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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But Genghis will strike with breathtaking audacity, never ceasing until the Emperor himself is forced to kneel. Unfortunately, Iggulden decided to take a more measured and less nut stomping pace to the narrative, which caused me some initial moments of melancholy. Birth of an Empire Conn Iggulden. I made it through the first couple of chapters but eventually I was forced to give up. It is well written and very interesting.

Lords of the Bow

In the meantime, I’m still interested enough to see how this series develops, so I’ll be returning to it again soon enough. With each battle his legend grew and the ranks of his horsemen swelled, as did his ambition. Genghis’ general Subutai https: There were no battles, the number of main characters was limited, and you got to see Iggulden’s skill of writing this handful of people and how they connect I definitely did not enjoy this book as much as the previous one.


Iggulden and his story successfully manage to breath life into all those impassive historical details. There is discussion of rape on multiple occasions but there are no graphic incidents. All in all, this is a successful book. All of this gives some real meat to the conquest theme of the novel. While the relationship with his brothers continues to be explored, the relationship with his own children and wife is not.

An Entertaining and Bloody 4 Stars If you don’t know any of the history and likely some mythology surrounding the infamous Genghis Khan, I suggest you pick up these books lordw start reading now.

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

Lords of the Bow: I enjoyed this book almost as much as the first one in this series. 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. Genghis unites Mongol tribes to cross the Gobi Desert and fight the Chin – gleaming cities, soaring walls, and canals. Stay in Touch Sign up. Views Read Edit View history. By using this boow, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

And it seems their cohesion relied heavily on war, but with no grand vision of what to build in peace time. Once I finally accepted that I was better able to relax and enjoy it. Not many people can write a good battle scene by good I mean understandable enough for a moron like me to follow.


Of course, if this offer was refused, he would be ruthless to those who refused upon his eventual victory. Book ratings by Goodreads. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

A leitura foi um pouco mais arrastada do que a do primeiro. Description For centuries, primitive tribes have warred with one another. For centuries, primitive tribes have warred with one another.

Genghis: Lords of the Bow

Thus, when Genghis united the tribes, part of his motivation was to be able to create a force strong enough to destroy these two enemies in order to secure safety and freedom for how own people. 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.

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No trivia or quizzes yet. Genghis Lords of the Bow Author s: The story is not weighed down with description, yet the writing is not dull. Feb 24, Tariq Mahmood rated it it was amazing Shelves: