©2007 Conn Iggulden; (P)2008 Blackstone Audio, Inc.
"Brilliantly imagined and addictive....Iggulden weaves a spellbinding story of an exotic and 'unforgiving land' and the enigmatic young man - charismatic, a brilliant tactician and capable 'of utter ruthlessness' - who sets out to tame it. This is historical fiction of the first order." (Publishers Weekly)
I have read hundreds if not thousands of books in my 50 years. These books on Genghis are my favorite by far. The story itself is rich and eventful. The icing on the cake is that it's historical fiction and therefore based on a true story. The life of Genghis Khan is one of the most fascinating stories in history. The narration was superb and the story never left you waiting too long for the next step.
I found the beginning of the book a bit tedious to get through. I understand the author wanted to give us an understanding of the way of life of the mongols and of his early life. the book really became interesting to me as he rebuilt his clan. His ideas of having one united tribe as opposed to many scattered ones competing for resources and power was ahead of his time. I also found his interaction with the Chinese fascinating. The way the Chinese manipulated the Tartars and the Mongol tribes to keep them fighting amongst themselves and away from their territories was fascinating. I look forward to the next book.
Amazing story! Started off a tad slow for me but I loved it. Love learning about all these imp persons in history!
Told beautifully with gripping detail of the everyday and everyman's point of view in this historical period. Conn Iggulden is a master of the historical novel.
Physician. Likes complicated English and intricate plots
Racy and involving. Enjoyable. Some factual discrepancies. Some intentional whitewashing of the characters? Looking forward to the next book. Thx
Yes, because the book was so well written and the story of the birth, childhood, and maturation of Genghis is phenomenal.
Love reading tech & business especially when it comes in a single book.
This book does an exceptional job at weaving the facts of Genghis Khan with a gripping detailed story.
The forging of Temüjin's character and strength through numerous misfortunes.
No I haven't
Yes, but it is too long. I stayed up very late into the night listening.
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