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The Field of Swords (Emperor Series, Book 3) (2005 original; edició 2005)

de Conn Iggulden (Autor)

Sèrie: Emperor (3)

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Fiction. Literature. Thriller. Historical Fiction. HTML:From the author of the bestselling The Dangerous Book for Boys
 
With his acclaimed Emperor novels, author Conn Iggulden brings a dazzling world to life??the rich, complex world of ancient Rome as seen through the eyes of one extraordinary man: Julius Caesar. Now Iggulden returns to the story of Julius Caesar and a realm that stretches from the sands of North Africa to the coast of Britain. Against this magnificent backdrop, Caesar, his first victories under his belt and a series of key alliances in place, makes his move toward power and glory??and commands his famous legions on one of history??s bloodiest and most daring military campaigns.
It is the heart of the first century B.C. For Julius Caesar, the time has come to enter the treacherous political battleground that has become Rome. Having proved his valor in the slaves?? revolt, Caesar is strengthened by the love and vision of a beautiful older woman, and by the sword of his loyal friend, Marcus Brutus. And when he is appointed to a new position of power, Caesar manages to do what none of the other great figures of his time could: capture the hearts of the Roman people themselves. Crushing a rebellion, bringing order to the teeming city, Caesar then makes the move that will change history. He leaves Rome for the foothills of the Alps. And with an army made in his own image, he begins a daring charge through Gaul, across the English Channel, and to the wilds of tribal Britain.
Here, in a series of cataclysmic clashes, the legend of Julius Caesar will be forged. And while Caesar and Brutus pit their lives??and those of their men??against the armies of the wilderness, their political adversaries in Rome grow at once more fearful and more formidable. So when the fighting at the dominion??s edge is over, the greatest danger to Julius Caesar will await him on the Tiber??with a man who wants Rome himself.
From the clash of armies to the heat of a woman??s seduction, from the thunder of battle to the orgies of pleasure and plunder that follow in a warrior??s wake, Emperor: The Field of Swords captures in riveting detail a world being shaped by a brilliant civilization. And in this extraordinary novel, the fate of Rome is being driven by the ambitions of a single man. A man with
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Títol:The Field of Swords (Emperor Series, Book 3)
Autors:Conn Iggulden (Autor)
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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? ( )
  mrbearbooks | Apr 22, 2024 |
Field of Swords is a heavy book. The third volume in Conn Iggulden’s Emperor series bridges many gaps in the lives of not only Julius Caesar but his companions as well. Yes this is a somewhat fictional account of the lives of these men and women but the story is damn good. The character timeline is off. The writer could have done better by Octavian though. Octavian, the future Emperor, would have only been a child during the Gallic Wars led by Julius. Once again. Historical Fiction. The scenes with Octavian were daring and bold even though he was only a child at the time. The author does include a list of deviations from fact. But does not include anything about Octavian.
This story highlights events that push Julius full force into his destiny. From scorned love to the battlefield. We see a young man grow old far too quickly as he breaks himself not only upon the gears of war and the politics which drive those gears but the desire to walk in the footsteps of a conqueror. The writing in this book is very smooth and seeks to entangle the reader in the mud and blood of the Pre-Empirical years of Rome. The reader is given only a glimpse of the mess that was the invasion of Britannia. The first half of the book is mostly politics but the second half shoves us face down in the dirt. It is impossible to truly understand what these soldiers must have endured. A decade on the battlefields of Gaul…no rest, no quarter and a thousand other unsaid elements that define the life of a Legionnaire in the Roman Army.
In addition to the time on the battlefield we catch a view of what it was like afterwards for these soldiers. In today’s modern world we have PTSD along with checks and balances to help Veterans, but in ancient times there was no such thing. Men weaned on the teats of blood and death lived and died by the sword and it is hard to imagine what their thoughts could have been. All in all Field of Swords is a great read and a proper addition to the series. ( )
  JHemlock | Sep 11, 2023 |
Yet another great novel from the master of historical fiction. Brilliant. ( )
  MJWebb | Sep 22, 2022 |

Now that I finished the fourth book by Conn Iggulden and third historical fiction book on Caesar, perhaps the story just starts to lose its luster in my eyes. Is it the author or perhaps the characters? ( )
  wellington299 | Feb 19, 2022 |
Tunnelma on jotenkin hukassa, kun kirja lähtee kuvailemaan Espanjan helteitä. Miljöö ei tunnu antiikinaikaiselta. Tunnelmaa latistaa varmasti osaltaan myös Juliuksen persoonassa nuorena leskeytymisen myötä tapahtunut peruuttamaton muutos. Hän toipuu Brutuksen äidin myötävaikutuksella, mutta ennalleen hän ei koskaan palaa.

Juliuksen paluu Roomaan virkistää, vaikkei kaupunki olekaan enää entisellään. Jälleen kerran sekasorto riehuu ja lukijaa muistutetaan siitä, että rauha ja järjestys eivät ole ikuisessa kaupungissa itsestään selviä.

Juliuksesta tulee arvostettu johtaja, jonka sisäpiiriin toivotetaan tervetulleeksi muutama uusi keskeinen hahmo. Iggulden on taitava kehittämään uusista tuttavuuksista moniulotteisia persoonia.

Igguldenin kuvaama Gallian valloitus ja sotaretket jopa Isoon-Britanniaan saakka ovat historiallisesti mielenkiintoisia. (Lue koko arvostelu blogissani.) ( )
  PeeKoo | Jun 19, 2019 |
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Fiction. Literature. Thriller. Historical Fiction. HTML:From the author of the bestselling The Dangerous Book for Boys
 
With his acclaimed Emperor novels, author Conn Iggulden brings a dazzling world to life??the rich, complex world of ancient Rome as seen through the eyes of one extraordinary man: Julius Caesar. Now Iggulden returns to the story of Julius Caesar and a realm that stretches from the sands of North Africa to the coast of Britain. Against this magnificent backdrop, Caesar, his first victories under his belt and a series of key alliances in place, makes his move toward power and glory??and commands his famous legions on one of history??s bloodiest and most daring military campaigns.
It is the heart of the first century B.C. For Julius Caesar, the time has come to enter the treacherous political battleground that has become Rome. Having proved his valor in the slaves?? revolt, Caesar is strengthened by the love and vision of a beautiful older woman, and by the sword of his loyal friend, Marcus Brutus. And when he is appointed to a new position of power, Caesar manages to do what none of the other great figures of his time could: capture the hearts of the Roman people themselves. Crushing a rebellion, bringing order to the teeming city, Caesar then makes the move that will change history. He leaves Rome for the foothills of the Alps. And with an army made in his own image, he begins a daring charge through Gaul, across the English Channel, and to the wilds of tribal Britain.
Here, in a series of cataclysmic clashes, the legend of Julius Caesar will be forged. And while Caesar and Brutus pit their lives??and those of their men??against the armies of the wilderness, their political adversaries in Rome grow at once more fearful and more formidable. So when the fighting at the dominion??s edge is over, the greatest danger to Julius Caesar will await him on the Tiber??with a man who wants Rome himself.
From the clash of armies to the heat of a woman??s seduction, from the thunder of battle to the orgies of pleasure and plunder that follow in a warrior??s wake, Emperor: The Field of Swords captures in riveting detail a world being shaped by a brilliant civilization. And in this extraordinary novel, the fate of Rome is being driven by the ambitions of a single man. A man with

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