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“Ja bih rekla da ovoga ima jos. Ovo nije kraj pustolovina glavnih junaka!”Ljiljana M wrote this review Wednesday, September 11, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“And again with this book,Kate Quinn proves that she is excellent writer!
All three books form this series are unique on its own way,connected among themselves in one skilled and great way :)
The ending was,well...very unexpected :D
Thank you Ms.Quinn for another great story! :)”
“Great book--but the author leaves us on an aweful cliff-hanger. And then I hear the next book will be about the Borgias! I hope she writes fast and gets us of this cliff!”Sandra Saidak wrote this review Saturday, March 23, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Excellent story of Rome under Trajan, told from various points of view. While the historical aspects could have more detailed, the jockeying for power was well done.”Megan S wrote this review Wednesday, September 26, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“It was a really good book. I love all her books though.”Kindra R wrote this review Saturday, September 15, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“An enjoyable read for learning more about Rome and her conquests. I very much enjoyed Kate Quinn's novel, "Mistress of Rome"! However I found "Empress of the Seven Hills" to be less interesting as there is repetition (e.g. how many time does Vix have to remind us that Antinous is NOT his son, & describe his pounding head after too much drink?). Having said, I'll still likely read Kate Quinn's third novel as her knowledge of Ancient Rome is fascinating. I'm just hoping it's edited a bit more effectively. ”Darla wrote this review Wednesday, August 29, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“This is an historical novel about ancient Rome. Many of the main characters are factual and the events portrayed are true. Of course, the author takes some liberties with details, including some of the time lines, and also interprets the actions of some of the historical figures with her own opinions. However, it was a good read. Vix, the main character, is fictional and a composite of several Roman soldiers. There is love, adventure, intrigue - all the elements of a good story and what would be expected from ancient Rome. This is one in a series and I may read the next volume at some point. Good escapism!”Rosemary C wrote this review Thursday, May 24, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“So far Kate Quinn is 3 for 3 in writing amazingly entertaining, easy-to-read books. Mistress of Rome was awesome, Daughters of Rome was fascinating and now Empress of the Seven Hills takes the cake.
Despite all of her books being somewhat interrelated, this one has the feel of Book One in a series. For the most part it has a self-contained story, but the story lines are not 100% wrapped up when you close the covers and one of our narrators as much as promises a direct sequel. A sequel, I might add, I'd be totally okay with reading.
Empress takes the reader from the heights of Roman society to the lowest foot soldiers in the Roman legions. Relationships, both romantic and political, are formed and broken, lives move on and children grow into cunning adults. We follow Vibia Sabina, trying to grasp what freedom she can manage in her lifetime as well as finding a little affection. Vix, the consummate soldier, goes from being a teenage bodyguard to the commander of a Legion while falling in and out of love a few times. Trajan tries to conquer more of the world, Hadrian schemes to be the next emperor, and Trajan's wife Plotina spins her webs to bring her plans to fruition.
Obviously the narrative cast is much larger than Quinn's previous books, but I never felt that any one of them was directly favored or left on the sidelines for too long.
As ever, I loved this book and look forward to getting my hands on Quinn's next installment in her episodic series of imperial Rome.”
“No one does Ancient Rome quite like author Kate Quinn and her third novel, Empress of the Seven Hills, is yet another shining example of historical fiction done right!
Vix is the son of Thea from Quinn’s first novel, Mistress of Rome, and the feisty boy we met previously has grown into a headstrong, obstinate man with a loyal heart…I fell in love with him instantly! Sabina is equally headstrong. She’s a woman who knows what she wants out of life and goes after it, but not in a conniving, schemin...more No one does Ancient Rome quite like author Kate Quinn and her third novel, Empress of the Seven Hills, is yet another shining example of historical fiction done right!
Vix is the son of Thea from Quinn’s first novel, Mistress of Rome, and the feisty boy we met previously has grown into a headstrong, obstinate man with a loyal heart…I fell in love with him instantly! Sabina is equally headstrong. She’s a woman who knows what she wants out of life and goes after it, but not in a conniving, scheming manner like Empress Plotina, but rather as an impressive and inspiringly independent woman. Though their passion for each other ebbs and flows throughout the novel, their mutual love for Emperor Trajan unites them against others who threaten his rule and the Empire.
Kate’s talent at writing characters in such a way that the reader becomes totally invested in them is one of her greatest strengths, in my opinion. Combine that with her flawless writing, extensive research and an intriguing, action-packed plot and you’ve got one hell of a read...one that I can't recommend enough!
Quinn ends the book with a hint of a sequel and I can’t wait to see what more is in store for Vix and Sabina! ”