: Emperor: The Gates of Rome: A Novel of Julius Caesar ( ): Conn Iggulden: Books. 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. 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.

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It delivered the setting it was supposed to. It starts off describing Caesar’s early life in his home outside Rome. Given what we know about Caesar, this is very likely true. There is absolutely nothing descriptive that makes it truly feel like you’re in Roman times.

To ask other readers questions about The Gates of Romeplease sign up. His appearances in the novel after leaving Caesar in Rome have a tacked on feel and do little more than jarringly move the reader from one part of the ancient Mediterranean world to the other. Jun 18, Jim Gifford rated it did not like it.

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It really is a fun read, just don’t go expecting historical accuracy. Perhaps the rest will be better. Door gebruik te maken van Scholieren. If that doesnt bug you then its a nice pulp read for a sunny day.


Unfortunately, one might say. Maak direct jouw profiel aan, het is gratis en je krijgt: I get to say ‘don’t take my word for it’ to anybody reading this review. The only part of Iggulden’s fictional experiment that works is his secondary characters.

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.

Is this the first of four books? Wil je meer weten, dan kan je altijd even contact met ons opnemen. Iggukden has really done his homework as the events in the book match the historical timelines.

Colleen McCullough adopted this line in her series of novels about the principal characters at the end of the Roman Republic, and therein Aurelia is portrayed as exceedingly smart, independent, and a powerful influence on her precocious son. There’s a few sex scenes but the most detail it goes into is roughly “She undid her deel coat and it slipped from her body”.

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The Cojn of Rome Embed. It is good for Caesar to have lots of random meaningless drunken sex before he gets married; he feels he wouldn’t be ready for marriage without all that experience.

Iggulden’s series on Genghis Khan and was expecting something similarly excellent. The republic that is Rome is ruled by the Senate, which is drenched in schemes iggu,den plots against one another senator.

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Jun 19, David rated it did not like it Shelves: Both will have known love, loss, and violence. Renius prepares them for a life in the legions serving the Republic. The astonishing life of Julius Caesar is recreated in a magnificent new novel that brilliantly interweaves history and adventure.

Please try again later. His childhood friend, the fictitious Marcus, is little more than a two-dimensional exploration of a wanna-be Legionnaire. Also by Conn Iggulden. I will surely read more of the genre. My mother is Irish and from an early age she told me history as an exciting series of stories — with dates.

Emperor: the gates of Rome

He said that he intentionally had to do the inaccuracy to ma I’ve been amazed by quite a few historical fiction already, but none of this specific genre. From my limited foray into historical fiction what I have seen from most authors is: When Marcus is igbulden, he joins the Fourth Macedonian Legion to earn his fortune; Gaius remains by his uncle’s side. View all 7 comments. The Best Books of