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The Cybelene Conspiracy

The Cybelene Conspiracy

Written by Albert Noyer

Narrated by Fleet Cooper


The Cybelene Conspiracy

Written by Albert Noyer

Narrated by Fleet Cooper

ratings:
3/5 (1 rating)
Length:
11 hours
Released:
Dec 11, 2012
ISBN:
9781469243078
Format:
Audiobook

Description

Surgeon Getorius Asterius, his wife Arcadia, the eunuch archpriest of a pagan fertility cult, the female head of a heretical Arian church, and an ambitious senator in league with a Chinese merchant: these are the prime movers in this mystery set in Ravenna, Italy, in A.D. 440. When Getorius is summoned to examine the castrated body of a youth found by Thecla in her Arian church, who is the sobbing "Vestal Virgin" nearby? Is there any connection between this crime and the fact that a senator is smuggling counterfeit Western coins to the Eastern Empire, and contraband Chinese products back to Ravenna? A coded message leads to a secret tunnel and the sinister temple of Cybele, whose devotees are self-mutilated eunuchs. In a stunning climax, the conspirators try to escape Ravenna, planning to sell their products in Egypt, but failing to recognize the deadly nature of what they are carrying…
Released:
Dec 11, 2012
ISBN:
9781469243078
Format:
Audiobook

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  • (3/5)
    Come, come! Some of the other review(er)s are too harsh!This is not fine writing, and the research is not worn lightly; in fact, yes, there's much to mock - but it's an interesting and neglected period, and the author does his best to animate it in a way that might have been better done by others, but hasn't been.A gauntlet, then: do it better, and I for one will read your version.