Buy Wolf of the Plains (Conqueror): 1 by Conn Iggulden from Amazon’s Fiction Books Store. Everyday low prices on a huge range of new releases and classic. Editorial Reviews. From Publishers Weekly. Starred Review. Author of the bestselling Emperor Wolf of the Plains (Conqueror, Book 1) – Kindle edition by Conn Iggulden. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or. Wolf of the Plains [Conn Iggulden] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers.
|Published (Last):||25 July 2007|
|PDF File Size:||10.59 Mb|
|ePub File Size:||9.4 Mb|
|Price:||Free* [*Free Regsitration Required]|
Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Want to Read saving….
Wolf of the Plains (Conqueror , book 1) by Conn Iggulden
Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Refresh and try again. Pf Preview See a Problem? Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Conqueror Box set. To see what your friends thought of this book, please igvulden up. To ask other readers questions about Conqueror Series Collectionplease sign up. I love all Conn’s books. Go read my review of this series on my new started blog.
But i can plnes that it is worth reading. See 2 questions about Conqueror Series Collection…. Lists with This Book. May 23, Philip Corbett rated it it was amazing.
The first two books in this series, Panes of the Plains and Lords of the Bow, are completely un-put-down-able. I read the first one in the space of two days on holiday, and thanks to the power of the Kindle, was able to go straight in to the second instalment and ultimately started on the third in the same week!
How Iggulden makes something as bleak tye Mongolian life so compelling is beyond me, but he manages it without getting mired in needless detail.
The characters are conj The first two books in this series, Wolf of the Plains and Lords of the Bow, are completely un-put-down-able. The characters are clearly defined from the off, and watching them grow together adds real depth to them all as individuals. The biggest achievement here, however, is how he conveys the effectiveness of Ghengis’ military might. Ancient martial concepts unfold before you to on the page, actually causing joy tge you imagine the horde wreaking bloody vengeance on their erstwhile oppressors, and they just make for excellent set pieces, something which is very difficult to do in a book!
Oct 25, Eric rated it it was amazing. Fortunately for me, years ago 45 according to the date on my term paper I had researched igguldenn Mongols for a college English requirement. I found the Mongols amazing then and I still do. Conn Iggulden takes some literary license in this five book series, but he is quick to point out the areas in his historical notes at the end of each book. To weave so many characters through the timeline of Genghis Khan’s start in life to Kublai’s prime is an extraordinary feat.
Well done Mr A fascinating read! When I read historical fiction, I like to follow along using maps. With today’s internet or using a good topographical map, I igguoden suggest that readers of this series refer to maps to see not only the breath of the regions conquered by the Mongols, but the mountain ranges they had to navigate to get from point A to point B.
Conn Iggulden does a fair job of explaining the harsh cold, snow and ice that had to be traversed by the Mongols, but og you can see the topography, it is difficult to imagine. Finally, I leave you with just a few of the laws of Genghis Khan, “Yassa Gengizcani” from my long ago paper to give you a flavor of the Mongols: For lesser thefts, the punishment shall be according to the value of the thing stolen, a number of blows of a staff–seven, seventeen, twenty-seven, up to seven hundred.
But this bodily punishment may be avoided by paying nine times the worth of the thing stolen. View all 6 comments. Aug 29, Gary Bellfield rated it it was amazing. This series of books takes you back in time! It makes you feel as if you are riding wollf with Genghis Khan himself and you never want to leave! Nov 20, Richard rated it really liked it.
This is the way to appreciate the greatness of the Genghis Khan and the Mongol hordes Reading these books one realizes why Was expecting “just another historical novel” Jun 01, Edward rated it it ppanes amazing.
Once you start reading you are instantly imagining life on the plains and the amazing battles that are constantly throughout the book. If you haven’t read these books do yourself a favour.
Jan 03, Kyle rated it it was amazing. I initially read the first in the series ‘Wolf of the Plains’ while spending a month in Mongolia itself on a travel adventure.
The book is fantastically written and added to the sheer beauty of the Mongolian people, their culture, their history and their lifestyle. The book, surprisingly, is essentially historically correct but certainly adds a breath of fresh air by iggulren the imagination run as wild as the horses it describes.
Mar 10, Philen Naidu rated it it was amazing. I thought that nobody could beat Ken Follet, when it comes to historical epics.
But this series is unbelievable! If you’re looking for an historical war epic that will transport you to another time, then you have got to read this!
Jul 30, Thee rated it really liked it. Sep 05, Anita rated it really liked it. A dramatic and brutal tale of life on the Steppes of Russia in the age when the Mongol tribes where at constant war with the Tartars. The boyhood of Khan was marked by death and dislocation. These early traumas probably defined the future of the man who would brutally sweep across Eastern Asia inflicting terrible revenge on those he captured.
A historically interesting story, well researched and well written, if a little overly bloodthirsty iggilden dramatic in parts. I enjoyed the story and learned a great deal about the history of Eastern Russia and the way of life of the wandering tribes of the Steppes.
The remaining three books in the series promise more enjoyable reading. Having successfully gathered all the Mongol tribes under his leadership, Genghis turns his attention to the kingdoms of the Chinese.
Finding the siege of this city so successful, Genghis employs the same tactic when he reaches the great city of Yenking, where the walls are so thick and the defense so strong that the Mongols are unable to enter the city by any form of attack.
Genghis rules igvulden Mongol clans with a brutal hand, aided by occasional advice from the conniving, evil shaman Kokchu, who manipulates the superstitious tribesmen.
Meanwhile the tension between his three brothers and his sons continues to mount as they maneuver for power. An enthralling read about a fascinating historical figure. He follows them with a huge army and almost wipes them out.
Wolf of the Plains
They were apparently a fanatical, religious sect, similar to the Jihadists of today. His brutality continues, frequently directed against family and friends. I wondered how he managed to retain the unquestioned loyalty of so many, as I read this book.
I suppose extreme fear is a strong motivation – for those who opposed Genghis were hunted down and his vengeance was swift and deadly. The reader cannot help but respect the courage and endurance of the Mongols under his leadership, if not at the same time deploring their brutality.
A well written and well researched book about the life of a larger-than-life historical figure.
Conqueror Series Collection: Wolf of the Plains, Lords of the Bow, Bones of the Hills
Jul 26, Maryanne Wilson rated it it was amazing. I have no idea how I missed all this history of Ghengis Khan – I was an avid student but didn’t know almost any of what was presented A lot of books work to get you to feel empathy with the main character explaining their thought process in our terms – it took me until the 3rd book to realize why things seemed a little off I’ll never think like Ghengis Khan and the author didn’t try to force that point.
I gobbled up the first three books in the I have no idea how Wlf missed all this history of Ghengis Khan – I was an avid student but didn’t know almost any of what was presented I gobbled og the first three books in the series and was happy that there were more.
Apr 07, Chris Peace rated it it was amazing. Only read Wolf of the Plains so far but I must say it is un put downable. I knew nothing of this particular time in history especially the Mongolians or Ghengis Khan.
Based on historical facts but brought to life by the author. Mar 01, Bernie rated it it was amazing. Jan 31, Meghna rated it it was amazing.
I have no words. Jul 12, Concrete Jungle added it. I read these books while in prison. Without a doubt Genghis Khan Painted my mind with his battles. He built a nation out of nothing but his will and drive.
Who said revenge isnt a good motivator? What really resonated with thw his his simplistic view. He wasnt worried about Gold or silver. The allure of riches was the burden of lesser men. I bet theres hidden treasures all across the gobi desert that he and the mongols buried. It is like a muscle or tool. You will dig in to find nothing. Jan 26, Jc rated it liked it.