The Emperor's Assassin

The Emperor's Assassin

by Autumn Bardot


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History claims she is the first female serial killer. Or is that because men wrote her story?

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?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781078780629
Publisher: Barnes & Noble Press
Publication date: 08/01/2019
Pages: 474
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.95(d)

About the Author

Autumn Bardot is an author of 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 over fifteen years. She has a passion for history and has a special affinity for the unsung courageous females that history has neglected. 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. Connect at

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