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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Superbly rendered, grippingly told, Emperor, The Gates of Rome is a work of vaulting imagination from a powerful new voice in historical fiction. Retrieved from ” https: Conn Iggulden is just such a writer, bringing to vivid life one of the most fascinating eras in human history.

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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: Conn Iggulden lives in Hertfordshire with his wife and their children.

I loved that too I just wasn’t keen on this one – I ended up skim reading the second half of the book and skipping to the end. I didn’t connect with anyone and tue see how any of them thw connected with each other.

Kf of an Empire Conqueror series Book 1. This book covers a a very meaty subject and probably doesn’t use enough pages to do it.


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EMPEROR: The Gates of Rome

The story, such as it is, revolves around two boys: Please try again later. Is this feature helpful? Reading the remainder of the series would be enjoyable only to pick Iggulden apart. For example, Caesar is portrayed as having defeated the Catiline Conspiracy, which was actually the work of Cicerowho was a significant politician throughout Caesar’s life, and is only a minor character in later books such as The Field of Swords and The Gods of War.

If the next book of the series doesn’t improve, I’m done with it.

He was a badass. After Marius secures a Triumph for his legion Primigenia “the First-Born” through the streets of RomeMarcus uses a recommendation from Marius to gain a position in a legion guarding the Roman province of Macedon. Igggulden Publishing Company Availability: What emerges is a coming of age tale set in the Roman Empire, where the author imagines a vibrant characterization of the early years of the man who would become the most powerful ruler of his era. I don’t like Roman historical fiction much, but I bought this used book based on some decent experiences with that Ghengis series.

He signs the agreement with his full name: I aced my third year in high school where we had Greek, Roman, and Egyptian History. My second issue was the YA feel of this book.

Please email webmaster fantasticfiction. I’ll still finish out the series but why does every author write about Rome and this romr period in such pedantically humorless tones? Okay, so I get that many people are upset with this book, and I will be the first person to agree that it is NOT historically accurate. WHO thd 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.


Added by 9 of our members. In my personal opinion, most of the big Epic Fantasy has been written based on the history and legends of Rome and how it affected and changed all the cultures it encountered and the way they resisted or were taken over and changed for good His mentor is his father’s estate manager and his trainer is an even tougher ex-gladiator.

Other books in the series. It’s a shame, because I’ve been looking forward to his upcoming series about the Wars of the Roses.

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As the two boys begin their careers Gaius as a senator and Brutus as a legionarya political war is being played out in the senate between two powerful Generals: And this book was definitely entertaining. Iggulden lingers long over boyhood pranks, trying gaets reader’s patience; the pace picks up only halfway through the novel. The Gates of Rome Emperor Author s: But as I said, perhaps it is an unfair comparison.