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The Blood of Gods by Conn Iggulden
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Apr 08, 2014 | ISBN 9780385343084

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Praise for The Blood of Gods
“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
“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

“Iggulden plunges you into the full fury of the action and leaves you gasping for more.”The Northern Echo (UK)
“[A] clever and convincing narrative.”The Sunday Times (UK)

Praise for Conn Iggulden’s Empire series

“Dramatic historical fiction to keep adults turning pages like enthralled kids . . . [Iggulden] is a grand storyteller. . . . A spirited, entertaining read.”USA Today
“Exhilarating . . . Words like ‘brilliant,’ ‘sumptuous’ and ‘enchanting’ jostle to be used, but scarcely convey the way Iggulden brings the schoolbook tale to life, or the compelling depictions of battle, treachery and everyday detail in a precarious world well lost but vividly re-created.”Los Angeles Times
“What Robert Graves did for Claudius, Conn Iggulden now does for the most famous Roman emperor of them all—Julius Caesar.”—William Bernhardt, author of Criminal Intent
“[Iggulden] excels at describing battle scenes both small-scale and epic.”The Seattle Times
“Utterly marvelous . . . Solid research and a real knack for character development bring [Julius Caesar] to life in a truly magical, electrifying way.”The Telegram (St. John’s, Newfoundland)
“[Iggulden’s] expert plotting, supple prose and fast-paced action will keep readers riveted.”Publishers Weekly
“Vivid characters, stunning action, and unrelenting pace.”—Bernard Cornwell, author of 1356
“Epics don’t come any better than this.”Evening Echo (Cork, Ireland)

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