Lords of the Bow (Conqueror, Book 2)

Paperback | July 6, 2010

byConn Iggulden

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The action-packed second novel in the No. 1 bestselling Conqueror series, bringing to the epic story of Genghis Khan brilliantly to lifeThe 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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The action-packed second novel in the No. 1 bestselling Conqueror series, bringing to the epic story of Genghis Khan brilliantly to lifeThe 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 oath...

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.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:480 pagesPublished:July 6, 2010Publisher:HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERSLanguage:English

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lord of the Bow I enjoyed it. Very good story
Date published: 2016-11-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lord of the bow Awesome sequel! If you love historical fiction you will love this series. The writer makes you want to adopt the strength of Genghis!
Date published: 2015-10-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Emperor History alive and seriously kicking, biting scratching. Amidst the chaos, dwells the nuggets of gold
Date published: 2015-09-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A gripping tale Iggulden's style is such that one simply wants to keep reading rather than set the book down. Those that have some knowledge of history will have a sense of the outcome before they read the series. Iggulden's skill lies in creating a tale of how that outcome might have been achieved. For those interestex in historicsl fiction this series is a pleasant diversion from stories of Rome &- or Egypt. Definitely worth the investment of time to resd the series. Iggulden leaves you wanting more about Kublai Khan!
Date published: 2015-08-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 5 book series A well crafted blend of fact, fiction and robabilities. I loved every minute of reading all 5 and wshed there had ben a 6th
Date published: 2015-07-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Conqueror Could not stop reàding !!!! Very well writen . Looking forward to reading more of his books . His reseer
Date published: 2015-01-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Bones of the hills Interesting read. Looking forward to the next book in the series.
Date published: 2014-07-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lord of the bow Very good read. Enjoyed every page.
Date published: 2014-05-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Blood Of Gods Excellent read.The usual quality from Mr Iggulden.
Date published: 2014-03-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Conqueror Although I was reluctant to follow the tale of Genghis Khan beyond his death I am glad I persevered to to story of Kublai Khan. A pleasant re-kindling of Iggulden's writing skills as I tied together the two Khans history from age old remembrances from grade-school history classes. Aside from Iggulden's occasional (and unnecessary) diversion from the facts there is no disputing the enjoyment I get from his storytelling.
Date published: 2014-01-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Blood Of Gods This book like the four preceding books in this series brings the life and times of Julius Caesar and the Roman Empire to life - hard hitting, factually and historically true, this completes the series in a truly dramatic form. Congratulations to the author.
Date published: 2014-01-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Brilliant! Finished at last! All five books, it has taken quite a time but has been well worth the effort. Conn Iggulden is a brilliant author and these five books are a treat to read. Next stop The War of the Roses in a week or so. I need to have a go at a simpler task first.
Date published: 2013-12-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good book, but.... Fealt that their was some timeline issues when considering the earlier books in the series
Date published: 2013-11-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Gripping I'm not a person who usually likes books about wars and battle scenes but even I was drawn in to this series. It tells a brutal and empowering story of human nature, family dynamics and historical figures with a very direct and to the point style of writing that is so during for the story. Just amazing.
Date published: 2013-11-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Excellent A good end to the series
Date published: 2013-10-09
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not what I expected I expected more from this novel given that I enjoyed the previous books in Conn Iggulden's "Emperor" series so much. The book prior to this one ended with Julius Caesar's assassination so I knew that Iggulden would probably expand on the events that followed in this novel. And he did, but he didn't do a lot to give much life to Caesar's avengers: Mark Antony & Octavian (later Emperor Caesar Augustus). Sure, he described the difficulty these two men had in just agreeing to fight on the same side rather than against each other (something Shakespeare didn't do in his "Julius Caesar"), but the rich background stories that Iggulden wove into the previous novels about Caesar (and Marcus Brutus too) were not there. In fact, I think the best written part of this novel was the chapter where Brutus contemplates his actions against his friend, Julius Caesar, and his suicide in the face of Octavian/Antony's approaching forces. I also liked the ebook's extra content, Iggulden's short story "The Fig Tree", which gave us a little insight to Octavian at the end of his life. It, at least, told us he had a wife...something the rest of the novel did not do.
Date published: 2013-08-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Hard to put down Having exhausted all books on Rome, I reluctantly decided to read about the Mongols. My reluctance disappeared after the first couple of chapters and I found it very hard to put the books down. A great read and well written.
Date published: 2013-07-29
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Conqueror Great book well worth reading
Date published: 2013-07-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by from The Blood of Gods Another first class read and the end of the Emperor series
Date published: 2013-06-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Bones of the Hills This entire series is amazing!!!
Date published: 2013-05-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Like all of Conn Iggulden's books. A fine blend of fact and fiction.
Date published: 2013-01-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Absolutely fascinating! Like the first of the series, Wolf of the Plains, Lords of the Bow is an unparalleled example of well researched, and exceptionally written, historical fiction. Iggulden presents history and information in such a way that you feel, and know, that you are learning and enjoying it thoroughly at the same time. Though the bulk of the book is written from the point of view of the Mongols, Iggulden jumps every now and then to various Chin leaders to give the reader a broader perspective of the story. The language he uses is elegant and eloquent, but never overpowering. His characters are captivating and strong, with real voices. This is a book you won't want to put down and will want to save for a holiday and several hours of uninterrupted hours of reading.
Date published: 2010-07-19

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'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 me.read the book before Hollywood takes it over' Daily Express