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Fig Tree

3.94  ·  Rating details ·  181 ratings  ·  5 reviews

This is the brilliant short story that featured in the back of the special edition ebook of CONN IGGULDEN’S bestselling novel EMPEROR: BLOOD OF GODS.

As the effects of age creep up on Augustus Caesar, he is left with the whispers of his wife Livia in one ear and the echoes of his youthful dreams in the other, as he tries to come to the rescue of his beloved grandson, Marcus

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Kindle Edition, 31 pages
Published March 27th 2014 by Harper (first published July 2nd 2013)
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Kara
Jul 30, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: history-ancient, rome

Longer than a short story, shorter than a novella – this novelette (?) describes the end of the long reign of Emperor Augustus and Empress Livia, both of whom have one last act each to perform in order to ensure a smooth transition of power to the next administration.

Despite knowing the historical outcome, the story still managed to surprise me, and I enjoyed seeing how Iggulden depicted what might have been happening in various historical figures’ heads.
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Feb 05, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: own
A short story to finish off the Emperor series featuring the last days of Octavian (Emperor Augustus) and dealing with his relationship with his wife, grandson and coming on of old age and succession. Short and sweet and a very nice way to end the series.
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Jun 12, 2019 rated it liked it
A nice little short story, with much more deception and death than you might think. Though maybe not with Mr. Igguldenn involved...
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Also publishes under author name C.F. Iggulden.

I was born in the normal way in 1971, and vaguely remember half-pennies and sixpences. I have written for as long as I can remember: poetry, short stories and novels. It’s what I always wanted to do and read English at London University with writing in mind. I taught English for seven years and was Head of English at St. Gregory’s RC High School in Lo
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