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Not Bow-led over.

Advantages: Interesting details about Mongol culture
Disadvantages: Not engaging enough as a story

"Lords of the Bow" is the second in the Conqueror series based on the life of Genghis Khan by Conn Iggulden. Iggulden is the author of the popular Emperor series which was based on the life of Julius Caesar. Although full of historical inaccuracies( w ...

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Review of Lords of the Bow (Conqueror 2) - Conn Iggulden

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Lords of the Bow , Conn Iggulden

Advantages: gripping, exciting
Disadvantages: not for everyone

Lords of the Bow is the second in the Conqueror series and follows Mongol warlord Genghis Khan as he starts his invasion of kingdoms and empires in what is now China, in particular his campaigns against the Xi Xia and Chin empires. After finally uniting t ...

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Lords of the Book

Advantages: EPIC. Great work of literature, you'll learn something
Disadvantages: doesn't tell you about the rest of the empire after his death

...Conn Iggulden is a reputed author of epic fiction, with bestsellers such as the conqueror series under his belt. However, his next series, about Genghis Khan, proved to be even more of a challenge. The last book in his series, Lords of the Bow, Cha ...

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Mona Lisa, Leonardo & Florence

Advantages: Great fiction about passion & power struggles in 15th century Florence.
Disadvantages: Historical accuracy of the main character?

*** The Author *** Jeanne Kalogridis was born in Florida in 1954, has an MA in linguistics and now lives on the USA’s west coast. This book was written in between caring for her husband while he was having chemotherapy, and she praises him for his g ...

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Review of Painting the Mona Lisa - Jeanne Kalogridis

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Thomas of Hookton's Grail quest comes to a close

Advantages: Writing style, battle scenes, characters
Disadvantages: Doesn't finish things off

The Grail Quest comes to an end I have become thoroughly engrossed in Bernard Cornwell's Grail Trilogy, and have enjoyed the first two books. With this third providing drawing events to a close, the style of writing, deep characterisation and flowing ...

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Review of Heretic - Bernard Cornwell

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