Anyone having taken history or is a Shakespeare addict will be aware of the death of Julius Caesar but this informative, interesting and totally thrilling book goes behind the scenes and brings the whole business to life. Details of the political background and the turmoil and unrest that followed the assassination are full of action and tension. An excellent conclusion to a wonderful series.
Julius Caesar has been assassinated. A nation is in mourning. Revenge will be bloody. Rome's great hero Julius Caesar has been brutally murdered by his most trusted allies. While these self-appointed Liberatores seek refuge in the senate, they have underestimated one man: Caesar's adopted son Octavian, a man whose name will echo through history as Augustus Caesar. Uniting with his great rival Mark Antony, Octavian will stop at nothing to seek retribution from the traitors and avenge his father's death. His greatest hatred is reserved for Brutus, Caesar's childhood friend and greatest ally, now leader of the conspirators. As the people take to the streets of Rome, the Liberatores must face their fate. Some flee the city; others will not escape mob justice. Not a single one will die a natural death. And the reckoning will come for Brutus on the sweeping battlefield at Philippi.
'A clever and convincing narrative ... the best book in the series'
Praise for the EMPEROR series:
'If you liked Gladiator, you'll love Emperor'
'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'
'The great events and breathtaking brutality of the times are brought lavishly to life'
GUARDIAN Praise for the CONQUEROR series:
'Iggulden is in a class of his own when it comes to epic, historical fiction'
'This is energetic, competent stuff; Iggulden knows his material and his audience'
'Iggulden...tells an absolutely cracking story...the pace is nail-biting and the set dressing magnificent'
'I felt as if a blockbuster movie was unfolding before me...read the book before Hollywood takes it over'
Publication date: 26/09/2013
Publisher: Harper an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
|Publication date:||26th September 2013|
|Publisher:||Harper an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers|
|Genres:||Action Adventure / Spy, eBook Favourites, Historical Fiction,|
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 ...More About Conn Iggulden