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Mistress of Rome by Kate Quinn
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Jun 08, 2010

it was amazing
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Read in June, 2010 — I own a copy

I loved this book. Ancient Rome is always fascinating, but the plot twists and turns combined with well developed, engaging characters bumped Mistress of Rome up to 5 stars for me. The cover and title made me think that the story would be pretty chick lit-esque, but that impression was quickly dispelled with bloody and gory gladiator scenes, complex political intrigues and the varying points of view from several narrating voices. I also enjoyed how Kate Quinn incorporated a sense of reality to the mysticism of their religion. I look forward to reading both her prequels and sequels.
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06/27/2010 page 183
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