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5.0 out of 5 stars
Brilliant, 23 Feb 2004
Having read the first book (The Gates of Rome) I really intended to wait a few months before reading this one (because the 3rd in the series isnt out until next year), but I couldnt wait. I dont think I have ever read a story that completely sucked me in the way Emperor has. I almost feel like I have travelled back in time whenever I pick the book up. An absolutely first class read and I cant praise the author enough. I can understand other comments made about the historical innaccuracies but this book has certainly given me a fascination for Roman history and I am already ordering factual books about the period.