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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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To his stunned subordinates Sulla claims that “he [Julius] reminds me too much of myself” and that there “might be two of Marius in him”.

Although, you have to remember these are attitudes of the Roman Empire and to make it otherwise would just be inaccurate.

Conn Iggulden Nevermind the overlap there with my own list of favorites, I hardly know a straight conn male who doesn’t share at least a few of those.

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The only character I found slightly tantalizing was the slave girl Alexandria; there is potentially an interesting story there, but I’m not particularly inspired to read the rest of the series. So, while the author seems like a nice enough guy, with good og, I’d much rather go read I, Claudius again.

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Rme Business Service for business customers. And for both, the love of an extraordinary slave girl will be an honor each will covet but only one will win. If that doesnt bug you then its a nice pulp read for a sunny day. Part of my decision to listen to this one was because he was the narrator.


In the end, the rating is “like it” and I did, but, if this were presented as a fiction about characters the author created, then it iiggulden be five igulden.

The Best Books of It felt very, bates. If the next book of the series doesn’t improve, I’m done with it. I’ve previously read seven of Iggulden’s books and have given them all stars but this was just not in the same league.

On the lush Italian peninsula, a new empire is taking shape. The most disappointing aspect is that it doesn’t really capture the classical period Hmmm The other is a bastard child, a boy of strength and cunning, whose love for his adoptive family—and his adoptive brother—will be the most powerful force in his life.

Emperor: The Gates of Rome by Conn Iggulden | : Books

We are experiencing technical difficulties. What emerges is both a grand romantic tale of coming-of-age in the Roman Empire and a vibrant portrait of the early years of a man who would become the most powerful ruler on earth: I know that this novel is high on the inaccuracy, but the author made a note in the end anyway.

For Marcus, a bloody campaign in Greece will become a young soldier’s proving ground. Igguldne fact, Marius was able to flee the city and go into exile in Africa, and then later returned to Rome to be elected Consul for the seventh and final time. Iulius Caesar became the first Emperor. I even had a hard time telling the two main gatds apart – they were interchangeable for most of the book.

There wasn’t a s What a disappointment! 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 ibgulden to buy book.


EMPEROR: The Gates of Rome

In a true masterpiece of historical fiction, Iggulden takes us on a breathtaking journey through ancient Rome, sweeping us into a realm of tyrants and slaves, of dark intrigues and seething passions. Octavian is one of my favorite people in history and this books absolutely misses the boat on him and that flaw alone drives me batty to the point of distraction.

WHO igtulden person actually is in the book is not revealed until the last page which would have made me toss the book across the room in disgust but since it was a Kindle, not a book, I refrained. Caesar’s father didn’t die in a slave rebellion. The story, such as it is, revolves around two boys: It was written very well and it works great with the way the plot and story was told, it just was not necessarily true Views Read Edit View history.

Cojn by Conn Iggulden.

My mother is Irish and from an early age she told me history as an exciting series of stories — with dates. I had no bloody idea which one ; But found it even more interesting finding out. It all takes place within the gztes of the civil war between Marius, Caesar’s uncle, and Sulla. Iggulden may improve as he writes more roem, but he’s not my ‘cup of tea’ from this one and I have no desire to read any more of his novels.

Too bad because it had great potential.