Daughters of Rome

Daughters of Rome

[a Novel]

Book - 2011
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AD 69. Nero is dead. The Roman Empire is up for the taking. With bloodshed spilling out of the palace and into the streets of Rome, chaos has become the status quo. The Year of Four Emperors will change everything—especially the lives of two sisters with a very personal stake in the outcome . . .

Elegant and ambitious, Cornelia embodies the essence of the perfect Roman wife. She lives to see her loyal husband crowned Emperor. Her sister, Marcella, is more withdrawn, content to witness history rather than make it. Even so, Marcella has her share of distinguished suitors, from a cutthroat contender for the throne to a politician's son who swears he will be Emperor.

When a bloody coup turns their world upside down, Cornelia and Marcella must maneuver carefully just to stay alive. As Cornelia tries to pick up the pieces of her shattered dreams, Marcella discovers a hidden talent for influencing the most powerful men in Rome. But in the end there can only be one Emperor . . . and one Empress.
Publisher: New York, NY : Berkley Books, c2011
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780425270974
Branch Call Number: QUIN
Characteristics: 385 pages ; 21 cm


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Jun 10, 2016

Very good story, had lots of characters but I didn't mind this with the authors writing style. I was engaged and vested in each one.

Jul 01, 2014

It was interesting watching the Year of Four Emperors unfold through the eyes of the four Cornelii cousins. Quinn did a great job bringing the events to life and making us root for these women to make it through them all alive (although admittedly, Marcella is less sympathetic than the other three).

feedtheflameforfacts Nov 05, 2011

Personally, I enjoyed this book greatly, and I like how it sets up Kate Quinn's other novel The Mistress of Rome, but I did prefer Mistress of Rome to this. The characters got confusing for a bit because they blurred together and there were times where many of them got extremely annoying.
It's a good read, especially if you enjoy this time period and/or her other novel, but it's not fantastic and not very memorable.

Sep 24, 2011

a prequel to Mistress of Rome, deals with Marcella, her sister and 2 cousins and the Year of the Four Emperors.

Aug 16, 2011

Once you get to know the characters (there are 4 Cornelia's!) this is a great mix of factual and fictional characters. It goes at the pace of a chariot race and is most enjoyable. If you like this genre you'll really like this.

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Jul 01, 2014

stepha89 thinks this title is suitable for 17 years and over

Nov 06, 2011

Juliekinz thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 18 and 30


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Jul 01, 2014

Violence: Depictions of military violence, references to suicide

Jul 01, 2014

Sexual Content: Multiple sex scenes, although none of them is particularly graphic


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