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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It starts with the aftermath of Caesars murder as it slowly dawns on the killers that not everyone is happy with them. Marcus Antonius laat zich echter niet kennen en houdt een felle begrafenisspeech.

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Het was boeiend om er over te lezen, maar misschien allemaal een beetje te uitgebreid ofzo. I think we just need to be thankful he became a writer so we get to enjoy that natural storytelling talent, iggulfen than him being the centre of attention in the pub on a Friday night.

He shows the mistakes Octavian makes, but also his successes. Don’t have a Kindle? The Death of Kings 3.

Ik vond het ook jammer dat niet alle personages uit de vorige boeken terugkomen. My first concern was that this would be a shameless cash-in, but Iggulden tr Imagine my delight and surprise to learn that Conn Iggulden was to write a fifth book in the series about the life of Julius Caesar. Looking for More Great Reads?


Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here My least favourite of the Emperor series. I did not want to read about the Ides of March. This is familiar history but it ov new life here especially thanks to Iggulden’s recreation of Octavian, his friends and Mark Antony.

This book gave me the follow-up to that story. Belting conclusion to the five Caesar books. Octavian was a fascinating character, and I enjoyed reading about how he gained the respect of his people and became their leader.

In addition to the famous last battle, there is also a harrowing sea battle led by Agrippa. And needless to say, I did not miss much by skipping over it all.

This series was supposed to end with book 4 and yet we have book 5 and WOW am i glad we do…will Conn cave and do book 6? I can trust this author because he has written many books previously and all of them are based on the past. He dazzles you with the sea battles of Agrippa and Sextus Pompey and also with the final show down at Philippi.

I also found it struggled through certain parts of the book and then rushed some of the bigger battle scenes, such as Philippi which was only a small page count at the end considering the size of the battle. Enter your mobile number or email address below and we’ll send you a link to download the free Kindle App.


I received this book for free through Goodreads First Reads. Again, I ov the way Iggulden avoided that simplistic option. Whilst it does tie up loose endings it also did lead to more open threads, such as Mark Anthony vs Augustus.

Historical Fiction Military Fiction. Other books in the series. Mar 23, Robin Webster rated it really liked it. He managed to break the siege of Rome by the galleys of the Liberatores under Sextus Pompey. Should you read this? Post was not sent – check your email addresses! If you’re looking for a fantastic retelling of the wars and conflicts and conspiracies of Ancient Rome, get this one ASAP.

The book opens where the last book left off. In particular his battle scenes were rather dull, especially the sea battle and for the first time, I found myself skipping through sections.

Emperor: The Blood of Gods (Emperor Series): : Conn Iggulden: Books

Ladies and gentlemen, I may have just finished the best historical fiction I’ve ever read. Conn Iggulden lives in Hertfordshire with his wife and their children. The first time when we met Octavian, he was a street urchin struggling to stay alive and since then under the tutelage of Caesar and Brutus he grew into a fine soldier in earlier books.

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