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A Murder in Absentia: Urban Fantasy in Ancient Rome (Stories of Togas, Daggers, and Magic Book #1) by Assaph Mehr Book Review 01, Jul

4.5/5

A MURDER IN ABSENTIA tackles what is a common problem in fantasy and tackles it in an amusing way. One of the bigger issues in the genre is that almost all of it takes place in a faux-Europe during the Middle Ages. This series takes place in a fantasy version of Ancient Rome and fully immerses itself in the unique customs as well as culture to make an entertaining 30 A.D. murder mystery. The series also incorporates sorcery, Mystery Cults, and other wackiness that enhances the tale.