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Lords of the Bow Conueror #2 Book · 387 pages ´ Reflectionslisburnltd Ê 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 barrieCanals Laying siege to one fortress after another Genghis cunningly crushes each enemy differently overco Leader Genghis Khan continues to sweep all before him showing a vision for an empire that will stand long after he has gone The strategy of the Mongol army is fascinating when and how to outsmart their enemy is as much the achievement as the battle itself The discipline of military planning and execution the weapons and machines for battle and the network of scouts and the infrastructure around the armies is absolutely amazing for its time What a wonderful insight brought to life in an exceptional novelThe Mongols meet the age old enemy the Chin and the battles are fierce and bloody and often on a knife edge as to their outcomes With the victory everyone starts to realise that to fight Genghis’ armies they will face an intelligent brutal and merciless foe Fight and you will be slaughtered surrender and you will be integrated into the Mongol empire The choice for many becomes obviousThe pace of the narrative is relentless and rich with detail and a fascinating perspective on the power plays and motivations of those that surround Genghis It is jaw dropping to appreciate all the elements the Mongol armies brought to bear in conuering cities and regions that were so much advanced and innovative than anything that came beforeWhile the detail is fictional Conn Iggulden writes with such authority that I want it to be fact I want to feel this book taught me who the real person was I would highly recommend this book

Conn Iggulden ↠ Lords of the Bow Conueror #2 Mobi

Ming moats barriers deceptions and superior firepower until his army calls the Emperor in Yenking to kneel 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

Reader ↠ Lords of the Bow Conueror #2 ↠ Conn Iggulden

Lords of the Bow Conueror #2Genghis unites Mongol tribes to cross the Gobi Desert and fight the Chin gleaming cities soaring walls and A compelling brutal informational and terrifying depiction of Genghis’ conuest of Yenking “Some words can be a cruel weight on a man unless he learns to ignore them” Genghis Lords of the Bow is the seuel to Genghis Birth of an Empire; it’s the second book in the Conueror series by Conn Iggulden The story takes place approximately eight years after the end of the first book Temujin now called Genghis Khan is 26 years old and the entirety of the book is about Genghis and the Mongol’s invasion of Yenking Beijing today Genghis Lords of the Bow was almost as good as the first book; the large scale action scenes— on this later—was definitely better I felt like a lot of what makes Conueror so enjoyable to read was because of Iggulden’s writing style that still follows the same engaging head hopping narrative that he utilized in the first book and I personally believe that many authors who use the same storytelling style could learn a thing or two from Iggulden here As I’ve mentioned in my review of the first book I never felt lost with the narration; Iggulden makes head hopping narrative—which I usually despise—very easy to follow and instead of confusing the readers his writing style made every scene full of emotions due to the constant exchange of dialogues accompanied by the speaker’s thoughts and feelings I found all of these to be an incredibly positive point in my read “If you are asking if my family will take what they want of course they will The strong rule Chen Yi Those who are not strong dream of it” The unfortunate things about Genghis Lords of the Bow for me was the noticeable slowdowns in the middle section of the book Unlike the first book where the majority of the perspective takes place from Genghis’ POV this installment seems to prioritize witnessing scenes from Genghis’ brothers and the enemies’ perspectives; some were good even great but one in particular—Temuge—was boring The middle part of the book centered on Khasar’s and Temuge’s infiltration into Baotou and I found the pacing during this part to be sluggish to get through It is however important to read this section because it’s looking very likely that this would eventually become one of the foundations of Genghis’ vision of the future Plus Genghis’ relationship with his brothers and how his brothers view him will always be one of the highlights of the series for me “While his brother dreamed of war and plunder Temuge saw cities in his imagination and all the beauty and the power that came with them” Action wise Genghis Lords of the Bow proved to be a much action packed installment compared to its predecessor The first book was about Temujin’s coming of age and his unification of Mongolia this is about his invasion of Yenking The main spotlight of the book was definitely the battle of Badger’s Mouth which was insanely breathtaking The second half of this book was just brilliant; full of actions drama and gripping turn of events Iggulden reminded us why Genghis’ invasion stamped in history terrifyingly by recreating scenes of carnage for us to read It was incredibly intriguing to witness the tactics and strength the Mongol unleashed in order to conuer cities that are much larger and advanced than theirs I’m not there but from what I’ve heard The Mongols were demonic with their cavalry and bow proficiency; seeing them build a literal path of corpses in their bloody conuest was frightening The incident of “falling petals” was an event I didn’t know and the word “harrowing” is an understatement to describe the event I mean up to sixty thousand young girls in white garments threw themselves from the wall of Yenking so they don’t have to see their city fall; shit doesn’t get much bleaker than that “Like an island in a raging sea the Mongol horsemen moved across the face of the Chin army and no one could bring them down” Not only it’s engaging but I also loved the informational nature of this historical fiction series I know I still have three books left to read in the series but so far Iggulden has been as far as I know very accurate in the historical accuracy Yes he did change some details to make the flow of the story better but it was never up to the point where it made me went “what the hell” Just like the first book I also found many inspirational passages about leadership and strength that are elouently written and applicable to humanity’s character building these days This long passage below is one of many examples “From this day you are no longer children If you have to fight even if it is a friend put him down as fast and hard as you possibly can Kill if you have to or spare him—but beware putting any man in your debt Of all things that causes resentment Any warrior who raises his fist to you must know he is gambling with his life and that he will lose If you cannot win at first take revenge if it is the last thing you do You are traveling with men who respect only strength greater than theirs men harder than themselves Above everything else they respect success Remember it” Although there was a slight pacing issue in the halfway section Genghis Lords of the Bow is certainly another awesome book in the Conueror series; it’s brutal convincingly written and it has a second half that’s super difficult to put down I know I don’t read much historical fiction series not as much as I wanted to anyway but even though I’m only two books into the series so far I will recommend this series to every historical fiction fans or readers who want to learn about Genghis Khan and his legends “Genghis was far from invincible and was wounded many times in his battles Yet luck was always with him and he survived again and again – perhaps deserving the belief his men had in him that he was blessed and destined to conuer” You can order the book from Book Depository Free shipping You can find this and the rest of my reviews at Novel Notions