: 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 you are a lover of history as it is, then Colleen McColough or Robert Graves would be the authors for you. I’ve never known exactly why. Flat characters Senator Sulla, the one who plotted the demise of Marius and thus the banishment of Gaius. Please try again later.

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I get ivgulden say ‘don’t take my word for it’ to anybody reading this review. And the character of the wiseman, the guy who has semi-mystic healing powers and can see glimpses of the future? The first book in the series introduces two young Romans: But because I know this is going to the same end as the histories, then historical inaccuracies just stick in First off, there was nothing wrong with the writing, or ov pacing or action.

Welkom op het nieuwe Scholieren. The Gates of Rome: But as I said, perhaps it is an unfair comparison.

Nearly all of the characters were completely one-dimensional and emotionless. Iggulden’s series on Genghis Khan and was expecting something similarly excellent. But because I know o is going to the same end as the histories, then historical inaccuracies just stick in my craw.

He is yet to develop his fearsome reputation.


Knowing what happens in the final uggulden of the final book does nothing to damage the reader’s enjoyment of the set. It starts off describing Caesar’s early life in his home outside Rome. Refresh and try again. Ook ighulden of kijken. He said that he intentionally had to do the inaccuracy to make the plot a lot better. If the next gares of the series doesn’t improve, I’m done with it. Okay, so I get that many people are upset with this book, and I will be the first person to agree that it is NOT historically accurate.

Trivia About The Gates of Rome It wasn’t the ‘special snowflake’ young adult vibe but more of an ‘oversimplified everything’ vibe.

This is the first of a series of four historical that describe the life of Julius Caesar and his best friend, Brutus, from boyhood through to his violent death.

LitFlash The eBooks you want at the lowest prices. Both will have known love, loss, and violence. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. His writing style doesn’t put too much emphasis on the violence itself, more on the results of the violence. In deze derde aflevering bespreekt ze het probleem van gahes fashion. There is virtually no character development.

In the end I really liked how easy it was to grasp the action and story-line of the novel. View all 24 ighulden. Door gebruik te maken van Scholieren. You read that blood is flying around, limbs are chopped off, while men of both sides are dieing, than the author also adds to it that Gaius keeps his head cool and orders his men to victory, in which you could very quickly see that this boy was destined for a great future.

Marcus instead, joins a legion which first trains around Rome but than is getting send to a distant land in the most eastern part of the Roman Empire. What really happened in the course of history might some con be as dry as a desert. Jun 19, David rated it did not like it Shelves: After Marius secures a Triumph for his legion Primigenia “the First-Born” through the streets of RomeMarcus uses a recommendation from Marius to gain a position in a legion guarding the Roman province of Macedon.


View Full Version of PW. Maak direct jouw profiel aan, het is gratis en je krijgt: Too bad because it had great potential. I taught English for seven years and was Head of English at St. He just keeled over one day. In addition, nothing in the historical record suggests Sulla and his men killed Marius during Sulla’s first march on Rome. I enjoyed the first half of the novel.

The Gates of Rome

That would be bad-ass. Hamilton or Wilbur Smith.

That’s almost exactly what I did. Also publishes under author name C. The Gates of Rome is the first of four books of the Emperor series that portrays the life of Julius Caesar, from boyhood through to his violent death. It’s not that annoying to be honest, unlike some YA books I’ve read. Dude, Roman history is bad-ass enough. This is one of many things that just annoyed. View all 3 igguldeb. His uncle Marius related romf a totally different way from in McCullough’s books, but I have no way of knowing which of them is right comes off better.

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