Bones of the Hills (Conqueror, Book 3) by Conn IgguldenBones of the Hills (Conqueror, Book 3) by Conn Iggulden

Bones of the Hills (Conqueror, Book 3)

byConn Iggulden

Paperback | July 6, 2010

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The third novel in the No. 1 bestselling Conqueror series, following the life and adventures of the mighty Genghis Khan and his descendantsGenghis Khan has fulfilled his dream of uniting the many warring tribes of his lands into one great nation. He has taken his armies against the mighty cities of their oldest enemies. Now he finds trouble rising west of the Mongolian plains. His emissaries are being mutilated or killed and his trading gestures rebuffed. He decides to divide his armies to conquer, using his sons as generals and sending them out simultaneously in many directions.As well as discovering new territories and laying waste the cities which resist, Genghis knows that the actions of his generals will help him decide who, from his rival sons and heirs, should succeed him as khan.
Conn Iggulden is one of the most successful authors of historical fiction writing today. His two number one bestselling series, on Julius Caesar and on the Mongol Khans of Central Asia, describe the founding of the greatest empires of their day. Conn Iggulden lives in Hertfordshire with his wife and their children.
Title:Bones of the Hills (Conqueror, Book 3)Format:PaperbackDimensions:528 pagesPublished:July 6, 2010Publisher:HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERSLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0007353278

ISBN - 13:9780007353279

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Rated 3 out of 5 by from Genghis Khan A good but that is neither fantastic nor terrible. There are some very emotional scenes, some great action sequences and there are some boring, drawn out parts. Basically, it follows the legend of Genghis Khan as he steamrolls through what is now the Middle East (right to the Caspian Sea). All of his enemies either flee or die before him, and in the process Genghis is confronted by betrayal, death and hatred. The ending of the book was quick; too quick. I won't try to ruin it, but he decides to leave the Middle East and return to his homeland with about 20 pages left. Then, in those last 20 pages a number of significant things happen. I don't know if Iggulden was trying to set up the next book, or tie together any loose ends, but it felt rushed at best.
Date published: 2017-09-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Strongly suggest this series! This is the third book in a series of (so far) four, and it is one of the best historical fictions I have ever read. Iggulden is one of the best. His research is impeccable. His story telling is enthralling. I'm mean, this series is about a brutal and violent people who conquered most of Asia and huge portions of Europe in the most bloody and savage fashion, and yet, you love them. You understand them. You see it from their point of view and it doesn't seem wrong. That is the mark of an excellent writer. This man is brilliant.
Date published: 2011-07-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderful Ending *Spoilers* Conn Iggulden's Genghis Khan trilogy has been a treat to read. Throughout the series I have looked into what little we know historically about Genghis Khan and have found this series to be very historically accurate, albeit with a few author interpretation which is natural. This last installment was the best of the three. I could not put it down and it surprised me on several occasions. My only disappointment in this book was that the end came so suddenly. One minute Genghis off the conquer the Chin dynasty again and raze their city Xia Xia to the ground, and the next he's dead. Stabbed through the gut by his wife. I like how Conn Iggulden decided to end the book, because history tells us of the rumor that he was indeed killed by a woman. His death in the book felt like it was just randomly dropped in. There was no build up, no inner monologue from the wife, no unsure or strange behavior, just BAM! Knife to the gut. I guess you can say this ending is more accurate to history, because obviously no one suspected anything or else she would not have been allowed to get close. But when put down on paper, it just doesn't seem to flow right. Don't let the ending stop you from reading this series. This trilogy is a wonderfully detailed account full of historical accuracies, woven together to make an incredible story.
Date published: 2010-11-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from History with a sugar coating Loving historical novels, I realized that I knew very little about the history of Asia. This is what attracted me to this series and Conn Iggulden was a new author to me. History can be very dry but Mr. Iggulden has made this series easy to swallow. I was fascinated by Genghis Khan's ability to unite and organize, and yet at the same time surprised at the brutality of his reign. I highly recommend this series and I look forward to reading his Roman series.
Date published: 2010-05-28

Editorial Reviews

'Iggulden is in a class of his own when it comes to epic, historical fiction' Daily Mirror'Iggulden.tells an absolutely cracking story.the pace is nail-biting and the set dressing magnificent' The Times'Iggulden weaves an entertaining tale of this world of men, swords, bows and the call of war and the plains' Daily Express'I felt as if a blockbuster movie was unfolding before the book before Hollywood takes it over' Daily Express