Mistress of Rome

Mistress of Rome

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Ebook
Price
$7.99
 
Additional Formats
  • Ebook
  • ISBN 9781101186633
  • 432 Pages
  • Berkley
  • Adult

Overview

The first gripping historical fiction novel in national bestselling author Kate Quinn’s Empress of Rome saga.

First-century Rome: a world of depravity, blood, and secrets. The ruthless and enigmatic Emperor Domitian watches over all—and fixes his gaze on one humble young woman….

Thea is a slave girl from Judaea, purchased as a toy for the spiteful heiress Lepida Pollia. Now she has infuriated her mistress by capturing the attention of Rome’s newest and most savage gladiator—and though his love brings Thea the first happiness of her life, their affair ends quickly when a jealous Lepida tears them apart.

Remaking herself as a singer for Rome’s aristocrats, Thea unwittingly attracts another admirer: the charismatic Emperor of Rome. But the passions of an all-powerful man come with a heavy price, and Thea finds herself fighting for both her soul and her sanity. Many have tried to destroy the Emperor: a vengeful gladiator, an upright senator, a tormented soldier, a Vestal Virgin. But in the end, the life of Domitian lies in the hands of one woman: the Emperor’s mistress.


From the Paperback edition.
Mistress of Rome

Mistress of Rome

Written by: Kate Quinn

Praise

“So gripping, your hands are glued to the book, and so vivid it burns itself into your mind’s eye and stays with you long after you turn the final page.”—#1 New York Times Bestselling Author Diana Gabaldon

“Stunning…a masterful storyteller…It is no mean feat to write a novel that is both literary and a page-turner.”—New York Times Bestselling Author Margaret George

“An intensely emotional spectacle…An exhilarating read.”—New York Times Bestselling Author Kate Furnivall

“Equal parts intrigue and drama, action and good old-fashioned storytelling.”—John Shors, author of Beneath a Marble Sky

“For sheer entertainment, drama, and page-turning storytelling, this tumultuous debut novel is well worth reading.”—Library Journal

“Quinn’s command of first-century Rome is matched only by her involvement with her characters; all of them, historical and invented, are compelling.”—Publishers Weekly


From the Paperback edition.
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