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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Mar 25, Pages. Goodreads is the world’s largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. Visit our Beautiful Books page and find lovely books for kids, photography lovers and more. The Khan’s forces sack village after village, until setting their sights on Yenking. 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.

This was my second experience with this book. Genghis Khan comes from over the horizon, a single Mongol warrior surrounded igguldsn his brothers, sons, and fellow tribesmen.

Preview — Genghis by Conn Iggulden.

And when they finally get the guy back to Genghis, all of a sudden it’s another part of the book and they have siege engines. The Death of Kings, Emperor: I think I liked Genghis coming of age story in the first book better because we got a real close up view of the man himself and his personal prowess.

Genghis: Lords of the Bow (Conqueror, #2) by Conn Iggulden

Lords of the Bow Author s: After his tribe is destroyed, Kokchu is given a year to live and prove his worth to his new master: It’s at the end of the prologue we’re given the big clue as to the main theme of this book; Genghis is ihgulden his people together to build an unstoppable army.


Lords of the Bow For centuries, primitive tribes have warred with one another. Birth of an Empire. The following summer sees the tribes gathered, waiting for Genghis to lead them where he will.

Oakhill Publishing Limited Availability: The first time through put a markedly bad taste in my mouth after about a hundred and fifty pages and I gave up. Though conn seems a dated idea now, I began teaching when boys were told only girls were good at English, despite the great names that must spring to mind after that statement.

They are always portrayed as the lggulden, so getting this perspective is an interesting concept.

Genghis: Lords of the Bow

It’s raw and ruthless steppe skills pitted against the well orchestrated and structured city powers. This book we step back a bit from the legend to encompass his army, his war tactics, and his igguulden and failures on the battlefield. The man is extremely underrated! Writing a book like this must be tough.

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. It probably has to do with the military setting and the relatively broad perspective Can even the vast horde break an impregnable fortress-city?

It’s just difficult to know where I stand in these books, which is weird. Language – 2 There is very little use of what the average lors would consider traditional adult language. There’s a decent amount of domestic intrigue and drama as well, but this really is a bunch of well-written scenes of dudes riding thousands of miles, subsisting on nothing but a mixture of mare’s milk and blood, and then shooting literally EVERYONE with double-curved bows.

This second installment maintains the igguoden standards of the first. The discipline of military planning and execution, the weapons and machines for battle, and the network of scouts and the infrastructure around the armies is absolutely amazing for its time. Good second book continuing the story of Genghis and his brothers. The action in this book is non stop; from individual fight scenes to mass battles. Moves at great pace and, whilst there have been some historical liberties, it is a great read.


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All in all, this is a successful book. I love just about anything by David Gemmell, or Peter F. Avrete mogli e amanti a tempo debito. View all 4 comments. Home Contact Us Help Free delivery worldwide. Lords of the Bow Conqueror 2 by Conn Iggulden. 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.

They are anxious to be off, but he is determined to wait for the Khan of the Uighur to show up with the five thousand soldiers he wishes to have. My review for the first book: He also finds historical events with enough action to give his stories glint and excitement.

While the siege on Yenking was epic, large portions of the book were left to scheming, planning and searching out people to teach them that which they did not know.

As well as military support, Genghis negotiates that his shaman and his brother Temuge be taught to read and write.

Igguldden each battle his legend grows and the ranks of his horsemen swell, as does his ambition. Looking for beautiful books? Lords of the Bow Conqueror, Book 2 Author s: I was born in the normal way inand vaguely remember half-pennies and sixpences. Voi dovrete pensare alla nazione che un giorno potreste guidare. It is a minor problem though. Also publishes under author name C.