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Tuesday, April 5, 2011

D: Daughters of Rome

I've been waiting since last year when Kate Quinn's Mistress of Rome debuted for her next book. Daughters of Rome is finally here!

Here's the synopsis, straight from Quinn's website:

A.D. 69. Nero is dead. The Roman Empire is up for the taking. With bloodshed spilling out of the palace and into the streets of Rome, chaos has become the status quo. The Year of Four Emperors will change everything—especially the lives of two sisters with a very personal stake in the outcome…

Elegant and ambitious, Cornelia embodies the essence of the perfect Roman wife. She lives to one day see her loyal husband as Emperor. Her sister Marcella is more withdrawn, content to witness history rather than make it. Even so, Marcella has her share of distinguished suitors, from a cutthroat contender for the throne to a politician’s son who swears that someday he will be Emperor.

But when a bloody coup turns their world upside-down, Cornelia and Marcella—along with their cousins, one a collector of husbands and lovers, the other a horse-mad beauty with no interest in romance—must maneuver carefully just to stay alive. As Cornelia tries to pick up the pieces of her shattered dreams, Marcella discovers a hidden talent for influencing the most powerful men in Rome. In the end, though, there can only be one Emperor…and one Empress.


*wipes drool from chin*

Get thee to a bookstore!

19 comments:

Grandpa said...

Intriguing!


Grandpa
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N. R. Williams said...

Nice to meet you. This book sounds great. Thanks for sharing your enthusiasms.
Nancy

welcome to my world of poetry said...

Seems a very interesting book.

Thanks for your visit and comment,

Yvonne.

J. L. Jackson said...

Looks like a great book!

Cheree said...

That looks like a very interesting book.

L.G.Smith said...

Ooh, I love historical fiction. Thanks for pointing these books out. They sound very interesting to me. And I love, love, love the picture at the top of your blog.

VR Barkowski said...

I'm heading to Rome in September. Always happy to add to my pre-travel reading list!

Shannon O'Donnell said...

LOL. That is SO you! :-)

Giggle, Laugh, Cry said...

Everybody likes a bloody coup!
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Vicky Alvear Shecter said...

I enjoyed her first one--I'm really looking forward to this one!

Laura Marcella said...

Ooo, sounds fascinating! I'll have to check out both books.

Sylvia Ney said...

Sounds like a good read! I'm stopping by from the A to Z challenge and I look forward to reading more from you.

Julie Dao said...

That book looks AMAZING. I'm so excited to give this author a try - I'm heading to the library today and will definitely have to look these up.

The Red Angel said...

From what I'm reading here, this sounds like a great book! I'll be sure to check it out next time I go to B&N. :)

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Misha said...

Squee! That sounds awesome!

^_^

erica and christy said...

I love historical fiction, though I haven't read one in a while...only paranormal for me lately. Brushing up on the genre I write. However, my blog partner won a historical fiction recently. So after I read that, I'll check this one out! Thanks! christy

Jeffrey Beesler said...

Wow, that's quite a blurb! It makes me actually want to seek out this historical fiction, a genre I usually don't read. Thanks for sharing, and it's a pleasure to meet you via the A-Z Challenge!

Mark Noce said...

Interesting premise. I wonder how the same concept would workout in a story about Egypt;)

Lynda R Young said...

wow, sounds fantastic