 by from Entertaining mystery with great characters The Medicus series is entertaining, and brings the history to life. The characters are both amusing and endearing.
Date published: 2017-12-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from First Rate I cannot praise this series of books enough, they are a delight to read. The stories get better with each book. I am looking forward to the next when it is published.
Date published: 2014-05-05

Editorial Reviews

"I was thrilled with Semper Fidelis (which I highly recommend to any fan of mysteries or historical novels)." -Nancy Pearl, Book Lust"I had trouble putting it down at night . . . Highly recommended." -Historical Novels Review"This latest installment in the best-selling series will delight readers of history, mystery, and popular fiction." -Library Journal"Downie injects a modern who-done-it twist into the imperial action." -Kirkus Reviews