Conn Iggulden Books in Order | Complete Series List

Conn Iggulden Books in Order – If you read various types of literature and are interested in adding historical fiction to your library, Conn Iggulden’s books in order will be a good addition to your library. 

Who is Conn Iggulden?

Connor Iggulden is a British author who writes historical fiction, most notably the Emperor series and Conqueror series. He also co-authored The Dangerous Book for Boys along with his brother Hal Iggulden. In 2007, Iggulden became the first person to top the UK fiction and non-fiction charts at the same time.

Conn Iggulden Books in Order

Let’s have a look at the Conn Iggulden books in their publication order. We will see all of his books and series including the latest release.

Publication Order of Athenian Books

Book TitleYearBuy at Amazon
The Gates of Athens(2020)Buy Now
Protector(2021)Buy Now
The Lion(2022)Buy Now

Publication Order of Emperor Books

Book TitleYearBuy at Amazon
The Gates of Rome(2002)Buy Now
The Death of Kings(2004)Buy Now
The Field of Swords(2005)Buy Now
The Gods of War(2006)Buy Now
The Blood of Gods(2013)Buy Now

Publication Order of Empire of Salt Books

Book TitleYearBuy at Amazon
Darien(2017)Buy Now
Shiang(2018)Buy Now
The Sword Saint(2019)Buy Now

Publication Order of Conqueror Books

Book TitleYearBuy at Amazon
Wolf of the Plains / Genghis: Birth of an Empire(2007)Buy Now
Lords of the Bow(2008)Buy Now
Bones of the Hills(2008)Buy Now
Empire of Silver(2010)Buy Now
Conqueror(2011)Buy Now

Publication Order of Tollins Books

Book TitleYearBuy at Amazon
Tollins: Explosive Tales for Children(2009)Buy Now
Tollins 2: Dynamite Tales(2012)Buy Now

Publication Order of Wars of the Roses Books

Book TitleYearBuy at Amazon
Stormbird(2013)Buy Now
Trinity / Margaret of Anjou(2014)Buy Now
Bloodline(2015)Buy Now
Ravenspur(2016)Buy Now

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Book TitleYearBuy at Amazon
Dunstan (aka The Abbot’s Tale)(2017)Buy Now
The Falcon of Sparta(2018)Buy Now

Publication Order of Short Stories/Novellas

Book TitleYearBuy at Amazon
Blackwater(2006)Buy Now
Quantum of Tweed(2012)Buy Now

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

Book TitleYearBuy at Amazon
The Dangerous Book for Boys(2006)Buy Now
Dangerous Book for Boys Yearbook(2007)Buy Now
The Pocket Dangerous Book for Boys: Things to Do(2007)Buy Now
The Pocket Dangerous Book for Boys: Things to Know (With Hal Iggulden)(2008)Buy Now
The Pocket Dangerous Book for Boys: Wonders of the World(2008)Buy Now
The Dangerous Kit for Boys: How to Get There(2008)Buy Now
The Dangerous Book for Boys Kit: Nature Fun(2008)Buy Now
The Pocket Dangerous Book for Boys: Facts, Figures and Fun(2008)Buy Now
The Dangerous Book of Heroes(2009)Buy Now
The Double Dangerous Book for Boys(2019)Buy Now

Biography of Conn Iggulden

Connor Iggulden was born on 24 February 1971 to an English father (who was an RAF pilot during the Second World War) and an Irish mother (whose grandfather was a seanchaí). He went to Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Primary in Ruislip, Middlesex, then attended St Martins School in Northwood, before moving on to Merchant Taylors’ School. 

He then went to St Dominic’s Sixth Form College, before he studied English at the University of London, and went on to teach the subject for seven years, becoming head of the English department at Haydon School, where one of his students was Fearne Cotton.

Conn Iggulden
Conn Iggulden

He eventually left teaching to write his first novel, The Gates of Rome. He is married to Ella, who is from the Amalfi Coast in Southern Italy and whose family are renowned craft pasta and ravioli specialist producers in the region. They have four children and live in Hertfordshire, England, near Chorleywood Golf Club.

In August 2014, Iggulden was one of 200 public figures who were signatories to a letter to The Guardian opposing Scottish independence in the run-up to September’s referendum on that issue.

While Conn Iggulden was taking over a class for a fellow teacher, he picked up a history textbook that would alter his life. In it, he read a passage about Julius Caesar that inspired him to write a novel about Caesar’s life.

As Iggulden explained to reporter Liam Rudden of the Scotsman Online: “Most people only know of Julius Caesar in the last couple of years of his life, or from the Shakespeare play, and as I started reading up on him, I soon realized that I knew none of the stories from when he was a child, or from his life as a young man. It was all good stuff.” Two years later Iggulden produced his first published novel, Emperor:

The Gates of Rome is the first in a series set in the Roman Empire. Having submitted numerous novels to publishers in the past, and had all of them rejected, he was surprised when this manuscript set off a major bidding war among five large publishing houses.

The Gates of Rome was the first book of Conn, which is currently a five-part series entitled EMPEROR. This Revolves around the life of Julius Caesar, from childhood to his betrayal and death.

The author has written a fifth book in the series, Emperor: The Blood of Gods, which deals with the rise of Augustus and events after the end of The Gods of War. This book was published on 26 September 2013.

After completing the fourth book in the emperor series, Iggulden began research for his next series of books, the Conqueror series, based on the life of Mongol warlords Genghis, Ogedai, and Kublai Khan. His first book, Wolves of the Plains, was available from 2 January 2007. Then followed his second book, Lord of the Bows, on 2 January 2008. Bones of the Hills, the third book in the series, was released on 1 September 2008.

In September 2010 Empire of Silver was released, which revolves around the life of Genghis Khan’s son, Ojeda. Whilst Iggulden had initially confirmed on his official website that he would be writing two more books after Empire of Silver on Kublai Khan, the author’s note at the end of Conqueror states that it would be the last in the series.

Iggulden explains his desire to leave the character when he still had much left to accomplish, rather than tracing him through to his eventual downfall, as he did with Julius Caesar and Genghis Khan.

Iggulden released a four-book series, the Wars of the Roses series, starting with Stormbird in 2013, Margaret of Anjou (called Trinity in the United Kingdom) in 2014, Bloodline in 2015, and Ravenspur in 2016.

In 2017, Iggulden published a historical fiction novel called Dunstan, chronicling the life of the 10th-century monk and political adviser to the Saxon Kings of England, St. Dunstan.

In 2018, Penguin Books released a historical novel called The Falcon of Sparta, about the effort of Prince Cyrus to become King of Persia and the stranded 10,000 Greek mercenaries who walked out of Persia while pursued by the King’s armies following the Battle of Cunaxa.

Awards of Conn Iggulden

  • Book of the Year Award
  • Galaxy British Book Award – 2007 for the Dangerous Book for the Boys.

Conn Iggulden Few Top Books/Series Summary

THE EMPEROR SERIES

There are a total of 5 books under this series. The Gates of Rome relates the story of two young boys, Gaius and Marcus, as they grow to adulthood during the last years of the Roman Republic, a period of great political turmoil, chaos, and violence.

Although not brothers, the boys are raised together and trained in the arts of war. With the brutal death of Gaius’s father in a slave revolt, the boys take up residence with Gaius’s uncle Marius, a consul who is a leading contender for control of the Republic.

At age of fourteen, the boys separate. Marius joins the legions fighting in Greece and makes his fortune; Gaius remains with his uncle during a bitter civil war and learns invaluable political lessons.

The story ends with Gaius, now called Julius after his dead father, departing Rome for military service. A critic for Kirkus Reviews called Emperor:

The Gates of Rome is an absorbing portrait of ancient Roman life and history, well written and full of suspense—even for those who know the ending.” Jackie Pray, writing in the USA Today labeled it “dramatic historic fiction to keep adults turning pages like enthralled kids.”

Pray also noted that Iggulden’s “writing shines in battle,” adding that “hand-to-hand combat and military clashes are Iggulden’s forte.” Justin Warshaw in the Times Literary Supplement also noted Iggulden’s flair for bloody detail. His descriptions of fighting and other violence wrote Warshaw, “are as convincing as they are horrific.”

To write as authentic descriptions as possible, Iggulden spent his school breaks researching in Rome and Pompeii trying to immerse himself in the history he was writing about. To that end, he donned battle Armor and sailed on the open seas in much the same way his characters did.

A reviewer for Publishers Weekly recognized that “Iggulden has a solid grounding in Roman military history,” but found that “anachronisms in speech and attitude roll underfoot and trip up authenticity.”

While Iggulden is not shy to admit that he took some liberties with the historical record, Brad Hooper, writing in Booklist found that Emperor: The Gates of Rome “casts authentically detailed light on the early years of the great Roman general and statesman Julius Caesar.”

CONQUEROR SERIES

There are a total of 5 novels under this series. The series is all about Genghis Khan and his successors, set during the time of the Mongol conquest of the 12th and 13th centuries.

THE DANGEROUS BOOK FOR BOYS

The Dangerous Book for Boys, by Conn and Hal Iggulden, is a guidebook published by HarperCollins, aimed at boys “from eight to eighty.” It covers around eighty topics, including how to build a treehouse, grow a crystal, or tell directions with a watch. Also included are famous quotes, stories, historical battles, and phrases that “every boy should know.”

It was published in the UK in June 2006, and reached number one in the UK non-fiction charts several times, selling over half a million copies.

Few top faqs on Conn Iggulden

  1. Which Is the latest book by Conn Iggulden?

    “The Lion” from the Athenian Series is the latest book by Conn Iggulden which was released in May 2022.

  2. In which genre Conn Iggulden has written his books?

    Conn Iggulden has written most of the books in the historical fiction genre.

  3. How many children does Conn Iggulden have?

    Conn Iggulden has four children.

  4. What is the birth date of Conn Iggulden?

    Conn Iggulden was born on 24 February 1971.

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