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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Overall this was an decent read, but I much lorrds the biographies. Unfortunately, Iggulden decided to take a more measured and less nut stomping pace to the narrative, which caused me some initial moments of melancholy.

The Best Books of In these early years, Genghis was able to use his force of 60, warriors and the Chinese belief that the Mongol Tribes were weak and disorganized, to its full advantage.

I think I liked Genghis coming of age story in the first book lrds because we got This books starts off with Genghis completing his subjugation of the Mongol tribes under his banner before marching on his hated enemies, the Chin, and we end at the walls of Yanjing Beijing There are a lot of large set piece battles this book, but most notable was the battle of Badger Mouth where the Mongols bypassed the choke point by climbing what the Chin thought were impassable peaks – especially in winter.

Mi aspetto che pretendiate il massimo da voi stessi. Genghis unites Mongol tribes to cross the Gobi Desert and fight the Chin – gleaming cities, soaring walls, and canals. There were no battles, the number of main characters was limited, and you got to see Iggu,den skill of writing this handful of people and how they connect I definitely did not enjoy this book as much as the previous one.


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He was also loved by his people and had understandable motives behind the actions that he took. Leader Genghis Khan continues to sweep all before him showing a vision for an empire that will stand long after he has gone.

Hopefully this thw be explored in later volumes. I think what I loved so much, initially, about the series was the relationships between the characters.

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Aug 18, Aaron Bright rated it really liked it Shelves: Cross Posted to TheLiteraryLawyer. A bonus to him because it’s hard to delve into Sumerian novels with igguldeen no plot. Moves at great pace and, whilst there have been some historical liberties, it is a great read. Mar 25, Pages Buy. Personal tools Log in.

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I make an effort to give you the information so you can make an informed decision before reading. They killed tens of millions in China alone, and his progeny did just as much damage when they rode their ponies west.

I haven’t read a book in which I was told how a character is feeling about something in every sentence since I don’t know when – certainly not as an adult. Birth of an Empire, the first novel in the series, as well as the Emperor novels, which chronicle the life of Julius Caesar: Now, Lkrds admit, that may not be a perfect justification for starting an aggressive war or even as good as say The source material for the book is The Secret History of the Mongols.

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Also, the end of this book is very gratifying. Conn Iggulden’s masterful writing skills make this book a joy to read. When his brother, Temuge, tries to intervene, he is forced to his knees.

I have found him prior to be a fascinating figure and one that on many levels I admire greatly.

Even though this is still fiction, it feels like a glimpse into the way of life for his people. I’m looking forward to reading the final volume in the trilogy about this larger than life historical figure.

View all 4 comments. Jul 13, Pages. I don’t know, a bit dispassionate or disconnected. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. HarperCollins Publishers Limited Availability: Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

Lotds times I could have been there on the plains with Genghis and Kachiun and Khasar I’m not quite sure what it is lf these books that I like so much, but there is something about them that grabs me and pulls me in. Lords of the Bow by Conn Iggulden.

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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. Jochi certainly grabbed my sympathy. Inspired by Your Browsing History.