Book review and plot “In the shadow of the pyramid of Caius Cestius” by Francesco Roesler Franz.
February 3, 3022 – by Redazione – Book Review.it
Quote: “He, who had always thought that nothing is written and everything depends only on our choices, our will and free will, was genuinely astonished, he was full of doubts about it.”
“In the shadow of the pyramid of Caius Cestius” by Francesco Roesler Franz: the hidden secret
“In the shadow of the pyramid of Caius Cestius ” by Francesco Roesler Franz is a spy story. A complex novel in terms of the plot, but written with simplicity. The author has managed to link two apparently independent stories, which take us to the heart of Rome, of art. Francesco Roesler Franz uses the novel to tell the interesting story of the Roesler Franz family, starting with their Bohemian origins. He also takes the reader into the cultural circles and courts of Europe from the 16th to the 18th century. Esotericism is at the heart of the story, and we meet alchemists and other alchemists along the way. The novel discusses the Roesler Franz family’s links with the Rosicrucians, the Freemasons, the Carbonari, the Dante Society, the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood and the Jewish Kabbalah. Another interesting aspect is the analysis of symbols in art. Travel, meetings and the search for truth are some of the ingredients of the book “In the shadow of the pyramid of Caius Cestius”.
Plot of the book “In the shadow of the pyramid of Caius Cestius” by Francesco Roesler Franz
Bob has a past behind him that still weighs like a boulder, his marriage ended because of him. But this is not what characterises him most, because he is a CIA agent, a secret shared with a select few. He has a unique sixth sense, he has an intuitive mind, which is why he is good at what he does. A nocturnal dream awakens his curiosity, which leads him to investigate to discover what is hidden in what he intuits. He does this during his trip to Italy, which turns out to be very peculiar. During his holiday in Rome he meets Sarah, a mysterious and fascinating girl. The young woman, who has a doctorate in art, together with an English professor, an expert in esotericism, is learning more about the international connections between Italy and European countries during the 19th century. Bob, together with Sarah, sets out to track down Ettore Roesler Franz, a Roman painter who painted 120 watercolours in the Roma Sparita collection. There is something linking the events….. and a message that instils hope.
“In the shadow of the pyramid of Caius Cestius” is a rich book, it shows a great study and a very good knowledge of the subject by Francesco Roesler Franz. Art, Rome, esotericism and hidden secrets are the central points from which the story unfolds in an interesting way, although often complex to the eyes of a simple reader. “In the shadow of the pyramid of Caius Cestius” is a book that demands attention and encourages you to look at art, places and people with different eyes.