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... He has written one of the most compelling novels I've read in quite a while in The Gates of Rome. From the start Iggulden's tale of a young Roman coming of age and stepping up to his responsibilities is very addictive. The majority of the story focuses on the training of the young Roman's ... Read review
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Conn Iggulden Emperor Series 4 Titles 3 Books Set Collection RRP £23.97 (Conn Iggulden Collection) (Emperor:The Gods of War, Emperor:The Field of Swords, Emperor: The Death of Kings, Emperor: The Gates of Rome) - Conn Iggulden

Conn Iggulden Emperor Series 4 Titles 3 Books Set Collection RRP £23.97 (Conn Iggulden Collection) (Emperor:The Gods of War, Emperor:The Field of Swords, Emperor: The Death of Kings, Emperor: The Gates of Rome) - Conn Iggulden

Emperor is book military adventure series based on the life of Julius Caesar, beginning ... more

somewhere around 92 BC and finishing with Caesar's
assassination on the Ides of March in 44 BC. The
two main characters, Julius Caesar and Marcus
Brutus, are historical. Other important characters
are fictional. The strength of the Emperor series
is in its spectacular action set-pieces.
Gladiatorial combat, pirate attacks, ambushes by
robbers, street riots, and battles by land and sea
in Greece, Gaul and Spain. It's like an action
movie rendered in words. Titles included in this
set are : 1. Emperor:The Gods of War, 2.
Emperor:The Field of Swords, 3. Emperor: The Death
of Kings, 4. Emperor: The Gates of Rome

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Conn Iggulden Emperor Series 4 Books Set Collection RRP : 31.96(Emperor:The Gods of War, Emperor:The Field of Swords, Emperor: The Death of Kings, Emperor: The Gates of Rome)(Conn Iggulden Collection) - Conn Iggulden

Conn Iggulden Emperor Series 4 Books Set Collection RRP : 31.96(Emperor:The Gods of War, Emperor:The Field of Swords, Emperor: The Death of Kings, Emperor: The Gates of Rome)(Conn Iggulden Collection) - Conn Iggulden

Emperor is a four-book military adventure series based on the life of Julius Caesar, ... more

beginning somewhere around 92 BC and finishing
with Caesar's assassination on the Ides of March
in 44 BC. The two main characters, Julius Caesar
and Marcus Brutus, are historical. Other important
characters are fictional. The strength of the
Emperor series is in its spectacular action
set-pieces. Gladiatorial combat, pirate attacks,
ambushes by robbers, street riots, and battles by
land and sea in Greece, Gaul and Spain. It's like
an action movie rendered in words. Titles included
in this set are : 1. Emperor:The Gods of War, 2.
Emperor:The Field of Swords, 3. Emperor: The Death
of Kings, 4. Emperor: The Gates of Rome

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The Gates of Rome (Emperor Series, Book 1) - Conn Iggulden

The Gates of Rome (Emperor Series, Book 1) - Conn Iggulden

The first volume of a sequence of novels about Julius Caesar, The Gates of Rome is at its ... more

best in its scenes of gruelling training in
swordplay and dirty fighting. Iggulden's Caesar is
more or less fated from the start by his
circumstances to be a gifted and cynical player in
the great game of Roman senatorial politics--his
father is an old-fashioned servant of the public
good who dies in a slave revolt. Young Caesar
finds himself having to hit the ground
running--family alliances throw him onto the
losing side in a battle for power between generals
Marius and Sulla.  One reservation about
Iggulden's story is that he simplifies the pushing
and shoving of Rome's two most powerful men to a
degree that makes Caesar's choices and loyalties
too simple--this is a version of Rome in which
politics is only about power and never about
ideas. Caesar's friendship with his blood-brother
Marcus is too redolent with historical
irony--Marcus will be his assassin--and Iggulden
is a little novelette-ish in his portrayal of
young Caesar's affairs of the heart. This is a
competent, routine account of material that
deserves better than this handling of it. --Roz
Kaveney

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The Gates of Rome (Emperor Series, Book 1) - Conn Iggulden

The Gates of Rome (Emperor Series, Book 1) - Conn Iggulden

The astonishing life of Julius Caesar is recreated in a magnificent new novel that ... more

brilliantly interweaves history and adventure.
Emperor: The Gates of Rome is an epic tale of
ambition and rivalry, bravery and betrayal, from
an outstanding new voice in historical fiction.
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: Julius Caesar.
Brilliantly interweaving history and adventure,
The Gates of Rome introduces an ambitious young
man facing his first great test. In the city of
Rome, a titanic power struggle is about to shake
the Republic to its core. Citizen will fight
citizen in a bloody conflict -- and Julius Caesar
will be in the thick of the action.

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The Gates of Rome (Emperor Series, Book 1) - Conn Iggulden

The Gates of Rome (Emperor Series, Book 1) - Conn Iggulden

Title: Gates of Rome Binding: Paperback Author: Conn Iggulden Publisher: Harper Collins ... more

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The Gates Of Rome Are Calling

AdvantagesAn excellent compelling story that has you gripped from the very beginning.

DisadvantagesA bit of a sudden ending, but paving the way for the series

"...them to be trained in the way of Roman warriors. While the Roman Empire continues to grow the two boys are trained by an ex Gladiator until Gaius's father is killed during a slave revolt. Gaius is left as the man of the house and heads to Rome to learn politics from his uncle Marius, one of the greatest politicians and Generals in Rome. While the city edges towards Civil War, Gaius learns his trade, but what will become of the young Roman now he is ..." Read review
25.04.2006

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The Gates of Rome

Advantagesexciting, good characters, believable world

Disadvantageslack of historical accuracy

"This book is about the youth of Gaius Julius Caesar and Marcus Brutus. They grow up together, sharing a deep friendship, and getting into trouble as a pair. As they grow older, Gaius' father hires a famous ex-gladiator to train them, which he does with plenty of abuse. When the ex-gladiator wounds Gaius, it is Marcus who takes revenge. Gaius' father is killed in a slave revolt, and Gaius assumes his adult name of Julius. He goes to his uncle for ..." Read review
15.06.2007

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The Gates of Rome------The Childhood life of Julius Caesar

Advantagesinteresting story

Disadvantagesmaybe not real

"...have read a book named the Gates of Rome by Conn Iggulden during my long journey. Brief Information about Conn Iggulden and the Gates of Rome: Conn Iggulden is a British author who was born in 1971. His works are mainly historical fiction. He has written an emperor series books. The Gates of Rome is the first one out of the series. The Gates of Rome was written in 2003. It is Iggulden's début book, which is about the early life of Julius Caesar ..." Read review
14.11.2013

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Emperor: The Gates of Rome

AdvantagesEnthralling

Disadvantagesslightly inaccurate

""The Gates of Rome" is the first book in the "Emperor" series. The series concentrates on one man. His name is Gaius Julius Caesar, the first Roman Emperor. Gaius is young at the beginning and his best and only friend is Marcus, whose parents had died and so Julius Caesar took him in. The book goes through their education and the army training and then their experiences of Rome. Gaius and Marcus worked very hard in their lessons and Gaius, in ..." Read review
27.04.2006

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"In the first novel of Caesar's coming of age Iggulden straight away had adopted an authentic story. Packed with battle scenes, glory and romance Iggulden shows his skills in this dynamic 1st edition to the Emperor Series. The perfect start to a thrilling quadrant of drama and originality.Amazing
06.05.2008

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Type Fiction
Genre Alternate History
Title The Gates of Rome
Author Conn Iggulden
ISBN 0007136900
EAN 9780007136902

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