One of history's most notorious assassinations sets the stage for a riveting tale of political intrigue, epic battle, and righteous retribution in a new novel of ancient Rome from #1 New York Times bestselling author Conn Iggulden.
THE BLOOD OF GODS
Julius Caesar has been cut down. His blood stains the hands of a cabal of bold conspirators, led by famed general Marcus Brutus--whom Caesar once called a friend. Have these self-proclaimed liberators bravely slain a power-mad tyrant or brutally murdered the beloved Father of Rome? Hailed as heroes by a complicit Senate and granted amnesty, the killers eagerly turn toward plotting the empire's future under their control. But Caesar's death does not rest easily with all of Rome. For two men whose bonds of friendship, family, and fidelity to the emperor are unbreakable, the shocking assassination is nothing less than treason. And those responsible must pay with their lives.
"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)
- ISBN-13: 9780385343084
- ISBN-10: 0385343086
- Publisher: Bantam
- Publish Date: April 2014
- Dimensions: 7.9 x 5.2 x 1 inches
- Shipping Weight: 0.8 pounds
- Page Count: 400