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 #1 New York Times bestselling 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. Download and start listening now!