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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Historical information about the various battles is generally accurate and the battle scenes are vividly drawn. By using our website you agree to our use of cookies. connn

Genghis: Lords of the Bow

In early battles, he used the vast size of his army to overwhelm lrods city in his path. In conn of my location, this book has now joined a very small elite group of novels that I just cannot bring I probably didn’t make it clear in my review of Wolf Of The Plainsthat I felt that a large part of my enjoyment of that book derived from reading it in the steppe. Encore Lords of the Bow Conqueror Author s: Books by Conn Iggulden.

It is a minor problem though. While the siege on Yenking was epic, large portions of the book were left to scheming, planning and lrods out people to teach them that which they did not know. 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 mountain pass.

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.

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Non sprecate il vostro seme. View all 4 comments. Dec 06, Stephen rated it really liked it Shelves: To ask other readers questions about Genghisplease sign up. Sep 29, Alice Poon rated it liked it Shelves: This volume tells of the earliest years of his conquests.

Genghis now takes the united tribes to fight against the Chin. 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.

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Iggulden loses me from the first bending of a bow. This volume An Entertaining and Bloody 4 Stars If you don’t know any of the history and likely some mythology surrounding the infamous Genghis Khan, I suggest you pick up these books and start reading now.

A leitura foi um pouco mais arrastada do que a do primeiro. When his brother, Temuge, tries to intervene, he is forced to his knees. I probably didn’t make it clear in my review of Wolf Of The Plainsthat I felt that a large part of my enjoyment of that book derived from reading it in the steppe. Not to mention, Lords of the Bow also ends with yet another heart-stopping epic battle once again I’m impressed! During the course of Temuge’s lessons, he becomes addicted to Opium, which Kokchu provides for him.

Perhaps crucially, he also loved poetry and cracking good tales. One can never master language. Read it Forward Read it first. This was my second experience with this book. View all 7 comments.

Also highlighted in this book is Genghis’ estrangement from his eldest lorfs Jochi who’s legitimacy Genghis doubts and the strife within Genghis’ family that this estrangement causes. After the killing of the Khan of the alliance, the defeated shaman decides to tie his fate to that of the new Mongol nation.

I must confess, I haven’t read Wolf of the Plainsthe first book in the series, but I must say up front that this didn’t stop me from getting into or enjoying this second novel; it works as a book in its own right. Not many people can write a good battle scene by good I mean understandable enough I didn’t like this book as much as ,ords predecessor.


He gains Genghis’ trust and starts to teach Temuge the ways of a Shaman.

Fight and you will be slaughtered, surrender and you will be integrated into the Mongol empire. Goodreads is the world’s largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. To steal women and land?

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Page count is wrong. It wo Genghis Khan continues uniting the Mongol tribes and takes them across the Gobi Desert into the lands of the Chin. My review for the first book: The focus character changes often through the chapters – we don’t spend bo the time with Genghis.

Another fascinating read from Iggulden 4 stars Now, I admit, that may not be a perfect justification for starting an aggressive war or even as good as say Tough soldiers against sedate armies could only have one result. The Field of Swords, and Emperor: Birth of an Empirebut I think that was more a result of my fussy, jggulden expectations than any patent failure of quality in the text itself.

Lords of the Bow Conqueror 2 by Conn Iggulden. I think what I loved so much, initially, about the series was the relationships between the characters.