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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His Augustus is courageous, intelligent, principled, vulnerable, and conflicted, a refreshing alternative to any sickly megalomaniacal portrayals. In short, Conn Iggulden gave the stories and records of Ancient Rome justice. Octavian is a fine creation here who comes into his own more and more as emperorr chapters progress, mirroring the increasing confusion of Mark Antony. There are so many to love in this book. No such Augustus in Iggulden’s latest. And, the best thing?

Conn Iggulden lives in Fonn with his wife and their children. That being said its a very enjoyable read, good battle scenes and intrigue. View all 10 comments. There’s a problem loading this menu at the moment. Would you like to see more reviews about this item?

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

I greatly enjoyed seeing the Roman world through these historical figures which I found that Iggulden managed to do really well, making them not just historical figures, but rather bringing them to life as real people who lived two thousand years before us.

I am very familiar with Shakespeare’s version of the death and aftermath of Julius Caesar’s assassination which focuses on Brutus’ story. A great disappointment I’m afraid. I think we just need to be thankful he became a writer so we get to enjoy that natural storytelling talent, rather than him being the centre of attention in the pub on a Friday night.

The Blood of Gods by Conn Iggulden (Emperor 5)

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, Mr. In the Hugely enjoyable fictional recreation of the turbulent, traumatic period after Julius Caesar’s assassination. Jul 01, Christine rated it it was amazing. Iggulde explaintion for using this is since it emperog in his family and he doesn’t believe Octavian was a physical coward, it was as good as any.


They tackle completely different moments in history. Historical Fiction Military Fiction Category: It is a igulden educational book but it does at times have bad facts, for example historically Octavian was nineteen when he started his war against the senate but in the book he was twenty two.

Mark Anthony was also well portrayed, and I admired his desire to avenge his friend Julius Caesar. Review cohn Review The story of the aftermath of the assassination of Julius Caesar in the Theatre of Pompey in 44BC is a familiar one, possibly the most famous of all Roman tales thanks to Shakespeare and Hollywood.

I tend to be a real stickler for reading series in order, mainly because so much has happened in previous books, and I tend to feel lost. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Cohn “Blood”, he’s no different, and this novel stands completely on it’s own.

If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? It has definately put me in the mood for reading more historical fiction again as I have been sticking to fantasy and sci-fi over the last couple of years.

The Blood of Gods

And that was where the series lost a bit of footing. Blooe pacing, felt like the beginning of the book for almost the entire thing and then there was a weird rushed ending.

Return to Book Page. It was definitely the weakest book in the series and not necessary to read to complete the series. Very Oof recommended Parm Conn made my Top 10 books list, see which book and where http: Email required Address never made public. Despite being rivals for power Octavian and Mark Anthony know they must work together to bring the killers to justice and in particular Brutus, Caesars oldest friend and the man who igguulden him twice. Start reading Emperor on your Kindle in under a minute.


This book is as much about emotion as it is about the grab for power and glory. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

It seemed more like a stand alone than the conclusion of what had been a very good series. Ergens zorgt dat voor een gat dat nooit helemaal wordt opgevuld. At first, I thought I was in for a bumpy ride, as Octavian felt a bit awkward. I igguledn trust this author because he has written many books previously and all of them are based on the past. And the reckoning will come for Brutus on the sweeping battlefield at Philippi.

Seriously, reading the book felt like watching a movie about the wars of Ancient Rome. The Gods of War 5. Octavian was the true father of Imperial Rome and ruled until the age of 75, which in Rome is unprecedented. By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use.

As usual with this series you have to accept the authors slight meddling with the timeline for places and character names, this as per previous books is done to make the book a tight, fast paced novel, whilst retaining the integrity of the history it is fiction after all.

It started off with an oomph that developed a slow pace and petered out.

So, Conn Iggulden is one of the biggest names in historical fiction for me. 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. Octavian was a boood character, and I enjoyed reading about how he gained the respect of his people and became their leader.

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