It is 54 BC. Gaius Julius Caesar is sweeping through Gaul. While his
victories in the name of Rome are epic, the conservative leaders of the Republic
are not pleased—they are terrified. Where will the boundless ambition of Rome’s
most brilliant soldier stop? He must be destroyed before he can overthrow the
government and install himself as dictator.
When Cato and the Senate betray him, Caesar resolves to turn his genius
against his ungrateful country. Backed by a loyal and skilled army, he marches
on Rome. But before reaching his goal, he must contend with Pompey the Great, a
formidable adversary who underestimates the renegade Caesar.
These are tumultuous times—for Caesar, who endures personal tragedies
even as he wages war; for Pompey, who must wrestle with his fear that his
greatness is at an end; for Cicero, whose luminous rhetoric is shattered by
threat of violence; and for the citizens of Rome, whose destiny lies in Caesar’s
The fifth novel in
Colleen McCullough’s unforgettable Masters of Rome series, Caesar brings
to life the passion and genius of an incomparable man. Download and start listening now!