In book #3 in the Empress of Rome series, Vix is back. For those who haven't read Mistress of Rome and Daughters of Rome, we met Vix's parents in the first, and didn't hear much of him in the second. A gladiator for a father and a Jewish slave girl for a mother, Vix has dabbled in arena sports and women, wine and song, and isn't sure what he wants to be yet. Sabina, on the other hand does. Daughter of Senator Norbanus, she is destined for greatness - especially if she marries well.
But, because it's ancient Rome, of course there are enemies, and plots, and counter-plots, and wars. There are also beautiful cities, lavish celebrations and much philandering, plundering and postulating.
I love Kate Quinn's books, especially this series, and Empress of the Seven Hills does not disappoint. All the ingredients are here and I raced through it. Onwards and upwards to the next one.