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Lords of the Bow

Narrated by: Russell Boulter
Length: 5 hrs and 36 mins
Categories: Fiction, Historical
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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

Critic reviews

"...every bit as addictive as his Emperor books." ( The Bookseller)
"This is energetic, competent stuff; Iggulden knows his material and his audience." ( Independent)
"Epic hisorical fiction at its finest; enthralling, exciting and utterly believable." ( Yorkshire Evening Post)

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  • Bennet
  • Dalkeith, midlothian, United Kingdom
  • 23-11-10

Epic

Epic
This simply epic in every aspect adventure, romance, death, history, battles, and it?s all put together by the master Conn Iggulden

But you have to get the unabridged version it?s the same price

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