Let the Dice FlyBook - 1997
A fictional portrait of Julius Caesar follows the great Roman military leader from his remarkable conquest of Gaul to his momentous decision at the Rubicon River to his personal triumphs, tragedies, dreams, and disappointments
Blackwell North Amer
Colleen McCullough's track record in publishing reads like Caesar's triumphs in battlewide-ranging in scope, masterful in style, unequaled in achievement. From her almost twelve-million-copy-selling Thorn Birds through her four novels in the Masters of Rome series, McCullough has never faltered.
Here she turns her attentions to Caesar's conquest of Gaul and to his momentous decision at the river Rubicon to claim his place in the government of Rome. At a time that preceded the technology of any firearm, when military acumen, strategy, and leadership were all, it was Caesar's genius that prevailed, over and over. What Caesar accomplished in Gaul is the stuff of historical epic, of military academies, and of this novel. He was utterly awesome. Yet history forgets that Caesar was also a man, not immune to the human condition. He succeeded brilliantly, but he also suffered great personal grief and disappointment. It is the full portrait of Caesar, a man destined to inspire an empire, that Colleen McCullough paints here--faithfully, magnificently, and in radiant light.
"McCullough is on fire.... Caesar is one of her strongest and most fascinating characters."San Francisco Chronicle
A fictional portrait of Julius Caesar follows the great Roman military leader from his remarkable conquest of Gaul to his momentous decision at the Rubicon river to his personal triumphs, tragedies, dreams, and disappointments. 75,000 first printing.