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Genghis: Lords of the Bow

by Conn Iggulden

Genghis: Lords of the Bow
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  • First Published:
    Mar 2008, 400 pages
    Paperback:
    Feb 2009, 528 pages

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For centuries, primitive tribes had warred with one another. Now, under Genghis Khan, they have united as one nation, setting their sights on a common enemy: the great, slumbering walled empire of the Chin

The rise of the Mongol Empire is a great story in its own right. Genghis Khan, known as Temujin in his boyhood, was the son of a tribal chieftain. After his father's murder, Temujin was forced out of the tribe along with his brothers and mother, abandoned to starve on the plains. Yet, he survived, and managed to unite the disparate Mongol tribes under his leadership, eventually conquering most of China. The great nation he founded developed into the largest contiguous empire ever known by the time of his grandson, Kublai Kahn.

In Conn Iggulden's more than capable hands, the remarkable tale of Genghis Khan becomes an action-adventure story. Genghis: Lords of the Bow isn't a great work of literature, but it certainly is great fun to read. It's the kind of book you'd expect from the author of The Dangerous Book for Boys - an old-fashioned pager-turner ...

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