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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If they were played by actors, a critic would praise them for managing to make the most out of a horribly written screenplay with ineptly designed characters. The ultimate Rome story From the spectacle of gladiatorial combat to the intrigue of the Senate, from the foreign wars that secure the power of the empire to the betrayals that threaten to tear it apart, this is the remarkable story of the man who would become the greatest Roman of them all: Get to Know Us.

Review of Conn Iggulden’s Emperor: The Gates of Rome –

And what a period of constant change that was!!! His wife Cornelia is your typical somewhat wayward beauty, interchangeable gatew a hundred others of that ilk.

Conn Iggulden is just such a writer, bringing to vivid life one of the most fascinating rpme in human history. Both focused heavily on war and military. If you look at people’s reviews of this book you yhe notice that how someone likes it depends on how much or what they’ve read on the subject. I’ve previously read seven of Iggulden’s books and have given them all stars but this was just not in the same league.


Enter your mobile number or email address below and we’ll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Highly recommended to those who can stand the historical inaccuracies. One other we might add is Jack Whyte, because Mr.

Historical accuracy be damned, I am going to pen a kickass book! The novel tells of the harsh realities of life in Ancient Romenot only for the nobilitas but also for the slave population, who revolt and kill Gaius’s father during a siege of the Caesar estate.

Before the two boys reach majority, they are thrust into adulthood by the untimely death of Gaius’s father and take up residence in Rome with Gaius’s uncle Marius, a powerful consul who is vying with Sulla for control of the Republic.

I honestly didn’t mind the inaccuracies, even though I’m a semi huge history buff.

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This was a damn good read that I thoroughly enjoyed. In the city of Rome, a titanic power struggle is about to shake the Republic to its core. But as I said, perhaps it is an gatee comparison. However, Renius’s training techniques sometimes have near fatal results; both Julius and Marcus nearly drown on one coonn. The writing is simplistic and awkward, and at least half the text described violent encounters in fair Sigh.

The only part of Iggulden’s fictional experiment that works is his secondary characters. It really is a terrific read. Thank you for your feedback.


One is the son of a senator. Gaius Marius and Lucius Cornelius Sulla are reduced to two pitbulls trying to get at each other’s throats. I had no bloody idea which one ; But found it even more interesting finding out. And the land where they were once innocent will be thrust into the grip of bitter conflict—a conflict that will set Roman against Roman. Is this feature helpful? iggulfen

See our Returns Policy. Nonetheless the story is pretty strong and what I especially liked was the vividness of the prose. Iggulden admits to taking some liberties with history, and his masking the identities of Gaius and Marcus is unnecessary and distracting. Brilliantly interweaving history and adventure, Conn Iggulden conjures a stunning array of contrasts-from the bloody stench of a battlefield to the opulence of the greatest city in history, from the tenderness of gatfs lover to the treachery of an assassin.

BUT, changing actual historic events both as to their timing and their iggupden and changing rone age of known historical characters is not, to me appropriate.

I highly recommend it. Would you like to see more reviews about this item? The character Alexandria is one who has been forced into slavery [invaded, in a way?