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Emperor : The Gods of War by Conn Iggulden


Emperor : The Gods of War

Conn Iggulden

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Historical Fiction   Action / Adventure   Books for the Boys   
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Sarah Broadhurst's view...

The fourth and final volume of the life of Julius Caesar. History brilliantly recreated, full of high adventure. It is sad to see the end of the series but his next, also about an ancient warrior, should be brilliant too. I look forward to it.

Similar this month: None, but try Matthew Reilly.
Comparison: Bernard Cornwell, Valerio Massimo Manfredi, Steven Pressfield.

The Emperor Series:
1. The Gates of Rome
2. The Death of Kings
3. The Field of Swords
4. The Gods of War



Comparison: Bernard Cornwell, Philippa Gregory, Douglas Jackson
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Emperor : The Gods of War by Conn Iggulden

Caesar must fight his toughest battle yet – with Rome itself.

 

Julius Caesar, fresh from triumph in Britain and Gaul, is marching on Rome with his legions of hardened veterans. His goal: to unseat Pompey, now dictator of the Empire.

 

But waging war on your own people is never easy. And even after the city itself is taken and Julius, Brutus, Mark Antony and Octavian re-enter in triumph, there are many battles left to fight. For across the Empire – in Spain, Africa, Greece, across Asia Minor – there are legions loyal to Pompey. How will Caesar prevail? And at what cost?

 

‘The Gods of War’ is the story of ambition and loyalty, of friendship and power, of love and war. A famous tale, of truly epic dimensions, it ranges from Rome to Greece to Egypt and back to Rome; it shows how brilliant generalship can completely turn the odds, how overwhelming success can change even the best of men; it depicts brilliantly those famous names – Caesar, Marcus Brutus, Mark Antony, Pompey, Cicero, Cleopatra, Ptolemy – so that they appear anew. This is a triumphant conclusion to the outstanding Emperor series.


Reviews

‘If you liked “Gladiator”, you’ll love “Emperor”.’ The Times

‘A brilliant story – I wish I’d written it. A novel of vivid characters, stunning action and unrelenting pace. It really is a terrific read.’ Bernard Cornwell

‘The great events and breathtaking brutality of the times are brought lavishly to life.’ Guardian




About the Author

Conn Iggulden

Conn Iggulden is one of the most successful authors of historical fiction writing today. Stormbird is the first book in his brilliant new series set during the Wars of the Roses, an extraordinary period of British history. His previous two series, on Julius Caesar and on the Mongol Khans of Central Asia, describe the founding of the greatest empires of their day and were number one bestsellers. Conn Iggulden lives in Hertfordshire with his wife and children.


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Publisher
Harpercollins Publishers

Publication date
1st September 2011

Categories
Historical Fiction
Action / Adventure
Books for the Boys


ISBN
9780007437153
 


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