Lords of the Bow


The second part of the Conqueror series continues the history of Temujin (Genghis Khan), starting from the final days of forming the Mongol nation and on as he invades the lands of their long-time enemy, the Chin.

It follows the impressive feats of the hoard as it sweeps through the lands of more ‘developed’ and ‘civilised’ races and the challenges the khan faces both from within his people and when going up against a new enemy.

If I have a criticism, it’s that there’s not much character development from the existing cast. They inhabit the roles from the previous book and don’t seem to progress.

It’s read well enough, although without a huge amount of character separation for the minor roles, which makes it a little confusing at times due to the myriad cast.

It wouldn’t surprise me if someone turned this into a TV series, as it offers a lot of the draw that Game of Thrones has found success with.

A solid entry that I found myself listening to whenever I could, rather the limiting it to the usual windows of opportunity, and I look forward to the rest of the series.

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Reviewed: 1st August 2018