Conn Iggulden is the author of the Emperor series--Emperor: The Gates of Rome; Emperor: The Death of Kings; Emperor: The Field of Swords; Emperor: The Gods of War; and The Blood of Gods--as well as the Khan Dynasty novels. He is also the co-author of the #1 New York Times bestseller The Dangerous Book for Boys, The Dangerous Book of Heroes, and Tollins: Explosive Tales for Children. He lives with his wife and children in Hertfordshire, England, where he is working on his next book.
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)
Praise for Conn Iggulden's Empire series "Dramatic historical fiction to keep adults turning pages like enthralled kids . . . [Iggulden] is a grand storyteller. . . . A spirited, entertaining read."--USA Today "Exhilarating . . . Words like 'brilliant, ' 'sumptuous' and 'enchanting' jostle to be used, but scarcely convey the way Iggulden brings the schoolbook tale to life, or the compelling depictions of battle, treachery and everyday detail in a precarious world well lost but vividly re-created."--Los Angeles Times "What Robert Graves did for Claudius, Conn Iggulden now does for the most famous Roman emperor of them all--Julius Caesar."--William Bernhardt, author of Criminal Intent "[Iggulden] excels at describing battle scenes both small-scale and epic."--The Seattle Times "Utterly marvelous . . . Solid research and a real knack for character development bring [Julius Caesar] to life in a truly magical, electrifying way."--The Telegram (St. John's, Newfoundland) "[Iggulden's] expert plotting, supple prose and fast-paced action will keep readers riveted."--Publishers Weekly "Vivid characters, stunning action, and unrelenting pace."--Bernard Cornwell, author of 1356 "Epics don't come any better than this."--Evening Echo (Cork, Ireland)