UC Empress of the Seven Hills (Mass Market Paperback)
Berkley, 9780425270981, 496pp.
Publication Date: March 4, 2014
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.
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 make his fortune. The sinuous, elusive Sabina is a senator’s daughter who craves adventure. Sometimes lovers, sometimes enemies, they are united by their devotion to Trajan. But Trajan’s ruthless Empress has her own plans for Sabina. And Hadrian, the Empress’s protégé, has ambitions he confesses to no one, ambitions rooted in a secret prophecy.
When Trajan falls, Vix and Sabina will be caught in a deadly whirlwind of desire and death that may seal their fates, and that of the entire Empire . . .
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Praise For UC Empress of the Seven Hills…
“[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.”—Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“Kate Quinn deftly contrasts the awesome splendor of torch-lit banquets with the thunder of the battlefield. Empress of the Seven Hills is a riveting plunge into an ancient world that is both utterly foreign and strikingly familiar—where you can feel the silken caress of an empress and the cold steel of a blade at your back.”—C. W. Gortner, author of The Queen’s Vow
“Kate Quinn outdoes herself with a story so compelling that the only complaint readers will have is that it ends. From the moment Vix and Sabina appear on the page, readers are taken on an epic adventure through Emperor Trajan’s Rome. No other author brings the ancient world alive like Quinn. . . . If there’s one book you read this year, let it be this one!”—Michelle Moran, national bestselling author of The Second Empress
“Quinn handles Imperial Rome with panache.”—Kirkus Reviews