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. The gathering of the tribes of the Mongols has been a long time in coming but finally, triumphantly, Temujin of the Wolves, Genghis Khan, is given the full a. 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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Now the acclaimed author of Genghis: I haven’t read a book in which I was told how a character is feeling about something in every sentence since I don’t know when – certainly not as an adult.

Comunque, voi siete miei figli, e mi aspetto che facciate onore al sangue che corre nelle vostre vene. We’re featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. Genghis unites Mongol tribes to cross the Gobi Desert and fight the Chin – gleaming cities, soaring walls, and canals. Oct 17, Donna rated it really liked it Shelves: It probably has to do with the military setting and the relatively broad perspective Wolf of the Plains.

Dec 27, Mark Halse rated it liked it. Of course, if this offer was refused, he igguulden be ruthless to those who refused upon his eventual victory. With each battle his legend grew and the ranks of his horsemen swelled, as did his ambition. Jochi certainly grabbed my sympathy. I really loved the first part of Wolf of the Plainsbut I found myself less drawn-in by the second part. Lords of the Bow Author s: An entertaining read overall except that there are some glaring historical inaccuracies.


We igguldem afforded a look into the life Genghis Khan but are also in the surrounding cultures and customs.

But not necessarily bloodthirsty. Refresh and try again. Historical information about This was a gripping page-turner. He lavishly rewarded those who fought with him and took care iggulddn the families of those who died in battle. Now, under Genghis Khan–a man who lives for battle and blood–they have united as one nation, overcoming moats, barriers, deceptions, and superior firepower only to face the ultimate test of all: The first time through put a markedly bad ighulden in my mouth after about a hundred and fifty pages and I gave up.

In this book, we follow Genghis Khan, his brothers and his warrior buddies on a quest to conquer more land across Asia! Jan 06, Rachel rated it it was amazing. Tangut and Chin read: Iggulden loses me from the first bending of a bow. Under the name Jgguldenthe protagonist unites the Mongol tribes, finally defeating the last alliance against his rule.

The fight scenes themselves are masterfully played out; I found myself getting right behind the Mongols and cheering them on.

Unfortunately, Iggulden decided to take a more measured and less nut stomping iggluden to the narrative, which caused me some initial moments of melancholy. Somewhere along the way though the author missed an opportunity to give this larger than life character a personality.

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The book wasn’t bad, but not as good as the first. Looking for More Great Reads? Lords of the Bow by Conn Iggulden.

Good second book continuing the story of Genghis and his brothers. The various troubles within his own growing family and in his army as a whole are very well conceived and played out.

I suppose the one thing that links all those is the love of a good tale. Birth of an Empire. Genghis Khan had no formal education. Review quote “A triumph of historical fiction. Though I loved the views of Genghis’ cohort and entourage, when it switched view to the next enemy he’d be facing it felt slightly unnatural and pulled me away from the novel.


Genghis: Lords of the Bow

They shall hold the bow and the lance; they are cruel and will not show mercy; their voice shall roar like the sea, and they shall ride upon horses every one put in hhe, like a man to the battle. The book begins at the battle between the Mongols and the Namians, as seen from Kokchu’s the shaman of the Namian tribe perspective.

I scoff at that notion. I’m not quite sure what it is about these books that I like so much, but there is something about them that grabs me and pulls me in. The man is extremely underrated!

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However, the way the writing co-ordinated simultaneous viewpoints for the attack on Badger Pass was masterful. He also finds historical events with enough action to give his stories glint and excitement. It is a minor problem though. Your enemies don’t come more dripping with macho-awesomeness than that!! Looking for beautiful books?

I love just about anything by David Gemmell, or Peter F. After Iggulden spent so much time in the last one building up the character of young Genghis Kahn – and making him sympathetic – there was surprisingly little personal development here.