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Empress of the Seven Hills

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Empress of the Seven Hills

By Kate Quinn

Berkley Publishing Group, Paperback, 9780425242025, 502pp.

Publication Date: April 3, 2012

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Description
From the national bestselling author of Daughters of Rome and Mistress of Rome comes a tale of love, power, and intrigue spanning the wilds of the Empire to the seven hills of Rome.

Powerful, prosperous, and expanding ever farther into the untamed world, the Roman Empire has reached its zenith under the rule of the beloved Emperor Trajan. But neither Trajan nor his reign can last forever...

Brash and headstrong, Vix is a celebrated ex-gladiator returned to Rome to make his fortune. The sinuous, elusive Sabina is a senator's daughter who craves adventure. Sometimes lovers, sometimes enemies, Vix and Sabina are united by their devotion to Trajan. But others are already maneuvering in the shadows. Trajan's ambitious Empress has her own plans for Sabina. And the aristocratic Hadrian-the Empress's ruthless protege and Vix's mortal enemy-has ambitions he confesses to no one, ambitions rooted in a secret prophecy.

When Trajan falls, the hardened soldier, the enigmatic empress, the adventurous girl, and the scheming politician will all be caught in a deadly whirlwind of desire and death that may seal their fates, and that of the entire Roman Empire...



About the Author
Kate Quinnis 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 first got hooked on ancient Rome while watchingI, Claudiusat the age of eight. She is the author of the Empress of Rome saga, includingLady of the Eternal City, Empress of the Seven Hills, Daughters of Rome, andMistress of Rome, as well as two novels about the Borgia family, The Serpent and the PearlandThe Lion and the Rose."


Praise For Empress of the Seven Hills

"The lives of an ambitious soldier, a patrician heiress and a future emperor fatefully intersect...Quinn handles Imperial Rome with panache."

"[An] epic, sexy romp—the long-awaited sequel to Daughters of Rome...Readers will delight in the depictions of historical figures like Hadrian and Trajan, as well as the engrossing and dramatic relationships that drive this entertaining story."

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