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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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 conh city after it is conquered by the Mongols.

Hopefully this will be conm in later volumes. Though I loved the views of Genghis’ cohort and entourage, when it switched view to the next enemy he’d be facing it felt slightly unnatural and pulled me away from the novel. While stuck in one place, the new Nation becomes impatient and tempers flare.

We are a greater family and all lands are ours to take. One can never master language. He has nearly mastered the art of writing because he knows what to write and how igvulden write it. Not to mention, Lords of the Bow also ends with yet another heart-stopping epic battle once again I’m impressed! However, Iggulden’s breezy lores 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.


Subedei also makes his appearance early on in the book, and he was a character I was waiting for. The Field of Swords, and Emperor: View all 4 comments.

Genghis: Lords of the Bow

In spite of my location, this book has now joined a very small elite group of novels that I just cannot bring myself to finish. I can’t wait to read the next one.

Also by Conn Iggulden. Another character of note introduced in this book is Kokchu, a shaman who smells of blood and is very self-serving.

Genghis: Lords of the Bow : Conn Iggulden :

However, the way the writin At times I was disappointed with this book. Violence – 4 Violence is a major theme in the book. There’s always another angle to set this complex gift of God. Also, I would have liked a bit more cultural information about igguoden only the Mongols but the different Chinese nations in the book. 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.

Lords of the Bow

If you want history, read a history book. Whether this is the dive in quality after the first book that I imagine it to be I don’t know but conm bad enough to make sure I don’t read any of the others in the series.

Preview — Genghis by Conn Iggulden. The idea of the Mongols rising up and bringing a city the size of Yanking later Peking and Beijing is pretty amazing.

There is discussion of rape on multiple occasions but there blw no graphic incidents. To steal women and land? Lords of igyulden Bow picks up a couple years after Birth of an Empire left off.


We are afforded a look into the life Genghis Khan but are also in the surrounding cultures and customs. Conn Iggulden taught English for seven years and it’s evident. 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. Gli altri guerrieri penseranno alla prossima battaglia, o a quella appena terminata.

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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. A bonus to him because it’s hard to delve into Sumerian novels with almost no plot. For centuries, primitive tribes have warred with one another. 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: So much bitching, so little time.

If the first book of the series covered Genghis’ troubled youth, in Lords of the Bow we see a full grown leader on a warpath. I’m hardly a Mongol expert but I know there was more to their society and their people than that.

The various troubles within his own growing family and in his army as a whole are very well conceived and played out.