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The Gods of War - Conn Iggulden
The Gods of War
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The year is 53 B.C. Fresh from victory in Gaul, Julius Caesar leads battle-hardened legions across the Rubicon river–threatening Rome herself. Even the master strategist Pompey is caught unprepared by the strike, and forced to abandon his city. The armies of Rome will face each other at last in... show more
The year is 53 B.C. Fresh from victory in Gaul, Julius Caesar leads battle-hardened legions across the Rubicon river–threatening Rome herself. Even the master strategist Pompey is caught unprepared by the strike, and forced to abandon his city. The armies of Rome will face each other at last in civil war, led by the two greatest generals ever to walk the seven hills. Thus begins Conn Iggulden’s towering saga of Julius Caesar as he approaches his final destiny—a destiny that will be decided not by legions but by his friend Brutus and an Egyptian queen named Cleopatra, who will bear his only son....For Caesar, the campaign against Pompey will test his military genius and his appetite for glory to their limits, as the greatest fighting machine the world has ever seen divides against itself in a bloody conflict that will set brother against brother until victory or death. But for Caesar, another kingdom beckons—a world of ancient mysteries and languid sensuality, where a beautiful, bewitching woman waits to snare his heart. The Gods of War follows Julius Caesar through politics and passion, ruthless ambition and private grief, and into the corruption of power itself. Those he has loved will play a part in his triumphs—as will the jealousy and hatred of his enemies.From the spectacles of the arena to the whispered lies of conspirators, Conn Iggulden brings to life a world of monumental drama. And at its heart is one extraordinary friendship—marked by fierce loyalty and bitter betrayal, with dark events shrouded in noble ideals.From the Hardcover edition.
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Format: mass market paperback
ISBN: 9780440241607 (044024160X)
Publisher: Bantam
Pages no: 496
Edition language: English
Series: Emperor (#4)
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susanvoss18
susanvoss18 rated it
4.0 The Gods of War: The Emperor Series
I truly enjoyed listening to the author’s rendition of how this bit of history unfolded. I won’t spoil the ending for those of you who missed out on this classic story, but I will say that I was very satisfied with the book. I felt that the motivations, fears, hopes, and desires of all the main char...
JulieM
JulieM rated it
4.0 The Gods of War (Emperor, Book 4)
This was the end to a great series about Julius Caesar. Rather than just describing Caesar's impressive accomplishments, Conn Iggulden describes the passions and foibles of Caesar and his companions. Great author!Here is my review for Audiojukebox:http://allearsaudiobooks.wordpress.com/2012/07/10/...
Beyond Strange New Words
Beyond Strange New Words rated it
4.0 The Gods of War by Conn Iggulden
Sad ending of the series, but an excellent book as the other three. Read my review at Beyond Strange New Words.
KCPolski
KCPolski rated it
2.0 The Gods of War (Emperor, Book 4)
I didn't hate this book, but there were too many inaccuracies (compared to my study of the subject) to really enjoy the book.
Par Lance
Par Lance rated it
The brilliant conclusionEvery schoolboy and girl knows what is going to happen at the end of a quadrilogy about Caesar's life. Nevertheless, the story continues with relationships building and fast-moving action from battle to battle, as the inevitable conclusion approaches.Julius and his supporters...
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