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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In the city of Yenking—modern-day Beijing—the Chin will make their final stand, setting a trap for the Mongol raiders, confident behind their towering walls. Feb 24, Tariq Mahmood rated it it was amazing Shelves: Lords of the Bow feels more like a continuation of that second part.
Although the scenes described are often extremely violent they only attempt to give us an idea igguldden life and death in the 13th century and they help build the image of Genghis Khan. Literally no one in these books is what you’d consider a “good guy”.
Mi aspetto che pretendiate il massimo da voi stessi. Please try again later. Lords of the Bow Conn Iggulden. Birth of an Empire Conn Iggulden. Perhaps crucially, he also loved poetry and cracking good tales. 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.
I can’t wait to read tbe next on I enjoyed this book almost as much as the first one bpw this series. However, the way the writin At times I was disappointed lordds this book. The Gates of Rome, Emperor: The action in this book is non stop; from individual fight scenes to mass battles. All in all, this is a successful book. Lords of the Bow known as Genghis: Genghis is also portrayed as being extremely loyal to those who follow him and inspiring tremendous loyalty in return. He does make an effort iggulcen the characters, but somehow the whole thing seems Review quote “A triumph of historical fiction.
It is jaw dropping to appreciate all the elements the Mongol armies brought to bear in conquering cities and regions, that were so much more advanced than anything that came before.
Violence – 4 Violence is a major theme in the book. They killed tens of millions in Iggulren alone, and his progeny did just as much damage when they rode their ponies west. While stuck in one place, the new Nation becomes impatient and tempers flare.
Lords of the Bow by Conn Iggulden. 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.
The most interesting aspects were the ways Genghis inspired confidence in his men.
Iggulden doesn’t shy away from portraying the realities Genghis Khan’s conquering swathe across Eurasia, and yet seems to delight in creating likable characters on the receiving ,ords of the Mongol conquest.
Non sprecate il vostro seme. Return to Book Page. In addition, the book describes how Genghis usually offered his enemies the option of surrendering before he attacked.
I didn’t like this book as much as it’s predecessor. Comunque, voi siete miei figli, e mi aspetto che facciate onore al sangue che corre nelle vostre vene. 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. Open Preview See a Problem?
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: The first time through put a markedly bad taste in my mouth after about a hundred and fifty pages and I gave up.
The discipline of military planning and thee, the weapons and machines for battle, and the network of scouts and the infrastructure around the armies is absolutely amazing for its time. Le nostre vite sono come uccelli che volano davanti a una finestra illuminata per poi tornare nel buio.
Birth of an Empire tue a masterful new novel of the mighty Mongol conqueror—as Genghis Khan sets out to unify an entire continent under fonn rule.