Wednesday, 27 July 2011 | By: Nicole @ Nicole About TOwn

Waiting on Wednesday (#8) Empress of the Seven Hills

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill over at Breaking the Spine. Basically, it’s a chance to highlight one of the many books that you want to read but hasn’t been released just yet.

My Waiting on Wednesday pick for this week is…

Title: Empress of the Seven Hills
Author: Kate Quinn
Publisher: Berkley Trade
Publication Date: April 3, 2012

Powerful, prosperous, and expanding ever farther into the untamed world, the Roman Empire has reached its zenith under the rule of the beloved Emperor Trajan. But neither Trajan nor his reign can last forever . . .

Brash and headstrong, Vix is a celebrated ex-gladiator returned to Rome to make his fortune. The sinuous, elusive Sabina is a senator’s daughter who craves adventure. Sometimes lovers, sometimes enemies, Vix and Sabina are united by their devotion to Trajan. But others are already maneuvering in the shadows. Trajan’s ambitious Empress has her own plans for Sabina. And the aristocratic Hadrian — the Empress’s ruthless protégé and Vix’s mortal enemy — has ambitions he confesses to no one, ambitions rooted in a secret prophecy.

When Trajan falls, the hardened soldier, the enigmatic empress, the adventurous girl, and the scheming politician will all be caught in a deadly whirlwind of desire and death that may seal their fates, and that of the entire Roman Empire . . . 

So this is book # 3 from Kate Quinn.  The first was Mistress of Rome and the second is Daughters of Rome.  I loved both of those, so I have no doubt I am going to love this one as well.  Why is it not April yet?

What is your waiting on Wednesday pick this week?


Jules said...

Great pick! :)

tweezle said...

This sounds like an interesting read! I will have to go check out the rest of the series. Looks like I have a bit of time to catch up before this one comes out :)

Come on over and see my WOW for this week.

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