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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This is the story of a man.
Genghis orders all of the tribes to assemble the following summer in the pastures around the Black Mountain. Jul 13, Pages.
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Genghis Khan had no formal education. Birth of an Empire lorsd, but I think that was more a result of my fussy, unreasonable expectations than any patent failure of quality in the text itself.
The most interesting aspects were the ways Genghis inspired confidence in his men. They are always portrayed as the “villain”, so getting this perspective is an interesting concept.
I knew shortly after starting it, that I would not be doing page math.
Just send us an email and we’ll put the best up on the site. Review in Portuguese from Desbravando Livros: Lords of the Bow picks up a couple years after Birth of an Empire left off.
The choice for many becomes obvious. He is helped by the young Tsubodaiwho is ivgulden later in the book.
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. Refresh and try again. iggjlden
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. Historical information about the various battles is generally accurate and the battle scenes are vividly drawn.
Views Read Edit View history. In early battles, he used the vast size of his army to overwhelm any city in his path. There are scenes in which a character is abusive to a woman that are mildly graphic. In the first book, we followed Genghis from his formative, early years through the moment when he begins uniting the various Mongol tribes under his rule of manliness. The story is not weighed down with description, yet the writing is not dull.
There is certainly name calling and phases that would be considered insulting in the context of the culture. He lavishly rewarded those who fought with him and took care of the families of those who died in battle. Anyone interested in Genghis and the other Khans should give this series a shot, especially if you’re interested in the actual execution of their conquests and their almost unbeatable military machine.
There is discussion of rape on multiple occasions but there are no graphic incidents. They meet the age-old enemy the Chin and the battles are fierce and bloody and on a knife edge at times. Iggulde 27, Mark Halse rated it liked it.
Lords of the Bow (Conqueror , book 2) by Conn Iggulden
View all 6 comments. 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. The book begins at the battle between the Mongols and the Namians, as seen from Kokchu’s the lrods of the Namian tribe perspective. Not many people can write a good battle scene by good I mean understandable enough for a moron like me to follow.
Hamilton or Wilbur Smith. His characters are realistic and the history is closely matched.
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From the author of The Dangerous Book for Boys, an adult novel about a very dangerous man! Additionally, it’s clear that we’re no longer supposed to focus only on Genghis, but also his brothers, and there was enough to leave me intrigued as to what they’d do next. A lot of people complain that Iggulden plays fast and loose itgulden the facts.