The third volume in the acclaimed Emperor series, in which Conn Iggulden brilliantly interweaves history and adventure to recreate the astonishing life of Julius Caesar -- an epic tale of ambition and rivalry, bravery and betrayal, from an outstanding new voice in historical fiction. THE GATES OF ROME, THE DEATH OF KINGS and now THE FIELD OF SWORDS tell the powerful, dramatic story of the friendship and enmity between the two men who ruled the Roman world. Following the defeat of the Spartacus rebellion, Julius Caesar and ...
The third volume in the acclaimed Emperor series, in which Conn Iggulden brilliantly interweaves history and adventure to recreate the astonishing life of Julius Caesar -- an epic tale of ambition and rivalry, bravery and betrayal, from an outstanding new voice in historical fiction. THE GATES OF ROME, THE DEATH OF KINGS and now THE FIELD OF SWORDS tell the powerful, dramatic story of the friendship and enmity between the two men who ruled the Roman world. Following the defeat of the Spartacus rebellion, Julius Caesar and Marcus Brutus, who have been sent to run the Roman colonies in Spain, return to challenge powerful senators to become one of the Consuls of Rome. Political opposition, family quarrels, armed rebellions and corruption make this a highly contemporary scene, fuelled by the intrigue of the major characters, who are now developing as full adults. As he takes the legions north into mighty battles with the Gallic tribes, the imperious stand of Caesar and the leadership of his men, his new friendships with fellow leaders and his overwhelming ambition, begin to separate him from Brutus, the great swordsman and warrior. Their long friendship reveals ominous cracks under the strain. Although the Gallic conquests lead to Caesar's triumphal entry into Britain, the victories on the battlefield cause political rivalries at home, and ultimately the famous choice is presented to Caesar and Marcus Brutus. They must choose whether to cross the Rubicon -- together or singly -- and to take the fight to Rome itself. Conn Iggulden is a brilliant storyteller. Characters jostle for space in the crowded streets, on the battlefields and in the corridors of the Senate. The friendship and rivalry between Caesar and Brutus provides compelling reading. Each book in the EMPEROR series causes readers to return to the previous novel, and ensures they also look forward hugely to the next.
Very good. A well-cared-for item that has seen limited use but remains in great condition. The item is complete, unmarked, and undamaged, but may show some limited signs of wear. Item works perfectly. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine is undamaged.
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594 pages. Softcover. Very good condition. HISTORICAL FICTION. For Julius Caesar, the time has come to enter the political battleground that has become Rome. Having proved his valor in the slaves' revolt, Caesar is strengthened by the love a beautiful older woman--and by the sword of his loyal friend, Marcus Brutus. But it is Caesar's next move that will change history. With an arm made in his own image, Caesar begins a daring charge through Gaul, across the English Channel, and to the wilds of tribal Britain. "What Robert Graves did for Claudius, Iggulden now does for the most famous Roman emperor of the all--Julius Caesar."--William Bernhardt, author of Criminal Intent (Key Words: Julius Caesar, Conn Iggulden, Historical Fiction, Novels, Marcus Brutus, Rome, Emperors).
Of the four books in the "Emperor" series I can't rate one higher than the other three. I've previously identified Iggulden as my premier historical-fiction author. He covers a myriad of subject matter in a clear and accurate style that gives the feeling of your being in the front seat of the action.
Robert Barrie J
Aug 29, 2013
Field of Swords
as good as the other 3 in the series. Have the last one in the series here, will start it now.
Feb 24, 2011
This author knows how to get your attention and hold it! The story line may be full of fiction but the amount of history that is included makes a person believe that this is the way it was for the Roman Powers. This book is one that I will keep because of the ability that it has to make my imagination work overtime while following some historic facts! If you get one of these books you will want to get the whole series just to find out what happens next!
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