From the author of the bestselling The Dangerous Book for Boys The Great Khan is dead—and his vast empire, forged through raw courage, tactical. The 4th novel in the bestselling Conqueror series, continuing the life and adventures of the mighty Khan dynasty. Genghis Khan is dead, but his legend and his. Empire of Silver (Conqueror) [Conn Iggulden] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. From the author of the bestselling The Dangerous Book for.

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A Novel of the Khan Empire Author s: I loved how the author portrayed the people, tribe life, and how the different nomadic tribes became united, not to mention how they became a strong and a fearsome people.

The Death of Kings Emperor, Book 2. View all 12 comments. Often sliver when I read long novels I tend to skim over some sections, but Iggulden’s writing has me hanging on every word The battles themselves there are famous, and should events have turned out differently, the Mongol tumans would no doubt have conquered sea to sea and claimed the entirety of Europe, igguoden our history forever.

Write a customer review. Luckily, I know little about the Khanates other than a few bald facts, so any errors or stretches og over my head and I concentrated on the story—which was fascinating. Although this series is clearly a group I simply love Conn Iggulden’s writing!

In a spectacular twist ending, as Chagatai is rallying his armies to finally take his fathers throne, he feels a brief sharp sting in his neck.

Empire of Silver (Conqueror , book 4) by Conn Iggulden

The empire has expanded and has had to change or adapt to new rules and challenges which makes you realize from the characters perspective, that how the ‘good ol days’ where much simpler times which leaves you with this profound nostalgia. I recommend starting at the first book and, if you are half as into these books as I was, you won’t be able to put them down.


Have fun, check it out. In ‘Wolves of the Plain’, there’s the desperation of Genghis Khan’s early years: Dec 03, Aaron Bright rated it it was amazing Shelves: Would I have bothered to start reading this book if I had realised it was book 4 of a series?

Books by Conn Iggulden. So once you find an author who can so creatively rouse your interest and get you invested into researching it’s a brilliant thing.

I suppose the one thing that links all those is the love of a good tale. They marched into Russia in the middle of winter and burned every one of their cities. They had already burned half of it and taken out supporting troops from western Europe.

Perhaps this was always likely to be the case after the death of Genghis. As Iggulden says, but for the death of one man, the book would likely have been written in Chinese and our modern Western Civilisation would never have existed. The story concentrates on that transitional period between Genghis and Kublai as the remaining brothers, sons and grandsons fight and connive for the succession.

Still prefer tu Solid historical fiction with continued detail around the Mongol reign. Ogedai is the new Khan, but only just. Jan 31, Paul Chafer rated it it was amazing.

Empire of Silver

This is the fourth book that I have read in his Conquerer series which revolves around the formation of the Mongol nation and its subsequent conquering of most of the known world.

And then, there is the inevitable slide, as the warrior race becomes gentrified, and Genghis’s heirs start to feel the need to erect monuments to themselves in ‘Empire of Silver’. My review for the prequel: King of the Sea of Grass. Is it all historically correct?

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Probably not and that would have been my loss. HarperCollins Publishers Limited Availability: I love just about anything by David Gemmell, or Peter F. Aug 26, Jennifer JC-S rated it really liked it. Although book 4 seemed like a bridge between Genghis book and Kublai book 5? Now the very qualities that united the fierce Mongol tribes threaten to tear them apart, as the heirs of Genghis maneuver for dominance. Open Preview See a Problem?


I have written for as long as I can remember: Perhaps crucially, he also loved poetry and cracking good tales. View all 10 comments.

Hugely enjoyable and highly recommended The khan novels continue to be massively interesting, adding great plot to historical facts. The book begins with a very unhorde-like activity…building a city. The Gods of War, Emperor: Genghis built an Empire and remained virtually unchallenged as khan by virtue of the fact there was no one with the same force of will and personality to oppose his absolute igguldeen on the Mongol tribes.

This is the fourth novel in the Conqueror series, continuing the saga of the Khan dynasty.

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It’s great to have a book that is so easy to read, full of action and yet understand the most accurate history we have of that era too. This is truly a book that beats Bernard Cornwell at his own game. A sprawling historical panorama about the all-conquering Mongolians. His fear of death, dear of leaving his family behind, fear for his brother, fear for the kingdom all mixed in so few moments.

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