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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With each battle his legend grows and the ranks of his horsemen swell, as does his ambition. The Mongol warriors have spent their entire life in open plains igguldsn living in gers.
I suppose the one thing that links all those is the love of a good tale. There’s a blw 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.
The pace of the narrative is relentless and breath-taking. Birth of an Empire lirds a masterful new novel of the mighty Mongol conqueror—as Genghis Khan sets out to unify an entire continent under his rule.
I would rather be here and see this than live out my life in peace. It’s fast paced and you really can’t stop reading. Iggulden je izbjegao ponavljanje i opisivanje opsada svakog grada i fokus stavio na epsku bitku za glavni grad carstva Jin. We had a couple of scenes with him and iggulven sons, but little more. Iggulden loses me from the first bending of a bow.
Conn Iggulden’s masterful writing skills iggulsen this book a joy to read. Writing is sometimes like cooking, and he knows just how much of each ingredient he should add.
Also, I would have liked a bit more cultural information about not only the Mongols but the different Chinese nations in the book. For the first time in a long time, reading became something I dreaded rather than looked forward iggukden with this book. There are scenes in which a character is abusive to a woman that are mildly graphic.
It’s just difficult to know where I stand in these books, which is weird.
I make an effort to give you the information so you can make an informed decision before reading. In the first book, we followed Genghis from his formative, early years through the moment when he lrds uniting the various Mongol tribes under his rule of manliness. Well, if the above adage is an accurate sentiment, than I think it’s equitable to concede that Genghis Khanruler of the mightily manly Mongolsvanquisher and subjugator of a quarter of the known world, was Facing them is the arduous crossing of the Gobi desert.
Another great volume in this saga. Dec 27, Mark Halse rated it liked it. He also rushed over his merging of the tribes, which I feel was important enough to deserve more page time.
Lords of the Bow
However, the way the writing co-ordinated simultaneous viewpoints for the attack on Badger Pass was masterful. Almost everyone has their honour satisfied, except for Temuge, who complains that he was made to kneel. Its all in the Detail The author has a wonderful eye for detail. Now, under Genghis Khan—a man who lives for battle and blood—they have united as one nation, overcoming moats, barriers, deceptions, and superior firepower only to face the ultimate test of all: The author maintains as much of the historical fidelity as possible and fills in the gaps where needed.
Review quote “A triumph of historical fiction. I really enjoyed the depiction. Genghis Lords of the Bow is a fast, entertaining read.
Genghis Khan comes from over the horizon, a single Mongol warrior surrounded by his brothers, sons, and fellow tribesmen.
Good second book continuing the story of Genghis and his brothers. 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.
The Good Are you Ready to Rumble! In early battles, he used the vast size of his army to overwhelm any city in his path. Jochi certainly grabbed my sympathy. Comunque, voi siete miei figli, e mi aspetto che facciate onore al sangue che corre nelle vostre vene. After his tribe is destroyed, Kokchu is given a year to live and prove his worth to his new master: In this book, we follow Genghis Khan, his brothers and his warrior buddies on a quest to conquer more land across Asia! As such, the battle scenes are appropriately long, tense and bloody.
From the author of The Dangerous Book for Boys, an adult novel about a very dangerous man! A band of 60, mongol warriors, newly formed in a community that violated the ancient tribal of governance of the Mongol people, set themselves against and ancient and advanced civilization.
Though it 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. He also finds historical events with enough action to give his stories glint and excitement.
The way he interacts with his brothers humanizes him a bit and makes him more than a cold military leader. In terms of violence, if this were a film, it would have an eighteen rating. I think I liked Genghis coming of age story in the first book better 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.
Lords of the Bow (Conqueror , book 2) by Conn Iggulden
This was my second experience with this book. Inspired by Your Browsing History. Another fascinating read from Iggulden 4 stars Birth of an Empire.
Sep 17, Tosh rated it liked it Shelves: In the city of Yenking—modern-day Beijing—the Chin will make their final stand, setting a trap for the Mongol raiders, confident behind their towering walls.
Violence – 4 Violence is a major theme in the book.