A Bitter Chill

A Bitter Chill In late December AD Roman settlers in Britannia are preparing to celebrate Saturnalia Innkeeper Aurelia Marcella s plans for a peaceful holiday are shattered when her brother brings bad news An en

  • Title: A Bitter Chill
  • Author: Jane Finnis
  • ISBN: 9781590581933
  • Page: 439
  • Format: Hardcover
  • In late December 95 AD, Roman settlers in Britannia are preparing to celebrate Saturnalia Innkeeper Aurelia Marcella s plans for a peaceful holiday are shattered when her brother brings bad news An enemy in Rome is trying to destroy her family by spreading rumours that they are plotting against Caesar Her brother has lost his job as a government investigator, the mansioIn late December 95 AD, Roman settlers in Britannia are preparing to celebrate Saturnalia Innkeeper Aurelia Marcella s plans for a peaceful holiday are shattered when her brother brings bad news An enemy in Rome is trying to destroy her family by spreading rumours that they are plotting against Caesar Her brother has lost his job as a government investigator, the mansio is menaced by a gang of native criminals, and when a party of rich, demanding travelers arrive to stay, their quarrels and violence spill over into Aurelia s household Then the Saturnalia banquet, highlight of the festival, culminates in tragic death Aurelia s sister Albia is one of the chief suspects.This second book in the series takes Aurelia from the quiet countryside to the busy new garrison town of York where she must contend with traitors and crooks, and face personal danger to protect her sister and help her brother If she fails, her family will lose not just their mansio, but their lives.
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    • Carl Brookins says:

      This is Jane Finnis second historical adventure set in the Britannia of Roman times. It is a fine, enjoyable, story We are in the first century of modern dating. The location is set near Eboracum, a Roman town that evolved over the years into the city of York. The story concerns the family, workers and slaves, of a local innkeeper named Aurelia Marcella, her younger sister Albia, and her much-traveled and somewhat undisciplined older brother, Lucius.The time of the year is December and the Roman [...]

    • Phair says:

      I felt this had a bit of a slow start but that may be a personal prejudice in that the story opens during a heavy snow storm and I hate stories set in winter with snow and cold! Once I got into it I enjoyed the good sense of period/place with excellent descriptions of food, markets, furnishings, social interactions, etc By the end we had pretty exciting life and death action with a decent outcome for most of our central characters. I did feel one new character kind of got left up in the air but [...]

    • Jody says:

      Jane Finnis always writes good historical books with Aurelia and Albia taking place in Roman Britain. This time around, ti's time to celebrate Saturnalia, but it looks like the Druids or someone is trying to sabotage the celebrations. Aurelia's brother is working undercover so he cannot help them when a friend is murdered.

    • Sally says:

      A decent murder yarn set in Roman-occupied Britain in 95 AD, near Eboracum (modern York). The narrator is Aurelia Marcella, a female innkeeper, and features her sister, Albia, and sleuthing boyfriend, Quintus.This is #2 of 3 in the series.

    • Spuddie says:

      Second in series, just as interesting as the first. Set in Roman-ruled Brittania featuring Aurelia Marcella, an innkeeper.

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