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His army south On the road to Rome the conueror becomes the conuered as a blinding vision strikes him from his horse in an astonishing conversion to Christianity Emperor summons up the Roman world of two thousand years ago the everyday life of soldiers on campaign and the intrigues at court But it is also the many faceted story of a man's loss of faith in God and in human love told with uncanny brillianc. Accurate ProbablyBut boring to read the first book of Colin Thubron that has left me struggling yawning evenMaybe itis interesting but it did not fascinate me at all

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Emperor by Colin Thubron

In Rome Written in the form of extracts from his own journal and letters from his empress her frivolous female companion his cynical secretary and a Christian bishop who is travelling with the army the novel records a train of events which will change the world Constantine is plagued by spiritual doubts tortured by his wife's coldness but he defies the omens to win a great victory at Verona and to lead. Very well written but oddly depressing The atmosphere felt oppressive and all the characters were suffering crises of faith I think the accuracy of how they were written made them feel a

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The Emperor Constantine crosses the Alps at the head of a great army from the Rhineland in AD 312 and marches south to take Rome from the tyrant Maxentius As he lays siege to the city of Verona Constantine waits for the arrival of his wife Fausta his enemy's sister whose cool detachment torments him Emperor is a superbly imaginative reconstruction of the dramatic weeks leading up to Constantine's triumph. Powerful Epistolary novel giving us an startlingly original and imaginative view of the Emperor Constantine We relive the two fall months in 312 AD from preparations before the Battle of


7 thoughts on “Emperor by Colin Thubron

  1. says:

    Powerful Epistolary novel giving us an startlingly original and imaginative view of the Emperor Constantine We relive the two fall months in 3

  2. says:

    There are far too many Christian propaganda works set in the Roman Empire Much as I enjoy watching films like Ben Hur uo Vadis and The Robe I know that they’re nonsense and deplore the simplicity and well intentioned fundamentalism they represent Christianity as a religion of flawless men preaching peace justice for all a sort

  3. says:

    Emperor by Colin Thubron is a mightily ambitious novel It describes the conversion to Christianity of the emperor Constantine the Great the circumstances of which are unknown But this was an event that changed human history This single event

  4. says:

    Very well written but oddly depressing The atmosphere felt oppressive and all the characters were suffering crises of faith I think the accuracy of how they were written made them feel alien to me I've read Augustus by Alan Massie and loved it because I could put myself in Augustus' place That was impossible here To be frank the sense of impending doom really put a kink in my day

  5. says:

    Well structured with an interesting use of letters journals and diaries to advance the narrative and yet I still felt it was a little lightweight I guess I wanted detail and drama a novella rather than a novel

  6. says:

    Accurate? ProbablyBut boring to read the first book of Colin Thubron that has left me struggling yawning evenMaybe itis interesting but it did not fascinate me at all

  7. says:

    Great book When I was half way through I remembered I read it many years ago

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