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Product Details

  • Paperback: 512 pages
  • Publisher: Berkley Trade; 1 edition (April 3, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0425242021
  • ISBN-13: 978-0425242025
  • Product Dimensions: 8.2 x 5.4 x 1.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 14.1 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (51 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #375,586 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"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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“[An] epic, sexy romp—the long-awaited sequel to Mistress 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*)

“The lives of an ambitious soldier, a patrician heiress and a future emperor fatefully intersect.... Quinn handles Imperial Rome with panache.”
-- Kirkus Reviews

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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 three novels set in ancient Rome: "Mistress of Rome," "Daughters of Rome," and "Empress of the Seven Hills," all of which have been translated into multiple languages.

Kate made the jump from ancient Rome to Renaissance Italy for her fourth and fifth novels, "The Serpent and the Pearl" and "The Lion and the Rose," detailing the early years of the Borgia clan. She also 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.

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21 of 22 people found the following review helpful By Judith Starkston on April 3, 2012
Format: Paperback
Kate Quinn knows how to serve up a full-flavored Rome with plenty of spice. Empress of the Seven Hills is the third of her books (Mistress of Rome and Daughters of Rome), although you can get by without reading them in order. They are all page-turners, lots of fun.

As usual with Kate Quinn's books, Empress is driven along by fully-developed characters. Her main heroine, Sabina, starts out interesting and keeps developing and growing. Quinn has a way of granting her central female characters the fate they work very hard to get, but then aren't the least sure they want once they gain it. Some of the book's characters are deliciously wicked, several decidedly lusty. She depicts intelligence with depth and perception. Her smart people aren't always likeable or good, but you admire their brains. The characters we like, and there are several, keep us rooting for them with increasing fervor, and sometimes things come out as we wish. As with her other books, Empress is full of juicy relationships, both offbeat and more conventional. You won't be able to predict the paths of this cast. They kept surprising me.

Quinn is an excellent writer of dialogue. You get an intimate feel for her characters through their words. Vix, a physically commanding legionary soldier with an explosive temper, uses short, muscular expressions. Hadrian, who starts out a fairly likeable man but who increasingly reveals a cold stiffness, uses long, pompous sentences even in the middle of a military camp. Quinn chooses a contemporary idiom including the expletives you hear in 21st century America, but it works well. Quinn's dialogue never yanks me out of the past or jars me as inappropriate. I stay right there inside her characters in ancient Rome.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Stephanie Dray on April 10, 2012
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Quinn specializes in irreverent, fast-paced romps through antiquity. In a literary world where historical fiction often takes itself too seriously, Quinn tends to underplay her more serious themes by thumbing her nose at reader expectation. Her smart-alec tone is perfectly suited to the story--that of a hellion-turned-legionary commander and the spirited but unconventional patrician girl he loves.

We expect these star-crossed lovers to be doomed by their difference in birth and any number of imperial laws and marital duties that are likely to keep them apart. But Quinn doesn't take the easy route in this romance. (Indeed, one questions if it really is a romance at all.)

Our scoundrel of a hero loves Emperor Trajan and his legion more than he loves anything. Our aloof heroine is so practical about the realities of life and so determined to be in possession of her own destiny, that love is always a secondary concern. Vix can be an arrogant, womanizing, narrow-minded killing machine, who often has to be guilted into doing the right thing. Sabina doesn't seem to have a sentimental bone in her body; the woman is made of iron.

They would be easy characters to dislike but they are each lovable in their own way. Vix is a sort of cheerful miscreant; he's a big trouble-maker with a warm fuzzy heart underneath it all. Sabina is oddly moved by duty, by loftier philosophical motives than she would admit.

Where our lovers are bonded most closely is not in their mutual affection for each other, but in their hatred for Emperor Trajan's successor, Hadrian, and in their abiding respect for Titus, the last honest man in Rome.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Brittanica on June 12, 2012
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While I didn't like this novel quite as much as Daughters of Rome or Mistress of Rome, it was certainly worth the wait. Kate Quinn continues to be humorous, well-written, and fast paced, while telling an excellent story. I loved seeing how characters grew up and changed over time, and I liked the "masculine" edge this book had compared to the more "feminine" books she wrote before. A great read, but read her other works first (don't want any spoilers now, do we?).
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By faizash on May 3, 2012
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ordered this book and it was prompt delivery, which i liked! if you liked mistress of rome you'll love Empress of the Seven Hills. Ms. Quinn has such a mastery of the Roman way of life that it feels as if for a few hours you traveled there and you are among the characters Vix and Sabina. and the historical note at the end of the book really explains why she made changes which i think was very nice.I don't want to spoil it for the other readers but by the end of the book (which i believe sets the stage for another book to continue) you feel like you NEED more! There ought to be more authors like Quinn who brings ancient civilizations to life!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Darlene on April 16, 2012
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Empress of the Seven Hills by Kate Quinn is another journey to Ancient Rome that will keep you spellbound within its pages as you experience betrayals, adventure, battles, greed, power, and love. I first discovered Kate Quinn when I read her first book Mistress of Rome (my review) and I loved it. I haven't read Daughters of Rome yet but it's next on my list. You do not have to read these books in order. They stand alone quite well but it was nice to be able to recognize some of the characters and events being spoken about having read the first book.

Vix has decided that there is nothing for him in his home country so he ventures to Rome to try to make a life for himself. The only thing he knows for sure is he doesn't want to be a gladiator - those days are over. What he does want to do is be a soldier; more specifically lead his own legion someday. Luckily for Vix he has an important contact in Rome who owes his family a favor or two so he heads to Senator Norbanus's home. It is there that he catches his first look at the intriguing Sabina, who after a while, he remembers from when they were kids and she stole a kiss. Eventually Vix ends up as a guard in Sabina's home and a secret relationship forms between the two. Little do they know that it will likely last a lifetime.

Sabina is a girl who craves adventure. She may love Vix but he can't give her the adventure she craves - he isn't ambitious enough in that regard as all he really wants to do is fight for the Emperor. One of her suitors Hadrian, a ward of the Emperor, catches her attention and they marry. Sabina gets her adventure following her husband on the road in battles and she also manages to get more of Vix. What Vix ends up learning the hard way though is that Sabina craves adventure more than she craves him.
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