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Publisher's Summary

Best-selling author Conn Iggulden has earned sweeping critical acclaim for his Genghis Khan series, which captures the essence of the legendary warrior as no previous novels have.

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

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Bones of the Hills - part 3 of a triology

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.

8 of 8 people found this review helpful

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  • ron
  • mars, Pa
  • 04-09-15

great book

Not a true historical account but with facts thrown in. great story. keep you coming back for more. Its in my top 3 of series I listen to.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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Great Conclusion - or is it?

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.

4 of 5 people found this review helpful

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Great part 3

A well written continuation of this series. Brining it to life and keeping social and historical context in mind. Narrator is same as part 2 and does a good job, but still prefer the one from part 1.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Great book even if not historically accurate

Enthralling book that will keep you coming back for more!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Exceptional work.

When I first began this book, I had a bit of a problem keeping all of the players straight. By the time the end of the book arrived, I felt as if I knew each one with Incredible detail. The narrator did a fabulous job of conveying this very powerful story. As with any good book, the picture created by the narrator of the story in my mind exceeded my complete expectations. It is a brutal story of a brutal people in a brutal time. There is no romance to this story. Be that as it may, it is still a fascinating story about an incredible period of time in n human history.

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Don't like the divergences from history

I would forgive them if they seemed necessary, but they don't. The reading was pretty good, though it would have been great to have a native speaker to pronounce names properly.

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deeply moving

following the first books the developments in this installment were heartbreaking. the author keeps the Cher ruthlessness of the Mongols, accurate but you have such a sense of their mindset as well. I highly recommend this series and this book

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Incredible 3rd book!

These books are just so exciting and interesting. Non-stop action! As with the first 2 books, I just couldn't put it down. I love all of the history and the author really paints the picture. Narrator Richard Ferrone did a great job making you feel like you were there! Highly recommend!

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Good story, REALLY prefer narrator from book 1

Good story, just couldn't get used to the effeminate voice of the narrator compared to book one where the narrator seemed to fit the concept of Mongolian leaders.
enjoyed following the story. enjoyed getting "meat" behind the life and battles for Genghis Khan. But after the author explains the details of pronunciation of "Khan" and then that is ignored????