Elegant, secretive Sabina may be Empress of Rome, but she still stands poised on a knifeís edge. She must keep the peace between two deadly enemies: her husband Hadrian, Romeís brilliant and sinister Emperor; and battered warrior Vix, who is her first love. But Sabina is guardian of a deadly secret: Vixís beautiful son Antinous has become the Emperorís latest obsession.
I’m melancholy to see this fabulous series end, yet joyful to see what Quinn has in store for her next epic effort.
Quinn gives us familiar characters along with new players to entertain us. Without a doubt her kaleidoscope cast will pull you in until the very end. Hadrian the questionable cog in which all revolves around, leaves you spinning. Annia a young ginger haired girl beyond her years, a feminist in her actions and thinking, highly intelligent, continually amuses the reader. Antinous, his gentle soul combined with his paralyzingly beauty adds a soft touch to both narrative and fellow cast members with rougher edges. Lots of surprises leaving the reader further entranced as you quickly turn each page to discover the ending. Lush descriptions transport you to opulent palaces, you sense the powerful current of the Nile, the horrific battles, you’ll feel a laurel wreath upon your head. Quite a memorable read reaching an arm to a distant time in history with memorable characters along with a intricately sketched narrative not short of adventure, action, mystery leaving you awed for a length of time.
A wonderful wrap up to a enthralling series, historical fiction demonstrated by a proficient authoress.
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Titles in The Empress of Rome Series
Book One: Mistress of Rome
Book Two: Daughters of Rome
Book Three: Empress of the Seven Hills
Book Four: Lady of the Eternal City
About the Author
Kate Quinn is a native of southern California. She attended Boston University, where she earned a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Classical Voice. A lifelong history buff, she has written four novels in the Empress of Rome Saga, and two books in the Italian Renaissance detailing the early years of the infamous Borgia clan. All have been translated into multiple languages.
Kate has succumbed to the blogging bug, and keeps a blog filled with trivia, pet peeves, and interesting facts about historical fiction. She and her husband now live in Maryland with a small black dog named Caesar, and her interests include opera, action movies, cooking, and the Boston Red Sox.
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