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The powerful and exhilarating third novel in Conn Iggulden's number-one best-selling Conqueror series, following the life and adventures of the mighty Genghis Khan.

The fatherless boy, exiled from his tribe (whom listeners have been following in Wolf of the Plains and Lords of the Bow, has grown into the great king, Genghis Khan. He has united the warring tribes and even taken his armies against the great cities of their oldest enemies. Now he finds trouble rising west of the Mongolian plains. His emissaries are mutilated or killed; his trading gestures rebuffed.

So, dividing his armies, using his sons as generals of the various divisions, he sends them out simultaneously in many directions, ranging as far as modern Iran and Iraq.

As well as discovering new territories, exacting tribute from conquered peoples, laying waste the cities which resist, this policy is also a way of diffusing the rivalries between his sons and heirs and working out who should succeed the khan.

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Great third installment

I have listened to all three installments (so far) on Audible. This book is exciting and interesting, and the development of dynamics within the family and tribe are really engaging. The narrator does a great job (best yet?). Recommended

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  • Krishan
  • 26-11-2015

Captivating!

Absolutely loved the third installment of the series especially coming from the slow paced and tedious second book. The narration by Rupert Farley only made the story more pleasant.

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  • William Scott Cowie
  • 07-01-2015

A good read

I have enjoyed all the books about the life of Genghis highly entertaining and strongly recommended.

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  • 02-04-2011

An action packed audio hit.

Takes Genghis from a local warlord to a world player. All the main characters are developed and deepened within the known historical facts and background. Igulden's historical knowledge of the period is intervoven into the story maintaining the sense of historical awe of what the mongul empire was capable of. The narration is excellent and consistent across the story. Above all, it is a roller coaster of a story with plenty of action. suspense and intrigue. A big thumbs up to a master storyteller.

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  • Carien
  • 29-03-2015

Wonderful rendition!

A fantastic tale of tragedy. Beautifully read. So expressive I felt that I could smell the sweat and mutton fat.

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  • Steve
  • 04-07-2021

Gripping from start to finish

Another brilliant listen. Both this and the Emporer series are fascinating reads. Both of them excellently told.

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  • Maximuqq
  • 18-01-2021

Great follow on in the series

Great performance on the voice acting and a well received story!

There are luls in the storyline but to be expected with such descriptiveness

Overall a great listen

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  • penny
  • 01-12-2020

Brilliant.

The narration is brilliant. Really felt I could see all that was happening. Have already read the series this added so much more.

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  • MR
  • 08-06-2020

Good

A very good listen/read, if not quite on the same level as the first two.

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  • Matt T
  • 08-04-2020

absolutely love this series

the details of the battles and the effects of the wars and I fighting is Brilliant to listen too

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  • Stuart Maynard
  • 30-10-2019

great series of books

really good fascinating look into the great Khan's life.i highly recommend this title and the others in the series

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  • Matthew Moles
  • 20-08-2019

This book certainly conquers!

Fascinating story and fantastic narration, multiple accents and dialects helped bring the story to life!

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  • BarelyHooman
  • 06-08-2019

Another Spectacular Book by Conn Iggulden

I read this series on 'real' paper years ago the Audio Book made the experience even better.

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