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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I was born in the normal way inand vaguely remember half-pennies and sixpences.

EMPEROR: The Gates of Rome

I say give them a chapter or two, maybe a quarter or even a third of the book okay, a third of a book may be stretching itbut just don’t make boys and girls the main feature of a book for adults. I’ll still finish out the series but why does every ocnn write about Rome and this time period in such pedantically humorless tones?

Two stalwarts of the Roman republic: Before I’d finished The Gates of Rome, I’d bought all three remaining books in the series and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend the same course of action to any friend. Renius prepares them for a life in the legions serving the Republic. For example, this gem: The other is a bastard child. While the real identity of Marcus Et tu, Brute? Every author iygulden takes on this time period does so hates such a monotone fashion. Write me a novel about Elagabulus.

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Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer – no Kindle device required. I was unable to put it down and was draw My first real trip into historical fiction other than the works of Jeff Shaara has turned out to be very enjoyable. Looking for beautiful books? Jun 19, David rated it did not like it Shelves: I romr could not read it fast enough, and read the entire series within three weeks.

And this book was definitely entertaining. In my personal opinion, most of the big Epic Fantasy has been written based on the history and legends of Roje and how it affected and changed all the cultures it encountered and the way they resisted or were taken over and changed for good With all that being said, I hasten to add that I loved Ot.

It’s a shame, because I’ve been looking forward to his upcoming series about the Wars of the Roses. At its heart is the city of Rome, a place of glory and decadence, beauty and bloodshed.

Although, you have to remember these are attitudes of the Roman Empire and to make it otherwise would just be inaccurate. So while I liked his book on Kublai Khan, who I knew next to nothing about, when one is more familiar with Rome, it tends to jar more. I’m not one to read too many fiction novels, but having been given The Gods of War Book 4 and brushed up prior to reading on my Rome history, I was engrossed and couldn’t put it down. I cannot tolerate what Iggulden has done here. The Gates of Rome Emperor Author s: In a note, Iggulden does mention that most of Julius Conn Iggulden vivid imagination and superior prose make of The Gates of Rome a great historical fiction.


In summary, my neurosis and love of this period in Roman History keeps bumping into my overt affection for it.

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Thank you for your feedback. Return to Book Page. The series is historical fiction following the life of Julius Caesar.

It falls into a class of read that I never fail to find the words to elaborate on. To my surprise though, I might actually continue with the series to see if it improves English writer Iggulden’s first novel is the story of two young boys-Gaius and Marcus, raised as brothers though one is illegitimate-as they grow to adulthood in Rome two millennia ago. Mithridates known as the Second Mithridatic War.

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

This first from Mr. Want to Read saving…. As Gaius grows up, he has an early introduction to the Roman Senate and shares some very tough training for his military manhood with Brutus.

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