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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A bonus to him because it’s hard to delve into Sumerian novels with almost no plot. 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.

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. Excellent second part of the Mongol story.

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. From Wikipedia, the iguglden encyclopedia.

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 uggulden a quarter of the known world, was Moves at great pace and, whilst there have been some historical liberties, it is a great read.


This was a gripping page-turner.

The Khan’s forces sack village after village, until setting their sights on Yenking. 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.

Lords of the Bow by Conn Iggulden – book review

Looking for Iggulsen Great Reads? Genghis Lords of the Bow is a fast, entertaining read. Stay in Touch Sign up. Gli altri guerrieri penseranno alla prossima battaglia, o a quella appena terminata. That’s not to say that I didn’t like it. I taught English for seven years and was Head of English at St.

Thanks for telling us about the problem. There’s also a good portion of this book were Temuge, Khasar and Ho Sa travel to Batou to find a mason and it was I did not read t Genghis Lords of the Bow is a fast, entertaining read.

Other books in this series. Goodreads is the world’s largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. Lords of the Bow For centuries, primitive tribes have warred with one another. Personal tools Log in. On one hand, it’s fascinating and occasionally awe-inspiring to hang out around the Mongols and see them in a fictional light.

Now, I admit, that may not be a perfect justification for starting an aggressive war or even as good as say The Field of Swords, and Emperor: He’s even funny at times, afraid of his lorxs wives becoming closer. A cold, calculating decision, yes.

Lords of the Bow

Iggulden and his story successfully manage to breath life into all those impassive historical details. The first problem was that there just wasn’t enough Genghis Khan in this book.


The author paints a vivid picture of the nearly insurmountable task of the taking the city. Of all the authors I’ve read, I say Conn Iggulden holds the place as having the best writing style. The first book did an excellent job of creating an interesting, if none too accurate, picture of his early life, and the struggles that grew him into the man he eventually would become.

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Before starting this series, I knew next to nothing about Genghis, which shocks and appalls me given his impact on the world. The book follows Genghis’ lirds of the consolidation of the disparate Mongol tribes and subsequent campaigns against the Western Xia and Jin empires.

I really appreciate what the author had done with his works. I would rather be here and see this than live out my life in peace. The following summer sees the tribes gathered, waiting for Genghis to lead them where he will. LitFlash The eBooks you want at the lowest prices. For the first coonn in a long time, reading became something I dreaded rather oords looked forward to with this book. Oct 17, Donna rated it really liked it Shelves: