By Kate Quinn
The first gripping old fiction novel in nationwide bestselling writer Kate Quinn's Empress of Rome saga.
First-century Rome: an international of depravity, blood, and secrets and techniques. The ruthless and enigmatic Emperor Domitian watches over all—and fixes his gaze on one humble younger woman….
Thea is a slave lady from Judaea, bought as a toy for the spiteful heiress Lepida Pollia. Now she has infuriated her mistress by way of shooting the eye of Rome’s most modern and such a lot savage gladiator—and although his love brings Thea the 1st happiness of her existence, their affair ends quick while a jealous Lepida tears them aside.
Remaking herself as a singer for Rome’s aristocrats, Thea unwittingly draws one other admirer: the charismatic Emperor of Rome. however the passions of an omnipotent guy include a heavy fee, and Thea unearths herself combating for either her soul and her sanity. Many have attempted to damage the Emperor: a vengeful gladiator, an upright senator, a tormented soldier, a Vestal Virgin. yet in spite of everything, the lifetime of Domitian lies within the fingers of 1 girl: the Emperor’s mistress.