By Conn Iggulden
From the writer of the bestselling The risky ebook for Boys
The yr is fifty three B.C. Julius Caesar methods his ultimate destiny—a future that may be made up our minds now not by means of legions yet by way of his pal Brutus and a bewitching Egyptian queen named Cleopatra. . . .
Fresh from victory in Gaul, Julius Caesar leads his battle-hardened legions around the Rubicon.The armies of Rome will face one another ultimately in civil battle, led by means of the 2 maximum generals ever to stroll the seven hills. From the spectacles of the sector to the whispered lies of conspirators, writer Conn Iggulden brings to existence an international marked via fierce loyalty and sour betrayal, with darkish occasions shrouded in noble beliefs.
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And the colophon is a trademark of Random House, Inc. Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data Iggulden, Conn. Emperor: the gods of war / Conn Iggulden. p. cm. - (Emperor series; v. 4) eISBN-13: 978-0-440-33592-4 eISBN-10: 0-440-33592-2 1. Caesar, Julius-Fiction. 2. -Fiction. 3. Emperors-Fiction. I. Title. ” -JACOB BURCKHARDT ACKNOWLEDGMENTS A number of people have devoted their time and energy to these books. I cannot name them all, but I must thank Fiona and Ingrid in particular for their extraordinary hard work.
Fifty-six years old,” he murmured to the empty chamber. ” There had been moments of weakness and despair, moments when the years sat heavily and his private self ached to be allowed to rest. Perhaps it was time to leave Rome to young wolves like Caesar. After all, the bastard had shown he possessed the most important quality of a Roman leader-the ability to survive. When his thoughts were not colored by anger, Pompey could admire the younger man’s career. There had been times when he would not have bet a bronze coin on Julius coming through unscathed.
There were too many of the enemy and he knew he was going to die. The Gaul legions halted with spears resting on their shoulders, and the thought of the killing to come made the road guards shrink back into the center. Ahenobarbus bellowed at his recruits to stand still. The ranks and files had twisted beyond recognition until they were just a crowd of angry, bewildered men. Seneca had given up shouting and looked as lost as any of them. There was nothing in the manuals to answer this. Panting, Ahenobarbus grimaced, waiting for the attack.