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Lady of the Eternal City by Kate Quinn

01_Lady of the Eternal CityPublication Date: March 3, 2015
Berkley Trade
Formats: eBook, Paperback
528 Pages
Series: Empress of Rome Series, Book Four

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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

02_Kate Quinn 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.

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 Schedule

Monday, March 2

Spotlight at Broken Teepee

Tuesday, March 3

Spotlight at Historical Readings and Reviews

Wednesday, March 4

Review at Back Porchervations

Thursday, March 5

Review at The Maiden’s Court

Friday, March 6

Spotlight at Caroline Wilson Writes

Monday, March 9

Review at History From a Woman’s Perspective

Review at The Mad Reviewer

Wednesday, March 11

Review at Peeking Between the Pages

Thursday, March 12

Spotlight at The Lit Bitch

Sunday, March 15

Review at With Her Nose Stuck in a Book

Monday, March 16

Review at Just One More Chapter

Spotlight at CelticLady’s Reviews

Tuesday, March 17

Review at Svetlana’s Reads and Views

Wednesday, March 18

Review at Book Lovers Paradise

Monday, March 23

Review at A Literary Vacation

Thursday, March 26

Review at Book Nerd

Friday, March 27

Review at Unshelfish

Review at Genre Queen

Review at Let Them Read Books

Review at Historical Fiction Obsession

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1 Comment

  1. Thank you for a lovely review! So glad you enjoyed LEC.


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