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 (Conqueror, #2) by Conn Iggulden

The author paints a credible picture of Genghis Khan’s temperament and psychological tendencies in his decision-making processes and in his dealings with his family, his tribesmen and his enemies.

While I was aware that he was successful in bringing together disparate Mongolian tribes I was unaware of the sheer ferociousness and determination of bos warriors. Your enemies don’t come more dripping with macho-awesomeness than that!!

Also publishes under author name C. I just had to get past the idea of hanging onto even the slightest shred of 21st century Western ideas like, oh This book we step back a bit from the legend to encompass his army, his war tactics, and his success and failures on the battlefield.

The action in this book is non stop; from individual fight scenes to mass battles.

Empire of Silver Conn Iggulden. Languages Svenska Edit links. I suoi fratelli lo affiancano in questa esaltante sfida: Jul 13, Pages. Not many people can write a good battle scene by good I mean understandable enough for a moron like me to follow.


View all 3 comments. Jan 06, Rachel rated it it was amazing. However, Iggulden’s breezy iggilden and well-crafted plot quickly drew me in and I found myself hooked again by the unveiling of this incredible historical figure’s momentous life. For example, there is a scene where Genghis and his warriors enter an opulent home in a Chinese city. The most interesting aspects were the ways Genghis inspired confidence in his men.

iggulen Other books in the series. In the meantime, I’m still interested enough to see how this series develops, so I’ll be returning to it again soon enough. Cross Posted to TheLiteraryLawyer.

There is a scene of mass suicide.

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

Iggulden and his story successfully manage to breath life into all those impassive historical details. Aug 18, Aaron Bright rated it really liked it Shelves: The book wasn’t bad, but not as good as the first. The Field of Swords, and Emperor: The first book shifted POVs frequently and focused on other characters however whole chunks of this book barely mention ol’ Temujin for chapters! Quite brilliant battle sequences, subtle espionage in the Chin cities, politics, betrayal, love, death, decapitation, mayhem, chaos and more decapitation.

Read and find out! However, even that was for the purpose of encouraging future enemies to willingly surrender. The Gates of Rome, Emperor: Iggulden writes with such an easy manner that it was hard to put down, and in the end I’m glad I continued. But not necessarily bloodthirsty.


Please try again later. Genghis orders all of the tribes to assemble the following summer in the pastures around the Black Mountain.

If nothing else, read the book for the account of this battle alone.

Genghis: Lords of the Bow

It is well written and very interesting. I have found him prior to be a fascinating figure and one that on many levels I admire greatly. Igfulden Preview See a Problem? With each battle his legend grows and the ranks of his horsemen swell, as does his ambition. Sep 29, Alice Poon rated it liked it Shelves: Overall this was an decent read, but I much preferred the biographies.

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.

Looking for beautiful books? My review for the third book: The Mongol warriors have spent their oc life in open plains and living in gers. The tribes igguden united under the great Khan and have moved to test their mentor against the Chin. Non permettete a nessuno di prendersi gioco di voi, nemmeno per scherzo.