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Genghis: Birth of an Empire
Genghis: Birth of an Empire | Conn Iggulden
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From the author of the bestselling The Dangerous Book for Boys Genghis Khan was born Temujin, the son of a khan, raised in a clan of hunters migrating across the rugged steppe. Shaped by abandonment and betrayal, Temujin endured, driven by a singular fury: to survive in the face of death, to kill before being killed, and to conquer enemies who could come without warning from beyond the horizon. Through a series of courageous raids, Temujin's legend grew until he was chasing a vision: to unite many tribes into one, to make the earth tremble under the hoofbeats of a thousand warhorses, to subject all nations and empires to his will.
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Yoricke_SouthAfrica
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I absolutely loved every minute of this book! A truly great beginning to what promises to be a phenomenal journey. The tale of Genghis Khan looks to be one of intrigue, violence and a hunt for power.

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Yoricke_SouthAfrica
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Starting my #Genghis journey. I'm so excited to read this series. #HistoricalFictionFan

StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego I've only read the first book, but it was fantastic. If fact I'm not sure why I haven't picked it up again. 3mo
Yoricke_SouthAfrica @StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego I'm so glad to hear it's a great book. I'm very excited to read it. I'm planning on reading the entire series. 3mo
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StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego
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I love this book. It was my first foray into historical fiction, and is about the childhood and rise of Genghis Khan. It's the first book of the Conquerer Series by Conn Iggulden. I have yet to dive into the second book, and I really have no idea why.

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Sagar777
Wolf of the Plains | Conn Iggulden
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Amazing book. A must read for people who love war history. It‘s tells us about Genghis khan and his conquests. Written beautifully, I finished the book in a record time. He is an amazing writer. Should check out the whole series as it continues with his descendants. And all the books in the series are as interesting and they never loose their charm. Also check out his Rome and tudors series. Even good for people who are new to this genre.

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Andrew65
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The first book in the Conqueror Series about Genghis Khan, he certainly ruled a large part of the world. Quite remarkable for the times and the lack of raw materials he had to hand. #ruletheworld

I just love this song and the film it was used for - Stardust, which is based on Neil Gaiman's novel. #junetunz https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SC4O9dY6e1c Need to watch the film again, been too long since I last watched it!

Cinfhen Think my hubs would like this...and Father's Day is Sunday 🤞🏼 2y
Andrew65 @Cinfhen They are good reads. 2y
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DGRachel
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While Genghis Khan may not technically have been #kingoftheworld, he ruled one of the largest land empires to ever exist. #characters2017

As a side note, this is a great historical fiction series. Iggulden is a master.

TrishB I have only tried his Wars of the Roses and didn't like them......keep thinking I'm missing out..... 2y
DGRachel @TrishB I feel the same way about Bernard Cornwall. I've read four of his books - his Arthurian trilogy and Agincourt - and was so disappointed. I really wanted to read the last kingdom series because of the subject matter. If only they were written by someone else. 😂 2y
DGRachel Oh, and I love the Wars of the Roses books, but I can totally see where Iggulden's style doesn't appeal to everyone. 2y
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Andrew65 I haven't finished all the books in this series but have enjoyed the ones I've read but can only read them when I have a lot of dedicated reading time, otherwise have trouble getting into them. 2y
LibrarianRyan 👍🏻🤓 2y
TrishB And I love Cornwell 😀 2y
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TheLibraryMonster
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I've literally been too lazy to read this book for a long long time. I finally got myself to read it, and I was pleasantly surprised ! It took me some time to finish it, because of my studies and because it was a bit chunky, but the author really captured the brutality of those times. finished the last 100 pages or so in one sitting