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Masterpiece in the sub-genre of high energy historical novel,
This review is from: The Gates of Rome (Emperor Series, Book 1) (Mass Market Paperback)
Iggulden - extraordinary name - has found the perfect balance between steroidal action romp and historical integrity. There's no ambition to pen a psychological profile of Caesar or overwhelm the reader with a knowledge of period sword-making. This is about telling a story and turning pages. It is just class plotting and pacing with some period texture. He knows what he does well.