The Twelve Tasks of Flavia Gemina: The Roman Mysteries

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Macmillan, Oct 1, 2004 - Juvenile Fiction - 170 pages
12 Reviews
A mysterious widow pursues Flavia's father and a lion terrorizes the streets of Ostia in the sixth "Roman Mysteries" adventure.

December, A.D. 79. It is the month of the Saturnalia, a festival when people do as they please, and anything can happen. When a Roman widow, Cartilia Poplica, shows unusual interest in Flavia's father, Captain Geminus, Flavia decides she must find out what Cartila's motives really are. To do so, she finds she must perform twelve tasks, just like the Greek hero Hercules. And what is more, there's a lion loose in the streets of Ostia.
  

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Review: The Twelve Tasks of Flavia Gemina (The Roman Mysteries #6)

User Review  - Laura Bang - Goodreads

Some good (albeit harsh) character development for Flavia -- hopefully it sticks in later books.... The ending was rather shocking and very rushed. Read full review

Review: The Twelve Tasks of Flavia Gemina (The Roman Mysteries #6)

User Review  - Eric Zulueta - Goodreads

This novel marks a milestone for this series - in the sense that Flavia (the main heroine from among the ensemble characters) matures from a child - with the attendant stubborn fixed worldview - to an ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
12
Section 2
19
Section 3
27
Section 4
33
Section 5
56
Section 6
83
Section 7
92
Section 8
100
Section 11
118
Section 12
123
Section 13
126
Section 14
141
Section 15
149
Section 16
156
Section 17
160
Section 18
168

Section 9
110
Section 10
113

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About the author (2004)

Caroline Lawrence is the author of five previous books in the popular "Roman Mysteries" series. She lives in London, England.

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