Imatge de l'autor

Conn Iggulden

Autor/a de The Dangerous Book for Boys

65+ obres 20,436 Membres 484 Ressenyes 44 preferits

Sobre l'autor

Conn Iggulden is a British fiction writer, born in 1971. He studied at English at the University of London. Iggulden headed the English Department at St. Gregory's Roman Catholic School in London and taught English there for seven years. He left teaching to write his first novel, The Gates of Rome. mostra'n més Iggulden has also co-authored the #1 New York Times bestseller, "The Dangerous Book for Boys". His title Trinity is the second of the series of books covering the Wars of the Roses, when the English noble families were at war with each other. Book 4, Ravenspur: Rise of the Tudors, was released in May 2016 mostra'n menys


Obres de Conn Iggulden

The Dangerous Book for Boys (2007) 4,015 exemplars
Wolf of the Plains (2007) 2,011 exemplars
The Gates of Rome (2005) 1,954 exemplars
The Death of Kings (2004) 1,401 exemplars
Lords of the Bow (2008) 1,347 exemplars
The Field of Swords (2005) 1,245 exemplars
The Gods of War (2006) 1,193 exemplars
Bones of the Hills (2009) 1,088 exemplars
Stormbird (2013) 953 exemplars
Empire of Silver (2010) 779 exemplars
Conqueror (2011) 610 exemplars
The Blood of Gods (2013) 379 exemplars
Bloodline (2015) 342 exemplars
Ravenspur (2016) 276 exemplars
Dunstan (2017) 239 exemplars
The Falcon of Sparta (2018) 212 exemplars
Darien (2017) 149 exemplars
The Gates of Athens (2020) 145 exemplars
Blackwater (1709) 131 exemplars
The Dangerous Book of Heroes (2009) 110 exemplars
Tollins (2009) 92 exemplars
Protector (2021) 79 exemplars
Shiang (2018) 51 exemplars
The Sword Saint (2019) 39 exemplars
Dynamite Tales (2011) 20 exemplars
How To Blow Up Tollins (2011) 17 exemplars
Fig Tree (2014) 4 exemplars
Nero (2024) 2 exemplars
Genghis 1 exemplars
Athenian 1 exemplars

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Down These Strange Streets (2011) — Col·laborador — 503 exemplars


Coneixement comú

Data de naixement
Lloc de naixement
London, England, UK
Llocs de residència
Hertfordshire, England, UK
University of London (BA) (English)
Merchant Taylors' School, London
St Martin's School, Northwood
English teacher
Iggulden, Hal (brother)
Biografia breu
Despite finding time to write historical novels and The Dangerous Book for Boys, Conn Iggulden is in some ways better known as a trainer of Tollins. His Tollin troupe, "Small and Mighty," are famous in Tasmania, where they often play to packed houses. "It used to be just a hobby," he says, "but when you've seen a display of Tollin synchronized flying, you realize it's your life's work. Also, they can be transported in shoe boxes, so it's pretty cheap to get around."



Enjoyed it! Aside from the fact that the pacing was a bit fast, a ton was covered in this book and there was never a dull moment. If you’ve gotten this far you certainly won’t be disappointed now.
mrbearbooks | Hi ha 11 ressenyes més | Apr 22, 2024 |
Really enjoyed this - Conn’s style fits this type of topic really well, and the audiobook narrator was a perfect fit for the story as well. Overall, there are places the book could have included more historical details, but it does a great job of telling a good story within relevant historical context, and I definitely learned about the world of the time. Books like this succeed when they make you start to think and wonder what living at that time in history yourself would have been like - would you have acted like the characters, in their context? On that front, this book succeeded, and I’m intrigued to see where the story goes next.… (més)
mrbearbooks | Hi ha 48 ressenyes més | Apr 22, 2024 |
A good continuation to the series. The change of narrator was jarring at first, with some pronunciation changes, but I got used to it. Starts slow, with Caesar in Spain, and a sense of lethargy about his work there that extends to the reader as well, but quickly picks up the pace and ultimately covers his campaigns in Gaul and Britain. The main downside here was that I found losing the perspective of Alexandria and Servilia for much of the book was a miss, as well as the inconsistent and hard-to-follow pacing throughout the campaign. Overall, a lot of time passes in this book without my being totally sure what happened when and where multiple years were skipped. Maybe there’s a timeline in the print copy?… (més)
mrbearbooks | Hi ha 16 ressenyes més | Apr 22, 2024 |
This was solid. The character development was good, and the story progressed well from the first book. I was left a bit curious about the level of factual accuracy - I wish the author had written another epilogue to talk through that like in the first book. The only negative is that the development of Caesar’s character itself was increasingly not detailed over the course of the book.
mrbearbooks | Hi ha 20 ressenyes més | Apr 22, 2024 |



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