The Emperor's Assassin by Autumn Bardot
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, Locusta discovers the consequences of possessing such dangerous knowledge. Ordered to leave her pastoral life, Locusta is thrust into a world of intrigue, scandal, and murder—where treason lurks behind every corner and defying an emperor means death. Locusta’s life changes forever when a young Emperor Nero requires her herbal expertise. And commands her to be his personal poisoner. Caught in an imperial web, Locusta must embrace her profession or die. Or is there another way out? History paints her as the first female serial killer. Or is she yet another maligned woman in history?
What can I say about this book? Just wow! I've learned so many things about Rome I never knew about and the people that lived during that time.
This is a new to me author and I truly enjoyed it!
Whenever I read a new book I have to think about what I'm going to write because I want to do that book justice. I think that what I loved about this book was that Locusta told her story in 1st person which is my favorite genre. I liked it since I can connect with a person much better. I also like a story in 3rd person as well.
This author has truly done her research well. She has done an excellent job in making these characters come to life for us. I could actually feel their feelings shouting from the pages at me.
This is definitely a book that will leave you thinking about it long after you are done.
This book will leave you engaged until the end. So many interesting scenes in this book! I felt that I was watching a movie back in the Biblical times.
Her style makes me want to read more of her work. I can see what I've missed from what other people have said. Her other books looks interesting as well. Here are a few examples:
If fans of Autumn loved the Emperor's Assassin then they'll be sure to love these as well.
I strongly recommend this book if you love history and want to learn about Rome and her people. I just know I couldn't put this book down.
After I started feeling better I read like a speed demon. I do apologize for getting sick when this was due.
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About the Author
Autumn Bardot writes historical fiction and historical erotica. Her debut historical fiction is THE IMPALER'S WIFE. Her debut historical erotica is LEGENDS OF LUST. Autumn, a pen name, has worked as an educator for more than sixteen years. She teaches literature, writing, and the magic of words. She has a passion for history and a special affinity for the unsung courageous females that history has neglected. Or misunderstood. Autumn lives in Southern California with her husband and every-growing family. She wishes she was one-tenth as brave as the women she writes about. Historical Fiction ~ The Impaler's Wife ~ Dragon Lady ~ The Emperor's Assassin ( coming Oct 1, 2019 ) Historical Erotica ( Cleis Press) ~ Legends of Lust, Erotic Myths from around the World ~ Confessions of a Sheba Queen ( coming March 10, 2020)
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