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Lords of the Bow

By Conn Iggulden

Delacorte Press, Hardcover, 9780385339520, 400pp.

Publication Date: March 25, 2008


From the author of the bestselling The Dangerous Book for Boys
Conn Iggulden’s novels are grand historical tales of conquest and vengeance, cruelty and greatness. Now the acclaimed author of Genghis: Birth of an Empire delivers a masterful new novel of the mighty Mongol conqueror—as Genghis Khan sets out to unify an entire continent under his rule.…

He came from over the horizon, a single Mongol warrior surrounded by his brothers, sons, and fellow tribesmen. With each battle his legend grew and the ranks of his horsemen swelled, as did his ambition. 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.

A man who lived for battle and blood, Genghis leads his warriors across the Gobi Desert and into a realm his people had never seen before—with gleaming cities, soaring walls, and canals. Laying siege to one fortress after another, Genghis called upon his cunning and imagination to crush each enemy in a different way, to overcome moats, barriers, deceptions, and superior firepower—until his army faced the ultimate test of all.

In the city of Yenking—modern-day Beijing—the Chin will make their final stand, setting a trap for the Mongol raiders, confident behind their towering walls. But Genghis will strike with breathtaking audacity, never ceasing until the Emperor himself is forced to kneel.

About the Author
Conn Iggulden is the author of Genghis: Birth of an Empire," " the first novel in the series, as well as the Emperor""novels, which chronicle the life of Julius Caesar: Emperor: The Gates of Rome, Emperor: The Death of Kings, Emperor: The Field of Swords, and Emperor: The Gods of War," " all of which are available in paperback from Dell. He is also the co-author of the bestselling nonfiction work "The Dangerous Book for Boys." He lives with his wife and three children in Hertfordshire, England.

Praise For Genghis

“A triumph of historical fiction.”
Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“Iggulden is in a class of his own when it comes to epic, historical fiction.”
Daily Mirror (UK)

“Readers who enjoy well-researched tales of historical adventure with an emphasis on political intrigue, exotic settings, and military conflict will enjoy the ride.”
Library Journal