Customer Reviews for

Semper Fidelis (Gaius Petreius Ruso Series #5)

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously
Sort by: Showing all of 10 Customer Reviews
Page 1 of 1
  • Posted January 22, 2013

    more from this reviewer

    Ruth Downie┬┐s SEMPER FIDELIS entwines the reader into a Roman Em

    Ruth Downie’s SEMPER FIDELIS entwines the reader into a Roman Empire mystery filled with political intrigue.

    Ruso thinks being a doctor with the Twentieth legion in Roman-occupied Britain would be a good change from his investigator days. But no matter where he goes, mystery follows. A slew of injuries and deaths have the legion feeling as if it is cursed. Ruso just can’t believe it, so he investigates against orders. While his wife Tilla does the same, the two are caught in a web of lies. As Emperor Hadrian’s visit looms, Ruso must solve the case before all is lost.

    SEMPER FIDELIS ensnared me from the very beginning. As a Classics major, this novel took me back to my university roots and made me realize how much I missed reading about Ancient Rome. The setting and historical research involved drew me into the past. The characters are well-written with their own flaws and strengths. Even though the fifth book in the series, I had no problems diving right in. My favorite character would have to be Tilla. She’s spunky and doesn’t know how to take “no” for an answer. The mystery is fast-paced and kept me guessing to the very end. I also loved the political intrigue and how the mystery is much deeper than a normal whodunit.

    I would highly recommend Ruth Downie’s SEMPER FIDELIS to historical mystery lovers. Now I need to catch up and read the previous books in the series!

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Posted June 9, 2013

    more from this reviewer

    Again I have stumbled upon a captivating series several books in

    Again I have stumbled upon a captivating series several books in; however, Semper Fidelis is a guaranteed stand alone book that will engulf your senses with historical charisma and leave you feeling fulfilled with a sense of honor, duty, and pride.
    “Please, sir, I don’t know. I don’t know anything at all.”
    Set in Roman-occupied Britain, Twentieth Legion doctor, Gaius Ruso, is dealing with a plethora of mysterious illnesses and deaths that not even he can explain, and it appears as if it is coming from within. Gaius is determined to find out what or who is causing this havoc. When Gaius’s wife starts uncovering some of the answers he is seeking, she is brought in by the Imperial Army for investigation, and it doesn’t help that she is a barbarian and not of Roman descent, which therefore labels her a liability. Can Gaius use the information she has uncovered to save her life and those of the Britannia Imperial Army? Will anybody even care?

    This book is action packed from beginning to end and holds a mysterious edge that gives The DaVinci Code a run for its money. You won’t regret the time spent on this book.
    *You can view the original review at City Book Review

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted April 3, 2014

    .

    .

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Posted February 15, 2013

    Roman holiday

    A fun series for anyone who likes historical mysteries.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted February 9, 2013

    Very Good-Possibly the best "Ruso" novel yet!

    Good development of new characters with a seamless integration of prior ones. This is both an excellent follow-up novel as well as a good stand-alone story. If you've enjoyed Dr. Ruso's previos adventures you'll really like this.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted March 19, 2013

    Another gem!!

    Just like with previous Ruth Downie books, I couldn't put it down!

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted July 3, 2013

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted January 12, 2013

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted October 20, 2013

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted January 29, 2014

    No text was provided for this review.

Sort by: Showing all of 10 Customer Reviews
Page 1 of 1