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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. 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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But Genghis will strike with breathtaking audacity, never ceasing until the emperor himself is forced to kneel. Also highlighted in this book is Genghis’ estrangement from his eldest son Jochi who’s legitimacy Genghis doubts and the strife within Genghis’ family that this estrangement causes. Views Read Edit View history.

For example, there is a scene where Genghis and his warriors enter an opulent home in a Chinese city. The entire Mongol nation then begins to march southwards, to take the kingdom of the Xia. Excellent second part of the Mongol story.

Lords of the Bow (Conqueror , book 2) by Conn Iggulden

There is a minor sex scene in which sex is implied. One can never master language.

I think this above all else is something I greatly admired about the man as I think inspiring love and loyalty is always worthy of recognition. I can’t wait to read the next one. Genghis shows up on the scene, and tries to sort out the situation.

Genghis: Lords of the Bow

As I stated previously in my review of that first installment, Iggulden does a superior job of making this complex, enigmatic figure come to life. Read it Forward Read it first. We rule wherever we are placed.


This second installment maintains the high standards of the first. Tenete le mani a posto e considerate il desiderio alla stregua di ogni altra debolezza. My mother is Irish and from an early age she told me history as an exciting series of stories — with dates.

Another great volume in this saga. Ths quote “A triumph of historical fiction. I thought the first of his Rome series was really bad, but after a off start with this one I’m certainly on board with the Mongol series But I’m already part way through the third book, so I’m ocnn right along. Empire of Silver Conn Iggulden. One of the interesting things I found was how the Mongols didn’t really seem to have a plan for what to do when they had finished conquering their enemies – other than to go back home.

Now, under Genghis Khan—a man who lives for battle and blood—they have united as one nation, overcoming moats, barriers, o, and superior firepower only to face the how test of all: He gains Genghis’ trust and starts to teach Temuge the ways of a Shaman. In the city of Yenking—modern-day Beijing—the Chin will make their final stand, setting a trap for the Mongol raiders, confident behind their towering walls. Planiranje napada i strategije su dobro opisani, a sama bitka je opisana iz nekoliko kuteva.

Lords of the Bow by Conn Iggulden – book review

Eventually the Xia kingdom capitulates and Genghis wins a princess of the city as his bride as well as many other spoils of war.

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: I have enormous respect for lods who still labour at the chalk-face.

Somewhere along the way though the author missed an opportunity to give this larger than life character a personality. We are a greater family and all lands are ours to take.


Sep 17, Tosh rated it liked it Shelves: He was not trained in leadings massive armies of warriors and was trained in tactics used by small raiding parties. Can even the vast horde break an impregnable fortress-city? It’s colorful, and gray in a vivid way doesn’t the s Mongol sound gray to you too? The focus character changes often through the chapters – we don’t spend all the time with Genghis. Of course, if this offer was refused, he would be ruthless to those who refused upon his eventual victory.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Lords of the Bow Also Read. Languages Svenska Edit links. I have written for as long as I can remember: Description For centuries, primitive tribes have warred with one another. I suoi fratelli lo affiancano in questa esaltante sfida: Conn has managed to present this phenomenal era of history in a very captivating manner indeed.

This is one aspect of the novel that got a little tedious. He has nearly mastered the art of writing because he knows what to write and how to write it.

In fact, I had some reservations lores the quality of the writing but it just about managed to keep me engaged and the narrative afloat. The story is there and I do enjoy following Genghis Khan rise to conquer the world. Their Khan submits privately to Genghis, which is taken as even more binding than the public oaths the entire Mongol nation takes under a ceremony presided over by the shaman.

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