The early life of Julius Caesar is recreated in a novel that brilliantly interweaves history and adventure. An epic tale of ambition and rivalry, bravery and betrayal, from an outstanding new voice in historical fiction -- already a top-ten bestseller in hardback. From the spectacle of gladiatorial combat to the intrigue of the Senate, from the ...Read MoreThe early life of Julius Caesar is recreated in a novel that brilliantly interweaves history and adventure. An epic tale of ambition and rivalry, bravery and betrayal, from an outstanding new voice in historical fiction -- already a top-ten bestseller in hardback. From the spectacle of gladiatorial combat to the intrigue of the Senate, from the foreign wars that created an empire to the betrayals that almost tore it apart, the Emperor novels tell the remarkable story of the man who would become the greatest Roman of them all: Julius Caesar. Brilliantly interweaving history and adventure, The Gates of Rome introduces an ambitious young man facing his first great test. In the city of Rome, a titanic power struggle is about to shake the Republic to its core. Citizen will fight citizen in a bloody conflict -- and Julius Caesar will be in the thick of the action.Read Less
Fine (a new copy) in glossy illustrated wrappers. 1st ed-The author's first book, and the first in the Emperor series. An epic historical novel of the ancient Rome and the young Julius Caesar. Praise from Bernard Cornwell who called it 'a novel of vivid characters, stunning action and unrelenting pace. '
Very good. UK PROOF of the first in this successful series. SIGNED with nice inscription and date to title page. VG+ with slight upward tendency to front cover. Harpercollins-Harper Collins 2003. 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0.
5 vols., 8vo., First Edition; cloth (brown/black/black/black/tan respectively), backstrips lettered in gilt, silver or red, coloured endpapers, a near fine set in unclipped dustwrapper. Based on the rise and fall of Julius Caesar, the 'Emperor' sequence was the author's first venture into historical fiction; it is this series, together with its later 'Conqueror' counterpart which makes him one of the most successful writers in the field today. The sequence comprises The Gates of Rome' (2003), 'The Death of Kings' (2004), 'The Field of Swords' (2005), 'The Gods of War' (2006) and 'The Blood of Gods' (2013). 'A brilliant story-I wish I'd written it' (Bernard Cornwell). COMPLETE SETS ARE SCARCE IN THIS CONDITION.
Fair. Good copy for reading, may have heavy page wear with writing textual notes highlighting or be an heavily used ex library copy with library markings, stickers or stamps. Dust jacket or accessories may not be included.
Everyone must read this book and the others in the series because it is so well written you feel that you are going thru everything that the main people are going thru! This book is excellent and gives enough historic fact that it makes the story seem like a fact only! Both men and women would enjoy this book and the whole series!
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