Emperor: The Blood of Gods

  • by Conn Iggulden
  • Narrated by Michael Healy
  • 13 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

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 number-one New York Times best-selling author Conn Iggulden.
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 beyond imagining and influence throughout Roman dominions. 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.

More

See More Like This

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

HORRIBLE performance destroyed an interesting book

Don't waste your time and money. This performance is a disaster. It's so bad that it kills the book.
Read full review

- Gustavo Murad

Who needs Ambien with this narrator.

Would you try another book from Conn Iggulden and/or Michael Healy?

Yes Conn Iggulden, no Michael Healy


What other book might you compare Emperor: The Blood of Gods to and why?

Emperor, Gates of Rome


Would you be willing to try another one of Michael Healy’s performances?

No!He should be made to listen to his performance.


If this book were a movie would you go see it?

Yes


Any additional comments?

Im upset with the overall effect of the narration in this otherwise stellar book

Read full review

- 2Ponds

Book Details

  • Release Date: 07-02-2013
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.