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Emperor: The Gates of Rome by Conn Iggulden

Emperor: The Gates of Rome

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This is the first in the Emperor series following the story of young Caesar. A great, epic adventure following the power struggles and rivalries in the early days of Caesar's life. This is a thrilling, historical, action-packed read that will keep you glued from start to finish.

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

If you like Conn Iggulden you might also like to read books by James Forrester, Philippa Gregory and Douglas Jackson.


Emperor: The Gates of Rome by Conn Iggulden

The early life of Julius Caesar is recreated in a novel that brilliantly interweaves history and adventure. An epic tale of ambition and rivalry, bravery and betrayal, from an outstanding new voice in historical fiction -- already a top-ten bestseller in hardback. From the spectacle of gladiatorial combat to the intrigue of the Senate, from the foreign wars that created an empire to the betrayals that almost tore it apart, the Emperor novels tell the remarkable story of the man who would become the greatest Roman of them all: Julius Caesar. Brilliantly interweaving history and adventure, The Gates of Rome introduces an ambitious young man facing his first great test. In the city of Rome, a titanic power struggle is about to shake the Republic to its core. Citizen will fight citizen in a bloody conflict -- and Julius Caesar will be in the thick of the action.


'If you liked GLADIATOR, you'll love EMPEROR.'

'Great fun ! the great events and breathtaking brutality of the times are brought lavishly to life. Russell Crowe and Sean Bean's agents are surely already jockeying for the wide-screen roles.'

'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.'

'Stunning. It begins with hints of a mystery and continues as a galvanizing historical thriller. Words like brilliant , sumptuous and enchanting jostle to be used but scarcely convey the way Iggulden brings the tale to life, or the compelling depictions of battle, treachery and everyday detail in a precarious world vividly re-created ! exhilarating.'
Los Angeles Times

'The descriptions of combat in the circus, slaves in revolt, skirmishes in Greece, amputations and street fighting are all convincing.'

'A rich and compelling novel that draws the reader into an extraordinary time and the life of an extraordinary man.'

About the Author

Conn Iggulden

Conn Iggulden is one of the most successful authors of historical fiction writing today; with UK sales topping almost 3 million, Conn has joined the likes of Bernard Cornwell and Ken Follett on the A-list of historical novelists. Conn’s 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. An ex-school teacher and adventurer, Conn was the first author to ever achieve a simultaneous no 1 across and fiction and non-fiction charts with Dangerous Book for Boys. Over 7 million copies of his books have now sold globally. Conn lives in Hertfordshire with his wife and four children.

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1st September 2011


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HarperCollins Publishers Ltd an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers


640 pages


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