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Emperor Series (2) The Death of Kings

Emperor Series

Paperback Published: 1st September 2011
ISBN: 9780007437139
Number Of Pages: 688

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The second volume in the bestselling Emperor series, an acclaimed sequence of novels in which Conn Iggulden brilliantly interweaves history and adventure to recreate the astonishing story of Julius Caesar – an epic tale of ambition and rivalry, bravery and betrayal.

The young Caesar must overcome enemies on land and at sea to become a battle-hardened leader – in the spectacular new novel from the bestselling author of The Gates of Rome.

Forced to flee Rome, Julius Caesar is serving on board a war galley in the dangerous waters of the Mediterranean and rapidly gaining a fearsome reputation. But no sooner has he had a memorable victory than his ship is captured by pirates and he is held to ransom.

Abandoned on the north African coast after hard months of captivity, he begins to gather a group of recruits that he will eventually forge into a unit powerful enough to gain vengeance on his captors and to suppress a new uprising in Greece.

Returning to Rome as a hero – and as an increasingly dangerous problem for his enemies – Caesar is reunited with his boyhood companion Brutus. But soon the friends are called upon to fight as they have never fought before, when a new crisis threatens to overwhelm the city – in the form of a rebellious gladiator named Spartacus…

Industry Reviews

`Iggulden is in a class of his own when it comes to epic, historical fiction' Daily Mirror

`A brilliant story - I wish I'd written it. A novel of vivid characters, stunning action and unrelenting pace. It really is a terrific read.'
BERNARD CORNWELL

`The descriptions of combat in the circus, slaves in revolt, skirmishes in Greece, amputations and street fighting are all convincing.'
TLS

`A rich and compelling novel that draws the reader into an extraordinary time and the life of an extraordinary man.'
DAVID GEMMELL

ultimate ending

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ISBN: 9780007437139
ISBN-10: 0007437137
Series: Emperor Series
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 688
Published: 1st September 2011
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 12.9  x 3.4
Weight (kg): 0.39

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Conn Iggulden

About the Author


I was born in the normal way in 1971, and vaguely remember half-pennies and sixpences. I have written for as long as I can remember: poetry, short stories and novels. Itâ??s what I always wanted to do and read English at London University with writing in mind. I taught English for seven years and was Head of English at St. Gregoryâ??s RC High school in London by the end of that period. I have enormous respect for those who still labour at the chalk-face. In truth, I canâ??t find it in me to miss the grind of paperwork and initiatives. I do miss the camaraderie of the smokersâ?? room, as well as the lessons where their faces lit up as they understood what I was wittering on about.

My mother is Irish and from an early age she told me history as an exciting series of stories - with dates. My great-grandfather was a Seannachie , so I suppose story-telling is in the genes somewhere. My father flew in Bomber Command in WWII, then taught maths and science. Perhaps crucially, he also loved poetry and cracking good tales. Though it seems a dated idea now, I began teaching when boys were told only girls were good at English, despite the great names that must spring to mind after that statement. My father loved working with wood and equations, but he also recited â??Vitai Lampadaâ?? with a gleam in his eye and that matters, frankly.

Iâ??ve always loved historical fiction as a genre and cut my teeth on Hornblower and Tai-Pan, Flashman, Sharpe and Jack Aubrey. I still remember the sheer joy of reading my first Patrick Oâ??Brian book and discovering there were nineteen more in the series. I love just about anything by David Gemmell, or Peter F. Hamilton or Wilbur Smith. I suppose the one thing that links all those is the love of a good tale.

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