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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I didn’t love his first two books in the “Emperor Series”, but found “The Blood of Gods” a fun and satisfying read. In addition to the famous last battle, there is also a harrowing sea battle led by Agrippa.

This series was supposed to end with book 4 and yet we ighulden book 5 and WOW am i glad we do…will Conn cave and do book 6? This novel opens in Greece where Octavian and the man who would become his best govs, Agrippa blood another frie In the 5th and final installment of his Emperor series, Mr. The book ends with Octavian standing triumphant over the dead bodies of the villains and Mark Antony getting his first look at the enigmatic and sensual Cleopatra.

I love the way that the Romans planned their battle tactics and in this series it truly comes to life. Are there issues with the book?

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As fans of Conn Iggulden will know we have waited for this book since and the publication of The Gods of War. It is a double edged sword and quite a balancing act. It is a bood read but added next to nothing to the knowledge of history. Solid research and a real knack for character development bring [Julius Caesar] to life in a truly magical, electrifying way. You are commenting using your WordPress. Oct 23, Mark Harrison rated it it was amazing.

And the reckoning will come for Brutus on smperor sweeping battlefield at Philippi. My one issue with this book: You know the type, a person who either face to face in conversation or written down can just keep a whole room captivated.


Conn Iggulden has always taken a few liberties with historical fact to fit into his story hlood this in no way affects the book.

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I doubt it but never say never. And needless to say, I did not miss much by skipping over it all. Very Highly recommended Parm Conn made my Top 10 books list, see which book and where http: If you’re looking for a fantastic retelling of the wars and conflicts and conspiracies of Ancient Rome, get this one ASAP.

I blokd no idea this book was part of a series when I requested it. It is fasted paced and beautifully written with some great action scenes and even the political scenes in the senate are written with power and purpose. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Yet with no weapons other than eloquence and outrage, Antony will turn the tide of public opinion and spark a rebellion that will set the streets of Rome ablaze. As I’ve said with every book in this series if you’re having to choose one read his Genghis series.

Would you like to see more reviews about this item? The Blood of Gods How does this new offering stack up? Ik vind de personages wel goed uitwerkt, zeker ook Agrippa en Maecenas en hun vriendschap met Augustus die in dit boek nog niet zo heet.

A flowing and a gripping read with great detail surrounding the chaos after Caesar’s assassination, I would love for him to continue detailing Octavian’s assent to becoming the leader godds Rome as he has set a brilliant foundation with this book.

The only scene that topped it was Mark Anthony describing Brutus walk towards his victim in the final moments. The author clearly enjoys history and his work is often influenced by history. Not a single one will die a natural death. empeor

I thought the novel was gosd paced and the battle scenes were excellent. It started off with an oomph that developed a slow pace and petered out. It was so fun to read the action scenes, with the strategies and tactics discussed, the fighting on land and water, all those conflicts That being said its a very enjoyable read, good battle scenes and intrigue.


It made me better lggulden the characters and their motivations, and tied the story together making it easy to understand all the politics at play.

The Blood of Gods by Conn Iggulden (Emperor 5)

However, I do feel this should be the last book in the series. Both, ingeniously, are very likeable. The major characters had changed radically from the earlier books, especially Octavian who, having fought in Gaul with Caesar for ten years was now only about 18 years old.

Customers who viewed this item also viewed. He is a poor man and so must use all his guile to win over support. For the life of me, I cannot imagine a Roman soldier using the word ‘Shit’ as a way yhe expressing his consternation. Sep 18, Lewis Weinstein rated it it was amazing Shelves: Notify me of new posts via email.

A terrific read, full of action and true empedor the history. There were just so many crazies and so many awesome rulers, with a lot of intrigue and plots behind the scenes.

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It’s refreshing with a writing style that’s engaging and fast-paced, with a moderate amount of details done right that would instantly immerse you in its brutal world of politics and military tactics. One of my classes when I was still in university was about Ancient Greece and Rome, gocs pretty much the early European civilizations.

Conn you are reaching the heights of David Gemmell. Weird pacing, felt like the beginning of the book for almost the entire thing and then there was a weird rushed ending.