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Conn Iggulden is the author of Genghis: Birth of an Empire, the first novel in the series, as well as the Emperor novels, which chronicle the life of Julius Caesar. Editorial Reviews. From Publishers Weekly. Starred Review. Iggulden, coauthor of the Lords of the Bow (Conqueror, Book 2) – Kindle edition by Conn Iggulden. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. For centuries, primitive tribes have warred with one another. Now, under Genghis Khan—a man who lives for battle and blood—they have united.

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While stuck in one place, the new Nation becomes impatient and tempers flare. Beside Genghis, I like how his brothers are having more roles to play instead of being the mere followers of Genghis in the previous book. I really loved the first part of Wolf of the Plainsbut I found myself less drawn-in by the second part. A man who lived for battle and blood, Genghis leads his warriors across the Gobi Desert and into a realm his people had never seen before—with gleaming cities, soaring walls, and canals.

In spite of my location, this book has now joined a very small elite group of novels that I just cannot bring I probably didn’t make it clear in my review of Wolf Of The Plainsthat I felt that a large part of my enjoyment of that book derived from reading it in the steppe. Conn has managed to present this phenomenal era of history in a very captivating manner indeed. Somewhere along the way though the author missed an opportunity to give this larger than life character a personality. In the meantime, I’m still interested enough to see how this series develops, so I’ll be returning to it again soon enough.

The battles described in the volume, especially the final battle, can be described in one word, EPIC. Hamilton or Wilbur Smith. The entire Mongol nation then begins to march southwards, to take the kingdom of the Xia.

Genghis: Lords of the Bow

In early battles, he used the vast size of his army to overwhelm any city in his path. As the price for this support, Genghis promises the Khan of the Uighars that he will march against the Xia, and the Uighars will receive the assorted libraries of boww conquered people. Avvincente, crudo a tratti, ha il pregio di unire ad una scrittura scorrevole, Le nostre vite sono come uccelli che volano davanti a una finestra illuminata per poi tornare nel buio.


Although the scenes described are often extremely violent they only attempt to give us an idea of life and death in the 13th century and they help build the image of Genghis Khan. Even though this is still fiction, it feels like a glimpse into the way of life for his people.

I’m hoping the third and final book has its share of epic battles. The Conqueror Series by Conn Iggulden. I probably didn’t make it clear in my review of Wolf Of The Plainsthat I felt that a large part of my enjoyment of that book derived from reading it in the steppe.

In fact, I had some reservations about the quality of the writing but it just about managed to keep me engaged and the narrative afloat. Added by 10 of our members.

Jul 13, Pages Buy. I really enjoyed this novel, and historical fiction isn’t usually my thing. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. As with the Emperor series before it, Iggulden sometimes strays from historical sources for the purpose of storytelling.

It’s raw and ruthless steppe skills pitted against the well orchestrated and structured city powers. The Khan’s forces sack village after village, until setting their sights on Yenking.

Subedei also makes his appearance early on in the book, and he was a character I was waiting for.

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Lords of the Bow the epic gow of the Khan Dynasty: Unfortunately, Iggulden decided to take a more measured and less nut stomping pace to the narrative, which caused me some initial moments of melancholy. An Entertaining and Bloody 4 Stars If you don’t know any of the history and likely some mythology surrounding the infamous Genghis Khan, I suggest you pick up these books and start reading now.

Lords of the Bow paint a picture of a man who possessed natural genius for warfare, an innate ability to lead and the intelligence to seek out knowledge itgulden to defeat the enemy Plot summary In this second volume, we follow Genghis on his early campaigns to fight the Chin Chinese dynasty. If that sounds interesting to you, check it out–but don’t miss the first Genghis book, which is one of the few coming-of-age stories not only tolerated but liked.


As well as military support, Genghis negotiates that his shaman and his brother Temuge be taught to read and write.

Birth of an Empirebut I think that was more a result of my fussy, unreasonable expectations than any patent conb of quality in the lorvs itself.

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They violence is not as graphic as in the first novels. It tells how he developed and improved his assault tactics. The Good Are you Ready to Rumble!

Close to the end of the summer, the Uighurs arrive. Iggulden’s novels really help me to experience the charms of historical novels I’m not a huge fan of this genre, mind youmy knowledge on Genghis Khan and the Mongol Empire is mostly from what I’d read in my highschool textbooks, but Mr. They meet the age-old enemy the Chin and the battles are fierce and bloody and on a iggulren edge at times.

Laying siege to one fortress after another, Genghis called upon his cunning and imagination to crush each enemy in a different way, to overcome moats, barriers, deceptions, and superior firepower—until his army faced the ultimate test of all.

Armies just aren’t built that way anymore and the level of mental and physical stamina, not to mention absolute loyalty, is something that just doesn’t exist in any part of the western world I know. Historical information about This was a gripping page-turner. A cold, calculating decision, yes.

Lords of the Bow

Anything else can be taken ibgulden him, but never that. View all 4 comments. On one hand, it’s fascinating and occasionally awe-inspiring to hang out around the Mongols and see them in a fictional light. View all 6 comments.