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By Conn Iggulden | Comments: ( 408 ) | Date: ( Mar 28, 2020 )

Opening immediately after the assassination of Julius Caesar, here is a compulsively readable, stand alone revenge tale about the pursuit of Caesar s killers and the rise to power of Octavian Caesar Augustus From 1 New York Times bestselling author Conn Iggulden.Caesar is dead Though his assassins are cleared of any wrongdoing by the senate, two men refuse to let the grOpening immediately after the assassination of Julius Caesar, here is a compulsively readable, stand alone revenge tale about the pursuit of Caesar s killers and the rise to power of Octavian Caesar Augustus From 1 New York Times bestselling author Conn Iggulden.Caesar is dead Though his assassins are cleared of any wrongdoing by the senate, two men refuse to let the great man s death go unpunished Mark Antony has long stood by Caesar s side, and Caesar s heir Octavian is burning for justice Their differences are many, but both share the same goal to make Caesar s murderers pay the blood price for their crimes When they at last come together, nothing and no one will stop them Teeming with drama and intrigue and the brilliant battle sequences for which he is renowned, this is a thrilling return to the series long considered Conn Iggulden s signature achievement.


  • Title: The Blood of Gods
  • Author: Conn Iggulden
  • ISBN: 9780007271184
  • Page: 298
  • Format: Paperback

About Author:

Conn Iggulden

Also publishes under author name C.F Iggulden.I was born in the normal way in 1971, and vaguely remember half pennies and sixpences I have written for as long as I can remember poetry, short stories and novels It s what I always wanted to do and read English at London University with writing in mind I taught English for seven years and was Head of English at St Gregory s RC High School in London by the end of that period I have enormous respect for those who still labour at the chalk face In truth, I can t find it in me to miss the grind of paperwork and initiatives I do miss the camaraderie of the smokers room, as well as the lessons where their faces lit up as they understood what I was wittering on about.My mother is Irish and from an early age she told me history as an exciting series of stories with dates My great grandfather was a Seannachie, so I suppose story telling is in the genes somewhere My father flew in Bomber Command in WWII, then taught maths and science Perhaps crucially, he also loved poetry and cracking good tales Though it seems a dated idea now, I began teaching when boys were told only girls were good at English, despite the great names that must spring to mind after that statement My father loved working with wood and equations, but he also recited Vitai Lampada with a gleam in his eye and that matters, frankly.I ve always loved historical fiction as a genre and cut my teeth on Hornblower and Tai Pan, Flashman, Sharpe and Jack Aubrey I still remember the sheer joy of reading my first Patrick O Brian book and discovering there were nineteen in the series I love just about anything by David Gemmell, or Peter F Hamilton or Wilbur Smith I suppose the one thing that links all those is the love of a good tale.That s about it for the moment If you d like to get in touch with me leave a comment in the forum or you can tweet me Conn_Iggulden I ll leave it there for the moment If you ve read my books, you know an awful lot about the way I think already There s no point overdoing it.Conn Iggulden



Comments The Blood of Gods

  • Lewis Weinstein

    A terrific read, full of action and true to the history. There is sadness in the horrible waste of life that war always is, in this case a civil war of Romans vs Romans, prompted by the murder of Julius Caesar. The end notes by the author reviewing the actual history were particularly illuminating.


  • Richard

    6.5/10This had the feeling of a surprise party where the guest of honour fails to turn up. Fair play to Julius Caesar, he had an excuse to not be there with him being stabbed by the “Liberators” at the end of book 4 so it was obvious he would be missing but the story certainly lacked something for this.The story revolves around the days and years after the assassination of Julius Caesar and Mark Anthony and Octavian/Augustus taking it upon themselves to hunt down and kill all those involved [...]


  • Faye, la Patata

    Right now, this is what I'm thinking to myself:WHY DID I NOT READ THIS SOONER?!?!Ladies and gentlemen, I may have just finished the best historical fiction I've ever read. Granted, this is not my favorite genre, and to be honest, I have not read a lot about it, but WOW. This book hooked me from beginning to end, with its fast-paced action scenes, adorable characters, intriguing politics, talks of strategies and what have you it was an A-M-A-Z-I-N-G experience. Period. No other words.I'm a big fa [...]


  • Mark Harrison

    Belting conclusion to the five Caesar books. Having killed the Emperor poor Brutus and his conspirators are hunted down by Mark Anthony and Octavian as a new Caesar rises from the ashes. Lots of politics, violence, intrigue and huge battles as the story comes to a fitting end. Good rollicking adventure story.


  • Robin Carter

    ReviewSo after a gap of 8 years since the last book in this seriesEmperor1. The Gates of Rome (2003)2. The Death of Kings (2004)3. The Field of Swords (2004)4. The Gods of War (2005)5. The Blood of Gods (2013)How does this new offering stack up? does it have all that the early books did? or has it progressed with the writers skill?I’m happy to say that the book retains the passion of the early Emperor books, but incorporates all the lessons learned since that time.As usual with this series you [...]


  • happy

    In the 5th and final installment of his Emperor series, Mr. Iggulden gives an interesting take on the aftermath of Julius Caesar’s assassination. The main character in this novel is Julius’ nephew and successor, the young Octavian. The author builds his story around Octavian’s reaction to the news of Julius’ death and the Senate’s giving the assassins pardon’s for what they had done. This novel opens in Greece where Octavian and the man who would become his best general, Agrippa and [...]


  • Joseph Adelizzi, Jr.

    I received this book for free through First Reads. “How many times can you read the same story over and over?” my wife asks me every time I pick up a book about the early days of the Roman Empire. Logically I wonder the same thing too, but yet I do find myself repeatedly reading account after account of those days. That semi-insane behavior is made even more perplexing given there is no doubt I'd have been left on a hillside to die almost immediately upon my birth had I been born during my [...]


  • Christine

    I had no idea this book was part of a series when I requested it. I had heard from a co-worker that I needed to check out Conn Iggulden’s books, and after reading it I can understand why. I tend to be a real stickler for reading series in order, mainly because so much has happened in previous books, and I tend to feel lost. Not so with The Blood of Gods.This book immediately captured my attention, and I loved the portrayals of all the characters. I found it very interesting how the author woul [...]


  • Robin Webster

    ‘The Blood of Gods’ is Conn Iggulden’s fifth book in his ‘Emperor’ series. The previous four books were based loosely on the life of the Roman Emperor Julius Caesar right up to his assassination: while the central character in this book is his adopted son Octavian, who later went on to become the Emperor Augustus. The book opens where the last book left off. Julius Caesar has just been assassinated and the young Octavian makes his bid for power and is looking to take revenge on all tho [...]


  • Hailee

    3.5 starsIf I had read it straight after the previous books it would probably have been higher but there was too long between this one and the previous 4 books in the series which I read about 10 years ago.I love any story about the life of Julius Caesar and although this book was about the consequences of his assassination I found it very interesting and there was plenty of drama to keep the reader hooked.It has definately put me in the mood for reading more historical fiction again as I have b [...]


  • Betty

    I love a good historical novel and this book was most satisfying. I am very familiar with Shakespeare's version of the death and aftermath of Julius Caesar's assassination which focuses on Brutus' story. This book foregrounds Octavian and Mark Antony and the details of the war that followed, giving much more detail of Roman warfare and the logistics of organising so many soldiers, boats, provisions along with issues of communication on the battlefield.


  • Kate

    Conn Iggulden ends his Emperor series with a magnificent account of the aftermath of Caesar's assassination and the determined mission of his adopted son Octavian to hunt down his killers. This is familiar history but it has new life here especially thanks to Iggulden's recreation of Octavian, his friends and Mark Antony. Agrippa is my particular favourite here. A superb novel.


  • Nigel

    All I can say is I loved this book and the series. Conn you are reaching the heights of David Gemmell. Yes I said it .


  • Fuzzball Baggins

    Weird pacing, felt like the beginning of the book for almost the entire thing and then there was a weird rushed ending. But despite that, an entertaining read - it's hard to go wrong with a Caesar as a main character


  • M.G. Mason

    Imagine my delight and surprise to learn that Conn Iggulden was to write a fifth book in the series about the life of Julius Caesar. I read the first four around 15 years ago shortly after their release. I thought, as many no doubt did, that that was that – Caesar dead, story over. But no. This fifth book in the series follows Octavian (later to become Emperor Augustus) as he sets about righting the wrongs of the senate.My first concern was that this would be a shameless cash-in, but Iggulden [...]


  • Nick_britten

    ome, the Ides of March and Julius Caesar is dead, stabbed to death by his friends and colleagues in the very city he had dominated for so long. For the killers, the elation of bringing down a tyrant is quickly dispelled as the people of Rome vent their anger on the city and the men who brought down their Caesar.Instead of being seen as liberators and heroes they are hounded and abused by the mob and with Mark Anthony cleverly using the mob to his own ends they soon have to flee the city.When Cae [...]


  • Valwis20

    Emperor The Blood Of GodsBook Information: Author: Conn Iggulden Title: EMPEROR Blood Of GodsPublication Date: 2013This book is about the chain of events that started with Julius Caesar’s assassination, and ended with tens of thousands of deaths. It takes us through a number of historic battles, example the Battle of Philippi where the war was finally ended. It gives us a window into Octavian’s rise, a real testament of determination and what it can accomplish as seen in the quote "I sent in [...]


  • Arun Divakar

    The name of Julius Caesar is now on everyone’s tongues in Rome. He fell to the knives of the liberators and Rome stands stunned at his funeral. Across the sea, in Greece a young man named Octavian is blinded by grief and fury. The consul Mark Antony while staggered by the death of Caesar tries to reap his own rewards from amidst these murky waters. The last installment of Conn Iggulden’s series on Rome begins at the funeral of Caesar and concludes in the battlefield of Philippi with the defe [...]


  • Jason Golomb

    "walk as their heir to a god and the richest man in Rome. Walk as one who can call down the wrath of Mars with a snap of his fingers."Conn Iggulden's "The Blood of Gods" is everything that makes Iggulden so successful and such a fun read: characters that are solid, if not completely three dimensional; colorfully evocative prose that can't help but get any testosterone-laden blood pumping; and an undeniably compelling mix of history, action and drama."The Blood of Gods" is officially the fifth en [...]


  • Cheryl M-M

    It started off with an oomph that developed a slow pace and petered out.The scene of betrayal and the subsequent actions of those that murdered him was very well done. The only scene that topped it was Mark Anthony describing Brutus walk towards his victim in the final moments.Unfortunately I felt it lost its initial swagger after that. The story seemed more like reading/watching a TV show. When it comes to staying clse to historical facts you often find that the author has to to be mindful not [...]


  • Kara

    We pick up just where the last book left off, with the body of Julius Caesar still warm and the blood still wet on his murders hands.Brutus is mad that things are instantly sunshine and roses, mad that he isn’t instantly getting respect, mad people don’t seem to appreciate what he did, mad that no one openly objects, and mad that his has to hide from mobs. He’s just all around upset by Every. Single. Thing. Meanwhile, Octavian and Mark Antony are constantly at each other’s throats, despi [...]


  • Joe Borg

    “Friends, Romans, countrymen, lend me your ears, I come to bury Caesar, not to praise him. The evil that men do lives after them, the good is oft interred with their bones” .This was what I remembered from school textbooks of Shakespeare s description of Mark Anthony ‘s Caesar homily.This book gave me the follow-up to that story. Very well researched and easily readable all of its nearly 500 pages . The building of the ships in the lake and the canal to pull them to sea is not a well-known [...]


  • Edoardo Albert

    Hugely enjoyable fictional recreation of the turbulent, traumatic period after Julius Caesar's assassination. Iggulden is particularly good at showing how all the main protagonists believed, honestly, that they were acting honourably and for the good of Rome. A peculiarity of my reading is the extraordinarily long memory shadow cast by watching 'I, Claudius' on TV in the seventies - it's all but impossible for me to read about Augustus (Octavian in his youth) without seeing Brian Blessed. In the [...]


  • Mohammed

    I always enjoy reading Iggulden kind of historical fiction that focus on military history,battles but i also really liked how he captured the color,life of Ancient Rome as city,culture,city politics in the earlier books in this series. Thats why its a shame this book narrows down interesting part of post Caesar power struggles to only battles,war. Also its impossible to tell the story,history of Octavian/Augustus in one single book. He is not historically famous only for this war, i was more int [...]


  • Wayne

    My least favourite of the Emperor series. It lacked the suspense, drama and action of the first four books; however, the book was well written and easy to read. Overall, the Emperor series is excellent and I would highly recommend to anyone interested in Julius Caesar and the early Roman Empire.


  • Marcos

    Segue a mesma linha dos outros livros da série. Iggulden mantém o estilo conciso, focado na história, mas sem negligenciar as motivações dos envolvidos. Como eu não conhecia a história real, gostei como o autor deixa as possibilidades abertas.


  • Chris F

    Probably the best in the series so, maybe because the others were written sometime ago and he has developed as a writer since. The ending was perhaps not as strong as other parts of the novel, but overall an enjoyable read.


  • M.J. Webb

    Another good book from a great series by a brilliant author.


  • Tine

    You know, some (hi)stories write themselves. Iggulden's "Emperor Series" ambitiously broaches one of the most eventful political eras of the Roman Empire: the civil wars. This final (?) volume witnesses the rise of Octavian and his bloody revenge on the Caesar murderers. Under Iggulden's pen, battlefields come to life, legendary figures draw breath and Roman honour is reborn. Iggulden did not need to invent the plotline. As his historical note aptly points out: history itself offers the most unl [...]


  • Minn

    The Emperor series has unfortunately finished on a low note for me - the previous four books were a wonderful illustration of Caesar's time and ambition and action, but a solo novel for Octavian makes it difficult to truly enjoy his quest for justice when not much time was devoted to developing him as a historical figure in the previous books. As I recall, he was an impetuous child, a talented member of the cavalry and a confidant - but that is all I recall. Of course, with a man such as Caesar, [...]


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