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Mistress of Rome by Kate Quinn
  

Mistress of Rome

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Adventure, passion, betrayal, secrets, blood and violence, this is a hell of a read. ‘Spartacus for Girls’ about a Jewish slave girl and a Roman Gladiator, it is terrific stuff. I haven’t been this excited about a first novel since The Russian Concubine. You need to steal time to read it for you really cannot put it down, and nor should you.

Comparison: Anita Diamant (The Red Tent), Kate Furnivall (The Russian Concubine), Diana Gabaldon.

If you like Kate Quinn you might also like to read books by Robyn Young, Ariana Franklin and Claire Letemendia.

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Mistress of Rome by Kate Quinn

Passion. Treachery. Murder...A heart-stopping epic about a Jewish slave girl and Rome's greatest gladiator, who become involved in a plot to assassinate an emperor Orphaned by Rome's savage legions, Thea, a slave girl from Judaea, has learned what it takes to survive. She knows only violence until a chance meeting with gladiator Arius offers a shred of tenderness. But their bond is severed when Thea is sold again, condemned to rot in squalor. Years later, a singer known as Athena betrays no hint of her troubled past. Catching the eye of the Emperor himself, she is swept into a world of decadence and depravity. But although Domitian fears betrayal from every side, he is unaware that the greatest threat lies next to him -- a slave girl who has come to be called the Mistress of Rome...

About the Author

Kate Quinn

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 whilst at the same time writing her first novel, MISTRESS OF ROME, in the university’s basement computer lab. Now twenty-seven, Kate lives in San Diego with her husband.

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Publication date

10th June 2010

Author

Kate Quinn

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Publisher

Headline Review an imprint of Headline Publishing Group

Format

Paperback
544 pages

Categories

Historical Fiction
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Romantic Fiction
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Historical adventure

ISBN

9780755357932

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