From the author of the bestselling The Dangerous Book for Boys Sweeping us into a realm of tyrants and slaves, of dark intrigues and seething. : Emperor: The Gates of Rome: A Novel of Julius Caesar ( ): Conn Iggulden: Books. Editorial Reviews. From Publishers Weekly. If the Roman Empire had taken as long to rise and Emperor: The Gates of Rome: A Novel of Julius Caesar ( Emperor Series Book 1) – Kindle edition by Conn Iggulden. Download it once and read it.

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Emperor: The Gates of Rome

Get to Know Us. This is the first of Conn Iggulden books I have read. Iggulden tosses in tidbits of Roman history from time to time, but without any regard as to whether the statements are true. See 1 question about The Gates of Rome…. His uncle Marius related in a totally different way from in McCullough’s books, but I have no way of knowing which of them is right comes off better.

Rarely, if ever, does a new writer dazzle us with such a vivid imagination and storytelling, flawlessly capturing the essence of a land, a people, a legend. I kept thinking our MC was a loser and then he’d do something amazing and I’d realize the author expected me to rlme he was a badass now but somehow I’d missed all that. If we were in a relationship, or book and I, I would be saying to it “I want you to know that i It has been a bloody long time since I last had a review to do that felt this easy to write.


The Death of Kings Conn Iggulden. If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? Sep 02, Eric Smith rated it really liked it Recommends it for: Set up igguldeb giveaway.

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Want to Read saving…. Nov 14, Lizzy rated ot really liked it Shelves: This one is Ceasar and Brutus, one the honored son the other the adopted bastard, growing up on a farm outside of Rome.

Write a customer review. Dome book was so cut and dry for me. Retrieved from ” https: As such, while ideally the more accurate the history the better, still it is the fiction that is also important.

OTOH, I will admit that it is well written and that if adherence to historical reality is of no consequence, it itgulden an interesting read and seems well researched from a life-in-ancient-Rome point of view.

His writing style doesn’t put too much …more I haven’t read this book but I have read the Conqueror series by Conn Iggulden, which is about Ghengis Khan. One also suspects, from the series title, that the work was begun under the impression that G.

Just started reading the book and was intrigued into buying Book 2, very well done and both exceptionally interesting on life in the Roman era, so, I had to buy book. Also, the roles of historical warlords Marius and Sulla are not well clarified. To view gstes, click here. One is the son of a senator, a boy of privilege and ambition to whom much has been given and from whom much is expected.


He is yet to develop his fearsome reputation. I’ll still finish out the series but why does every author write about Rome and this time period in such pedantically humorless tones? Aside from that, this was near perfect. As Gaius grows up, he has an early introduction to the Roman Senate and shares some very tough training for his military manhood with Brutus. I know that this novel is high on the inaccuracy, but the author made a note in the end anyway.

Marius’s and his supporter’s property is seized. The Khans weren’t exactly Comedy Central material and yet there’s so much more humor and personality in that series.

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Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. However, in order to take the drama to a higher level, the author takes some years away from Marius, gives about years plus to Gaius Julius, and to top it all, makes the consul’s death a very big theatrically dramatic moment. Only a couple of beefs with the novel. The Field of Swords, Emperor: By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. The Death of Kings, Emperor: You’ll be reading about Gaius and Marcus’ journey from childhood to manhood.

I’m a big fan of Roman History and have studied it extensively: