I am a die-hard fan of the Felix the Fox mysteries by Assaph Mehr. Let's just get that over with, because I'm afraid I tend to gush whenever I talk about them. Mehr combines some of my favourite elements seamlessly- fantasy, history (ROME!), mythology, and weird food (squid on a stick, anyone?).
Aquae et Ignis is a standalone novella that can be obtained FREE FREE FREE FREE when you sign up for Mehr's newsletter. An easy sell for me since I am already signed up for his newsletter. I can count on his newsletters to give me random historical facts, cuisine, ect- basically the same stuff that roped me into the novels in the first place. It helps tide me over between novels.
So- the novella follows a case Felix takes on. After a senior consul returns from a successful campaign, he becomes a bit mad. None of the doctors can help. His wife refuses to believe he is truly mad. Something WEIRD must be going on. Since it is a Felix novella, I can assure you something weird is indeed going on. Pirates! Haunting! Sacrifices to the gods! Here's the blurb:
The year’s senior consul came back from military campaign stark raving mad. His co-consul doesn’t want to go down in history as the ‘year of the crazy consuls’ – but the physicians can’t find the problem.
One name comes highly recommended for solving nutty cases. In a true Felix fashion, this is a story of Lunacy and Piracy, of Exile and Ghosts!
This is a stand-alone novella of Togas, daggers, and Magic – for lovers of Ancient Rome, Murder Mysteries, and Urban Fantasy.
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