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Emperor: The Gates of Rome by  Conn Iggulden - Paperback - Signed First Edition - 2003 - from Ground Zero Books, Ltd. and

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Emperor: The Gates of Rome

by Iggulden, Conn

Condition: good

London: HarperCollins, 2003. First Printing. Paperback. good. Pocket paperbk, 624 pages. Wraps, some creasing to cover edges, Emperor Series, volume 1. Signed by the author. Two boys are growing to manhood, dreaming of battles, fame, and glory in service of the mightiest empire the world has ever known.

The second volume in the acclaimed Emperor series, in which Conn Iggulden brilliantly interweaves history and adventure to recreate the astonishing life of Julius Caesar – an epic tale of ambition and rivalry, bravery and betrayal, from an outstanding new voice in historical fiction.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...

  • Bookseller: Ground Zero Books, Ltd. US (US)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 38999
  • Title: Emperor: The Gates of Rome
  • Author: Iggulden, Conn
  • Format/binding: Paperback
  • Book condition: Used - good
  • Quantity available: 1
  • Edition: First Printing
  • Binding: Paperback
  • ISBN 10: 0007136900
  • ISBN 13: 9780007136902
  • Publisher: HarperCollins
  • Place: London
  • Date published: 2003
  • Keywords: Ambition, Signed, Julius Caesar, Roman Empire, Generals, Gladiators, Roman Senate, Historical Fiction, Lucius Sulla


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On Jan 25 2015, said:
  "One of my favorite all time books, this novel introduces the reader to the life of young Gaius Julius Caesar and his best friend, Marcus. It also gives the reader an accurate depiction of the lifestyles of ancient Rome, the Roman Senate, and the Roman military. "

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