Emperor: The Blood of Gods (Special Edition) (Emperor Series, Book 5) by Conn Iggulden

Emperor: The Blood of Gods (Special Edition) (Emperor Series, Book 5)

byConn Iggulden

Kobo ebook | May 23, 2013

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The epic new novel in Conn Iggulden’s bestselling EMPEROR series: this special edition eBook features an exclusive short story by the author. Julius Caesar has been assassinated. A nation is in mourning. Revenge will be bloody. Rome’s great hero Julius Caesar has been brutally murdered by his most trusted allies. While these self-appointed Liberatores seek refuge in the senate, they have underestimated one man: Caesar’s adopted son Octavian, a man whose name will echo through history as Augustus Caesar. Uniting with his great rival Mark Antony, Octavian will stop at nothing to seek retribution from the traitors and avenge his father’s death. His greatest hatred is reserved for Brutus, Caesar’s childhood friend and greatest ally, now leader of the conspirators. As the people take to the streets of Rome, the Liberatores must face their fate. Some flee the city; others will not escape mob justice. Not a single one will die a natural death. And the reckoning will come for Brutus on the sweeping battlefield at Philippi.
Title:Emperor: The Blood of Gods (Special Edition) (Emperor Series, Book 5)Format:Kobo ebookPublished:May 23, 2013Publisher:HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERSLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0007285442

ISBN - 13:9780007285440

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lord of the Bow I enjoyed it. Very good story
Date published: 2016-11-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lord of the bow Awesome sequel! If you love historical fiction you will love this series. The writer makes you want to adopt the strength of Genghis!
Date published: 2015-10-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Emperor History alive and seriously kicking, biting scratching. Amidst the chaos, dwells the nuggets of gold
Date published: 2015-09-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A gripping tale Iggulden's style is such that one simply wants to keep reading rather than set the book down. Those that have some knowledge of history will have a sense of the outcome before they read the series. Iggulden's skill lies in creating a tale of how that outcome might have been achieved. For those interestex in historicsl fiction this series is a pleasant diversion from stories of Rome &- or Egypt. Definitely worth the investment of time to resd the series. Iggulden leaves you wanting more about Kublai Khan!
Date published: 2015-08-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Conqueror Could not stop reàding !!!! Very well writen . Looking forward to reading more of his books . His reseer
Date published: 2015-01-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lord of the bow Very good read. Enjoyed every page.
Date published: 2014-05-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Blood Of Gods Excellent read.The usual quality from Mr Iggulden.
Date published: 2014-03-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Conqueror Although I was reluctant to follow the tale of Genghis Khan beyond his death I am glad I persevered to to story of Kublai Khan. A pleasant re-kindling of Iggulden's writing skills as I tied together the two Khans history from age old remembrances from grade-school history classes. Aside from Iggulden's occasional (and unnecessary) diversion from the facts there is no disputing the enjoyment I get from his storytelling.
Date published: 2014-01-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Blood Of Gods This book like the four preceding books in this series brings the life and times of Julius Caesar and the Roman Empire to life - hard hitting, factually and historically true, this completes the series in a truly dramatic form. Congratulations to the author.
Date published: 2014-01-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Brilliant! Finished at last! All five books, it has taken quite a time but has been well worth the effort. Conn Iggulden is a brilliant author and these five books are a treat to read. Next stop The War of the Roses in a week or so. I need to have a go at a simpler task first.
Date published: 2013-12-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good book, but.... Fealt that their was some timeline issues when considering the earlier books in the series
Date published: 2013-11-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Gripping I'm not a person who usually likes books about wars and battle scenes but even I was drawn in to this series. It tells a brutal and empowering story of human nature, family dynamics and historical figures with a very direct and to the point style of writing that is so during for the story. Just amazing.
Date published: 2013-11-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Excellent A good end to the series
Date published: 2013-10-09
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not what I expected I expected more from this novel given that I enjoyed the previous books in Conn Iggulden's "Emperor" series so much. The book prior to this one ended with Julius Caesar's assassination so I knew that Iggulden would probably expand on the events that followed in this novel. And he did, but he didn't do a lot to give much life to Caesar's avengers: Mark Antony & Octavian (later Emperor Caesar Augustus). Sure, he described the difficulty these two men had in just agreeing to fight on the same side rather than against each other (something Shakespeare didn't do in his "Julius Caesar"), but the rich background stories that Iggulden wove into the previous novels about Caesar (and Marcus Brutus too) were not there. In fact, I think the best written part of this novel was the chapter where Brutus contemplates his actions against his friend, Julius Caesar, and his suicide in the face of Octavian/Antony's approaching forces. I also liked the ebook's extra content, Iggulden's short story "The Fig Tree", which gave us a little insight to Octavian at the end of his life. It, at least, told us he had a wife...something the rest of the novel did not do.
Date published: 2013-08-30
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Conqueror Great book well worth reading
Date published: 2013-07-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by from The Blood of Gods Another first class read and the end of the Emperor series
Date published: 2013-06-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Like all of Conn Iggulden's books. A fine blend of fact and fiction.
Date published: 2013-01-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Absolutely fascinating! Like the first of the series, Wolf of the Plains, Lords of the Bow is an unparalleled example of well researched, and exceptionally written, historical fiction. Iggulden presents history and information in such a way that you feel, and know, that you are learning and enjoying it thoroughly at the same time. Though the bulk of the book is written from the point of view of the Mongols, Iggulden jumps every now and then to various Chin leaders to give the reader a broader perspective of the story. The language he uses is elegant and eloquent, but never overpowering. His characters are captivating and strong, with real voices. This is a book you won't want to put down and will want to save for a holiday and several hours of uninterrupted hours of reading.
Date published: 2010-07-19