Formats: eBook, Paperback
Series: Empress of Rome Series, Book Four
Genre: Historical Fiction
National bestselling author Kate Quinn returns with the long-awaited fourth volume in the Empress of Rome series, an unforgettable new tale of the politics, power, and passion that defined ancient Rome.
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.
Empress and Emperor, father and son will spin in a deadly dance of passion, betrayal, conspiracy, and war. As tragedy sends Hadrian spiraling into madness, Vix and Sabina form a last desperate pact to save the Empire. But ultimately, the fate of Rome lies with an untried girl, a spirited redhead who may just be the next Lady of the Eternal City...
Wow...Kate Quinn has done it again. I love Kate Quinn. I love her writing style, I love her characters and I love her willingness to create fantastic situations in a story. Lady of the Eternal City, Empress of Rome #4, is her best yet.
This book focuses on the reign of Hadrian, and Ms Quinn reveals all of his flaws as well as his strengths. We welcome back such wonderful characters as Vix and Sabine. We meet new characters, Vix's son Antinous and a young man named Marcus. We travel through Roman history on a roller coaster ride. First I hated Hadrian, then I felt sympathy for him, finally I appreciated the great leader he became, largely due to his wife, Vix and others. I was deeply intrigued by Hadrian's "Hades Chamber"...want to know what it is? Read the book. You will be charmed, thrilled and fascinated by these characters.
I'm only sorry this is the end of the series. As always, this is a wonderfully written story that will leave you wanting more. Kate Quinn, more please...more fabulous stories..
Praise for Lady of the Eternal City"Quinn specializes in bringing the splendor of Britannia and Rome to readers. The tangled lives of her three-dimensional characters represent the entanglements of the Empire. She cleverly pulls readers into the complex relationships, and even more complicated history, while bouncing back and forth between viewpoints. This is a feast for historical readers." - Romantic Times Book Reviews
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Titles in The Empress of Rome SeriesBook One: Mistress of Rome
Book Two: Daughters of Rome
Book Three: Empress of the Seven Hills
Book Four: Lady of the Eternal City
Praise for The Empress of Rome Series"Gorgeously wrought." C. W. Gortner, author of The Queen's Vow
"Deeply passionate."Kate Furnivall, author of Shadows on the Nile
"[An] epic, sexy romp."Publishers Weekly (starred review)
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.
For more information visit Kate Quinn's website and blog. You can also find her on Facebook, Twitter, and Goodreads.
Lady of the Eternal City Blog Tour ScheduleMonday, March 2
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Review at Book Nerd
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Review at Genre Queen
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Review at Historical Fiction Obsession