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Lion: Book 1 of The Golden Age: 'Brings war in the ancient world to vivid, gritty and bloody life' ANTHONY RICHES

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The armies of Rome are forced to fight against each other lead by two greatest generals the empire has ever had. Julius will be closing on to his destiny which will be determined by two things; his best friend Marcus Brutus and Cleopatra, an Egyptian queen who will bear his son… The Blood of Gods Quetteville, Harry de (12 October 2019). "Paper planes, stink bombs and fire-starting: The Dangerous Book for Boys has a sequel, and it's less PC than ever". The Telegraph. ISSN 0307-1235 . Retrieved 18 November 2020. I wish you would write more books in the Conquerer series, how things went after the last one. I have re read this series for a second time and will no doubt read them a third time. Reply It's time for a hero to rise. For his enemies to tremble. And for Athens, a city of wisdom and warriors, to shine with glory ...

Lion By Conn Iggulden | Used | 9781405949651 | World of Books Lion By Conn Iggulden | Used | 9781405949651 | World of Books

It focuses on a mighty Mongol conqueror and Genghis Khan tries to unify an entire continent under his rule… A Mongol warrior, surrounded by his sons, brothers and tribesmen came from over the horizon winning each and every battle. His legend together with his ambition grew and ranks of his horsemen swelled.The Lion is a historically based fictional story about Pericles the leader of Athens during the height of the Peloponnesian war and one of the most intriguing figures of antiquity. The time for Julius Caesar to indulge in treacherous political battles has come. His great courage to face slave rebellion, love for a beautiful older woman and the sword of his loyal friend, Marcus Brutus has strengthened him. Once his rank is promoted, he is able to do what no other leaders of his era did. Together with his greatest rival, mark Antony, Octavian will stop at nothing to avenge his father’s death. The Conqueror Series Genghis: Birth of an Empire Temujin, the son of Khan, was raised in a clan of hunters who migrated across the rugged lands.

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After completing the fourth book in the emperor series, Iggulden began research for his next series of books, the Conqueror series, based on the life of Mongol warlords Genghis, Ogedai, and Kublai Khan. His first book, Wolves of the Plains, was available from 2 January 2007. Then followed his second book, Lord of the Bows, on 2 January 2008. Bones of the Hills, the third book in the series, was released on 1 September 2008. That brings me to my other big problem with this book. I'm fairly sure it was written originally as two stories and glued together because they weren't long enough. One of them is a senator’s son, who has been given everything to achieve his dream. The other is an adopted child who is cunning and strong. His love for his adoptive family and brother will be the most powerful force in his life. As Iggulden explained to reporter Liam Rudden of theScotsman Online:“Most people only know of Julius Caesarin the last couple of years of his life, or from the Shakespeare play, and as I started reading up on him, I soon realized that I knew none of the stories from when he was a child, or from his life as a young man. It was all good stuff.” Two years later Iggulden produced his first published novel,Emperor:This will be an enjoyable read for anyone with an interest in history, military strategy, and the ancient world! The book opens to a map of the region, as well as a pronunciation guide – which I usually love. Who doesn’t love a book with a map?

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While Iggulden is not shy to admit that he took some liberties with the historical record, Brad Hooper, writing inBooklistfound thatEmperor: The Gates of Rome“casts authentically detailed light on the early years of the great Roman general and statesman Julius Caesar.” CONQUEROR SERIES In September 2009 he wrote a children's book Tollins: Explosive Tales for Children through HarperCollins. Iggulden has since written three stories to accompany the story of the Tollins. [13] Other works [ edit ] although this is mainly Pericles' story and told through his eyes a few other characters are explored to a lesser extent such as the Spartan general Pausanias and Persian Artabazus. RRP refers to the Recommended Retail Price as set out by the original publisher at time of release.I liked it because it is nicely written in a style that only Conn Iggulden can employ. So, for some, especially if you are not passionate about history, Greek wars, battle description etc., you might find it a bit boring and long. To me, it sets the scene for what is coming, and it helps the main character (Pericles) grow for an in-depth re-creation of who this man was and what he did to remain a hero in Greek history. In 2010, there was media coverage toward a proposed epic film Emperor: Young Caesar to be about the early life of Julius Caesar covering the years from 92 BC to 71 BC and based on the first two novels of Iggulden's Emperor series, The Gates of Rome and The Death of Kings. Exclusive Media Group hired Burr Steers to direct after they had an adaptation penned by William Broyles and Stephen Harrigan. [15] [16] [17] Bibliography [ edit ] Emperor series [ edit ] A distinctly odd book this. The Lion of Athens is Pericles, a man who helped shape the culture and direction of Athenian politics. But we are presented more with Athens as the central character, the development of a fleet to take battle to the Persians and the excitement of a city that was the centre of almost everything. Pericles is presented as a young man finding his feet and love of culture and the more interesting character is the General, Cimon.

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Iggulden explains his desire to leave the character when he still had much left to accomplish, rather than tracing him through to his eventual downfall, as he did withJulius CaesarandGenghis Khan. The sights, sounds and smells of Athens bring history to life with gripping brilliance' DAILY MIRROR The title of the book, Lion, refers to Cimon, the son of Miltiades, who will play the most dominant part in this superb book of victory and conquer of part of Persia, on land and sea, with Cimon in his role as Strategos of the Greek Alliance. To write as authentic descriptions as possible, Iggulden spent his school breaks researching in Rome and Pompeii trying to immerse himself in the history he was writing about. To that end, he donned battle Armor and sailed on the open seas in much the same way his characters did.

In this third book of Iggulden’s series, we follow the early career of Pericles, son of Xanthippus. Much of it is imagined as little is known of Pericles’ early life and many of the events of this period were unrecorded until much later. His generation followed in the footsteps of those who fought at Marathon, Thermopylae and Salamis and sought to emulate their heroes. Surprisingly i found the chapters in Athens to be the least compelling as most of the time was focused on Pericles helping his friend with his play and dealing with his marriage to Thetis instead of exploring the politics and daily life of Athens. Iggulden co-wrote a book with his brother Hal, The Dangerous Book for Boys. It covers around eighty topics, from building a soapbox racer and tying knots, to learning about famous battles and how to make potassium aluminium sulphate crystals. [12] It was released in the UK in June 2006, reprinted a month later and was voted British Book of the Year at the Galaxy British Book Awards. Interestingly, though, the narrative is told mostly from the point of view of Pericles, the future leader, as he begins to emerge into maturity. We watch him struggle to balance the competing claims of the war at sea, his new -and by no means submissive - wife, his family, and his friends, including the playwright Aeschylus and the philosophers, Zeno and Anaxagoras. Iggulden draws the Greek world convincingly and he is strongest writing battle scenes' THE TIMES on the Golden Age series

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