Mistress of Rome

Mistress of Rome

Book - 2010
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Beautiful and musical Judaean slave Thea attempts to survive and prosper in first century Rome despite a spiteful mistress, a broken love affair with a gladiator, and, most dangerous of all, an interested Emperor
Publisher: New York : Berkley Books, 2010
Edition: Berkley trade paperback edition
ISBN: 9780425232477
0425232476
Branch Call Number: FIC Quinn, K 100.1 2010
Characteristics: 470 pages ; 21 cm

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re_discover
Jan 28, 2013

I thought Mistress of Rome was a great, almost adventure-style book. It really showcased how slaves, especially women, were at the mercy of their masters. They had no lives.

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shapjul
Sep 12, 2012

Very disappointing. Not even in my category of "good trash." Pretty much cardboard characters.

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shanahinds
Jul 23, 2012

I'd recommend this especially for anyone who enjoys the Starz show "Spartacus." It has a similar flavor without being as...explicit.

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fatcat21
Jul 04, 2012

This is historical fiction that is fun and interesting. It is a regular Roman soap opera complete with villians that you love to hate and heros that you love. It also supplied a good dose of intrigue, dark secrets and corruption. All the makings of a good entertaining story.

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cookiebear174
Sep 24, 2011

set in Rome round AD70-95 in the colloseum and gladiator times, book was well written and descritpive of times, really enjoyed it.

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Caz1310
Sep 06, 2011

Unputdownable. Quinn breathes life into a vivid part of history and strong factual and fictional characters make this series very likeable. Thrilled at the hint of a third book to come. Very highly recommended.

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dileahy
May 23, 2011

The best book I've ever read that held by interest at all times. When first looking at the book, I nearly left it on the shelf as it wasn't my 'normal' reading material. How glad I am that I chose to take it home instead. A bit gory, but thoroughly enjoyable and exciting.

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Mikkel
Nov 22, 2010

A book that is hard to put down!

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