Waiting on Wednesday (WOW) October 10, 2012


“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.

I am waiting on Semper Fidelas, A Novel of the Roman Empire by Ruth Downie.  This is the next book in the Medicus mystery series.  I just found it on Netgalley and put in a request.  It will not be released until January so maybe I will not have to wait until then to read it.  If you like mysteries set in the time period check out this series.  You can read the first three and not have that much of a wait for book four.


Here is the description from Netgalley:


Inspired by true events, the newest novel in the bestselling Medicus series returns to the ranks of the army, featuring the arrival of the heralded and mysterious Emperor Hadrian. 

  Back at his post as a doctor in the Twentieth legion in Roman-occupied Britain, Ruso uncovers a new danger even closer to home than the neighboring barbarians.  

 As mysterious injuries, and even deaths, begin to appear in the medical ledgers, it’s clear that all is not well amongst the native recruits to Britannia’s imperial army. Is the much-decorated Centurion Geminus preying on his weaker soldiers? And could this be related to the appearance of Emperor Hadrian? 

 Bound by his sense of duty and ill-advised curiosity, Ruso begins to ask questions nobody wants to hear. Meanwhile his barbarian wife, Tilla, is finding out some of the answers—and marked as a security risk by the very officers Ruso is interrogating.  

 With Hadrian’s visit looming large, the fates of the legion, Tilla, and Ruso himself hang in the balance. 

 Ruth Downie is the author of the New York Times bestselling Medicus, as well as Terra Incognita, Persona Non Grata, and Caveat Emptor. She is married with two sons and lives in Devon, England.


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