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Emperor: The Death of Kings: A Novel of Julius Caesar (Emperor Series Book 2) by [Conn Iggulden]

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"Delightfully entertaining...a combination of scholarship and inventiveness that brings the historical figures vividly to life while educating us, gracefully and subtly, about Rome at the height of its powers."—Booklist

"If you liked 'Gladiator', you'll love Emperor: The Death of Kings."—The Times, London

"What a find. A first-time author who writes—wonderfully! Emperor: The Death of Kings combines the fantasy of Harry Potter with the historical details of John Jakes. Books don't get better than this."—Costa Rica Times

"Iggulden excels at describing battle scenes both small-scale and epic."—Seattle Times


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After what was in effect a preamble—Emperor: The Gates of Rome (2003)—Julius Caesar takes center stage in this second fast-moving, action-oriented installment in Iggulden's projected four-book retelling of the Roman emperor's saga. Julius, a rising young officer assigned to the Roman-controlled northern coast of Africa, distinguishes himself in a bloody raid on the fortress of Mytilene only to have his transport ship captured by pirates. He and the crew are thrown into the hold to rot while awaiting a ransom that will likely ruin his young family back in Rome. After the ransom arrives, Julius gathers his loyal men and marches along the coast, impressing the locals (pirate collaborators all) into military service. He makes good on his bloody promise to wipe out the pirates, then takes his forces to Greece, where, at long odds, he defeats old king Mithridates, who is leading an insurrection that threatens Roman rule in all of Greece. Julius returns to Rome victorious and rich—only to find that the corruption and thuglike violence at the heart of the Republic has come near to destroying those he holds dear, including his wife and small daughter. Those looking for depth of character may be disappointed that Julius Caesar is pictured as little more than a man gripped by driving ambition. Iggulden does a better job in weaving an intricate and compelling tapestry of Roman underling and slave life, with several well-developed minor characters whose craftiness, loyalty and heroics far overshadow those of their social betters.
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  • ASIN : B000FC0ZEY
  • Publisher : Delacorte Press (March 2, 2004)
  • Publication date : March 2, 2004
  • Language : English
  • File size : 679 KB
  • Text-to-Speech : Enabled
  • Enhanced typesetting : Not Enabled
  • X-Ray : Enabled
  • Word Wise : Enabled
  • Print length : 560 pages
  • Page numbers source ISBN : 0385343027
  • Lending : Not Enabled
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