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Genghis: Lords of the Bow by Conn Iggulden

Genghis: Lords of the Bow (edition 2009)

by Conn Iggulden

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Title:Genghis: Lords of the Bow
Authors:Conn Iggulden
Info:Dell (2009), Edition: Reprint, Mass Market Paperback, 528 pages
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[2nd] Genghis has united the tribes and is ready to annihilate the Chin, he is successful. He learns siege warfare and outmaneuvers his enemy through skill (mongol was synonymous with warrior), their underestimation of savages and man's capability in general, and not-so-shocking brutality. He returns to the plains to regain strength after a failed assassination attempt while the boy emperor flees to his allies in the south. Khal Drogo is a delightful ode to Genghis.

The young women walked slowly up the stone steps, wearing white, the colour of death. They were skeletally thin and barefoot, but they did not shiver. The cold did not seem to touch them at all. The soldiers on the walls fell back in superstitious dread and no one barred their path. By the thousand, they gathered above the city. By the ten thousand. Even the wind fell to a whisper across Yenking and the silence was perfect.

The walkway around the city was frozen white and hard fifty feet below where they stood. Almost as one, the young women of Yenking stepped to the very edge. Some held hands, others stood alone, gazing out into the darkness. For all the miles of the wall, they stood there, looking down into the moonlight.

All along the walls, figures in white had climbed like a line of ghosts. The Mongol warriors saw they were women and called out to them raucously, laughing and jeering at the distant figures. Many of the girls held hands as they stared down at the enemy who had ridden right to the gates of the emperor's city.

They stepped off. The watching warriors fell silent in awe. From a distance, they dropped like white petals. Thousands more took their place on the wall. ( )
  dandelionroots | Feb 2, 2017 |
Wow! Brilliant book. It's full of action, and language is extremely vivid! Love it! Recomend it! ( )
  Natalia_Sh | Jan 14, 2016 |
I wouldn't necessarily classify this book or this series as great literature, but it's really great storytelling. I highly recommend this to my librarian and educator friends looking for books to recommend to young adult males, as well as to others like me who love historical fiction. ( )
  bicyclewriter | Jan 8, 2016 |
The second of Iggulden's Mongol Empire series, this work is rich in character development, scenery, and battle (of course). ( )
  bdtrump | May 9, 2015 |
OK story of Mongol Horde eastward attack:good writing,interesting story,series. ( )
  babybelle | Jul 25, 2013 |
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Behold, a people shall come forth from the north, and a great nation. They shall hold the bow and the lance; they are cruel and will not show mercy; their voice shall roar like the sea, and they shall ride upon horses every one put in array, like a man to the battle.

Jeremiah 50:41-42
Katso, kansa tulee pohjoisesta; suuri kansa... He käyttävät jousta ja keihästä, ovat julmat ja armahtamattomat. Heidän pauhinansa on kuin pauhaava meri, ja he ratsastavat hevosilla, varustettuina kuin soturi taisteluun sinua vastaan...

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The brand new novel from the No.1 bestselling author of Emperor, his series on Julius Caesar. The second in the bestselling new Conqueror series on Genghis Khan, it is a wonderful, epic story which Conn Iggulden brings brilliantly to life. 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 accolade of the overall leader and their oaths. Now he can begin to meld all the previously warring people into one army, one nation. But the task Genghis has set himself and them is formidable. He is determined to travel to the land of the long-time enemy, the Chin and attack them there. The distances and terrain-the wide deserts, the impenetrable mountains-make it a difficult venture even for the legendary Mongolian speed of movement, but the greatest problem is that of the complex fortifications, a way of fighting wars of a settled urban population which the nomadic Mongolians had never come across. Finding ways to tackle that and keeping his tribes together in a strange environment presents another new and exciting challenge for Genghis Khan.Not only must Genghis succeed in this incredible campaign, but he must also reconcile the restless factions among his own generals, mediate between his ambitious brothers and cope with his own reactions to his growing sons.
The young warrior has become a notable and victorious military commander of thousands: he must now learn to become a great leader of peoples of many different races and religions. Lords of the Bow is a deeply satisfying novel. It is epic in scope, convincing, and fascinating in the narration of an extraordinary story. Above all Genghis Khan continues to dominate the scene as he matures from the young boy of Wolf of the Plains to the great Conqueror.
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From the author of the bestselling The Dangerous Book for Boys
Conn Iggulden’s novels are grand historical tales of conquest and vengeance, cruelty and greatness. Now the acclaimed author of Genghis: Birth of an Empire delivers a masterful new novel of the mighty Mongol conqueror—as Genghis Khan sets out to unify an entire continent under his rule.…

He came from over the horizon, a single Mongol warrior surrounded by his brothers, sons, and fellow tribesmen. With each battle his legend grew and the ranks of his horsemen swelled, as did his ambition. For centuries, primitive tribes had warred with one another. Now, under Genghis Khan, they have united as one nation, setting their sights on a common enemy: the great, slumbering walled empire of the Chin.

A man who lived for battle and blood, Genghis leads his warriors across the Gobi Desert and into a realm his people had never seen before—with gleaming cities, soaring walls, and canals. Laying siege to one fortress 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.

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. But Genghis will strike with breathtaking audacity, never ceasing until the Emperor himself is forced to kneel.

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The second in 'The Conqueror Series', this novel is an epic story of Genghis Khan continuing to dominate the scene as he matures from the young boy of 'Wolf of the Plains' to the great Conqueror.

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