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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Please try again later. Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. And for both, the love of an extraordinary slave girl will be an honor each will covet but only one will win. Jun 28, Justin rated it it was ok Shelves: I’m sure I’ll soon be on Book 5 by Christmas.

This one is Ceasar and Brutus, one the honored son the other the adopted bastard, growing up on a farm outside of Rome. This is ultimately little more than a protracted introduction to o bigger iggupden, which Iggulden will surely go on to tell. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. The Romans finally rebuilt Carthage under Augustus.

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First time in 20 years I haven’t been able to finish a teh. Iggulden’s series of books about Genghis Khan and the rise of the Mongol Empire in the 13th century.

This a historical fictiion novel of the Roman Empire at the end of the Republic era and the beginning of the Kings era. Mass Market Paperbackpages. Recommended for fans of historical fiction. It’s amazing how a book about the early life of Julius Ceasar could be boring. Inspired by Your Browsing History. She isn’t such a bad bird and can be forgiving if gstes feel the need as an author to break free and dabble. I was very disappointed with the shabby treatment of known historical facts.


Doing so is fine if that is clearly an author’s stated intent – as in a novel with the premise that Ceasar did not die in 44BC or if Germany had won WWII. About Conn Iggulden Conn Iggulden is one of igguldn most successful authors of historical fiction writing today.

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After reading the first chapter in the bookshop, I bought the book. I finished this book over a week ago and have already begun, and igguldsn, the second one in this series ‘The Death of Kings’. Gaius Gaius Julius Caesarson of a senator and born of noble-blood, and blood-friend Marcus Marcus Junius Brutusson of a high-class courtesan Servilia. The Gates of Rome 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.

Highly recommended to those who can stand the historical inaccuracies. Sulla immediately begins taking vengeance on all of Marius’s friends, who are hunted down and killed.

Get to Know Us. I will surely read more of the genre. In his first session he witnesses Marius outwitting Sulla in a Senate vote by sending him and his legion, Second Alaudae off to Greece igguldeb put down a rebellion led by the Greek king: And this book was definitely entertaining.

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I recommend if like me you want to know more about the famous Caeser without being overloaded. I say iggullden them a chapter or two, maybe a quarter gatez even a third of the book okay, a third of a book may be stretching itbut just don’t make boys and girls the main feature of a book for adults. At its heart is the city of Rome, a place of glory and decadence, beauty and bloodshed.

Colleen McCullough adopted iggupden line in her series of novels about the principal characters at the end of the Roman Republic, and therein Aurelia is portrayed as exceedingly smart, independent, and a powerful influence on her precocious son. There was enough detail to make the story clear, without bogging the world down in the particulars.

Marius prepares Rome and the Primigenia legion for the return of Sulla and inevitable civil warwhile Julius eventually falls in love with Corneliadaughter of the wealthy and influential Senator, Cinnaand marries her on the morning of Sulla’s return. Some of the characters have rather odd names for Romans and cnn character of Cabera, a nomadic healer, seems to come from a work of fantasy.

Nonetheless the story is pretty strong and what I especially liked was the vividness of the prose. Iggylden characters were really great.

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