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Emperor: The Field of Swords

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ISBN 10 : 9780385343428
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Download Emperor: The Field of Swords PDF Full Free by Conn Iggulden and published by National Geographic Books. This book was released on 2009-06-23 with total page 0 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: From the author of the bestselling The Dangerous Book for Boys With an army made in his own image, Caesar brings a daring charge through Gaul, across the English Channel, and to the wilds of tribal Britain. Having proved his valor in the slaves’ revolt, the time has come for Caesar to enter the political battleground of Rome. Strengthened by the love of an older woman—and by the sword of his loyal friend, Marcus Brutus, Caesar battles the armies of the wilderness and forges his legend. All the while his political adversaries in Rome grow ever more powerful. So that when the fighting is over, Julius will face the greatest threat to him yet—a man who wants Rome for himself.


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The Field of Swords

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ISBN 10 : 0440240964
Pages : 594 pages
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Download The Field of Swords PDF Full Free by Conn Iggulden and published by Dell Publishing Company. This book was released on 2005-12-01 with total page 594 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A fictional rendering of the life and times of Julius Caesar follows his exploits on the fields of battle as he leads Rome's mighty legions on a trail of conquest that takes them far beyond the gates of the city, victories that lead to growing unrest at home as his political adversaries rise to power in Caesar's absence. Reprint.


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ISBN 10 : 9780385336635
Pages : 466 pages
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Download Emperor PDF Full Free by Conn Iggulden and published by Random House LLC. This book was released on 2005 with total page 466 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Follows the exploits of Julius Caesar on the fields of battle as he leads Rome's legions on a trail of conquest that takes them beyond the city, victories that lead to unrest at home as his political adversaries rise to power in his absence.


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The Field of Swords

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ISBN 10 : 9780007136940
Pages : 676 pages
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Download The Field of Swords PDF Full Free by Conn Iggulden and published by HarperCollins UK. This book was released on 2005 with total page 676 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Following the defeat of the Spartacus rebellion, Julius Caesar and Marcus Brutus, who have been sent to run the Roman colonies in Spain, return to challenge powerful senators to become one of the Consuls of Rome. Political opposition, family quarrels, armed rebellions and corruption make this a highly contemporary scene.


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ISBN 10 : 0007946651
Pages : 530 pages
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Download Emperor PDF Full Free by Conn Iggulden and published by . This book was released on 2005 with total page 530 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: It is the heart of the first century B.C., and Julius Caesar has proved his valor in the slaves' revolt, and is strengthened by the love and vision of a beautiful older women, and by the sword of his loyal friend, Marcus Brutus. As Caesar and Brutus begin a daring charge towards the wilds of tribal Britain, their political adversaries in Rome grow more fearful and formidable.


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The Gods of War

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ISBN 10 : 9780007164776
Pages : 25 pages
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Download The Gods of War PDF Full Free by Conn Iggulden and published by HarperCollins UK. This book was released on 2006 with total page 25 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The fourth volume in the acclaimed 'Emperor' series, in which Conn Iggulden interweaves history and adventure to recreate the astonishing life of Julius Caesar - an epic tale of ambition and rivalry, bravery and betrayal.


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ISBN 10 : 9780385343084
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Download The Blood of Gods PDF Full Free by Conn Iggulden and published by Bantam. This book was released on 2014-04-08 with total page 0 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: 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. Through countless battles and years of peace, Marc Antony has wielded a sword and raised a cup at Caesar’s side. Now, in the wake of the cold-blooded coup, he is powerless against the political might of Brutus and his treacherous senators. Yet with no weapons other than eloquence and outrage, Antony will turn the tide of public opinion and spark a rebellion that will set the streets of Rome ablaze. At the same time, Gaius Octavian, adopted son and chosen heir of Caesar, has gained wealth and influence beyond imagining. But the soul-deep wound of his father’s death will never be healed by gold or power. He will rest only with the blood of the killers on his blade. Drawn together by their common cause, Antony and Octavian marshal their forces into an avenging army on a mission to reunite all that Caesar’s fall has torn asunder. Even as his cohorts flee for their lives—or fall prey to vigilantes—a defiant Brutus vows never to relinquish what his ruthless ambition has won him. As opposing legions join in mortal combat, the destiny of Rome will turn on which of their commanders is the mightiest and most cunning. Marking the author’s triumphant return to the setting of his celebrated Emperor series, The Blood of Gods unfolds with unmatched power, electric with the high-adventure storytelling, captivating historical detail, and stirring battle scenes for which Conn Iggulden is renowned. 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)


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What Do I Read Next?

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ISBN 10 : 0787690228
Pages : 703 pages
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Download What Do I Read Next? PDF Full Free by Neil Barron and published by Gale / Cengage Learning. This book was released on 2005-10-21 with total page 703 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Provides synopses for over 1,500 titles of current popular fiction and recommends other books by such criteria as authors, characters portrayed, time period, geographical setting, or genre


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ISBN 10 : 9781465306371
Pages : 454 pages
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Download ROUL PDF Full Free by BRIAN S. OVERMASS and published by Xlibris Corporation. This book was released on 2012-02-15 with total page 454 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Roul, the son of a clan chief, who like his father has inherited an unusual method of fighting. He is branded a traitor, and taken captive. He is sent to the capital and inducted into the army to train the Emperor’s soldiers. When the Empire is invaded by an army from a neighbouring country, soldiers trained and lead by Roul, achieve a stunning victory. He is rewarded by being named Duke of William Town, a small Duchy on the border. Due to his drive and intuitive his Duchy soon becomes the talk of the Empire. The expansion of the Empire’s navy based in Port William brings the Empire into conflict with The Brotherhood of the Sea, a pirate brotherhood that has ruled the seas for generations. Conflict between the two is inevitable and when victory is finally won, is it the end of the war or just the first battle in a long conflict.


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Study of Japanese Swords

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The Big Issue, Cape Town

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ISBN 10 : STANFORD:36105131535556
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ISBN 10 : OXFORD:555062883
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Hired Swords

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ISBN 10 : 9780804726962
Pages : 282 pages
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Fall of the Swords Collection

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ISBN 10 : PKEY:6610000377176
Pages : 1272 pages
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Download Fall of the Swords Collection PDF Full Free by Scott Michael Decker and published by Next Chapter. This book was released on 2022-07-04 with total page 1272 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: All four books in 'Fall Of The Swords', a series of fantasy novels by Scott Michael Decker, now in one volume! The Peasant: Following a civil war, an empire grapples with the devastating fallout. His conscience heavy, Peasant General Guarding Bear wants to usurp the tyrannical emperor’s throne. But the general’s rivals continue to play games, seeking to avenge their name and reclaim the Northern Imperial Sword. With his reign threatened and no progeny to his name, the Emperor plots to conceive an heir by stealth. Soon, Guarding Bear enters a world of deception, smoke and mirrors, and must decide where his loyalties lie. The Bandit: Tired of lying in wait, the exiled Noble Bandit seizes his chance at revenge. Meanwhile, as the birth of the Royal Twins nears, Peasant General Guarding Bear is repatriated by the Emperor. Fearing for the safety of his heirs, the emperor orders the general to lay siege to his enemy’s fortress. In preparation, the general recruits the aid of a powerful wizard and a skilled young healer – but none of them suspects a traitor in their midst. As loyalties are tested and new alliances made, who will rise above and claim victory as their own? The Heir: The future of the Empire hangs in the balance. Separated from birth, the Royal Twins have been raised in opposite corners of the empire. Meanwhile, bandits continue to lay waste to the kingdom in their attempt to force the Emperor to relinquish the Northern Imperial Sword. Among them is the Noble Bandit, nemesis of Peasant General Guarding Bear. Tasked with rearing one of the twins, the Peasant General wastes no time in preparing the boy for his destiny of ridding the kingdom of the bandits once and for all. But long-kept secrets are brought to life as the Heir is mistaken for his long-lost brother, and his new rival declares himself Emperor of the northern lands. Their path leads them towards a final confrontation that will forever change the fate of the realm. The Emperor: Seeking Sword looks to the south for only one thing: The Northern Imperial Sword, which now lies dormant in the vaults of the Eastern Empire. Without it, Seeking Sword will always be a bandit. And to get it, he'll have to defeat the Heir. Abandoned to bandits as an infant, Seeking Sword has known adversity, but nothing has prepared him to lead a campaign against such an adversary. It isn't the Heir's formidable fighting skills nor his tactical acumen that so dismays the bandit Emperor. It's the beloved devotion of his people.


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Butterfly Swords

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ISBN 10 : 9781426870071
Pages : 288 pages
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The Kingdom of Slender Swords

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ISBN 10 : 9788184306866
Pages : 256 pages
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ISBN 10 : 9781784081157
Pages : 416 pages
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Download Swords Around The Throne PDF Full Free by Ian Ross and published by Head of Zeus. This book was released on 2015-07-02 with total page 416 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Rome is in peril... The old order is changing. Centurion Aurelius Castus has been summoned back from Britain to find himself caught up in a treasonous conspiracy threatening to bring down the Emperor Constantine. Rewarded for saving the emperor's life, Castus is promoted to the elite imperial bodyguard: the swords around the throne. But he soon discovers the court to be as dangerous as the battlefield. Behind the gilded facade of empire lurks a nest of traitors and one relentless enemy.