Emperor is an internationally acclaimed historical five-novel series by British author Conn Iggulden about early ;; The Field of Swords – released late ;; The Gods of War – released ;; The Blood of Gods – released May Paperback. Pub Date Pages: Language: English The epic new novel in Conn Iggulden’s bestselling EMPEROR Caesar has been. : The Blood of Gods: A Novel of Rome (Emperor) (): Conn Iggulden: Books.

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Overall, this was fantastic. Emperog great-grandfather was a Seannachie, so I suppose story-telling is in the genes somewhere. It is counter-intuitive, but as Japanese kendo fighters will affirm, the instinctive reaction after thousands of hours of training is often faster than a blow resulting from a controlled decision. For two men whose bonds of friendship, family, and fidelity to the emperor are unbreakable, the shocking assassination is nothing less than treason. Apr 01, Robin Carter rated it it was amazing Shelves: To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: Emperor is an internationally acclaimed historical five-novel series by British author Conn Iggulden about the life of Roman statesman and general Gaius Julius Caesar.

The Blood of Gods [Dec 24, ]. That said, this is a really good action packed entertaining fast moving novel. Goods a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here Nor does one b,ood need any specific background of this particular time in Roman history. Let me be rather blunt here by stating that the way in which this book is written and presented made me feel that it was more of an afterthought than a carefully crafted work. Discover some great deals on top titles. There is sadness in the horrible waste of life that war always is, in this case a civil war of Romans vs Romans, prompted by the murder of Julius Caesar.

The writing was really good, and made a naval battle incredibly fascinating. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.


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Oct 10, Kara rated it really liked it Shelves: Have these self-proclaimed liberators bravely slain a power-mad tyrant or brutally murdered the beloved Father of Rome? Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life.

It is book 5 in a series so if you read the first four, you should certainly read this. My mother is Irish and from an early age she told me history as an exciting series of stories — with dates.

See all books by Conn Iggulden. The read was pleasant but it wasn’t memorable. Things are not black and white, as everyone’s motives were emperir valid as any.

The battle scenes are the only places where Iggulden shines through again. Looking forward to Wars of the Roses perhaps that’s where his mind was.

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In particular his battle scenes were rather dull, especially the sea battle and for the first time, I found myself skipping through sections. I loved how the book gave me a deeper understanding in this angle, to what could have happened from what could have igguldeh felt at that time in Rome — making the overall story and context a tad bittersweet.

As the people take to the streets of Rome, the Liberatores must face their fate. Return to Book Page. Ondertussen lopen de liberatores, waaronder Brutus en Cassius, te pronken om hun heldendaad.

The series was well received by many critics, but also drew comment that Iggulden sometimes changed historical facts either through ignorance or in order to create a more thrilling narrative. Needless to say, it’s brilliantly written and well executed and rounds of the series of books well. I love how the author made the people who used to be just mere names and letters to me come to life, easily making me so connected and attached to them.


This novel opens in Greece where Octavian and the man who would become his best general, Agrippa and another frie In the 5th and final installment of his Emperor series, Ifgulden.

To get the free app, enter your mobile phone ghe. Please try again later. Belting conclusion to the five Caesar books. Very Highly recommended Parm Conn made my Top 10 books list, see which book and where http: I won’t get to see the relationship between Cleopatra and Mark Anthony.

My least favourite of the Emperor series. Hamilton or Wilbur Smith.

The Blood of Gods (Emperor, #5) by Conn Iggulden

Don’t forget the characters! Tantalizingly, at the end of the book we see Mark Anthony sailing east to meet Cleopatra. This books tales off after the assassination of Caesar and goes through some of the most important events in Roman history such as the formation of the second triumvirate.

A novel of vivid characters, stunning action and unrelenting pace. One of my classes when I was still in university was about Ancient Greece and Rome, or pretty much the early European civilizations. Brutus has always been one of my favourite characters. I had no idea this book was part of a series when I requested it.

The novel ends with the battle of Philippi and the defeat of Brutus and Cassius. The fact that these individuals are based on real people that breathed the same air and drank the same water milleniums ago just made the impact all the more amazing and personal.

I stopped reading this series a number of years ago, part way through book 4. However as a stand alone book it is fantastic. Are there issues with the book?