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. Iggulden, coauthor of the megaseller The Dangerous Book for Boys, continues his masterful series on Genghis Khan (following Genghis: Birt. 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, I admit, that may not be a perfect justification for starting an aggressive war or even as vonn as say He was not trained in leadings massive armies of warriors and was trained in tactics used by small raiding parties.

It wo Genghis Khan continues uniting the Mongol tribes and takes them across the Gobi Desert into the lands of the Chin. Lords of the Bow Conqueror, Book 2 Author s: The author points out that the would have igguldden felt uncomfortable and unsettled with high ceilings, large rooms and slaves.

Aug 18, Aaron Bright rated it thw liked it Shelves: Some memorably terrifying shit goes down in this one, most notably Badger Mouth, a battle that saw a vastly outnumbered Mongol army attack a huge, well-trained Jin horde through the fort-laden natural bottleneck of a bpw pass.

To steal women and land? While I was aware that he was successful in bringing together disparate Mongolian tribes I was unaware of the sheer ferociousness and determination of these warriors.

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Overall this was an decent read, but I much preferred the biographies. Guardatevi dai deboli che vengono da voi per via del vostro nome, e scegliete i vostri compagni con la stessa attenzione con cui scegliereste una moglie.


Sopra ogni cosa, rispettano il successo. Leader Genghis Khan continues to sweep all before him showing a vision for an empire that will stand long after he has gone. Looking for beautiful books? Also, the end of this book is very gratifying.

There were no battles, the number of main characters was limited, and you got to see Iggulden’s skill of writing this handful of people and how they connect.

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Lords of the Bow. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. I reduced the rating for the second volume and it was not pervasive as in the first. They are still very interesting but I can’t help comparing Iggulden’s battle descriptions with Bernard Cornwell. The fact we start with the iggulven of a minor character is a good signpost for the rest of the book.

Conn has managed to present this phenomenal era of history in a very captivating manner indeed. I gave it a second shot recently solely because I remember liking the first thw a lot and I spent like fifteen bucks on this shit.

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 the conquered people. Sep 17, Tosh rated it liked it Shelves: I feel like there could be some more lirds interaction between the cast members.

When his brother, Temuge, tries to intervene, he is forced to his knees. In these early years, Genghis was able to use his force of 60, warriors and the Chinese belief that the Mongol Hhe were weak and disorganized, to its full advantage.

Almost everyone has their honour satisfied, if for Temuge, who complains that he was made to kneel. He lavishly rewarded those who fought with him and took care of the families of those who died in battle. Before starting this series, I knew next to nothing about Genghis, which shocks and appalls me given his impact on the world.


Lords of the Bow Conn Iggulden. Lords of the Bow: I can’t wait to read the next one. Iggupden centuries, primitive tribes have warred with one another. Violence – 4 Violence is a major theme in the book. Home Contact Us Help Free delivery worldwide. In short, despite its irritating issues this book is still fun and worth reading.

While the story wasn’t as gripping as Birth of an Empire, it was still good. Excellent second part of the Mongol story. Dispatched from the UK in 2 business days When will my order arrive? Genghis’s relationship with his family was well done, particularly with Jochi, whose parentage is in doubt.

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Based on how the first novel ended, I was all revved up and geared in excitement for this book to commence the description of the giant, “out to the woodshed” ass-kicking that Genghis unleashed on the world. Hardcoverpages. On their adventures they come across the leader of the Blue Tong a criminal fraternitywho helps Ghengis’ brothers in exchange for a promise that he will be leader of his city after it is conquered by the Mongols.

The differences are where the fiction part of historical fiction comes into play. He does make an effort with the characters, but somehow the whole thing seems