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  • Title: Conqueror
  • Author: Conn Iggulden
  • ISBN: 9780007271146
  • Page: 271
  • Format: Paperback

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  1. A good finale to the series This book sees the rise of Kublai Khan Growing up, nobody would have guessed it would be the scholar grandson of Genghis, with his head in books and adoption of Chin culture, who would turn out to be Gur Khan of the Mongols Then again, a generation or two before that nobody foresaw that there would be such a thing as a Mongol scholar.Of course, Kublai doesn t stay a scholar, forced to take the field by his brother Mongke to extend Mongol control beyond the Chin border [...]

  2. I never considered myself a reader of historical fiction novels, probably due to the manner in which history was is taught in school In college, however, I had a favorite professor, educated at Harvard, with a keen intellect, and wit During a class, and I still remember this, he mentioned the Mongols sacking of Baghdad, where the city folks were so materialistic, they swallowed their jewels, only to have their bellies split open and their treasures robbed Tremendous libraries and precious art we [...]

  3. Over just three generations, that is simply the greatest rags to riches tale in human history.Finalmente chego ao fim da saga dos mong is, brilhantemente escrita pelas m os do autor Conn Iggulden Sentirei saudades da poderosa cavalaria mongol e seus arcos devastando ex rcitos inimigos, das manobras utilizadas para enganar os advers rios e das tr s tendas branca, vermelha e preta em frente s fortalezas inimigas S rie recomendad ssima Somos o povo de prata, os mong is Quando perguntarem, diga que [...]

  4. I loved this book so much I had to get all of Conn Iggulden s books on the Khan series and the books on Rome.This book was wonderful full of action,battle plans,hard choices and trickery.Conn Iggulden has done a wonderful job of making the mongols live for me.I loved how alive these men and women became for me while reading this book I couldn t put this book down.While reading this book it was like being there in a way just so vivid.I highly recommend reading this book if you are a fan of histor [...]

  5. I have gone off this series by Conn Iggulden I appreciated Book 1 and 2, but I have not felt anything for the books since then, and this is book 5, so that tells you how long it has been since I have gotten into this series I have persisted in the hopes that sooner or later I would feel what I felt in Book 2 and because I keep buying the damn books so that I have the collection Nice covers make me weak.I find the writing quality in many of Iggulden s books simplistic and inconsistent Like a slow [...]

  6. This is a wonderful conclusion to the series Once I was into the last one hundred pages, I just had to keep reading until I had finished at 2.30 am this morning.As Conn Iggulden says in his historical notes at the end of the book, there is still so much that he could have continued to write about the Mongolian empire Sorhatani, mother of the four grandsons of Genghis Mongke, Kublai, Hulegu and Arik Boke, deserves a book of her own However, I think that Conn is correct in deciding to leave the st [...]

  7. U ivala sam u svih pet divnih knjiga s bogatom povije u i opse nim opisima bitaka te mi je ao to je ova zadnja u seriji, al razumijem na in zbog ega ju je zavr io na taj na in Iggulden mi je majstor pripovijedanja te se nadam da e i ostale njegove knjige biti prevedene

  8. In the fifth and final book of the Conqueror series, there is a lot going on Lots of names Lots of death Lots of places Like the second and fourth books, I can t say I loved it in its entirety, but it was still a good read and a satisfying end to the series.All the books had plenty of characters to keep track of, but I think this one maybe overdid it a bit I think this is partly because you re exposed to so much over a fairly short span This wasn t like the beginning of the series where we slowl [...]

  9. I received this book from the Firstreads program I was very excited to receive the book as I love Historical Fiction and always wanted to find out about the Mongols When requesting the book, I did not realize that it was part of a series However, I am now happy that I have a new author to catch up on I plan on going back and reading the entire Conqueror series, and also the Emperor series I really enjoyed how the author presented the historical information and how he developed the characters I [...]

  10. Actual rating, 4.5 I took away a half a point in a fit of sulkiness Really That s the end Kublai wins the battle, takes the khan title end the series Come on Mr Iggulden, please revisit that decision There is so much to tell This was the final installment in a great historical series about the Mongols Very well written, chock full of actual events and each book had a very thoughtful afterwards in which the author delineated fact from fiction.Even though the author pretty much states at [...]

  11. This story began with a single, starving family, hunted and alone on the plains of Mongolia and ends with Kublai Khan ruling an empire larger than that of Alexander the Great or Julius Caesar Over just three generations, that is the simply the greatest rags to riches tale in human history Conn IgguldenConqueror is second only to the first book in this series as my favorite It s just a well written novel and I could tell Conn put his heart into this one In addition to what is usually guaranteed f [...]

  12. The quality of writing didn t noticeably drop in this one but it was super apparent that Iggulden was running out of creative steam with the series, so I don t really buy his explanation as to why he stopped at this arbitrary feeling point Still, the man can write the hell out of a battle scene and there were plenty of those I ve already read his first Roses book and really liked so I feel confident that it was just time to move on It just kinda sucks that this was such an underwhelming finish t [...]

  13. Conn Iggulden makes a splendid return to his 13th century world of Mongol dominance Conquerer marks Iggulden s fifth book in his historical fiction series on Genghis Khan, his legacy, and the lasting cultural impact of his Mongol empire on the world Conquerer focuses on one of Genghis grandsons, Kublai Khan, who s probably most well known for his monumental interactions with explorer Marco Polo Absent of the Marco Polo years, Conquerer explores the rise of Kublai Khan from a studious and intelle [...]

  14. This novel fittingly ends the Khan series The author says that he wants to end a series with the character alive and Kublai is very much alive and in control at the book s ending This series has been so interesting and I have learned so much about the Mongols although, if truth be told, I knew next nothing when I began Genghis was a fascinating man who was a natural military intellect As much as I was interested in his life, I had no desire to emulate it Riding the plains for months, eating hard [...]

  15. A fitting finale to an excellent set of books Iggleden rarely disappoints and this is one of his best.

  16. This rating is actually for the entire series Iggulden has written a five book series on the rise of the Mongols from Ghengis to Kublai Khan and it should be read in the order he wrote them for the history to sink in and make sense It s a great read Ghengis Khan brought the many different tribes of Mongols together to create the Mongol nation He did it in spite of the fact that his family had been left to die when his father, the Khan of one of the tribes, died and another was chosen He, his mot [...]

  17. This dramatic historical saga about the coming of age and triumphs of Kublai Khan took me out of my literary comfort zone and into a bold, brutal, and fascinating period of history.I m shamefully ignorant about Asian history and this book provided me with a background on the development of the Mongul empire Iggulden did a stunning job in his profile of Kublai Khan The transformation of an elegant young scholar into a fierce Mongol warrier seems unlikely at first, but the author made it seamless [...]

  18. Conn Iggulden follows up his excellent series on Genghis khan with another wonderful tale This time it s about Genghis s grandson Kublai It follows the intelligent and different, from the Mongol norm, man from his young teenage years to his brother Mongke becoming Khan and sending Kublai on a conquest of the Southern Sung lands of China The book does also track the experiences of Mongke, Hulegu, Batu and others As per his norm, Mr Iggulden fills his pages with well researched and exciting tales [...]

  19. It s a telenovela for men with Mongols And, to be fair, it doesn t have many exclamation points, just a lot of brutal men living by a code of honor in a brutal era Will Kublai, grandson of Genghis and second son of Tolui, outlive his gay cousin his brutal older brother his self indulgent younger brother Will he have success in China than his other brother has against Bagdad and the Assassins How many ways are there to depict weak men dying pathetically, crushed by fate Overall, it s a fine hist [...]

  20. The fifth and supposidly the last novel in this fantastic series by this fantastic author So sad Having read this series in the last couple of months, I have grown quite fond of the Kahn dynasty This novel, like the previous books in this series, was excellent The synopsis on the back cover describes that it is a novel about Kublai Khan, grandson of the late, great conqueror Genghis Khan The novel does include Kublai but it also covers his brothers, cousins, and parents The Khan lineage is not s [...]

  21. My review for the prequel review show3.75 stars actually.The last book of the Conqueror series isokay ish I guess It s by no mean dim or boring, the story is fine and the MC is being presented as a sympathetic and merciful figure than Genghis Khan and his sons, the moral struggle he has while he sets out to become Khan is understandable and very human too It s still a highly entertaining read and the final battle is okay too, but I just can t be as invented as I had been with the first four boo [...]

  22. What a fantastic read I had not heard of Conn Iggulden prior to winning The Conqueror in a giveawaybut he s not an author you can forget once you ve read one of his books I have read a great deal of historical fiction but this one stands out Whether the character has a minor or major role in Mr Iggulden s story, they are all treated as if they are the focal point of the tale And in their chapter or segment of the book, they are just thate star The ruthlessness, the cold, the fear, the environmen [...]

  23. The decendants of Genghis Khan know how to help write history.Well what a book to read The final book in the series leaves you wanting Not the best recomendation I could give I know So why should you read this book, I can only quote what the author says.This story began with a single, starving family, hunted and alone on the plains of Mongolia and ends with Kublai Khan ruling an empire larger than that of Alexander the Great or Julius Ceasar Over just three generations, that is simply the great [...]

  24. A nice read of how Kublai Khan comes to power and the path of what it takes to get there I felt like I could relate to him in how he came across and dealt with opposition that came his way felt almost like a Robin Hood in a way some chapters maybe a little bit stronger than others, but still a very good one to pick up Thank you for having this in the First Reads Program advanced reader s edition also and giving me a chance to read and review this book

  25. So, we reach the final stage of the ride Conn devised for us and what an utterly magnificent way to finish the series I wish there could be from where this came from I actually listened to this as an audio book, read by Richard E Grant, and was a little anxious as how to he would bring the book to life I needn t have worried in the slightest Grant read this brilliantly and I have no complaints.The plot of the book picks up directly after the end of book 4 i.e Empire of Silver After the death of [...]

  26. The finale or so I hope to the nice Conqueror series The story felt a tad dragging with too many drawn out battle sequences I guess it was essential in showing the scholarly Kublai Khan pronounced Haan , as the Mongols had no sound for K as a war strategian But I would ve relished a chapter on his meeting Marco Polo Overall, this series is a reasonable read for people interested in Mongol historical fiction, their wars, and successions.I m very keen now on picking up John Man s Mongol I just hop [...]

  27. Perhaps the best book of the series, I realise that whilst Kubli Kahn is a famous name, I actualy knew nothing about him and the unlikely events that led to him becoming Grand Kahn Well truth is often better than fiction.The RNIB s reader was good too, although different to the last book, so took a while to get used to the change in pronouncing names.

  28. This was the first Conn Iggulden book I had read and I would include him with some of the greats in historical fiction A story about the rise of Kublai Khan, Iggulden makes the characters from the history come to live and the reader love, hate and ponder their actions from start to finish The only problem I had was that the map at the beginning of the book was very sparse and thereby not as helpful as it could have been.

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