Two for Joy

Two for Joy This is a very intelligent novel its examination of the nature of belief and faith and deception is as insightful and well reasoned as some book length nonfiction treatments of the same subjects Add t

  • Title: Two for Joy
  • Author: Mary Reed Eric Mayer
  • ISBN: 9781890208769
  • Page: 185
  • Format: Paperback
  • This is a very intelligent novel its examination of the nature of belief and faith and deception is as insightful and well reasoned as some book length nonfiction treatments of the same subjects Add to that a rich and fascinating setting, a solid mystery, and a few surprises, and you have a novel that will capture the interest of anyone who picks it up Booklist sta This is a very intelligent novel its examination of the nature of belief and faith and deception is as insightful and well reasoned as some book length nonfiction treatments of the same subjects Add to that a rich and fascinating setting, a solid mystery, and a few surprises, and you have a novel that will capture the interest of anyone who picks it up Booklist starred review.It is now two years after One for Sorrow John the Eunuch, Emperor Justinian s Lord Chamberlain, must discover why Constantinople s holy stylites are bursting into flames as they stand atop their pillars A pagan philosophy tutor and a heretical Christian prophet handicap his investigation Then murder strikes too close to home and John has only a few days to save the city.

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    1. Rating: 3.75* of five The Book Description: Reed and Mayer combine the scholarship of Steven Saylor with the humor of Lindsey Davis. Starred review in Booklist December 2000.It is now two years after One For Sorrow, and John the Eunuch, Lord Chamberlain to the Emperor Justinian, is faced with a new and byzantine problem: why are Constantinople's holy stylites bursting into flames as they stand atop their pillars? His investigations are hampered by a pagan philosophy tutor from his youth and a he [...]

    2. Combining the scholarship of Stephen Saylor with the humour of Lindsey Davis? Nah That's an exaggeration. These books are not up to par with the ancient world (re)building of the Roma Sub Rosa series - though they have their moments. And John the Eunuch sure ain't no Marcus Didius Falco - even though there's more fun here then in the first installment and that's a very good thing of course.Still All in all I like I just fine. The second time around you feel you know the characters a little bit b [...]

    3. I read the first one and it was ok. So I tried this one and again found it lacking in many ways. Characters, storyline, etc. So I am going to stop here.

    4. This series on John the Eunuch is light enjoyable reading. Set in Constantinople in the 6th century, there are some interesting insights into life in this time period. John's character over the series is developed relatively well, and we see other characters thru John's eyes. Not a compelling, can't put it down read, but I enjoyed it enough to request several of the series books thru the state wide library book share.

    5. The second book improved over first - writing was more refined and action flowed more smoothly. The main character has enough depth to encourage reader to follow his "adventures" in Constantinople as he serves Justinian. There are elements beyond belief as in the first book of the series, but I don't quibble when entertained/amused or baffled to a degree.

    6. After the first, One for Sorrow, I was expecting good things for this series. Instead, this one plodded where the other galloped. I really like the era in which these take place so I was hoping this would propel me to the third in the series with ease. We'll see.

    7. I had trouble reading this book and wondered if I would finish it. For the first third, it dragged, unmercifully, so badly that I read 2 other books while trying to wade through it. But, it, finally, got going and turned out OK.

    8. Not a time period or type of story I seek out and I still enjoyed this mystery a lot. Three for a Letter next.

    9. The details of life in Byzantium during the reign of Justinian are fascinating! This is a particularly good historical mystery.

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