In this breathtaking volume, Genghis must act when trouble brews west of the Mongolian plains. Dividing his army and using his sons as generals, he sets out to accomplish two important goals - conquer those who resist, and determine which son should succeed him.
©2009 Conn Iggulden; (P)2009 Recorded Books, LLC
If you begin reading the first book of the series 'Birth of an Empire', you won't be able pass up 'Lords of the Bow' or 'Bones of the Hills'. Rich with history, this is one of the best stories that I have ever listened to. Conn Iggulden has done a superb job of taking some pieces of history and stitching them together into a great story.
While not quite on par with the first book (that would be extremely hard to top), I thought this, the third book in the series, picked it up a notch from the second book. All in all, all three books together make for one great story and are not only action packed, but filled with fascinating information about the cultures of the Mongels, Chinese, and Middle East. I, for one, was intrigued with the war strategies that allowed a bunch of goat herders to conquer half the world.
When Genghis was a boy and he and his family learned to survive and yet stay hidden from their enemies.
There was going to sleep while listening to this book. I hated to put it down.
The narrator is the same as the second book, but he did a better job in this one. Still not great pronunciation though.
I planned on giving this book five stars all the way through...until the end. The end felt cheap and rushed. I was also disappointed that the author chose his death from the most unlikely and least substantiated of all the rumors surrounding Genghis's end. It was good but the ending was a serious let down.
The action, it was violent and felt real. I also like this part of history
the action and fighting
All of them really
It's part of a five book series. At some point in my lifetime I will listen to all five again! My son is listening now and I enjoy discussing it with him. He's hooked!
Too many to count!
If you enjoy Historical Fiction Put this on your Must Do list!
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