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This is an auction for EMPEROR: THE BLOOD OF GODS, by Conn Iggulden.

"Iggulden follows up his popular Emperor series with a stand-alone set in ancient Rome on the cusp of transformation. In the aftermath of Julius Caesar’s betrayal and brutal assassination, young Octavian, Caesar’s adopted son, vows revenge. In a time and place characterized by chaos and uncertainty, Octavian challenges the older, more seasoned politicos responsible for Caesar’s death. As he takes on the powerful Liberatores, it is inevitable that the struggle will culminate in blood and battle at Phillipi. Though everyone already knows the outcome, the seasoned Iggulden adeptly brings all the intrigue and action of the era vividly to life, maintaining a historically authentic backdrop as he fictionalizes Octavian’s evolution from callow youth to Augustus, the bold and fearless architect of a new chapter in Roman history."
- Booklist (US)

“Iggulden does fine work in his deft character studies of the principals and their various motives for alternately stirring up civil war or defending a new empire in the borning. . . . With such strong and willful people, you just know a clash is inevitable—and the best parts of this good novel are those of fierce battles such as Philippi, in scenes of ‘oil and splinters and floating bodies.’ Well-paced and well-written . . . better than much historical fiction about the ancient world.”
- Kirkus Reviews (US)

Very favourable reviews on Amazon.com.

Large format (trade) paperback 2013.

420 pages.

Very good condition.

The cost of shipping is $4.95, or $6.95 by tracked mail. If you are on rural delivery and want tracked mail, the shipping cost will be $9.95.

There is of course no charge for shipping if you collect this book from my shop in Palmerston North following the auction.

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  • Seller location: Palmerston North, Manawatu, NZ

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