The Emperor’s Assassin
by Autumn Bardot
Publication Date: October 1, 2019
eBook & Paperback; 437 Pages
Genre: Historical Fiction
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?
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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.
~ 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)
Coffee and Ink’s Review
Oh, yes! Another Autumn Bardot 😀 novel! I haven’t read anything of hers matching The Impaler’s Wife in scope and depth, but I honestly haven’t been disappointed by the books that followed. I especially loved this one, set in Rome and involving the herbal arts. Locasta has apparently been cast as a murderess by history, but the author has created a plausible setting to shed some light on her motivations.
Luckily the fictional Locasta has a knowledgeable slave who loves her and teaches her the art of concocting herbal remedies, until she begins to surpass her. Locasta’s remedies and potions become well known, which brings her riches but also notoriety. Eventually she is caught in a web of intrigue so tight only the love of a roman soldier can free her.
I highly recommend this book and anything else that comes from the pen of Autumn Bardot!
Blog Tour Schedule
Monday, October 21
Review at Passages to the Past
Tuesday, October 22
Review at Gwendalyn’s Books
Wednesday, October 23
Excerpt at The Book Junkie Reads
Friday, October 25
Review at Al-Alhambra
Monday, October 28
Review at Red Headed Book Lady
Wednesday, October 30
Review at Historical Fiction with Spirit
Thursday, October 31
Review at History from a Woman’s Perspective
Friday, November 1
Guest Post at History from a Woman’s Perspective
Monday, November 4
Review at Jessica Belmont
Tuesday, November 5
Feature at CelticLady’s Reviews
Wednesday, November 6
Review at Locks, Hooks and Books
Thursday, November 7
Review at Beth’s Book Nook Blog
Friday, November 8
Excerpt at Myths, Legends, Books & Coffee Pots
Tuesday, November 12
Excerpt at Maiden of the Pages
Thursday, November 14
Review at 100 Pages a Day
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