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Iggulden manages to immerse the reader in the stinky, cold, short lives of the wandering Mongol tribes, with a minimum of modern cultural pollution. The characters are cl The first two books in this series, Wolf of the Plains and Lords of the Bow, are completely un-put-down-able. His brutality continues, frequently directed against family and friends. When I read historical fiction, I like to follow along using maps.
Really like that at the end of the book the author tells you which bits he had to alter to make it a good fiction book so you know exactly what happened.
The book is fantastically written and added jggulden the sheer beauty of the Mongolian people, their culture, their history and their lifestyle. Non-stop carnage and manly Mongol raping and pillaging. To weave so many characters through the timeline of Genghis Khan’s start in life to Kublai’s prime is an extraordinary feat. Also publishes under author name C.
I’m sure that quote from Mr Iggulden’s book is one of the top 10 highlighted ths the Kindle! The characters are clearly defined from the off, and watching them grow together adds real depth to them all as individuals.
Wlof suppose extreme fear is a strong motivation – for those who opposed Genghis were hunted down and his vengeance was swift and deadly.
I have written for as long as I can remember: I don’t want to give up to much of the plot of the book, but I will say that solf you start reading the book you will not be able to put it down and you will want to immediately go out and get the other books as well. Plus the struggles that had to over come to survive and conquer.
Oakhill Publishing Limited Availability: Temujin assumes the role of khan. Wolf of the Plains: There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Print hard and paperback. Mar 01, Bernie rated wllf it was amazing. Oct 25, Eric rated it it was amazing. I gobbled up the first three books in the I have no idea how I missed all this history of Ghengis Khan – I was an avid student but didn’t know almost any of what was presented Fearing an inevitable challenge to his leadership, Toghrul sends assassins to Temujin’s ger.
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The remaining three books in the series promise more enjoyable reading. Genghis The Conqueror Series Author s: Aug 21, Georgie rated it liked it. Jan 06, Joy Gartside rated it it was amazing. It od during some of his worst times that the image of uniting the warring tribes and bringing the silver people together came to him. An enthralling read about a fascinating historical figure. Jan 26, Jc rated it liked it. It was such an amazing series! Shortly after, Borte is captured by a Tartar raiding party.
In the author’s note of the book, Iggulden explains he traveled to rural Mongolia during his research.
They join Temujin and his family and begin a new tribe, accepting other wandering families into their protection. Strange rated it really liked it Shelves: The autor try to make a picture of all main caracters regarding the knowledge we have of this part of Eolf history.
Fabulous igguldsn at its best – though if you’re like me be careful to look out for skipping over the gorier bits But i can say that it is worth reading.
Lords of the Bow.
The biggest achievement here, however, is how he conveys the effectiveness of Ghengis’ military might. If you want a story like Conan’s famous line – “To crush your enemies and see them driven before you; to hear the lamentations of the women, that is the good life!
Irresistible – open the first page, get on your horse and get riding!! Open Preview See a Problem? Borte was captured by the Merkit tribe, not the Tartars; and she was held captive for several months, rather than a few weeks; Temujin’s childhood enslavement by the Ta’yichiut, also lasting several months, is not described; however, some elements of his escape being liberated by a sympathetic member of the capturing tribe, but then returning to their home to hide is incorporated into the fictional account of his capture by the “Wolves”; Temujin’s childhood friend, blood-brother, and major rival Jamuka is excluded from the story; the relationship between Temujin and Toghrul is simplified: Languages Svenska Edit links.
It reads as a pure novel and not an historical novel but after reading the afterword it turns out to have been well researched and to be historically close to reality. My great-grandfather was a Seannachie, so I suppose story-telling is in the genes somewhere.
Conqueror Series Collection: Wolf of the Plains, Lords of the Bow, Bones of the Hills
Wolf of the Plains Conqueror: If not, it should be. Sep 17, Louiza Egan rated it it was amazing.
With today’s internet or using a good topographical map, I strongly suggest that readers of this series refer to maps to see not only the breath of the regions conquered by the Mongols, but the mountain ranges they had to navigate to get from point A to point B.
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