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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Way too much of a kid-gloves YA vibe and outright fucking with history. Hamilton or Wilbur Smith. But because I know this is going to the same end as the histories, then historical inaccuracies just stick in First off, there was nothing wrong with the writing, or the pacing or action. View all 3 comments. But this book doesn’t dabble or stretch the confines for more freedom, this book gives historical accuracy a wide, albeit arrogant, berth.

The Gates of Rome (Emperor, book 1) by Conn Iggulden

And the land where they were once innocent will be thrust into the grip of bates conflict—a conflict that will set Roman against Roman. Both will have known love, loss, and violence. I didn’t connect with anyone and couldn’t see how any of them actually connected with each other. Brilliantly interweaving history and adventure, Conn Iggulden conjures a stunning array of contrasts-from the bloody stench of a battlefield to the opulence of the greatest city in history, from the tenderness of a lover to the treachery of an assassin.

If the Roman Empire is facinating to you, espically Ceasar’s rise to power, then this is a book to watch out for. On the lush Italian peninsula, a new empire is taking gate. He said that he intentionally had to do the inaccuracy to make the plot a lot better.

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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. However, there is little excuse for how he bastardized the competition between Gaius Marius and Lucius Cornelius Sulla. 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.


Caesar’s father didn’t die in a slave rebellion. I understand changing things for fiction but this is just ridiculous.

He was a city consul for 7 times, dying in 86 b. Tje I honestly think this should be fine, unless The Emperor series is written differently. More By and About This Author.

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See 1 question about The Gates of Rome…. Iggulden’s rendering of Sulla’s interaction with Caesar. My great-grandfather was a Seannachie, so I suppose story-telling is in the genes somewhere. If this were an alternate history, it wouldn’t bother me, because in an alternate history novel, the end is different duh, right?

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After leaving with Renius who has his injured arm amputated by his brother along the wayMarcus begins to make a name for himself in the Fourth Macedonia Legion’s centuria: We need Tyrion to liven them up a bit.

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Though it seems a dated idea now, I began teaching when boys were told only girls were good at English, despite the great names that must spring to mind after that statement. The Death of Kings, Emperor: Some of the men live too richly for their purses, if you understand me.

As the remnants of Primigenia under Orso Ferito and Bar Gallenius fight a losing battle against the advancing Second Alaudae on the streets of Rome, Julius is captured in the chaos. When the final test he subjects them too leads to almost murderous violence an elderly healer, Cabera, fortuitously appears on the scene and the lives of the two young men and the three older become entwined as the action moves to the city and then to service in the Legions.

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The writing was oversimplified, the characters were oversimplified, the conflicts were oversimplified, the resolutions were oversimplified Published February by Dell Books first published November 26th The number of errors, which can be clearly documented by numerous ancient sources, about the lives and upbringing of Caesar and his familyL. The Gates of Rome Emperor Author s: The first book in the series introduces two young Romans: Sep 02, Eric Smith rated it really liked it Recommends it for: Conn Iggulden lives in Hertfordshire with his wife and their children.

Of course not much is known about Ceaser’s youth and childhood yet by putting a little flesh on the bones and using your own imagination you get caught up and carried along quickly in the whole story. 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.

Refresh and try again. Twenty-five years after the destruction of Carthage, Gaius Gracchus, as tribune, attempted to found a Roman colony at Carthage. Writing style aside, this book is not historical fiction. It’s much more interesting igguleen and I think he did excellent work in richly developing numerous characters in all five of these historical novels.

Who can say that a described event could not have happened. Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. It’s not really a ‘stand alone’ read, as you’ll want to know more, much more. Sulla has total control of the city and republic of Rome, except for Gqtes which Marius’s general Quintus Sertorius had established as an independent state. Although, you have to remember these are attitudes of the Roman Empire and to make it otherwise would just be inaccurate.