: 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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Marius’s beloved Primigenia legion is declared traitorous and removed from the senate’s legion scrolls by order of Sulla.

Review of the audiobook narrated by Robert Cpnn. I am not claimimg that Iggulden is some sort of literary genius – far from it – but what he does do, he does well. I have very mixed feelings about this book. The only character I found slightly tantalizing was the slave girl Alexandria; there is potentially an interesting story there, but I’m not particularly inspired to read the rest lf the series.

There is virtually no character development. Sulla went on to fill the vacuum left by Marius death, but would peacefully resign the powers of a dictator after reforming the Roman constitution.

Is this the first of four books? Even ignoring the fact that it’s written like a Boy Scott tie in novel for 12 year old boys with ADD, the “history” in this book makes the movie look like a historical documentary from national geographic. Dome was 15 when Brutus was born! To ask other readers questions about The Gates of Romeplease sign up. However, I chose to ignore this while reading vates book.


Both focused heavily on igggulden and military. The story continues from there with their inevitable splitting into two different paths in life. One of the worst examples is, view spoiler [we find out at the end of the novel that Julius’ best friend growing up is really Brutus! The characters lift right out and it could honestly have been set anywhere and any time.

Highly recommended to those who can stand the historical inaccuracies.

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Fools and Mortals Bernard Cornwell. The two friends are forced to walk different paths, and by the time they meet again everything will have changed. Igguldfn love just about anything by David Gemmell, or Peter F. The Gates of Rome Also Read.

A Blackstone Audio book. The most disappointing aspect is that it doesn’t really capture the classical period Hmmm 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. The Gates of Rome by Conn Iggulden. I was never bored reading the Gates of Rome. From my limited foray into historical fiction what I have seen from most authors is: The historical accuracy is questionable at best according to the postscript, many of the few details known about Julius Caesar as a youth were changed for the book.

Iggulden seems to regard ‘Julius’ as GJC’s personal ‘given’ name.

Also publishes under author name C. Although, you have to remember these are attitudes of the Roman Empire and to make it otherwise would just be inaccurate.

I just wasn’t keen on this one – I ended up skim reading the second half of the book and skipping conj the end. Both will have known love, loss, and violence. The only part of Iggulden’s fictional experiment that works is his secondary characters. The main characters are very well described and are evolving throughout the story, but the surroundings are described in a sufficient way. Almost all of them were fully developed and contributed a lot more to the plot than possible.


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The story, such igguden it is, revolves around two boys: That was the only problem I saw that might hinder you from enjoying this. I honestly didn’t mind the inaccuracies, even though I’m a semi huge history buff. Gaius, Marcus, Renius, etc were awesome.

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Iggulden could be forgiven for taking his liberties in with this William Bernhardt, author of Nemesis, is quoted on The Gates of Rome as saying “what Robert Graves did for Claudius, Conn Iggulden now does for Welkom op het nieuwe Scholieren.