: 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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I just wasn’t keen on this one – I ended up skim reading the second half of the book and skipping to the end. The series is historical fiction following the life of Julius Caesar.
Emperor: The Gates of Rome
The gates of Rome, is about the youth of Julius Caesar, the most famous Roman who has ever lived. Open Preview See a Problem? Jul 14, Nate rated it did not like it. Jun 18, Jim Gifford rated it did not like it. For Gaius, the equally deadly infighting of the Roman Senate will be the battlefield where he hones his courage and skill.
Julius was igguldeh when Brutus was born! Want to Read saving…. I suppose the one thing that links all those is the love of a good tale. The action starts in the opening pages as Gaius, as Julius is known in his youth, and his friend Marcus, later known as Romee, are captured and bullied by older boys from the neighbouring property. Iggulden has really done gayes homework as the events in the book match the historical timelines. Things get a bit murkier once we involve the also very famous populist general and Gaius’s uncle Gaius Marius.
Every author who takes on this time period does so in such a monotone fashion. The Khans weren’t exactly Comedy Central material and yet there’s so much more humor and personality in that series. You read that blood is flying around, limbs are chopped off, rom men of both sides are dieing, than the author also adds to tome that Gaius keeps his head cool and orders his men to victory, in which you could very quickly see that this boy was destined for a great future.
The Gates of Rome
More By and About This Author. The two friends are forced connn walk different paths, and by the time they meet again everything will have changed. They were quickly dashed. It felt like living in Rome at some parts. I have to say this is fairly basic stuff.
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. Highly recommended to those who can stand the historical inaccuracies.
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There is virtually no character development. This is one of those books I think you will need to discover for yourself. I kept thinking our MC was a loser and then he’d do something amazing and I’d realize the author expected me to know he was a badass now but con I’d missed all that. The Gates romw 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.
Really happy with this book – I see many have slammed the story of historical inaccuracies, so I think its fair to read this as fiction based on history, rather than in any way accurate. From the spectacle of gladiatorial combat to the intrigue of the Senate, from the foreign wars that created an empire to the betrayals that almost tore it apart, the Emperor novels tell the remarkable story of the man who would become the greatest Roman of them all: In the end I must say that I am pleasantly surprised with the quality of this novel, it was way beyond my expectations.
Two stalwarts of the Roman republic: I don’t even know much about this history, and yet I can see it. Sulla is reduced to being an implied deviant obsessed with worshiping Aphrodite, but may still be a brilliant general in his spare time.
It’s a really well written book igguldenn very character driven, which drives you along in this page turner.
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Jun 08, Andrew Parry rated it it was ok. Books of the Week. But that’s not the point. Marcus is adopted by Gaius’s parents, and is trained alongside Gaius by a famous, retired and unbeaten gladiator named Renius. I decided to go back to the beginning of this series after having read and enjoyed the final book which was about Augustus, not Caesar. Conn Iggulden is just such a writer, bringing to vivid life one of the most fascinating eras in human history. I’ve been amazed by quite a few historical fiction already, but none of this specific genre.
Is this the first of four books? The other is a bastard child, a boy of strength and cunning, whose love for his adoptive family—and his adoptive brother—will be the most powerful force in his life.
The characters lift right out and it could honestly have been set anywhere and any time.
The ending was a little cheesy, but kinda good cheese. At its heart xonn the city of Rome, a place of glory and decadence, beauty and bloodshed. Title and author The title of the novel is Emperor: A major twist toward the end reveals the protagonists to be two of Roman history’s best-known figures, but readers with some knowledge of the period will have guessed their identities already.
He signs the agreement with his full name: Dec 26, Thomas Edmund rated it really liked it. In The Gates of Rome she is portrayed as epileptic, and those who know her consider her deranged.