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Emperor: The Blood of Gods (Emperor Series, Book 5) (edició 2013)

de Conn Iggulden (Autor)

Sèrie: Emperor (5)

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The assassination of Julius Caesar sets in motion political intrigue, epic battle, and righteous retribution throughout the ancient Roman empire as Marc Antony and Gaius Octavian marshal their forces into an avenging army on a mission to reunite all that Caesar's fall has torn asunder.
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Títol:Emperor: The Blood of Gods (Emperor Series, Book 5)
Autors:Conn Iggulden (Autor)
Informació:Harper (2013), 433 pages
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Valoració:*****
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Conn Iggulden's cavalier approach to historical fact in the first four books of the series catches up with him here. Having anachronistically made Octavian one of Caesar's commanders during the subjugation of Gaul, he has to wind time backwards here and make him 20 in the aftermath of Caesar's assassination 15 years later. The real Octavian was a toddler during the Gallic wars, and so Iggulden has painted himself into a corner.

The novel itself suffers from the absence of Caesar from the stage. Octavian is simply not as interesting, and the complex--if again anachronistic--Brutus is too rarely on stage. As ever, though, Iggulden excels in the battle scenes, and although we know the outcome of the Battle of Philippi, the depiction of the conflict is electric.

I'll be interested to read his "Conqueror" novels, where my knowledge is so scanty that I am less likely to be distracted by historical inaccuracy. ( )
  TimStretton | Mar 19, 2020 |
Lukija saa nähdä sielunsa silmin, kuinka Octavianus saapuu matalalla profiililla todistamaan Caesarin testamentin julkiluvun ja kokee elämänsä yllätyksen; kuinka Octavianuksen neuvokas toveri Agrippa toteuttaa visionäärisen suunnitelman Välimeren herruuden takaisin ottamiseksi; ja kuinka Brutus johdattaa kaikkien aikojen suurimman sotajoukon taisteluun Caesarin manttelinperijää vastaan.

Jumalten veri on Keisari-sarjan parhaita kirjoja – ehkä olen myös oppinut vähitellen pitämään Igguldenin tyylistä ja uppoutumaan hänen versioonsa antiikin Rooman suurvallasta. Yllätyin jo sarjan aiemmissa osissa siitä, kuinka viihdyttävää ja jännittävää voi olla lukea kuvausta suurtaistelusta ja sen strategisesta johtamisesta. Muinaisen Rooman kulttuuria heijastavat henkilöhahmot kantavat aina mukanaan tiettyä nykypäivästä tuttua ihmisyyttä ja herättävät sympatioita ja muita tuntemuksia. (Lue koko kirja-arvio blogissani) ( )
  PeeKoo | Feb 14, 2020 |
I am an avid fan of Iggulden, and I don't feel this book compared to his usual robust style. The plot line felt rushed, the characters shallow, and the main conflict got interesting only at the 2/3 mark. His historical afterward was so compelling at the end that I felt even more baffled that his research and fun facts didn't make themselves known in the actual book this time. ( )
  Meghanista | Sep 30, 2014 |
Having read the previous 4 installments (and the whole of the Conqueror series too!) I was tailor made to enjoy this book.

Not quite as strong as the rest in the series, not surprising given that we had 4 books to establish ourselves with Julius and Brutus and scarcely 4 chapters for us to build the same rapport with Agrippa and Maecenas, the book is still hugely enjoyable as it brings us up to the events of Phillippi and the final defeat of the Libertatores.

Having recently enjoyed the excellent podcast series "The History of Rome" I wonder if there exists a similar psuedo-fictional timeline of Ancient Rome encompassing a number of various authors creations, i.e. I, Claudius etc... ( )
  johnny_merc | Jun 3, 2014 |
I read this book for the Historical Fiction Reading Challenge. It is Conn Iggulden's 13th book and the last book in a 5 part military adventure series titled Emperor featuring Julius Caesar. While I am a big fan of Iggulden I found this book to be a slow read.

Summary from the inside cover blurb: "Julius Caesar has been cut down. His blood stains the hands of a cabal of bold conspirators, led by famed general Marcus Brutus whom Caesar once called a friend. Hailed as heroes and granted amnesty the killers begin plotting the empire's future under their control...Marc Anthony is powerless against the political.might of Brutus and his treacherous senators. Yet with no weapons other than eloquence and outrage, Anthony will turn the tide of public opinion and spark a rebellion..."

The book began strong then slowed down. I did not see this as a fictionalized account of Caesar's assassination because the author stuck closely to the facts that we are all familiar with. Maybe I would feel differently if I had read the series in order of publication. The Genesis Khan series was better. ( )
  Violette62 | Feb 22, 2014 |
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The assassination of Julius Caesar sets in motion political intrigue, epic battle, and righteous retribution throughout the ancient Roman empire as Marc Antony and Gaius Octavian marshal their forces into an avenging army on a mission to reunite all that Caesar's fall has torn asunder.

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