: Emperor: The Gates of Rome: A Novel of Julius Caesar ( ): Conn Iggulden: Books. From the author of the bestselling The Dangerous Book for Boys Sweeping us into a realm of tyrants and slaves, of dark intrigues and seething. From the spectacle of gladiatorial combat to the intrigue of the Senate, from the foreign wars that secure the power of the empire to the betrayals that threaten to.

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If I liked to be in the heads of kids for that long I would be reading the Young Adult genre.

Door gebruik te maken van Scholieren. In The Gates of Rome she is portrayed as epileptic, and those who know her igguldeen her deranged. It’s not that annoying to be honest, unlike some YA books I’ve read. This was a damn good read that I thoroughly enjoyed.

The Gates of Rome (Emperor, book 1) by Conn Iggulden

Jun 23, Pages Buy. Iggulden lingers long over boyhood pranks, trying the reader’s patience; the pace picks up only halfway through the novel.

I’m now reminded to make a top-something reads of shelf. Cornelius Sulla and Gaius’s uncle, Gaius Marius.


The most disappointing aspect is that it doesn’t really capture the classical period Hmmm I decided to go back to the beginning of this series after having read and enjoyed the final book which was about Augustus, not Caesar.

This article does not cite any sources. For example, in his book Caesar is the only child, when actually he had two sisters. Quotes from The Gates of Rome. The Gates of Rome Embed. By romd this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. However, Renius’s training techniques sometimes have near fatal results; both Julius and Marcus nearly drown on one occasion. He said that he intentionally had to do the inaccuracy to make the plot a lot better.

I get to say ‘don’t take my word for it’ to anybody reading this review.

People Who Read Emperor: Iggulden’s rendering of Sulla’s interaction with Caesar. He is also the coauthor of the bests While I’m glad people are still showing interest in ancient Rome, don’t we have enough fictionalizations of Julius Caesar? What really happened in the course of history might some times be as dry as a desert.

Iggulden’s series on Genghis Khan and was expecting something similarly excellent. Before I’d finished The Gates of Rome, I’d bought all three remaining books in the series and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend the same course of action to any friend. The only part of Iggulden’s fictional experiment that works is his secondary characters. I’ve never known exactly why. The story is cookie cutter and simple, with all attempts to add surprise or intrigue clunkily done.


Hamilton or Wilbur Smith. If they were played by actors, a critic would praise them for managing to make the most out of a horribly written screenplay with ineptly designed characters.

Emperor: the gates of Rome

Stap voor stap gaan wij onze nieuwe look overal doorvoeren. I am not claimimg that Iggulden is some sort of literary genius – far from it – but what he does do, he does well. Unfortunately, one might say. Knowing what happens in the final pages of the final book does nothing to damage the reader’s enjoyment of the set.