Empress of Rome

4 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 368 ratings

Mistress of Rome Publisher's Summary

Thea is a slave girl from Judaea, passionate, musical, and guarded. Purchased as a toy for the spiteful heiress Lepida Pollia, Thea will become her mistress' rival for the love of Arius the Barbarian, Rome's newest and most savage gladiator. His love brings Thea the first happiness of her life, but that is quickly ended when a jealous Lepida tears them apart.

As Lepida goes on to wreak havoc in the lives of a new husband and his family, Thea remakes herself as a polished singer for Rome's aristocrats. Unwittingly she attracts another admirer in the charismatic emperor of Rome. But Domitian's games have a darker side, and Thea finds herself fighting for both soul and sanity. Many have tried to destroy the emperor: a vengeful gladiator, an upright senator, a tormented soldier, a Vestal Virgin. But in the end, the life of the brilliant and paranoid Domitian lies in the hands of one woman: the emperor's mistress.

©2010 Kate Quinn (P)2015 Tantor
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  • Book 1

    • Mistress of Rome

    • Empress of Rome, Book 1
    • By: Kate Quinn
    • Narrated by: Elizabeth Wiley
    • Length: 15 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 181
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 166
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 164

    Thea is a slave girl from Judaea, passionate, musical, and guarded. Purchased as a toy for the spiteful heiress Lepida Pollia, Thea will become her mistress' rival for the love of Arius the Barbarian, Rome's newest and most savage gladiator. His love brings Thea the first happiness of her life, but that is quickly ended when a jealous Lepida tears them apart.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • If you loved the series Rome; don't miss this.

    • By Dixie Diva on 12-16-15

    Regular price: $31.49

  • Book 2

    • Daughters of Rome

    • Empress of Rome, Book 2
    • By: Kate Quinn
    • Narrated by: Elizabeth Wiley
    • Length: 13 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 64
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 58
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 58

    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 aloof, content to witness history rather than make it. But when a bloody coup turns their world upside-down, both women must maneuver carefully just to stay alive.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Riveting though . . . Shouldn't this have been

    • By Dixie Diva on 12-20-15

    Regular price: $31.49

  • Book 3

    • Empress of the Seven Hills

    • Empress of Rome, Book 3
    • By: Kate Quinn
    • Narrated by: Elizabeth Wiley
    • Length: 18 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 64
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 61
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 60

    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...

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • 5 mins in AND ITS WONDERFUL!

    • By Hilliard on 10-27-16

    Regular price: $38.49

  • Book 4

    • Lady of the Eternal City

    • Empress of Rome, Book 4
    • By: Kate Quinn
    • Narrated by: Elizabeth Wiley
    • Length: 20 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 59
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 53
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 52

    Elegant, secretive Sabina may be empress of Rome, but she still stands poised on a knife's edge. She must keep the peace between two deadly enemies: her husband, Hadrian, Rome's brilliant and sinister emperor; and battered warrior Vix, who is her first love. But Sabina is guardian of a deadly secret: Vix's beautiful son, Antinous, has become the emperor's latest obsession.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Fantastic plot, not so great performance

    • By Zon Girl on 05-08-16

    Regular price: $38.49