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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There do seem to be a few things that I just don’t lotds from Iggulden’s writing. Dec 27, Mark Halse rated it liked it. There’s always another angle to set this complex gift of God. Read and find out! The choice for many becomes obvious.
Lords of the Bow
To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Somewhere along the way though the author missed an opportunity to give this larger than life character a personality. Bones of lorrds Hills. This was my second experience with this book. A lot of people complain that Iggulden plays fast and loose with the facts. So much bitching, so little time. Iggulden loses me from the first bending of a bow.
It’s colorful, and gray in a vivid way doesn’t the s Mongol sound gray to you too? And it seems their cohesion relied heavily on war, but with no grand vision of what to build in peace time. As I stated previously in my review of that first installment, Iggulden does a superior job of making this complex, enigmatic figure come to life.
A band of 60, mongol warriors, newly formed in a community that violated the ancient tribal coonn governance of the Mongol people, set themselves against and ancient and advanced civilization. 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. Genghis’ brothers Kachiun and Khasar were basically the same person.
Languages Svenska Edit links. I did not read the first book in this series, and maybe I should have.
Cross Posted to TheLiteraryLawyer. My review for the first book: Another fascinating read from Iggulden 4 stars Iggulden does a good job of putting a human face on Genghis and the Mongols, although I think he may have gone a bit too far. Though it seems a dated idea now, I began teaching when boys were told only girls were good at English, despite the great names that must spring to mind after that statement.
Oct 17, Donna rated it really liked it Shelves: No trivia or quizzes yet. During the course of Temuge’s lessons, he becomes addicted to Opium, which Kokchu provides for him.
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 This is not a story of crazed and bloodthirsty Mongols bent on world domination. Lists with This Book. I can’t wait to read the next on I enjoyed this book almost as much as the first one in this series.
I don’t know, a bit dispassionate or disconnected. Conn Iggulden’s masterful writing skills make this book a joy to read.
I igbulden enjoyed the depiction. At times I was disappointed with this book. It is these small details that round out this novel.
I’m hardly a Mongol expert but I know there was more to their society and their people than that. Lords of the Bow Conqueror, Book 2 Author s: Hamilton or Wilbur Smith. Anything else can be lggulden from him, but never that. Literally no one in these books is what you’d consider a “good guy”. An entertaining lorrds overall except that there are some glaring historical inaccuracies. All of this gives some real meat to the conquest theme of the novel.
Genghis: Lords of the Bow (Conqueror, #2) by Conn Iggulden
Conn Iggulden’s novels are grand historical tales of conquest and vengeance, cruelty and how. The first problem was that there just wasn’t enough Genghis Khan in this book. Quite brilliant battle sequences, subtle espionage in the Chin cities, politics, betrayal, love, death, decapitation, mayhem, chaos and more decapitation.
The story is there and I do enjoy following Genghis Khan rise to conquer the world.