By Conn Iggulden
From the writer of the bestselling The harmful booklet for Boys
With his acclaimed Emperor novels, writer Conn Iggulden brings a stunning international to life–the wealthy, complicated global of old Rome as visible during the eyes of 1 impressive 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. in contrast marvelous backdrop, Caesar, his first victories lower than his belt and a sequence of key alliances in position, makes his circulate towards strength and glory–and instructions his recognized legions on one in every of history’s bloodiest and so much bold army campaigns.
it really is the guts of the 1st century B.C. For Julius Caesar, the time has come to go into the treacherous political battleground that has develop into Rome. Having proved his valor within the slaves’ insurrection, Caesar is bolstered by means of the affection and imaginative and prescient of a pretty older lady, and through the sword of his unswerving buddy, Marcus Brutus. And whilst he's appointed to a brand new place of energy, Caesar manages to do what not one of the different nice figures of his time may possibly: trap the hearts of the Roman humans themselves. Crushing a uprising, bringing order to the teeming urban, Caesar then makes the circulate that would swap heritage. 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 might be cast. And whereas Caesar and Brutus pit their lives–and these in their men–against the armies of the desolate tract, their political adversaries in Rome develop straight away extra nervous and extra bold. So while the combating on the dominion’s aspect is over, the best possibility to Julius Caesar will wait for 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 enjoyment and plunder that keep on with in a warrior’s wake, Emperor: the sphere of Swords captures in riveting element a global being formed by way of an excellent civilization. And during this striking novel, the destiny of Rome is being pushed by means of the pursuits of a unmarried guy. a guy with an unrivaled genius for power.
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