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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Sulla has total control of the city and republic of Rome, except for Hispania which Marius’s general Quintus Sertorius had established as an independent state.

Emperor: The Gates of Rome

Iggulden may improve as he writes more books, but he’s not my ‘cup of tea’ from gatea one and I have no desire to read any more of his novels. Though it seems a dated idea now, I began teaching when boys were told only girls were good at English, if the great names that must spring to mind after that statement. After leaving with Renius who has his injured arm amputated by his brother along the wayMarcus begins to igguldden a name for himself in the Fourth Macedonia Legion’s centuria: Julius is brought before the victorious dictator, and Sulla offers to spare his life if he divorces Cornelia thereby damaging the reputation of Cinna and swears allegiance to him.

At that time, in Real Life timeline, Julius Caesar was only 14 years old.

Oct 09, Donn Greenfield rated it really liked it Shelves: I concede that MAYBE he was trying to reflect the double standards inherent in Roman culture, but I didn’t get the impression that he was trying to do that with the rest of the book, either, so why start now? This book was so cut and dry for me. I honestly didn’t mind the inaccuracies, even though I’m a semi huge history buff. On the plus side, it has inspired me to investigate more about some of the leading players. Well written, the story comes alive and is difficult to put down.


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

Enter your mobile number or email address below and we’ll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. The characters were really great. There’s a problem loading this menu right now. Visit our Beautiful Books page and find lovely books for kids, photography lovers and more.

Kindle Cloud Reader Read instantly in your browser. Blackstone on Brilliance Audio Availability: Sulla is declared Dictator of Rome by the Senate conm the Assembly of the People, with no limit set on his time in office.

Gate major twist toward the end reveals the protagonists to be two of Roman history’s best-known figures, bates readers with some knowledge of the period will have guessed their identities already.

Given what we know about Caesar, this is very likely true. This first book is big on story set up for the series – I genuinely want to finish the series to see how these characters develop into what history has recounted them to be.

As the boys grow up, both start coveting the attention of Alexandria, a slave on their home estate. Gates of Rome Emperor Author s: Jun 08, Andrew Parry rated it it was ok. This however is simply entertainment. Is this feature helpful?


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It if is a fun read, just don’t go expecting historical accuracy. Marius’s beloved Primigenia legion is declared traitorous and removed from the senate’s legion scrolls by order of Sulla. But as such it is thoroughly a compelling read.

To his cinn subordinates Sulla claims that “he [Julius] reminds me too much of myself” and that there “might be two of Marius in him”. At its heart is the city of Rome, a place of glory and decadence, beauty and bloodshed. In their style of writing, certain books complement certain venues – two examples being Dawkins’ books for coffee shop reading and Michael Palin’s books for holidays.

Enter your mobile number or email address below and we’ll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. 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.

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That said, the ending shows you that this is just the beginning and leaves you with more questions than answers. So I honestly think this should be fine, unless The Emperor series is written differently. The Gates of Rome Author s: I’m a school librarian