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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Genghis: Lords of the Bow : Conn Iggulden :

To ask other readers questions about Genghisplease sign up. Overall, this volume paints a picture of a far sighted man who was prepared to go to some amazing lengths to reach his goal. Some of the differences are described in an author’s note at the end of the book. Then again, Iggulden is using broader strokes to propel the reader swiftly across events covering years rather than days or weeks.

Personal tools Log in. Lords of the Bow feels more like a continuation of that second part. Anything else can be taken from him, but never that. LitFlash The eBooks you want at the lowest prices.

Genghis: Lords of the Bow

I knew shortly after starting it, that I would not be doing page math. View all 3 comments.

Violence – 4 Violence is a major theme in the book. But Genghis will strike with breathtaking audacity, never ceasing until the emperor himself is forced to kneel. On their adventures they igghlden 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. I have written for as long as I can remember: This is one aspect of the novel that got a little tedious.


Tonight, let no man think of his tribe and mourn.

Lords of the Bow Genghis: HarperCollins Publishers Limited Availability: Jochi certainly grabbed my sympathy. If that sounds interesting to you, check it out–but don’t miss the first Genghis book, which o one of the few coming-of-age stories not only tolerated but liked.

Birth of an Empirebut I think that was more a iggklden of my fussy, unreasonable expectations than any patent failure of quality in the text itself. In the city of Yenking—modern-day Beijing—the Chin will make their final stand, confident behind their towering walls, setting a trap for the Mongol raiders.

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. Lords of the Bow Conqueror 2 igguldn Conn Iggulden.

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I made it through the first couple of chapters but eventually I was forced to igulden up. I have found him prior to rhe a fascinating figure and one that on many levels I admire greatly.

When his brother, Temuge, tries to intervene, he is forced to his knees. They killed tens of millions in China alone, and his progeny did just as much damage when they rode their ponies west. For the first time in a long time, reading became something I dreaded rather than looked forward to with this book.

From this point on, there is tension between Borte Genghis’ first wife and Genghis’ second wife. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

After Iggulden spent so much time in the last one building up the character of young Genghis Kahn – and making him sympathetic – there was surprisingly little personal development here. He had many noble qualities and was a superb leader of men, maybe among the best ever. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. As with the Emperor series before it, Iggulden sometimes strays from historical sources for the purpose of storytelling.


Of course, if this offer was refused, he would be ruthless to those who refused upon his eventual victory. It is a minor problem though. In my opinion, this really disappears once you finish the aforementioned first part of the first book.

Lords of the Bow

Non sprecate il vostro seme. 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.

It’s just difficult to know where I stand in these books, which is weird. It is these small details that round out this novel. Open Preview See a Problem? My second issue was with the battle scenes.

The Khan’s forces sack village after village, until setting their sights on Yenking. At times I was disappointed with this book. The Gates of Rome, Emperor: I think what I loved so much, initially, about the series was the relationships between the characters.

Book ratings by Goodreads. While the relationship with his brothers lirds to be explored, the relationship with his own children and wife is not. He gains Genghis’ trust and starts to teach Temuge the ways kords a Shaman. In short, despite its irritating issues this book is still fun and worth reading. After that, we would move into Genghis pummeling more enemies into submission