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Emperor: The Death of Kings: A Novel of Julius Caesar (Emperor Series Book… (edició 2004)

de Conn Iggulden (Autor)

Sèrie: Emperor (2)

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After being captured and ransomed by pirates and left to seek revenge on foreign soil, Julius Caesar is reunited with his lifelong friend, Marcus Brutus, to protect the city of Rome from an uprising led by rebel slave Spartacus.
Membre:crazycathie
Títol:Emperor: The Death of Kings: A Novel of Julius Caesar (Emperor Series Book 2)
Autors:Conn Iggulden (Autor)
Informació:Delacorte Press (2004), 560 pages
Col·leccions:La teva biblioteca
Valoració:*****
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Book 2 in The Empire Series, starring Julius Caesar, and I am as excited with this one as I was the first. I have put aside my harsh punishment for author's who are not historically accurate. Iggulden engages me, and keeps me turning the pages late into the night.

A lot of great battle scenes where Iggulden's writing sweeps you right onto the field. His dialogue is realistic, his characters fully matured. I loved it all!

So glad this author has a resume of series on the board, I look forward to them all. ( )
  JBroda | Sep 24, 2021 |
Immensely frustrating. Conn Iggulden is a really talented writer, who can bring the characters and feel of the late Roman republic to life; but he is so cavalier with the historical record that it's hard to give his work unqualified approval. The historical novelist will always need to tweak events to give a satisfying narrative, but Iggulden pushes this latitude so far it can only irritate readers who have even a superficial knowledge of the period. I'm no classical scholar, but the distortion of the lives of Marius and Sulla, the two greatest figures of the pre-Caesar years, removes them so far from what we know of their lives as to significantly devalue the work.

Iggulden's books are an undoubted pleasure. Their willingness to play fast and loose with history must make them a guilty one. ( )
  TimStretton | Mar 19, 2020 |
Read in Slovene under the title of Imperator: Smrt kraljev.

The second part of this action-packed semi-fictional biography of Caesar follows his escape from Rome after the defeat of his Consul uncle in the civil war and his rise to a charismatic military commander with first successes in the quelling of the Greek king Mitridatos' rebellion and the rebellion of the slaves led by Spartacus.
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  matija2019 | Jan 8, 2019 |
Good points:

This is a fast-paced adventure yarn from the first-century BC, starring Julius Caesar and Marcus Brutus.

The battle scenes are vivid and believable.

Despite the high number of characters, they are all well-portrayed. The young Octavian is particularly likable.

Bad points:

While most reviewers have criticised – or condemned – the author for his lack of historical accuracy, I can forgive this owing to him making it plain in an afterward that his “errors” are intentional.

My issue is his use – or rather, abuse – of English style. Like most historical novelists, Mr Iggulden doesn’t appear to have studied the art of fiction or elements of style. He never uses free-indirect speech, for example. The number of occasions that we’re informed that “Julius knew” or “he knew” or “she knew” is annoying.

Worse still, his overuse of adverbs is astonishing. How is it possible that a modern-day writer doesn’t know that “the road to hell is paved with adverbs”? I lost count of the amount of times that someone was “waiting patiently”. Adverbs “tell”. A good author should “show”.

Conclusion:

The bad points are irritating, but the story and characters are strong enough to endure this, making “The Death of Kings” worth reading – unless you’re really frustrated by the historical inaccuracies. ( )
  PhilSyphe | May 25, 2017 |
(8/10) Much better than the first book, it was great to see Julius and Marcus be more involved in the politics and legions this time round.

Caesar was such an interesting man who did so much in his life I can fully understand why some events were omitted or changed, it did not effect my enjoyment at all, I am now eagerly awaiting book 3! ( )
  LiteraryReadaholic | Mar 8, 2017 |
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After being captured and ransomed by pirates and left to seek revenge on foreign soil, Julius Caesar is reunited with his lifelong friend, Marcus Brutus, to protect the city of Rome from an uprising led by rebel slave Spartacus.

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