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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I’m looking forward to reading the final volume in the trilogy about this larger than life historical figure.

Genghis: Lords of the Bow by Conn Iggulden | : Books

This is one aspect of the novel that got a little tedious. Genghis’s relationship with his family was well done, particularly with Jochi, whose parentage is in doubt.

He cared about his people deeply, and they in turn cared deeply for him. A cold, calculating decision, yes. Lords of the Bow picks up a couple years after Birth of an Empire left off.

Return to Book Page. On one hand, it’s fascinating and occasionally awe-inspiring to hang out around the Mongols and see them in a fictional light. At times I could have been there on the plains with Genghis and Kachiun and Khasar As with the Emperor series before it, Iggulden sometimes strays from historical sources for the purpose of storytelling. At times I was disappointed with this book. Solo Ogedai sembrava confuso. Unfortunately, Iggulden decided to take a more measured and less nut stomping pace to the narrative, which caused me some initial moments of melancholy.


View all 3 tge. His characters are realistic and the h Of all the authors I’ve read, I say Conn Iggulden holds the place as having the best tje style.

There were still moments here and there that I enjoyed between characters, like Genghis and his brothers or Genghis with his sons particularly his relationship with Jochior the half a second Borte shows up. Another great volume in this saga.

Conn Iggulden taught English for seven years and it’s evident. HarperCollins Publishers Limited Availability: While the story wasn’t as gripping as Birth of an Empire, it was kords good. Not only was the city wall nearly impenetrable, the entrance to the city plane was through a narrow passage and between a mountain range.

They meet the age-old enemy the Chin and the battle Leader Genghis Khan continues to sweep all before him showing a vision for an empire that will stand long after he has gone. Genghis Khan had no formal education. Iggulden loses me from the first bending of a bow.

There is discussion of rape on multiple occasions but there are no graphic incidents. Not many people can write a good battle scene by good I mean understandable enough I didn’t like this book as much as it’s predecessor.

Lords of the Bow

Review quote “A triumph of historical fiction. The story is there and I do enjoy following Genghis Khan rise to conquer the world.


Genghis’ general Subutai https: Genghis shows up on the scene, and tries to sort out the situation. There is a scene of mass suicide. Books by Conn Iggulden. Devoured it over two nights.

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

Its all in the Detail The author has a wonderful eye for detail. Lords of the Bow: This is not a story of crazed and bloodthirsty Mongols bent on world domination. Tangut and Chin read: Lords of the Bow. Eventually the Xia kingdom capitulates and Genghis wins a princess of the city as his bride as well as many other spoils of war. From the author of The Dangerous Book for Boys, an adult novel about a very dangerous man!

It’s raw and ruthless steppe loeds pitted against the well orchestrated and structured city powers.

Now the acclaimed author of Genghis: They killed tens of millions ifgulden China alone, and his progeny did just as much damage when they rode their ponies west. Balancing Genghis the barbarian and Genghis the family man is difficult.

I suppose the one thing that links all those is the love of a good tale.