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Lords of the Bow: The Epic Story of the Great Conqueror | [Conn Iggulden]

Lords of the Bow: The Epic Story of the Great Conqueror

The 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 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.
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The 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 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 legendarily speedy Mongols. But the greatest problem is confronting complex fortifications, a way of fighting a settled urban population - which the nomadic Mongolians have never come across. Finding ways to do 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, epic in scope, convincing, and fascinating in its narration of an extraordinary story.

©2008 Conn Iggulden; (P)2008 HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, London UK

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    "Wonderful, historical fiction"

    After listening to the Emperor series by Conn Iggulden, which I enjoyed enormously, I wasn't sure about listening to this book series. Thankfully at the recommendation of my brother I did.

    Okay, it starts off a bit slow and sometimes you find yourself thinking who is he again? So many names, I got a little mixed up with the characters early on. Please don't let this put you off purchasing or listening, this book / series is absolutely brilliant. I found myself taking the long round to places I was going just so I could listen a bit longer!

    Just incredible how Conn manages weave his stories around some facts and create a compelling story.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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  • Martin
    Inerness, United Kingdom
    8/19/08
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    "Great listen"

    Mixes fact with fiction and really brings the events to life and left me really wanting to know more, it does not read like a history lesson at all though, a very entertaining story - the history is very well kept intact here, it is not altered to a degree where it is a problem. Well narrated, excellent characters. Highly recommend this book and I really do hope we have more available from this author very soon at Audible.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Andrew
    Malmesbury, United Kingdom
    8/22/09
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    "couldn't stop listening"

    I bought this for our family holiday. We couldn't stop listening to it. This is a compelling story well told. Highly recommended. I read his trilogy about caesar and knew he was a good writer. We need more form this author.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Mr
    East Sheen, United Kingdom
    2/3/10
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    "Gripping"

    This is the first Iggulden book I have read and I loved it. I like the mix of history and fiction and the narration was very strong. Highly recommended

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Cameron
    bristol, United Kingdom
    6/15/09
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    "Excellent"

    Well written and more important for an audio book narrated very well indeed. The story brings to life the history of this time and makes for an exciting listen, carefully blended with just the right amount of action and connivance so good I had to listen to it a second time.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Jack Russell s in France
    10/4/14
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    "brilliant"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    excellent book, could hardly bear to wrench myself away


    What other book might you compare Lords of the Bow to, and why?

    other conn iggulden or ken follett gripping historical series


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  • Mr. Ronald L. Alcock
    Derbyshire, UK
    5/6/14
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    "fantastic"
    Where does Lords of the Bow rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    =1st


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    all good characters


    Which scene did you most enjoy?

    all the fight scenes


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    the way that all the plans worked


    Any additional comments?

    brilliant book series would recommend highly

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  • Claudia
    Sheffield, United Kingdom
    3/28/11
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    "Wrong Reader"

    With audiobooks the reader is as important as the writer. S/he can make or break the book. I fear this reader has broken it. After hearing Jason Isaacs rendering of 'Wolf of the Plains', I was keen to listen to the next instalment in the series but failed to check whether the second book was also read by Jason Isaacs. Big mistake. This reader cannot decide whether to put on an American accent or stick to British, and the mix of sounds is intensely IRRITATING. I am not even sure I shall last the course.

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