Conqueror

Conqueror

Conn Iggulden / Nov 29, 2020

Conqueror From a young scholar to one of history s most powerful warriors this novel tells the story of Kublai Khan an extraordinary man who should be remembered alongside Julius Caesar Alexander the Great an

  • Title: Conqueror
  • Author: Conn Iggulden
  • ISBN: 9780007271146
  • Page: 133
  • Format: Paperback
  • From a young scholar to one of history s most powerful warriors, this novel tells the story of Kublai Khan an extraordinary man who should be remembered alongside Julius Caesar, Alexander the Great and Napoleon Bonaparte as one of the greatest conquerors the world has ever known.

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        Also publishes under author name C.F Iggulden.I was born in the normal way in 1971, and vaguely remember half pennies and sixpences I have written for as long as I can remember poetry, short stories and novels It s what I always wanted to do and read English at London University with writing in mind I taught English for seven years and was Head of English at St Gregory s RC High School in London by the end of that period I have enormous respect for those who still labour at the chalk face In truth, I can t find it in me to miss the grind of paperwork and initiatives I do miss the camaraderie of the smokers room, as well as the lessons where their faces lit up as they understood what I was wittering on about.My mother is Irish and from an early age she told me history as an exciting series of stories with dates My great grandfather was a Seannachie, so I suppose story telling is in the genes somewhere My father flew in Bomber Command in WWII, then taught maths and science Perhaps crucially, he also loved poetry and cracking good tales Though it seems a dated idea now, I began teaching when boys were told only girls were good at English, despite the great names that must spring to mind after that statement My father loved working with wood and equations, but he also recited Vitai Lampada with a gleam in his eye and that matters, frankly.I ve always loved historical fiction as a genre and cut my teeth on Hornblower and Tai Pan, Flashman, Sharpe and Jack Aubrey I still remember the sheer joy of reading my first Patrick O Brian book and discovering there were nineteen in the series I love just about anything by David Gemmell, or Peter F Hamilton or Wilbur Smith I suppose the one thing that links all those is the love of a good tale.That s about it for the moment If you d like to get in touch with me leave a comment in the forum or you can tweet me Conn_Iggulden I ll leave it there for the moment If you ve read my books, you know an awful lot about the way I think already There s no point overdoing it.Conn Iggulden


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    1. A good finale to the series. This book sees the rise of Kublai Khan. Growing up, nobody would have guessed it would be the scholar grandson of Genghis, with his head in books and adoption of Chin culture, who would turn out to be Gur Khan of the Mongols - Then again, a generation or two before that nobody foresaw that there would be such a thing as a Mongol scholar.Of course, Kublai doesn't stay a scholar, forced to take the field by his brother Mongke to extend Mongol control beyond the Chin bo [...]


    2. I never considered myself a reader of historical fiction novels, probably due to the manner in which history was/is taught in school. In college, however, I had a favorite professor, educated at Harvard, with a keen intellect, and wit. During a class, and I still remember this, he mentioned the Mongols' sacking of Baghdad, where the city folks were so materialistic, they swallowed their jewels, only to have their bellies split open and their treasures robbed. Tremendous libraries and precious ar [...]


    3. Over just three generations, that is simply the greatest rags-to-riches tale in human history.Finalmente chego ao fim da saga dos mongóis, brilhantemente escrita pelas mãos do autor Conn Iggulden. Sentirei saudades da poderosa cavalaria mongol e seus arcos devastando exércitos inimigos, das manobras utilizadas para enganar os adversários e das três tendas (branca, vermelha e preta) em frente às fortalezas inimigas. Série recomendadíssima!— Somos o povo de prata, os mongóis. Quando per [...]


    4. I loved this book so much I had to get all of Conn Iggulden's books on the Khan series and the books on Rome.This book was wonderful full of action,battle plans,hard choices and trickery.Conn Iggulden has done a wonderful job of making the mongols live for me.I loved how alive these men and women became for me while reading this book. I couldn't put this book down.While reading this book it was like being there in a way just so vivid.I highly recommend reading this book if you are a fan of histo [...]


    5. I have gone off this series by Conn Iggulden. I appreciated Book 1 and 2, but I have not felt anything for the books since then, and this is book 5, so that tells you how long it has been since I have gotten into this series. I have persisted in the hopes that sooner or later I would feel what I felt in Book 2 and because I keep buying the damn books so that I have the collection. Nice covers make me weak.I find the writing quality in many of Iggulden's books simplistic and inconsistent. Like a [...]


    6. This is a wonderful conclusion to the series. Once I was into the last one hundred pages, I just had to keep reading until I had finished at 2.30 am this morning.As Conn Iggulden says in his historical notes at the end of the book, there is still so much that he could have continued to write about the Mongolian empire. Sorhatani, mother of the four grandsons of Genghis: Mongke, Kublai, Hulegu and Arik-Boke, deserves a book of her own. However, I think that Conn is correct in deciding to leave th [...]


    7. Uživala sam u svih pet divnih knjiga s bogatom poviješću i opsežnim opisima bitaka te mi je žao što je ova zadnja u seriji, al' razumijem način zbog čega ju je završio na taj način. Iggulden mi je majstor pripovijedanja te se nadam da će i ostale njegove knjige biti prevedene :)


    8. In the fifth and final book of the Conqueror series, there is a lot going on. Lots of names. Lots of death. Lots of places. Like the second and fourth books, I can't say I loved it in its entirety, but it was still a good read and a satisfying end to the series.All the books had plenty of characters to keep track of, but I think this one maybe overdid it a bit. I think this is partly because you're exposed to so much over a fairly short span. This wasn't like the beginning of the series where we [...]


    9. I received this book from the Firstreads program. I was very excited to receive the book as I love Historical Fiction and always wanted to find out more about the Mongols. When requesting the book, I did not realize that it was part of a series. However, I am now happy that I have a new author to catch up on. I plan on going back and reading the entire Conqueror series, and also the Emperor series. I really enjoyed how the author presented the historical information and how he developed the cha [...]


    10. **Actual rating, 4.5. I took away a half a point in a fit of sulkiness.**Really???? That's the end? Kublai wins the battle, takes the khan title and.you end the series? Come on Mr. Iggulden, please revisit that decision. There is so much more to tell!This was the final installment in a great historical series about the Mongols. Very well written, chock full of actual events and each book had a very thoughtful afterwards in which the author delineated fact from fiction.Even though the author pret [...]


    11. 'This story began with a single, starving family, hunted and alone on the plains of Mongolia - and ends with Kublai Khan ruling an empire larger than that of Alexander the Great or Julius Caesar. Over just three generations, that is the simply the greatest rags-to-riches tale in human history.'-Conn IgguldenConqueror is second only to the first book in this series as my favorite. It's just a well written novel and I could tell Conn put his heart into this one. In addition to what is usually guar [...]


    12. The quality of writing didn’t noticeably drop in this one but it was super apparent that Iggulden was running out of creative steam with the series, so I don’t really buy his explanation as to why he stopped at this arbitrary-feeling point. Still, the man can write the hell out of a battle scene and there were plenty of those. I’ve already read his first Roses book and really liked so I feel confident that it was just time to move on. It just kinda sucks that this was such an underwhelming [...]


    13. Conn Iggulden makes a splendid return to his 13th century world of Mongol dominance. "Conquerer" marks Iggulden's fifth book in his historical fiction series on Genghis Khan, his legacy, and the lasting cultural impact of his Mongol empire on the world. "Conquerer" focuses on one of Genghis' grandsons, Kublai Khan, who's probably most well known for his monumental interactions with explorer Marco Polo. Absent of the Marco Polo years, "Conquerer" explores the rise of Kublai Khan from a studious a [...]


    14. This novel fittingly ends the Khan series. The author says that he wants to end a series with the character alive and Kublai is very much alive and in control at the book's ending. This series has been so interesting and I have learned so much about the Mongols although, if truth be told, I knew next nothing when I began. Genghis was a fascinating man who was a natural military intellect. As much as I was interested in his life, I had no desire to emulate it. Riding the plains for months, eating [...]



    15. This rating is actually for the entire series. Iggulden has written a five-book series on the rise of the Mongols from Ghengis to Kublai Khan and it should be read in the order he wrote them for the history to sink in and make sense. It’s a great read!Ghengis Khan brought the many different tribes of Mongols together to create the Mongol nation. He did it in spite of the fact that his family had been left to die when his father, the Khan of one of the tribes, died and another was chosen. He, h [...]


    16. This dramatic historical saga about the coming of age (and triumphs) of Kublai Khan took me out of my literary comfort zone and into a bold, brutal, and fascinating period of history.I'm shamefully ignorant about Asian history and this book provided me with a background on the development of the Mongul empire. Iggulden did a stunning job in his profile of Kublai Khan. The transformation of an elegant young scholar into a fierce Mongol warrier seems unlikely at first, but the author made it seaml [...]


    17. Conn Iggulden follows up his excellent series on Genghis khan with another wonderful tale. This time it's about Genghis's grandson- Kublai. It follows the intelligent and different, from the Mongol norm, man from his young teenage years to his brother Mongke becoming Khan and sending Kublai on a conquest of the Southern Sung lands of China. The book does also track the experiences of Mongke, Hulegu, Batu and others. As per his norm, Mr. Iggulden fills his pages with well researched and exciting [...]


    18. It's a telenovela! for men! with Mongols! And, to be fair, it doesn't have many exclamation points, just a lot of brutal men living by a code of honor in a brutal era. Will Kublai, grandson of Genghis and second son of Tolui, outlive his gay cousin? his brutal older brother? his self-indulgent younger brother? Will he have more success in China than his other brother has against Bagdad and the Assassins? How many ways are there to depict weak men dying pathetically, crushed by fate? Overall, it' [...]


    19. The fifth and supposidly the last novel in this fantastic series by this fantastic author. So sad! Having read this series in the last couple of months, I have grown quite fond of the Kahn dynasty. This novel, like the previous books in this series, was excellent. The synopsis on the back cover describes that it is a novel about Kublai Khan, grandson of the late, great conqueror Genghis Khan. The novel does include Kublai but it also covers his brothers, cousins, and parents. The Khan lineage is [...]


    20. My review for the prequel: /review/show3.75 stars actually.The last book of the Conqueror series isokay-ish I guess? It's by no mean dim or boring, the story is fine and the MC is being presented as a more sympathetic and merciful figure than Genghis Khan and his sons, the moral struggle he has while he sets out to become Khan is understandable and very human too. It's still a highly entertaining read and the final battle is okay too, but I just can't be as invented as I had been with the first [...]


    21. What a fantastic read!! I had not heard of Conn Iggulden prior to winning "The Conqueror" in a giveawaybut he's not an author you can forget once you've read one of his books. I have read a great deal of historical fiction but this one stands out. Whether the character has a minor or major role in Mr. Iggulden's story, they are all treated as if they are the focal point of the tale. And in their chapter or segment of the book, they are just thate star. The ruthlessness, the cold, the fear, the e [...]


    22. The decendants of Genghis Khan know how to help write history.Well what a book to read!!! The final book in the series leaves you wanting more. Not the best recomendation I could give I know. So why should you read this book,. I can only quote what the author says .This story began with a single, starving family, hunted and alone on the plains of Mongolia - and ends with Kublai Khan ruling an empire larger than that of Alexander the Great or Julius Ceasar. Over just three generations, that is si [...]


    23. A nice read of how Kublai Khan comes to power and the path of what it takes to get there. I felt like I could relate to him in how he came across and dealt with opposition that came his way (felt almost like a Robin Hood in a way) some chapters maybe a little bit stronger than others, but still a very good one to pick up :)Thank you for having this in the First-Reads Program (advanced reader's edition) also and giving me a chance to read and review this book :)



    24. So, we reach the final stage of the ride Conn devised for us and what an utterly magnificent way to finish the series. I wish there could be more from where this came from. I actually listened to this as an audio book, read by Richard E Grant, and was a little anxious as how to he would bring the book to life. I needn’t have worried in the slightest. Grant read this brilliantly and I have no complaints.The plot of the book picks up directly after the end of book 4 i.e. Empire of Silver. After [...]


    25. The finale (or so I hope) to the nice Conqueror series. The story felt a tad dragging with too many drawn out battle sequences. I guess it was essential in showing the scholarly Kublai Khan (pronounced "Haan", as the Mongols had no sound for K) as a war-strategian. But I would've relished a chapter on his meeting Marco Polo. Overall, this series is a reasonable read for people interested in Mongol historical fiction, their wars, and successions.I'm very keen now on picking up John Man's Mongol. [...]


    26. Perhaps the best book of the series, I realise that whilst Kubli Kahn is a famous name, I actualy knew nothing about him and the unlikely events that led to him becoming Grand Kahn. Well truth is often better than fiction.The RNIB's reader was good too, although different to the last book, so took a while to get used to the change in pronouncing names.


    27. This was the first Conn Iggulden book I had read and I would include him with some of the greats in historical fiction. A story about the rise of Kublai Khan, Iggulden makes the characters from the history come to live and the reader love, hate and ponder their actions from start to finish. The only problem I had was that the map at the beginning of the book was very sparse and thereby not as helpful as it could have been.



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