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Sacred Games (The Athenian Mysteries, #3) Read & download Á 7 Ý The third book in the critically acclaimed series set in Classical Athens featuring the historically inspired amateur detective Nicolaos It is the Olympics of 460 BC Nico's best friend Timodemus is a competitor in the pankration the deadly martial art ofObvious Timodemus must be the killer Who else could have killed the second best fighter in all Hellas but the very best The Judges of the Games sentence Timodemus to be executed in four days' time as soon as the Sacred Games have finished Complicating everything is the fact that Athens and Sparta are already at each other's throats in the opening stages of a power struggle for control. Delightful mystery set in the 460 BC Olympiad Nicolaos and his fiancée or is she his wife set out to solve the violent death of a Spartan pankratist Timo an Athenian pankratist and Nico's good friend is accused of the murder To try to keep down the rivalry between Athens and Sparta Nico the Athenian and Markos the Spartan are tasked to solve the murder together Fluffy light reading of only a couple of hours I like the way Corby works in ancient Greek customs in this case mostly athetic and trivia

Sacred Games The Athenian Mysteries #3Obvious Timodemus must be the killer Who else could have killed the second best fighter in all Hellas but the very best The Judges of the Games sentence Timodemus to be executed in four days' time as soon as the Sacred Games have finished Complicating everything is the fact that Athens and Sparta are already at each other's throats in the opening stages of a power struggle for control. Delightful mystery set in the 460 BC Olympiad Nicolaos and his fiancée or is she his wife set out to solve the violent death of a Spartan pankratist Timo an Athenian pankratist and Nico's good friend is accused of the murder To try to keep down the rivalry between Athens and Sparta Nico the Athenian and Markos the Spartan are tasked to solve the murder together Fluffy light reading of only a couple of hours I like the way Corby works in ancient Greek customs in this case mostly athetic and trivia

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Sacred Games (The Athenian Mysteries, #3) ¶ The third book in the critically acclaimed series set in Classical Athens featuring the historically inspired amateur detective Nicolaos It is the Olympics of 460 BC Nico's best friend Timodemus is a competitor in the pankration the deadly martial art of ancient Greece Timo is hot favorite to win His only serious rival is Arakos from Sparta When Arakos is found beaten to death it is. I thought this was uite good and would give it a 45 stars if that option were available I found the second book in this series to be simultaneously too grim and too broad in comedic terms This one however is focused and refined I loved the atmosphere of the ancient Olympic Games I learned a bit about the culture and practices of the times Even though ancient Greek culture is almost over studied in schools Corby makes it feel alive and vital and normal The mystery was interesting and concise but also politically important to solve the right way The murderer while not especially shocking was also not too obvious I had a lot of fun with this entry in the series and it seems like Corby has improved as a novel writer as he continues with it Free download Ï eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ê Gary Corby

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Gary Corby ê 7 Free download Of Hellas If an Athenian is found to have cheated at the Games by murdering a Spartan it will be everything the hawks in Sparta need to declare open war the moment the Sacred Truce is over And that's a war Athens cannot hope to win Nico and his partner in sleuthing the annoyingly clever priestess Diotima have four days to save their friend and avert a war that would tear their world apa. 55 ★First of all I'd like to thank Soho Press and Gary Corby for sending me the ARC of Sacred Games As you can tell by the rating I loved it and I'm not the kind of girl to hand out 5 stars eitherSacred Games takes place at the 80th Olympiad games in Ancient Greece Ace detective Nicolaos who doesn't typically enjoy sports has come to watch his childhood friend Timodemus participate in the Pankration However when Timo's only real competitor Arakos is murdered and the blame falls on Timo Nico has to step up to solve the mystery before the sacred games end or else Timo will be thrown off Mt Typaeum and killed Meanwhile Nico and Diotima his lover still have to contend with their fathers butting heads over her dowry keeping them apart If that's not bad enough tensions between Sparta and Athens Arakos and Timos' cities respectively are constantly on the verge of boiling over Now that you've got a little taste of the plot basically a paraphrasing of the back cover I can break down my thoughts Warning here lay dragons spoilers Let's start with characters I loved how everyone present had a purpose They weren't throwaways; in the end each and every one was utilized somehow and helped tie the mystery together There was a balanced way of writing them too a complexity so at one point or another you ended up sympathizing with them Nico and some of the other men could be lewd about women at times which I forgave because the women gave as good as they got so I expected him to be very dude bro about historical details like the existence of homosexual lovers but they were present added to the plot and had many dimensions Niallos and Iphicles broke my heart while the ménage à trois was both funny and thought provoking since they loved each other in spite of the tensions brewing between their cities I really appreciated thatSince Nico was our protagonist it was very important to like and sympathize with him If we didn't the whole story would fall flat Luckily in the case of Sacred Games there was no threat of this Nico was smart but also relatively normal when compared to the powerful athletes diplomats and geniuses around him He had reactions to things we could understand His humorous sometimes perverted point of view pulled us in from the beginning and got us interested in the plot whereas someone extraordinary like perhaps Socrates although I honestly adored the kid would probably estrange some readers the way Artemis Fowl tended to in his books though I loved him too I liked how Nico was clever but not to the point where he became a super detective able to figure out everything on his own without any help while charming numerous ladies in the process Instead while he could be a bit lecherous and clueless at times his love for and chemistry with the brilliant priestess Diotima was evident from the very beginning and we were made to root for themI found Diotima very well written as well Her relationship with Nico as I wrote above felt very genuine Diotima was a priestess of Artemis daughter of a retired prostitute and a rich man who initially didn't legitimize her and step daughter to an ex barbarian Because of all this she had a burning need to prove herself to excel and she managed uite well She was uick to throw a knife logical than Nico most of the time and fiercely independent It was fascinating to see how certain people at the time reacted to a woman like Diotima but Nico's treat