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Renae, book blogger at Respiring Thoughts. Reading addict. Dog lover. Possessor of too many paperbacks.

Book Review: Empress of the Seven Hills by Kate Quinn

Empress of the Seven Hills - Kate Quinn

I’m heartily disappointed by Empress of the Seven Hills, and possibly a bit angry too. This was a complete departure from the previous two books in the series, and not in a good way at all. Kate Quinn’s handle on entertaining historical fiction seems to have left the building in this book. I didn’t like any of the characters (and rather disliked the ones I was supposed to love), thought the plot was a non-plot and the ending a non-ending. Stylistically and conceptually, this is very different from Quinn’s other Rome-centric novels, but not in a good way. I’m very upset with this, and I really consider it to have been a waste of my time. 

 

Such a shame.

 

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