By Conn Iggulden
From the writer of the bestselling The harmful ebook for Boys
With his acclaimed Emperor novels, writer Conn Iggulden brings a blinding international to life–the wealthy, advanced global of historic Rome as obvious in the course of the eyes of 1 amazing guy: Julius Caesar. Now Iggulden returns to the tale of Julius Caesar and a realm that stretches from the sands of North Africa to the coast of england. by contrast terrific backdrop, Caesar, his first victories below his belt and a sequence of key alliances in position, makes his circulate towards energy and glory–and instructions his recognized legions on one in every of history’s bloodiest and so much bold army campaigns.
it truly is the center of the 1st century B.C. For Julius Caesar, the time has come to go into the treacherous political battleground that has turn into Rome. Having proved his valor within the slaves’ insurrection, Caesar is bolstered by way of the affection and imaginative and prescient of an attractive older girl, and by means of the sword of his dependable buddy, Marcus Brutus. And while he's appointed to a brand new place of strength, Caesar manages to do what not one of the different nice figures of his time may well: seize the hearts of the Roman humans themselves. Crushing a uprising, bringing order to the teeming urban, Caesar then makes the stream that would switch historical past. He leaves Rome for the foothills of the Alps. And with a military made in his personal photograph, he starts off a bold cost via Gaul, throughout the English Channel, and to the wilds of tribal Britain.
the following, in a chain of cataclysmic clashes, the legend of Julius Caesar can be solid. And whereas Caesar and Brutus pit their lives–and these in their men–against the armies of the desert, their political adversaries in Rome develop without delay extra worried and extra bold. So while the combating on the dominion’s side is over, the best possibility to Julius Caesar will anticipate him at the Tiber–with a guy who desires Rome himself.
From the conflict of armies to the warmth of a woman’s seduction, from the thunder of conflict to the orgies of delight and plunder that stick with in a warrior’s wake, Emperor: the sector of Swords captures in riveting element an international being formed through a super civilization. And during this striking novel, the destiny of Rome is being pushed by way of the pursuits of a unmarried guy. a guy with an unequalled genius for power.
From the Hardcover edition.