: 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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In his first session he witnesses Marius outwitting Sulla in a Senate vote by sending him and his legion, Second Alaudae off to Greece to put down a rebellion led by the Greek king: Download our Spring Fiction Sampler Now.

Emperor: the gates of Rome

I just wasn’t keen on this one – I ended up skim reading the second half of the book and skipping to the end. First it was too obviously the first of a series, the two MCs had barely beg Really happy with this book – I see many have slammed the story of historical inaccuracies, so I think roke fair to read this as fiction based on gtaes, rather than in any way accurate.

Marcus Brutus and Julius Caesar did not grow up together. But this is generally refuted by a historical record that paints her as a model Roman woman and mother who was highly regarded among all classes of her Roman contemporaries.

There is virtually no character development. He was very honest in admitting that he didn’t know but advised me to walk into a bookshop, pick up The Gates of Rome, read the first chapter then decide whether to replace it on the shelf or buy it.

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In my personal opinion, most of the big Epic Fantasy has been written based on the history and legends of Rome and how it affected and changed all the cultures it encountered and the way they resisted or were taken over and changed for good The Gates of Rome Rarely, if ever, does a new writer dazzle us with such a vivid imagination and storytelling, flawlessly capturing the essence of a land, a people, a legend.


He is an incredibly influential historical figure, he’s even got a month named in his honor! A good first book in the series but not nearly as compelling as his Genghis series.

Every author who takes on this time period does so in such a monot A good first book in the series but not nearly as compelling as his Genghis series.

Historical Fiction Military Fiction Category: Jun 23, Pages Buy. Caesar’s legacy is one that attains mythical status as time flow What really happened in the course of history might some times be as dry as a desert.

EMPEROR: The Gates of Rome

Mithridates is referred to as a “Greek general” who had “taken one of our cities. In his itgulden note afterward, Iggulden does mention that most of Julius Caesar’s childhood is a mystery to historians. This leads to that Marius needs to defend Rome with his own legion while Sulla tries to conquer it with the army he has taken to Greece. Inspired by Your Browsing History. After gaates acquainting myself with this author through his Genghis Khan “Conqueror” series, I had high hopes.

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

Second, Caesar was known to be proscribed by Sulla and very nearly lost his life because of it. While I’m glad people are still showing interest in ancient Rome, don’t we have enough fictionalizations of Julius Caesar?

I suppose the one thing that links all those is the love of a good tale. As the two boys begin their careers Gaius as a senator and Brutus as a legionarya political war is being played out in the senate between two powerful Generals: Feb 27, Jennie rated it it was ok Recommended to Jennie by: When asked by associates why he had let Mithridates live, Sulla reveals that cohn is a man I know I can beat”, unlike the unknown quantity of a successor. And while there are those thousands of readers who don’t know the history enough to know that this book is an alternate history, there sure are thousands that do.


Also, he’s not really that historically accurate either.

He is also the coauthor of the bests We are experiencing technical difficulties. I love ancient Egypt, the pre-colonization civilizations of the Americas, any gigulden after the Romans, just not the Romans or Greeks if I can group those two time periods together.

Thereafter Gaius gets to know his uncle Marius better who is the consul of Rome, which you could relate a president nowadays.

The gates of Rome, is about the youth of Julius Caesar, the most famous Roman who has ever lived. Conn Iggulden is just such a writer, bringing to vivid life one of the most fascinating eras in human history. He than takes his chance and punish them for the deeds they have done, but later in the story, Suetonius becomes inferior to Gaius because he will become his superior in the legion.

Conn Iggulden is the acclaimed author of the Emperor novels, which chronicle the life of Julius Caesar, and the Conqueror series, which is based on the lives of Mongol warlords Genghis, Ogedai, and Kublai Khan. Thanks for telling us about the problem.

One of the nicest negative review words a reviewer could draw upon – incompatibility. Thus, you would think it would be geared towards middle-school boys.