Genghis: Lords of the Bow

Genghis Lords of the Bow Genghis unites Mongol tribes to cross the Gobi Desert and fight the Chin gleaming cities soaring walls and canals Laying siege to one fortress after another Genghis cunningly crushes each enemy dif

Genghis unites Mongol tribes to cross the Gobi Desert and fight the Chin gleaming cities, soaring walls, and canals Laying siege to one fortress after another, Genghis cunningly crushes each enemy differently, overcoming moats, barriers, deceptions, and superior firepower until his army calls the Emperor in Yenking to kneel.

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Genghis: Lords of the Bow

  1. Also publishes under author name C.F Iggulden.I was born in the normal way in 1971, and vaguely remember half pennies and sixpences I have written for as long as I can remember poetry, short stories and novels It s what I always wanted to do and read English at London University with writing in mind I taught English for seven years and was Head of English at St Gregory s RC High School in London by the end of that period I have enormous respect for those who still labour at the chalk face In truth, I can t find it in me to miss the grind of paperwork and initiatives I do miss the camaraderie of the smokers room, as well as the lessons where their faces lit up as they understood what I was wittering on about.My mother is Irish and from an early age she told me history as an exciting series of stories with dates My great grandfather was a Seannachie, so I suppose story telling is in the genes somewhere My father flew in Bomber Command in WWII, then taught maths and science Perhaps crucially, he also loved poetry and cracking good tales 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 My father loved working with wood and equations, but he also recited Vitai Lampada with a gleam in his eye and that matters, frankly.I ve always loved historical fiction as a genre and cut my teeth on Hornblower and Tai Pan, Flashman, Sharpe and Jack Aubrey I still remember the sheer joy of reading my first Patrick O Brian book and discovering there were nineteen in the series I love just about anything by David Gemmell, or Peter F Hamilton or Wilbur Smith I suppose the one thing that links all those is the love of a good tale.That s about it for the moment If you d like to get in touch with me leave a comment in the forum or you can tweet me Conn_Iggulden I ll leave it there for the moment If you ve read my books, you know an awful lot about the way I think already There s no point overdoing it.Conn Iggulden

376 Reply to “Genghis: Lords of the Bow”

  1. Oh really Well, if the above adage is an accurate sentiment, than I think it s equitable to concede that Genghis Khan, ruler of the mightily manly Mongols, vanquisher and subjugator of a quarter of the known world, was state it bluntlyeMANYour enemies don t come dripping with macho awesomeness than that This second installment of Iggulden s Conqueror trilogy begins several years following the events of Genghis Birth of an Empire In the first book, we followed Genghis from his formative, early y [...]


  2. My review for the first book review showMy review for the third book review showThanks to the editor of the Chinese translated version of this book and all those footnotes in the text, here we can get some Mogul Empire History 101 1 Genghis Khan had tons of wives, not just two wives 2 the Chi Empire in other translation the Jin Empire and the Xi Xia Empire Tangut Empire did not share the same ancestor 3 there is a Buddhist monk Yao Shu in the novel, but historically Yao Shu is a Taoist 4 histori [...]


  3. This was a gripping page turner 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.The story is about how Genghis Khan, having united all the various Mongol tribes, led his army to invade the Xi Xia Kingdom of Tanguts and then the Chin Jin Empire of Jurchens It tells how he developed and improved his assault tactics.Historical information about the vari [...]


  4. Genghis Khan continues uniting the Mongol tribes and takes them across the Gobi Desert into the lands of the Chin The Khan s forces sack village after village, until setting their sights on Yenking Can even the vast horde break an impregnable fortress city Lords of the Bow picks up a couple years after Birth of an Empire left off While the story wasn t as gripping as Birth of an Empire, it was still good The most interesting aspects were the ways Genghis inspired confidence in his men It wouldn [...]


  5. Review in Portuguese from Desbravando Livros Alguns meses ap s ter lido O Lobo das Plan cies, primeiro livro dessa s rie do Conn Iggulden, consegui encaixar Os Senhores do Arco na lista infinita de leitura e afirmo deveria ter lido antes Esse segundo volume come a alguns anos ap s o anterior, quando Temujin havia acabado de se anunciar como Genghis e come ado a juntar as tribos em prol de um objetivo maior Liderados por Genghis e seus homens de confian a, mais de 70.000 guerreiros mong is atrave [...]


  6. Drugi dio po inje uni tavanjem zadnjeg otpora spajanju monogolskih plemena u jedan narod, D ingis kan tako ostvaruje svoj ivotni san Nakon toga priprema jednu od najve ih vojnih kampanja u povijesti ovje anstva, osvajanje velikog carstva Jin koje je stolje ima tla ilo njegov narod.Mislio sam da e mi se drugi dio serijala svidjeti i vi e od prvog jer sad kre e prava akcija Iggulden je izbjegao ponavljanje i opisivanje opsada svakog grada i fokus stavio na epsku bitku za glavni grad carstva Jin Pl [...]


  7. Another great volume in this saga The idea of the Mongols rising up and bringing a city the size of Yanking later Peking and Beijing is pretty amazing The author does a great job bringing the characters to life in a believable fashion.


  8. This books starts off with Genghis completing his subjugation of the Mongol tribes under his banner before marching on his hated enemies, the Chin, and we end at the walls of Yanjing Beijing There are a lot of large set piece battles this book, but most notable was the battle of Badger Mouth where the Mongols bypassed the choke point by climbing what the Chin thought were impassable peaks especially in winter.I think I liked Genghis coming of age story in the first book better because we got a r [...]


  9. Excellent second part of the Mongol story Genghis now takes the united tribes to fight against the Chin Quite brilliant battle sequences, subtle espionage in the Chin cities, politics, betrayal, love, death, decapitation, mayhem, chaos and decapitation Moves at great pace and, whilst there have been some historical liberties, it is a great read.


  10. An Entertaining and Bloody 4 StarsIf you don t know any of the history and likely some mythology surrounding the infamous Genghis Khan, I suggest you pick up these books and start reading now While I was aware of the story of his childhood and his early years, I knew very little of his exploits as a war chieftain While I was aware that he was successful in bringing together disparate Mongolian tribes I was unaware of the sheer ferociousness and determination of these warriors.This volume tells o [...]


  11. Genghis Lords of the Bow is a fast, entertaining read Writing a book like this must be tough Balancing Genghis the barbarian and Genghis the family man is difficult 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 These were ruthless men who devastated entire populations and cultures They killed tens of millions in China alone, and his progeny did just as much damage when they rode their ponies west.I did not read the fi [...]


  12. I enjoyed this book almost as much as the first one in this series I m not quite sure what it is about these books that I like so much, but there is something about them that grabs me and pulls me in I knew shortly after starting it, that I would not be doing page math Even though this is still fiction, it feels like a glimpse into the way of life for his people They are always portrayed as the villain , so getting this perspective is an interesting concept I can t wait to read the next one.



  13. This was my second experience with this book The first time through put a markedly bad taste in my mouth after about a hundred and fifty pages and I gave up I gave it a second shot recently solely because I remember liking the first book a lot and I spent like fifteen bucks on this shit Thankfully I really liked it this time I just had to get past the idea of hanging onto even the slightest shred of 21st century Western ideas like, oh killing people that are different from you is a bad thing It [...]



  14. Of all the authors I ve read, I say Conn Iggulden holds the place as having the best writing style He has nearly mastered the art of writing because he knows what to write and how to write it One can never master language There s always another angle to set this complex gift of God Writing is sometimes like cooking, and he knows just how much of each ingredient he should add The story is not weighed down with description, yet the writing is not dull His characters are realistic and the history i [...]



  15. Fascinating insight into the mindset of the world s greatest conquerer in written history The tribes are united under the great Khan and have moved to test their mentor against the Chin It s raw and ruthless steppe skills pitted against the well orchestrated and structured city powers Tough soldiers against sedate armies could only have one result Conn has managed to present this phenomenal era of history in a very captivating manner indeed I really enjoyed the depiction It does seem that the wo [...]


  16. Conn Iggulden s masterful writing skills make this book a joy to read The author maintains as much of the historical fidelity as possible and fills in the gaps where needed 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 Although the scenes described are often extremely violent they only attempt to give us an idea of life and death in the 13th century and they help build the image of Genghis Khan.




  17. Fantastice narrative on the Battle of Badger s Mouth Pass was insane Armies just aren t built that way any and the level of mental and physical stamina, not to mention absolute loyalty, is something that just doesn t exist in any part of the western world I know Ready for 3.


  18. Le nostre vite sono come uccelli che volano davanti a una finestra illuminata per poi tornare nel buio Ci che importa non causare sofferenza e difendere le creature pi deboli Solo cos la nostra vita diventa un lampo di luce in grado di rischiarare le tenebre per molte vite future.Molto bello anche questo secondo libro dedicato alla storia del Kan e alla creazione di uno dei pi vasti imperi creati nella storia.Avvincente, crudo a tratti, ha il pregio di unire ad una scrittura scorrevole, uno sgua [...]


  19. At times I was disappointed with this book 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 had a couple of scenes with him and his sons, but little .I also struggled to understand why we followed Temuge for so much of this story around Baotou, when he didn t actually do anything other than follow Khasar and feel scared a lot.However, the way the writing co ordin [...]


  20. I definitely did not enjoy this book as much as the previous one I really loved the first part of Wolf of the Plains, but I found myself less drawn in by the second part Lords of the Bow feels like a continuation of that second part.I think what I loved so much, initially, about the series was the relationships between the characters 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 connected with [...]


  21. I didn t like this book as much as it s predecessor That s not to say that I didn t like it It is well written and very interesting.The first problem was that there just wasn t enough Genghis Khan in this book The first book shifted POVs frequently and focused on other characters however whole chunks of this book barely mention ol Temujin for chapters Unacceptable My second issue was with the battle scenes Not many people can write a good battle scene by good I mean understandable enough for a m [...]


  22. I probably didn t make it clear in my review of Wolf Of The Plains, that I felt that a large part of my enjoyment of that book derived from reading it in the steppe In fact, I had some reservations about the quality of the writing but it just about managed to keep me engaged and the narrative afloat So, far better then to wait until I was next in the steppe to read the second, right In spite of my location, this book has now joined a very small elite group of novels that I just cannot bring myse [...]


  23. The brilliant second installment of the Conqueror seriesHaving united the tribes into the unified nation of Mongols, Genghis Khan and his brothers lead their great army into the land of the Chin They encounter a new type of warfare, besieging great cities with high, strong walls and massive defensive weapons.Keeping the tribes united is a difficult task and relies upon the brains of the great khan combined with his, sometimes shocking, ruthlessness It works.There are many sub adventures, and the [...]


  24. This book was a huge surprise for me because I really wasn t into the first book in this series this being book 2 I can t even remember how many stars I gave the first one, but I found the story really quite boring.This book, Lords of the Bow, was completely different I enjoyed it start to finish The action was thrilling and the storyline was always engaging.In the first book of this series, Ghengis is Temugin and he is a boy for most of the book By the end of it he starts to unite the tribes of [...]



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