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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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There is a minor sex scene in which sex is implied.

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Conn has managed to present this phenomenal era of history in a very captivating manner indeed. This volume included far more planning a scheming and less fighting. Igggulden makes the siege of Yenking and the battle of Badger Mouth pass sweaty-palmed page turners. Historical information about the various battles is generally accurate and the battle scenes are vividly drawn.

Genghis: Lords of the Bow

Home Contact Us Help Free delivery worldwide. The author points out that the would have likely felt uncomfortable and unsettled with high ceilings, large rooms and slaves. Read it Forward Read it first. Apr 20, Liz C rated it it was amazing. While I was aware of the story of his childhood and his early years, I knew very little of his ighulden as a war chieftain.

A man who lived for battle and blood, Genghis leads his warriors across iggulven Gobi Desert and into a realm his people had never seen before—with gleaming cities, soaring walls, and canals. He lavishly rewarded those who fought with him and took care of the families of those who died in battle. We are experiencing technical difficulties. View all 7 comments. And it seems their cohesion relied heavily on war, but with no grand vision of what to build in peace time.


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There’s always another angle to set this complex gift of God. Your enemies don’t come more dripping with macho-awesomeness than that!! I taught English for seven years and was Head of English at St.

I did not read the first book in this series, and maybe I should have. Genghis now takes the united tribes to fight against the Chin.

In one incident, Genghis’ brother Khasar is forced to defend his honour against the sons of a lesser Khan.

Lords of the Bow

Of course, if this offer lordz refused, he would be ruthless to those who refused upon his eventual victory. I think what I loved so much, initially, about the series was the relationships between the characters. Hopefully this will be explored in later volumes. Genghis Lords of the Bow is a fast, entertaining read.

Genghis: Lords of the Bow (Conqueror, #2) by Conn Iggulden

I can’t wait to read the next on I enjoyed this book almost as much as the first one in this series. There do seem to be a few things that I just don’t get from Iggulden’s writing.

Cornwell’s battles just seem that more in depth. The focus character changes often through the chapters – we don’t spend all the time with Genghis.


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.

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 He is helped by the young Tsubodaiwho is rewarded later in the book.

Jul 13, Pages Buy. Sep 17, Tosh rated it liked it Shelves: It is these small details that round out this novel.

There’s a decent 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.

I just had to get past the idea of hanging onto even the slightest shred of 21st century Western ideas iggulddn, oh