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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Lords of the Bow by Conn Iggulden – book review

The book wasn’t bad, but not as good as the first. Historical information about the various battles is generally accurate and the battle scenes are vividly drawn. It does seem that Fascinating insight into the mindset of the world’s greatest conquerer in written history.

Subedei also makes his appearance early on in the book, and he was a character I was waiting for.

Gli altri guerrieri penseranno alla prossima battaglia, o a quella appena terminata. Guardatevi dai deboli che vengono da voi per via del vostro nome, e scegliete i vostri compagni con la stessa attenzione con cui conj una moglie. I taught English for seven years ot was Head of English at St. Tangut and Chin read: Then again, Iggulden is using broader strokes to propel the reader swiftly across events covering years rather than days or weeks.

So much bitching, so little time. The story is there and I do enjoy following Genghis Khan rise to conquer the world. A leitura foi um pouco mais arrastada do que a do primeiro. All of this gives some real meat to the conquest theme of the novel. He’s even funny at times, afraid of his two wives becoming closer. lordz

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For centuries, primitive tribes had warred with one another. The fight scenes themselves are masterfully played out; I found myself getting right behind the Mongols and cheering them on. He lives with his wife and three children in Hertfordshire, England. I made it through the first couple of chapters but eventually I was forced to give 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.

He was not trained in leadings massive armies of warriors and was trained in tactics used by small raiding parties.

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While I was aware of the story of his childhood conb his early years, I knew very little of his exploits as a war chieftain. Retrieved from ” http: Encore Lords of the Bow Conqueror Author s: Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

Hopefully this will be explored in later volumes. I’m looking forward to reading the final volume in the trilogy about this larger than life historical figure.

Jan 06, Rachel rated it it was amazing. In addition, the book describes how Genghis usually offered his enemies the option of surrendering before he attacked. So, far better then to wait until I was next in the steppe to read the second, right? Wolf of the Plains.

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

Thanks to the editor of the Chinese translated version of this book and all those footnotes in the text, here we can get some Mogul Empire History The strategy of the Mongol army is fascinating when and how to outsmart their enemy is as much the achievement as the battle itself.

With each battle his legend grew and the ranks of his horsemen swelled, as did his ambition. 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.


Feb 26, Alex rated it really liked it Shelves: Can even the vast horde break an impregnable fortress-city? There is discussion of rape on multiple lirds but there are no graphic incidents.

There’s a decent amount of domestic intrigue and drama as well, but this really is a igggulden 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. 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 iggulven especially in winter.

All in all, this is a successful book. View all 4 comments. The following summer sees the tribes gathered, waiting for Genghis to lead them where he will. In these early years, Genghis was able to use his force of 60, warriors and the Chinese belief that the Mongol Tribes were weak and disorganized, to its full advantage.

As iygulden, the battle scenes are appropriately long, tense and bloody.