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. Editorial Reviews. From Publishers Weekly. Starred Review. Iggulden, coauthor of the Lords of the Bow (Conqueror, Book 2) – Kindle edition by Conn Iggulden. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. 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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Beside Genghis, I like how his brothers are having more roles to play instead of being the mere followers of Genghis in the previous book. This volume 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 and start reading now.

If that sounds interesting to you, check it out–but don’t miss the first Genghis book, which is one of the few coming-of-age stories not only tolerated but liked. I definitely have a positive opinion of this man’s writing now. Khasar and Temuge are also featured greatly in this book as they take a trip with a captured Xi Xia officer down the Yellow River to a Chin city to find masons to help them break city walls.

Lords of the Bow

Oakhill Publishing Limited Availability: Additionally, it’s clear that we’re no longer supposed to focus only on Genghis, but also his brothers, and there was enough to leave me intrigued as to what they’d do next. However, Iggulden’s breezy style and well-crafted plot quickly drew me in and I found myself hooked again by the unveiling igggulden this incredible historical figure’s momentous life. Scale 1 – Lowest 5 – Highest Sex – 2.

It probably has to do with the military setting and the relatively broad perspective Eventually the Xia kingdom capitulates and Genghis wins a princess of the city as his bride as well as many other spoils of war. Read and find out!


He does make an effort with the characters, but somehow the whole thing seems It does seem that the world has always been squarely divided into the the outsider people of the steppe and the insider city dwellerswith the outsider always wanting a piece of the insider’s assets. As I mentioned iggulden, the first book ended with Genghis having begun to unite the various warring tribes into a unified nation.

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Lords of the Bow (Conqueror , book 2) by Conn Iggulden

He’s even funny at times, afraid of his two wives becoming closer. Again, perhaps not the best place to expect these things but they would have presented a more well-rounded reading experience on top of the constant riding around feathering motherfuckers and then burning their shit. Just send us an email and we’ll put ibgulden best up on the site.

The book follows Genghis’ completion of the consolidation of the disparate Mongol tribes and subsequent campaigns against the Western Xia and Jin empires. Inspired by Your Browsing History.

Lords of the Bow by Conn Iggulden – book review

I have found him prior to be a fascinating figure and one that on many levels I admire greatly. Sep 17, Tosh rated it liked it Shelves: Laying siege to one fortress after another, Genghis called upon his cunning and imagination to crush each enemy in a different way, to overcome moats, barriers, deceptions, and superior firepower—until his army faced the ultimate test of all.

Iggulden and his story successfully manage to breath life into all those impassive historical details. Unfortunately, Iggulden decided to take a more measured and less nut stomping pace to the narrative, which caused me some initial moments of melancholy. Avvincente, crudo a tratti, ha il pregio di unire ad una scrittura scorrevole, Le nostre vite sono come uccelli che volano davanti a una finestra illuminata per poi tornare nel buio.

The following summer sees the tribes gathered, waiting for Genghis to lead them where he will. In early battles, he used the vast size of his army to overwhelm any city in his path. They are still very interesting but I can’t help comparing Iggulden’s battle descriptions with Bernard Cornwell. I feel like there could be some more insightful interaction between the cast members. Gli uomini lo fanno per vedere chi ha la forza di contrastarli.


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.

From this point on, there is tension between Borte Genghis’ first wife and Genghis’ second wife. We are afforded a look into the life Genghis Khan but are also in the surrounding cultures and customs. The various troubles within his own growing family and in his army as a whole are very well conceived and played out.

I love just about anything igguldfn David Gemmell, or Peter F.

Kokchu was interesting, if weird and gross. It wo Genghis Khan continues uniting the Mongol tribes and takes them across the Gobi Desert into the lands of the Chin. HarperCollins Publishers Ltd Availability: Now, under Genghis Khan, they have united as one nation, setting their sights on a common enemy: And when they finally get the guy back to Genghis, all of a sudden it’s another part igguldeb the book and they have siege engines.

Genghis: Lords of the Bow

For the first time in a long time, reading became something I dreaded rather than boe forward to with this book. Cohn second book continuing the story of Genghis and his brothers. The author maintains as much of the historical fidelity as possible and fills in the gaps where needed. I really appreciate what the author had done with his works. The strategy of the Mongol army is fascinating when and how to outsmart their enemy is as much the achievement as the battle itself.