Search Results: "Conn Iggulden"


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EMPEROR: THE DEATH OF KINGS by Conn Iggulden
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 9, 2004

"An admirable job: Iggulden hews closely to the real events while enlivening them with an inside perspective. Keep an eye on Brutus!"
Iggulden returns with the second in a four-part fictionalized biography of Julius Caesar, this time following his subject from early victory at Mytilene to his formation of the First Triumvirate. Read full book review >

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STORMBIRD by Conn Iggulden
Released: July 8, 2014

"Capturing the stink and gore, violence and romance of medieval life, Iggulden makes real those grand characters who live in the collective memory. A page-turner sure to have readers eager for the next in the series."
Iggulden (The Blood of Gods, 2013, etc.) rallies dukes and barons, archers and peasants, schemers and warriors in this first in a trilogy chronicling the 15th-century War of the Roses. Read full book review >

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EMPEROR: THE GATES OF ROME by Conn Iggulden
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 31, 2002

"An absorbing portrait of ancient Roman life and history, well written and full of suspense—even for those who know the ending."
A debut by a British schoolteacher depicts the childhood and early career of Julius Caesar. Read full book review >

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RAVENSPUR by Conn Iggulden
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 5, 2017

"A powerful you-are-there narrative, authentic and engaging."
Iggulden (Bloodline, 2016, etc.) concludes his Wars of the Roses series with Richard III dead on Bosworth Field and Henry VII taking the throne for the House of Tudor. Read full book review >

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THE BLOOD OF GODS by Conn Iggulden
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 2, 2013

"Well-paced and well-written; if not quite in the class of Robert Graves and Mary Renault, better than much historical fiction about the ancient world."
Yon Cassius has a lean and hungry look—and the rest of the players in Iggulden's (Conqueror, 2011, etc.) spirited novel of ancient Rome are pretty tough, too. Read full book review >

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BLOODLINE by Conn Iggulden
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 19, 2016

"In this craftily plotted novel, Iggulden turns legends into real people, all passion, intrigue, and duplicity, so palpably realistic the sound of sword against armor rings from the page."
Margaret of Anjou spiked the rebel heads of the Duke of York and the Earl of Salisbury on York's city gate, but her husband, Henry VI, "who'd lost his wits" and turned more cloistered monk than king, remains rebel prisoner in the third volume of Iggulden's (Margaret of Anjou, 2015, etc.) Wars of the Roses series. Read full book review >

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CONQUEROR by Conn Iggulden
Released: Dec. 27, 2011

"A rip-roarin' read, and inspiration to go and sack a few cities on your own."
In Xanadu did Kublai Khan…well, before all that, he had to take care of some nasty business, the subject of Hun-meister Iggulden's (Emperor, 2003, etc.) latest installment in his series of novels devoted to the Golden Horde. Read full book review >

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EMPEROR by Conn Iggulden
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 8, 2005

"Less psychologically sophisticated than the granddaddy of all Roman historical fiction, Robert Graves's I, Claudius, but a pleasure for those for whom the words 'alea jacta est' mean something."
Gaius Julius Caesar is back in the third of Iggulden's projected tetralogy (Emperor: The Death of Kings, 2004, etc.), and he's kicking Gallic butt and taking unpronounceable names. Read full book review >

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MARGARET OF ANJOU by Conn Iggulden
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 16, 2015

"Highly readable as a stand-alone novel, but those who loved Stormbird will be anticipating Iggulden's take on the mesmerizing Richard III."
In the second volume of his War of the Roses trilogy, Iggulden (Stormbird, 2014, etc.) follows beautiful young Queen Margaret as she defends the Lancaster realm against York rebels.Read full book review >

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PEARL S. BUCK by Peter Conn
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1996

"Conn's fact-filled book goes some way to resuscitate Buck's career and strong opinions, but Buck herself remains a shadowy figure. (41 photos, map, not seen)"
With The Good Earth author's visibility almost as low as when she was a missionary wife in China, Conn's biography tries to refocus on her role as an outspoken critic of imperialism, and as a supporter of feminism and racial equality. Read full book review >