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.
NV, not NY
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.
I was wanting more definate historical fact. It would not be fair for me to rate this other than average because I am not a person wo likes the novels in series. I've read two of this series and both are the same. Good stories, interesting characters but not what I was looking for in historical data.
Still good storytelling, and I still recommend the book. It just seemed to drag a bit more than the first two, and get bogged down in places. The narrator is still not my favorite, but I'm getting used to him now.
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