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Unfortunately a very good writer/historian has re-written her excellent "Falco" series with Falco's adopted daughter as the protangonist. The unfortunate part is that this is quite nearly literally a female Falco; following the same patterns the Falco series had including an unusual marital relationship, the same smart-aleck comments and swash-buckling action scenes. I'm no historian, but I don't see an ancient Rome that would accommodate Albia's very masculine intrusive personality. And, it's the same rollicking good time...if it wasn't the second time around.
I have given the series a try and I'll let the rest of the books, should there be any, a pass.
I will continue to read Ms. Davis' other novels as she is an excellent writer and I love historical stories.
Try "Master and God" or "A Course of Honour" if you want more of her writing without the boring attempt at a female repeat of the very enjoyable Falco series.
Although well read the Flavia series does not have charm of the Falco series. An easy listen though.
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I found this a difficult book to listen to. The plot was very convoluted and, because the reader is not good at doing different voices for the characters, i got mixed up as to who was who, especially the male characters. Overall, I didn't;t think that this book is as good as some of the others in the Albion series.
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