One for sorrow

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In Byzantium, the capital of the 6th century Roman Empire, annual games are held to celebrate the founding of the city. Several courtiers, obliged by office to attend, idly watch the chariot races and the bear baiting from the imperial box. Suddenly they - and the crowd - are electrified as a magnificent bull surges into the arena. Those who worship Mithra make quiet reverance to the sacred animal while a trio of bull leapers enters in his wake. John, Lord Chamberlain to the Christian Emperor, is among those surprised into breathing tribute. He soon receives a further shock: surely the lovely young girl vaulting the beast had once been his lover.

Later, making his way home through the thronged streets, John stumbles over the body of his friend Leukos, Keeper of the Plate. There are plenty of witnesses: an Egyptian brothel keeper, a young mason working on the Church of the Holy Wisdom, a mad stylite, a henpecked innkeeper, and the bull leapers from Crete. Now duty and guilt demand that John discover the murderer....

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Grouping Title one for sorrow
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display_description Byzantium, capitol of the 6th century Roman Empire, simmers a rich stew of creeds, cultures, and citizens with a sprinkling of cutthroats and crimes. John the Eunuch, Emperor Justinian's Lord Chamberlain, orders a Christian court while himself observing the rites of Mithra. Thomas, a knight from Britain, Ahasuerus, a soothsayer, and two ladies from Crete stir up events and old memories for John, who must ask how the visitors link to the death of Leukos, Keeper of the Plate. An Egyptian brothel keeper and a Christian stylite know more than they are telling ... In due course, John gets his man - and a love scene ...
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subject_facet Byzantine Empire -- History -- Justinian I, 527-565 -- Fiction, Detective and mystery fiction, Fantasy fiction, Grail -- Fiction, Historical fiction, Istanbul (Turkey) -- 6th century -- Fiction, Istanbul (Turkey) -- Fiction, John the Eunuch (Fictitious character) -- Fiction, Justinian -- I, -- Emperor of the East, -- 483?-565. -- Fiction
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topic_facet Grail, History, John the Eunuch (Fictitious character), Justinian