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  1. Donna Donna says:

    This author writes great Historical fiction I've read 9 of his books and I always know what I'm in for when I settle into one They are a real treat He is usually in the 4 5 star range for me This one I liked but I didn't love it as much as some of his others But it did have the things that I've come to expect from the author I loved the research and the way he seamlessly threads it all throughout I sounds authentic and I liked the dialogue and the other characters Even with all of that said this one didn't grip me like the others but still worth the read


  2. Goge Goge says:

    Perfect series for all who are intrigued and owed with the old Rome and great man that was Gajus Julius Ceasar Conn Iggulden is taking us through the life tastes smells blood and politics that shaped the world we know today Cesar was a brilliant man in a cruel world and with cruelty that matched that same world with ease At the same time he was loved by the ones he turned into the deadliest force the world saw even long after he left this world These books also show us how hard life was back then how cheap that same life was how politics change even purest hearts how devastating wars are and only true genius survive all of that bringing a new life for better or worse Like one critic said read it before they make a movie Brilliant PowerfulTrue For better or worse


  3. Natasa Natasa says:

    This series is fascinating The book is beautifully researched and Iggulden does a fine job of making what could be dry history very interesting reading


  4. Thomas Thomas says:

    I must have read this off and on since October it was an absolute chore to get through at first Switched to audio book and whispersync and it flowed better What bogged it down for me is everything to do with Servilia what should be about battles and politics was marred for me by by a wrinkled old whore and a lovesick puppyThe book really picked up in the second part though I would have liked battles and action I felt it redeemed itself and now the series should pick up in the next book Hopefully less Servilia in the next book 35 but rounded down because I didn't enjoy it enough to be a 4


  5. Scott Hitchcock Scott Hitchcock says:

    Book 1 3Book 2 325Book 3 35A little bit better every book Still overall just an average series and having read Genghis which was phenomenal this has been disappointing


  6. Lance Greenfield Lance Greenfield says:

    From Spain to Gaul to Britain and back to RomeThis is the third book in the series of four and continues at tremendous pace Caesar is posted to Spain by his political rivals who rightly see him as a threatHe is successful in his Iberian adventure but returns to Rome in time for the consular elections Following his election to high office the means of which is highly amusing he cannot sit still for long and soon leaves Crassus and Pompey in charge so that he can take his armies to Gaul to spread the benefits of the Roman culture Eventually he makes it into Britain but that ambitious move is just a stretch too far for the already extended Roman armiesMany new characters are introduced in this book both friends an enemies Some of these are destined to become very influential in the close circle that forms around the most powerful man in Europe of that time Brutus starts to become dangerously jealous whenever Caesar shows any favour to others such as Mark Anthony You can see where it's headed as the story steams at full speed towards the fourth and final book


  7. Nigeyb Nigeyb says:

    I planned to have a break from this series having read the first three volumes in uick succession however this ends on such a cliff hanger that I feel I have to carry on with volume four very soon I enjoyed The Gates of Rome the first volume of Conn Iggulden’s seuence of five novels about Julius Caesar so much that I pressed straight on with The Death of Kings the second novel and then onto this The Field of Swords Emperor #3Once again Conn Iggulden has penned a page turner all of which is rooted in fact Once again the historical note at the book’s conclusion explains what happened and where the narrative veers from the recordJulius Caesar is such a wonderful character for this kind of treatment In this instalment he has takes his legions north to battle with the Gallic tribes for domination of Gaul and even starts subduing the Britannia tribes Meanwhile back in Rome there are the usual political shenanigans raging The book ends in 53 BC with Julius and his battle hardened legions poised to cross the Rubicon river and attack Rome and dictator Pompey Once again The Field of Swords scores highly on its depiction of the minutiae of Roman livesPerhaps not uite as gripping as the first two books The Field of Swords is still a rip roaring read45The Death of Kings 2004 by Conn Iggulden


  8. Barry Barry says:

    Excellent For please see my reviews of the first two books in this series It really is one huge book in five parts the last two of which I have yet to readThe End


  9. Steve Steve says:

    I didn't enjoy this book as much as I enjoyed the previous two in this series Why? Good uestion For me Caesar spends far too much of the books' emphasis on his campaigns out of Rome Starting in Spain then a really long time much of the book in Gaul then his failures in Britain I love historical fiction and facts but there was no way of knowing all the conversations and details of what happened in his long campaign in Gaul That part dragged on too far for me for too much of the book and kept much of the historical politics of Rome from the book Yes Caesar had a very long campaign fighting the Gauls but I don't want half a book on fictional minute details The deal he struck with Crassus and Pompey was interesting as were the battles But much of Rome was detailed in the politics and thoughts of Crassus and Pompey though uite accurate I didn't buy a book to read so much of Crassus and Pompey They're good factual characters and former historical leaders in their own devious right But I would have prefered less of the book giving so much unknown fictional detail in Gaul Then bringing our leading character and Marcus back to Rome much earlier to follow Caesar and his political struggles and achievements That's just my personal opinion and preference but I'm pretty sure I'd have given it at least '4 stars' for that As it is I liked the book It was an enjoyable read But I didn't find it as enjoyable as the first two It was a page turner But a page turner where you hope Caesar gets back to Rome sooner Historically it follows on with Caesar's life Though I was left feeling as though this book good as it is was of a 'filler' leading up to the next book where you can 'feel' the 'gripping politics' and 'Caesar's senetorial prowess' is 'yet to come' Hence '3 stars' from me ;


  10. Ruth Ruth says:

    1995Conn Iggulden complimented another author by saying that “Some authors are better historians than they are storytellers Anthony Riches is brilliant at both” I think that this also describes Mr Iggulden's writing as well If I wanted an exact historical rendition of Julius Caesar I would pick up a relevant historical tome But I happen to like my history told as a story with an explanation offered for some of the seemingly random choices made by people great and small Many of the reviews that I have read about this book mention some possible historical omissions or incorrect time lines Well the only thing that I really knew about Julius Caesar is that he was betrayed by his friend on the Ides of March This book has made me determined to actually delve a bit into the factual story of Julius Caesar so I have been inspired by this book and I am sure that many other readers would be too For my tastes the balance between the softer emotional passages and the hard battle seuences was just right HIghly recommended


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The Field of Swords (Emperor, #3) ❴Download❵ ✤ The Field of Swords (Emperor, #3) Author Conn Iggulden – Natus-physiotherapy.co.uk The third volume in the acclaimed Emperor series in which Conn Iggulden brilliantly interweaves history and adventure to recreate the astonishing life of Julius Caesar an epic tale of ambition and riv The third volume in the acclaimed Emperor series in which Conn Iggulden brilliantly interweaves history and adventure to recreate the astonishing life of Julius Caesar an epic tale of ambition and rivalry bravery and betrayal from an outstanding The Field eBook Ú new voice in historical fiction.

  • Paperback
  • 654 pages
  • The Field of Swords (Emperor, #3)
  • Conn Iggulden
  • English
  • 04 August 2016
  • 9780007136940

About the Author: Conn Iggulden

CF IgguldenI was born in the normal way in and vaguely remember half pennies and sixpences I have written for as long as I can remember poetry short stories and novels It’s what I always wanted to The Field eBook Ú do and read English at London University with writing in mind I taught English for seven years and was Head of English at St Gregory’s RC High School in London by the end of that period I have enormous respect for those who still labour at the chalk face In truth I can’t find it in me to miss the grind of paperwork and initiatives I do miss the camaraderie of the smokers’ room as well as the lessons where their faces lit up as they understood what I was wittering on aboutMy mother is Irish and from an early age she told me history as an exciting series of stories – with dates My great grandfather was a Seannachie so I suppose story telling is in the genes somewhere My father flew in Bomber Command in WWII then taught maths and science Perhaps crucially he also loved poetry and cracking good tales Though it seems a dated idea now I began teaching when boys were told only girls were good at English despite the great names that must spring to mind after that statement My father loved working with wood and euations but he also recited ‘Vitai Lampada’ with a gleam in his eye and that matters franklyI’ve always loved historical fiction as a genre and cut my teeth on Hornblower and Tai Pan Flashman Sharpe and Jack Aubrey I still remember the sheer joy of reading my first Patrick O’Brian book and discovering there were nineteen in the series I love just about anything by David Gemmell or Peter F Hamilton or Wilbur Smith I suppose the one thing that links all those is the love of a good taleThat’s about it for the moment If you’d like to get in touch with me leave a comment in the forum or you can tweet me ConnIggulden I’ll leave it there for the moment If you’ve read my books you know an awful lot about the way I think already There’s no point overdoing itConn Iggulden.