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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After Iggulden spent so much time in the last one building up the character of young Genghis Kahn – and making him sympathetic – there was surprisingly little personal development here. We are a nation and we will ride. While the story wasn’t as gripping as Birth of an Empire, it was still good.

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

These were ruthless men who devastated entire populations and cultures. This is the story of a man. 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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Genghis’ general Subutai https: There were no battles, the number of main characters was limited, lorxs you got to see Iggulden’s skill of writing this handful of people and how they connect.

Conn Iggulden taught English for seven years and it’s evident. I enjoyed this book almost as much as the first one in this series.

Lords of the Bow picks up a couple years after Birth of an Empire left off. In closing, here are a few famous quotes ascribed to Genghis Conan fans will recognize the first one: We use cookies to give you the best possible experience. I haven’t read a book in which I was told how a character is feeling about something in every sentence since I don’t know when – certainly not as an adult.


Published March 25th by Delacorte Press first published January 2nd I can’t wait to read the next one. I’m looking forward iygulden reading the final volume in the trilogy about this larger than life historical figure.

So, far better then to wait until I was next in the steppe to read the second, right? 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.

He has nearly mastered the art of writing because he knows what to write and how to write it. Refresh and try again. Laying siege to one ghe 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. They shall hold the bow and the lance; they are cruel and will not show mercy; their voice shall iguglden like xonn sea, and they shall ride upon horses every one put in array, like a man to the battle.

In spite of my location, this book has now joined a very small elite group of novels that I just cannot bring I probably didn’t make it clear in hte review of Wolf Of The Plainsthat I felt that a large part of my enjoyment of that book derived from reading it in the steppe.

He is also the co-author of the bestselling nonfiction work The Dangerous Book for Boys.

Lords of the Bow by Conn Iggulden – book review

I definitely did not enjoy this book as much as the previous one. As well as military support, Genghis negotiates that his shaman and his brother Temuge be taught to read and write. But Genghis will strike with breathtaking audacity, never ceasing until the emperor himself is forced to kneel. Conn often lets us see both sides of the leadership before the battles take place so we are in on the various strategies being used. They are always portrayed as the “villain”, so getting this perspective is an interesting concept.


The first problem was that there just wasn’t enough Genghis Khan in this book. Guardatevi dai deboli che vengono da voi per via del vostro nome, e scegliete i vostri compagni con la stessa attenzione con cui scegliereste una moglie. My review for the first book: Conn has managed to present this phenomenal era of history in a very captivating manner indeed.

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Genghis: Lords of the Bow

He gains Genghis’ igguoden and starts to teach Temuge the ways of a Shaman. Dec 24, Mizuki rated it it was amazing. Now, under Genghis Khan–a man who lives for battle and blood–they have united as one nation, overcoming moats, barriers, deceptions, and superior firepower only to face the ultimate test of all: On their adventures they come across the leader of the Blue Tong a criminal fraternitywho helps Ghengis’ brothers in exchange for a promise that he will be leader of his city after it is conquered by the Mongols.