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History paints her as the first female serial killer…

Locusta is the daughter of a winemaker in the Roman province of Gaul. She enjoys the indulged childhood of the elite, her concerns only about the day’s amusements. She rides gentle ponies, attends parties, reads Ovid, and learns the herbal arts from her servant. But the day after meeting her betrothed, Locust
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Published October 1st 2019 by Flores Publishing
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Amy Bruno
Have you ever finished a book and thought "well, dang...how in the heck am I supposed to write a review worthy enough?!" That's me with The Emperor's Assassin!

This is my third book of Bardot's that I've had the pleasure of reading and I swear, her writing gets better with each book! I have to say that this one is my favorite so far...that is until her next one comes out :)

"I will not allow one man to destroy my life," I said. "He may use my body, but he will not conquer m
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Jypsy
Nov 14, 2019 rated it really liked it
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The Emperor's Assassin
By: Autumn Bardot

*REVIEW* 🎻🎻🎻🎻.5
Have you ever heard of the ancient Roman Emperor Nero? He is one of history's most notorious rulers. Now, imagine being forced to work for him. The heroine, Locusta, is a woman of privilege and the elite, living on a vineyard with her father. She is betrothed to a very old man, but after his demise, Locusta is
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Cranky - The Book Curmudgeon
Sep 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing
5 CRANKY STARS


This author loves to write historical fiction. I for one, vastly enjoy reading her novels. She takes real people out of ancient history and makes up a story as to how they lived their life in relation to the few facts that are known. This novel takes place in ancient Rome from just before Nero was crowned, until his defeat. Our main character is the daughter of a wine grower in Gaul. Unfortunately, their lives become
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Xerxes
Oct 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Ultimately , this novel is about silent violence, sexual violence, the murky and misery of Roman politics. But it is also about the loss and misery of goodness. Corruption has become the ultimate winner in this novel under Nero’s reign. Corruption of power in an ruthless empires causes people with good nature to turn into the worst monsters unimaginable.

This novel had me seeing how a young innocent girl from Gaul was tainted by the corrupted politics of Rome. No one ever sees themsel
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Patty
Nov 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
We meet the heroine of The Emperor’s Assasin when she is just a young girl living on her father’s estate. He grows grapes but is a little addled, as is her older brother. Locusta is anxious to meet the man she is going to marry. She prepares for this momentous ocassion with her servant/friend/mentor, Pricilla. Since her mother died it has been Pricilla to whom Locusta has turned for just about everything and the two share a love of botany. Soon Locusta is respected as a healer in the surrounding ...more
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Stephanie
Nov 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Locusta of Gaul grew up in a sprawling vineyard outside of Ancient Rome.  When she was of age, her father sent up an advantageous match for her to an elderly and harsh man.  Locusta learns of her betrothed's true nature and is horrified.  Pricilla, Locusta's servant uses her knowledge of herbs to make sure Locusta will not be bothered by him again.  Locusta is intrigued by Pricilla knowledge of herbs and becomes a student of plants, both helpful and deadly.  Locusta's knowledge soon surpasses Pr ...more
Amy
Nov 05, 2019 rated it really liked it
I have read several books by Autumn Bardot and have enjoyed every one of them. Emperor’s Assassin is no different. I have not read anything in the past about Nero’s time, so I found this story to be intriguing and fascinating. Locusta is one historical figure I had never heard of before and I find myself wanting to know more about her.
I am giving Emperor’s Assassin four stars. Historical fiction readers will not want to miss this one. I thought it was great.
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Autumn Bardot writes historical fiction and romance about courageous women and daring passions!

Her erotic fiction includes Legends of Lust, Erotic Myths from around the World, published by Cleis Press. Confessions of a Sheba Queen (erotica) will be available Jan 2020.

The Impaler's Wife is her debut historical fiction!

Autumn has a BA in English literature and a M
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