Emperor: The Gates Of Rome by Conn Iggulden

EmperorI won this book on goodreads “giveaways”. Emperor: The Gates Of Rome, is about Gaius and Marcus’s life as they grow from boys into men. I was never that fascinated with the roman empire, but I thought the book sounded interesting. I was pleasantly surprised with a story that not only kept me turning pages but also gave me an understanding of a history I have never really studied before. The historical notes at the end was great giving you some facts and info on what was changed for the story. With it being the first book of a series I was worried about how and where it would end. Conn Iggulden did a great job at finding a satisfying ending that you could stop at and be happy and at the same time left it open enough that makes you want to continue with the series. I look forward to reading the next book in the Emperor series.

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  1. Posted by Jimney Cricket on May 17, 2009 at 10:59 pm

    Hey, this looks like a really good book!! I’m going to have to look for it next time I hit the library… Thanks for posting!

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    • You’re welcome. The book was much better than I thought it would be. Conn Iggulden did a great job of telling a possible version of how a young Gaius and a young Marcus would grow to become Julius Caesar and Marcus “Brutus”. A very entertaining 400+ pages, well worth the read.

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      • Posted by Jimney Cricket on May 18, 2009 at 2:56 pm

        Caesar huh? Even better! I’ve always liked the Roman Empire, so this should be good for me. Well, actually I like reading nearly any historical novel. Now if I could just remember the book when I go the library… gotta add it to my, uh… LONG list of stuff to read.

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        • You sound like me, I have a stack of books sitting here waiting for me to read plus a couple of ebooks and a long list of books that I want to read…never ending.

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          • Posted by Jimney Cricket on May 19, 2009 at 12:19 am

            I know!! The list really does never end!! My list is ever-growing, so there’s no chance I’ll ever get even close to reaching the end. But that’s okay, if it does reach the end I’d be kinda stuck and really bored I think.

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