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Mistress of Rome
Mistress of Rome | Kate Quinn
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First-century Rome: a world of depravity, blood, and secrets. The ruthless and enigmatic Emperor Domitian watches over alland 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 Romes newest and most savage gladiatorand 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 Romes 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 Emperors mistress.
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Crazeedi
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4⭐
I enjoyed reading about Domitians reign from the perspective of a slave who became his mistress. He was loved by the army, but he was a very cruel ruler. I see the fascination with the Coliseum games reflected in the fascination in todays world with violence on tv and in video games. Things don't change

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wallacereads
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Looking forward to digging into this series.

Melissa_J I love this series 💕 I really hope you like it, too 🤞🏻 3mo
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Eggbeater
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Bailedbailed

Maybe it's me. But I couldn't get into this audio book because the narrator's voice got on my nerves, so I sent it back. Now I'm trying to listen to Where the Crawdads Sing and I'm finding it boring. It got such rave reviews! Does it get better? I'm an hour in.

Can anyone recommend a truly spectacular audio book for someone in a slump please?

audraelizabeth Brendan fraser is the narrator for the version i listened to. 5mo
MidnightBookGirl Hmm, I think you already read my fav audiobook of the year (Daisy Jones and the Six). Not sure if you've listened to the audio of NOS4A2 by Joe Hill (although I'm pretty sure you read the book), but the narration by Kate Mulgrew is amazing. I really enjoyed the narration of The Fifth Season (and the rest of the series), if you like The Princess Bride, As You Wish by Cary Elwes is a great listen. 5mo
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I‘m a huge fan on historical fiction. This was my first HF I‘ve read that takes place in Ancient Rome and it was such a fun read. It‘s a very steamy intense story with a variety of complex characters. It had everything you would want in a novel about the scandals in Rome.

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Jencunnin
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You guys! How have I not heard of Kate Quinn up until now??? I read a blurb about The Huntress and did some research and stumbled on these books and I‘m OBSESSED. So happy it‘s a series.

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bookandcat
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Mehso-so

Book 11 is a historical fiction novel set in Rome by Kate Quinn. I found parts of it fascinating and evocative of the era, but I didn't like how rapidly the perspectives kept changing (sometimes it would swap characters after a paragraph or two) because I found it hard to track or stay in the flow. I might check out the rest of the series sometime, however. 3 🌟. #LitsyAtoZ (Q) #popsugarreadingchallenge (multiPOV) #readingwomenchallenge (series)

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InnerSavvy
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Great story and characters. I just struggled with the violence of the Gladiators and all if the sexual content.

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LadyRuthven
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This was a very good book. I love historical fictions evolving Ancient Rome. I can't wait to read the next book.

#historicalfiction

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Quirkybookworm
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I‘d give this book 3 1/2!stars. It‘s not one of her best. I‘ve read her other books and they drew me in better than this one. I don‘t know if this book is one of her earliest works or not. I was not too familiar with this style of writing like the other books. Maybe it‘s just me. It really threw me off. Other than it was okay but not the greatest.

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Quirkybookworm
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Hopefully it‘ll be better than the last book I read.

Melissa_J I loved this book! But then again I also loved The Crimson Petal and the White 🤷🏻‍♀️ 1y
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lesliemarie
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Giving this book a try. I typically judge books by their covers and avoid any that have people on them. Is that weird? I don't want someone trying to tell me what a character looks like! Anyway, the book is interesting so far.

Bklover YES!!!!!! I am the same way. I don‘t like people on covers either. I want to see them in my head! 1y
Ruthiella Agree! I don‘t even like too much description in the text much less a photo on the cover! 1y
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SassenachTheBookWizard
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Bailedbailed

Yeah I've just read some books set in Rome in the last few months that we're better and I have other books Seth in Rome in my TBR to get to. Just not for me. DNF @ 3 hours into audiobook

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SassenachTheBookWizard
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Started this eAudiobook on the last leg of my flights

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LuckyClover626
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This book was great! Mistress of Rome was so compelling, had a passionate love story with all the dangers of Ancient Rome tied in. I couldn‘t put it down.

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I‘m back from my birthday bookstore trip! Here‘s my haul!

CoverToCoverGirl Happy Birthday 🎂! Your selections are wonderful! 😁📚 2y
CocoReads @CoverToCoverGirl thank you! I could easily have come home with more but I figure I‘ll be there again soon. 😄📚🤓 2y
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