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The Gods of War

(2006)
(The fourth book in the Emperor series)
A novel by

 
 
The first book in Conn Iggulden's highly impressive Emperor series, The Gates of Rome, immediately marked the author out as one of the most accomplished practitioners of the sweeping historical novel at work today. The second book, The Death of Kings, creates another massive panoply of the Ancient World with the young Caesar serving onboard a war galley in the dangerous tempest-tossed waters of the Mediterranean. Achieving a striking victory with his already fully formed intellect and forceful personality, things suddenly turn disastrous for him when he is captured by pirates and imprisoned on the North Coast of Africa. But Caesar knows he is not fated to end his prospects here, and uses his charisma and leadership abilities to forge a lean and lethal squadron of warriors who break out of captivity and find themselves involved in a bloody uprising in Greece. And, inevitably, Caeser is soon back on his way to Rome for another encounter that will have tremendous consequences both for him and his fellow Romans.

Iggulden's skills are many and varied: he is well aware that narratives such as this must have an irresistible forward impetus, and that's maintained with an inexorable control here. And he knows that the reader must constantly have the details of these fabulous ancient times conjured afresh throughout the book--but never at the expense of the trajectory of the story. The author's key achievement, though, is in his laser-sharp characterisation of Caesar and those he encounters--and this is where the real splendour of The Death of Kings lies: Caesar is very much a man of his time, but the conjuring trick of allowing the modern reader to enter his psychology is always handled with quiet assurance.

It's only matter of time before Hollywood gets its hand on this property, with its copious action, mighty sea battles and vivid backdrops--but this is the way to enjoy it, leaping with vigour from the printed page. --Barry Forshaw

Genre: Historical

Used availability for Conn Iggulden's The Gods of War

Hardback Editions

2006 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Gods of War (Emperor Series, Book 4)
Author(s): Conn Iggulden
ISBN: 0-00-716476-9 / 978-0-00-716476-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins
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October 2008 : USA Library Binding

Title: Emperor: The Gods of War (The Emperor)
Author(s): Conn Iggulden
ISBN: 1-4395-6052-8 / 978-1-4395-6052-5 (USA edition)
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March 2006 : USA Hardback
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Title: Emperor: The Gods of War (The Emperor Series)
Author(s): Conn Iggulden
ISBN: 0-385-33767-1 / 978-0-385-33767-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Delacorte Press
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Paperback Editions

November 2014 : UK Paperback
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Title: Encore Emperor Series (4) The Gods of War
Author(s): Conn Iggulden
ISBN: 0-00-794666-X / 978-0-00-794666-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Ltd
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September 2011 : UK Paperback
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Title: Gods of War (Emperor Series): 4 (Emperor Series)
Author(s): Conn Iggulden
ISBN: 0-00-743715-3 / 978-0-00-743715-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Harper
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June 2009 : USA Paperback
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Title: Emperor: The Gods of War: A Novel of Julius Caesar
Author(s): Conn Iggulden
ISBN: 0-385-34357-4 / 978-0-385-34357-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Delta
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March 2007 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: The Gods of War (Emperor, Book 4)
Author(s): Conn Iggulden
ISBN: 0-440-24160-X / 978-0-440-24160-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Bantam
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August 2006 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Gods of War (Emperor Series, Book 4)
Author(s): Conn Iggulden
ISBN: 0-00-716477-7 / 978-0-00-716477-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins
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January 2006 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Gods of War (Emperor Series, Book 4)
Author(s): Conn Iggulden
ISBN: 0-00-721451-0 / 978-0-00-721451-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins
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Audio Editions

August 2018 : MP3 CD
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Title: Emperor: The Gods of War (The Emperor Series)
Author(s): Conn Iggulden
ISBN: 1-72131-636-1 / 978-1-72131-636-6
Publisher: Blackstone on Brilliance Audio
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July 2016 : Australia Audio CD
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Title: The Gods of War: 4
Author(s): Conn Iggulden
ISBN: 1-4862-7355-6 / 978-1-4862-7355-3 (Australia edition)
Publisher: Bolinda/Audible audio
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July 2016 : Australia Audio CD
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Title: The Gods of War: 4
Author(s): Conn Iggulden
ISBN: 1-4862-7356-4 / 978-1-4862-7356-0 (Australia edition)
Publisher: Bolinda/Audible audio
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September 2014 : USA Audio CD

Title: The Gods of War (Emperor)
Author(s): Conn Iggulden
ISBN: 1-4915-3741-8 / 978-1-4915-3741-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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September 2014 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: Gods of War, The (Emperor)
Author(s): Conn Iggulden
ISBN: 1-4915-3781-7 / 978-1-4915-3781-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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April 2012 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Gods of War: The Emperor Series
Author(s): Conn Iggulden
ISBN: 1-60998-741-1 / 978-1-60998-741-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: AudioGO
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December 2011 : USA Audio CD

Title: The Gods of War (The Emperor Series)
Author(s): Conn Iggulden
ISBN: 0-7927-8010-8 / 978-0-7927-8010-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Sound Library
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September 2011 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: Emperor: The Gods of War
Author(s): Conn Iggulden
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Limited
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September 2011 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Emperor: The Gods of War
Author(s): Conn Iggulden
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Limited
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May 2009 : USA Audio edition
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Title: EMPEROR: The Gods of War, Book 4 (Unabridged)
Author(s): Conn Iggulden
Publisher: Audible Studios
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May 2009 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: EMPEROR: The Gods of War, Book 4 (Unabridged)
Author(s): Conn Iggulden
ISBN: 1-4084-2313-8 / 978-1-4084-2313-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Audible Studios
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May 2009 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: EMPEROR: The Gods of War, Book 4 (Unabridged)
Author(s): Conn Iggulden
Publisher: Audible Studios
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May 2009 : UK Audio edition
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Title: EMPEROR: The Gods of War, Book 4 (Unabridged)
Author(s): Conn Iggulden
Publisher: Audible Studios
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September 2006 : UK Audio Cassette
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Title: The Gods of War (Emperor Series, Book 4)
Author(s): Conn Iggulden
ISBN: 0-00-721100-7 / 978-0-00-721100-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins
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2005 : UK Audio CD
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Title: The Gods of War (Emperor Series, Book 4)
Author(s): Conn Iggulden
ISBN: 0-00-721097-3 / 978-0-00-721097-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins
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Kindle Editions

March 2009 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Emperor: The Gods of War (Emperor Series Book 4)
Author(s): Conn Iggulden
Publisher: HarperCollins
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March 2006 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Emperor: The Gods of War (Emperor Series Book 4)
Author(s): Conn Iggulden
Publisher: Delacorte Press
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