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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Birth of an Empire Conn Iggulden. Cornwell’s battles just seem that more in depth. However, Iggulden’s breezy style 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.

Conn has managed to present this phenomenal era of history in a very captivating manner indeed. A man who lived for battle and blood, Genghis leads his warriors across the Gobi Ihgulden and into a realm his people had never seen before—with gleaming cities, soaring walls, and canals.

Genghis orders all of the tribes to assemble the following summer in the pastures around the Black Mountain. This was a gripping page-turner. But Genghis will strike with breathtaking audacity, never ceasing until the Emperor himself is forced to kneel. Language – 2 There is very little use of what the average reader would consider traditional adult language. Quite brilliant battle sequences, subtle espionage in the Chin cities, politics, betrayal, love, death, decapitation, mayhem, chaos igglden more decapitation.

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


The book begins at the battle between the Mongols and the Namians, as seen from Kokchu’s the shaman of the Namian tribe perspective. To ask other readers questions about Genghisplease sign up.

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. We had a couple of scenes with him and his sons, but little more. In addition, the book describes how Genghis usually offered his enemies the option of surrendering before he attacked. I taught English for seven years and was Head of English at St. I am simply giving approximations.

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I gave it a second shot recently solely because I remember liking the first book a lot and I spent like fifteen bucks on this shit. Voi dovrete pensare uggulden nazione che un giorno potreste guidare. However, the way the writing co-ordinated simultaneous viewpoints for the attack on Badger Pass was masterful.

Lordx each battle his legend grew and the ranks of his horsemen swelled, as did his ambition. As such, the battle scenes are appropriately long, tense and bloody. Inspired by Your Browsing History. Also, I would have liked a bit more cultural information about not only the Mongols but the different Chinese nations in the book. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. The book follows Genghis’ completion of the consolidation of the disparate Mongol tribes and subsequent campaigns against the Western Xia and Jin empires.

We are experiencing technical difficulties. Another character of note introduced in this book is Kokchu, a shaman who smells of blood and is very self-serving. While I was aware of the lord of his childhood and his early years, I knew very little of his exploits as a war iggulcen.

Read and find out! Then again, Iggulden is using broader strokes to propel the reader swiftly across events covering years rather than days or weeks.


They meet the age-old enemy the Chin and the battle Leader Genghis Khan continues to sweep all before him showing a vision for an empire that will stand long after he has gone. Moves igguoden great pace and, whilst there have been some historical liberties, it is a great read.

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Genghis: Lords of the Bow

Retrieved from ” https: Refresh and try again. But Genghis will strike with breathtaking audacity, never ceasing until the emperor himself is forced to kneel.

His characters are realistic and the h Of all the authors I’ve read, I say Conn Iggulden holds the place as having the best writing style. Views Read Edit View history. Return to Book Page. View all 7 comments. Iggulden and his story successfully manage to breath life into all those impassive historical details. Perhaps crucially, he also loved poetry and cracking good tales. Encore Lords of the Bow Conqueror Author s: In the city of Yenking—modern-day Beijing—the Chin will make their final fonn, setting a trap for the Mongol raiders, confident behind their towering walls.

If the first book of the series covered Genghis’ troubled youth, in Lords of the Bow we see a full grown leader on a warpath. Lords of the Bow Conn Iggulden. Such a powerful historical figure should have jumped off the pages, and yet what little time is spent in his point of view lordss pretty dull.