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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Tumour Lenk would also make an interesting subject. They marched into Russia in the middle of winter and burned every one of their cities.

This author is a brilliant story teller and I have loved every book in the Khan series. The torrid pace of all of the books in the Conqueror series continues, but I just felt that this was one book too far. ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics. Only the death of the Khan and the fact that his heir was in the front lines and needed to return to claim his birthright prevented the likelihood of most of Europe becoming part of the Mongol empire.

While not the best of the series I still enjoyed Empire of Silver, the fourth in this epic saga on the Mongolian Empire. Initially, it took me longer to become engrossed in this novel: Jul 08, Lance Greenfield rated it really liked it Shelves: Clearly, the best book so far. This is my all time fav book series. Paragon Publishers; Large type edition edition December 1, Language: We also see a little bit of Kublai as a child though he is not a major character this book.

Lords of the Bow: But I soon became swept up in the events, and found myself wanting to know more about the Mongol exploits in Europe. There’s a problem loading this menu right now. There are events that took place during his reign that truly did shape the world, such as, the invasion of Russia.


Probably not and that would have been my loss. Try the Kindle edition and experience these great reading features: Empire of Silver Author s: I did know much of Ogedai Khan. Ogedei has built a silver city on the plains that is the capital of the Mongol nation. Still prefer tu Solid historical fiction with continued detail around the Mongol reign. It would have been interesting to know how everybody had reached their current state and the price paid for success or failure but while I will go back and read those other novels at som Would I have bothered to start reading this book if I had realised it was book 4 of a series?

Genghis is dead though and his designated heir has a weak heart. Open Preview See a Problem?

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Don’t have a Kindle? 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. This was also my first foray into Audible, so I had to xonn to be voice, pace, etc. By my hand striking far, you will not be Khan” Life in Europe would be very different if Ogedai had survived for even a few more years.

This was the more action packed part of the book. The Death of Kings, Emperor: Truth be told, not a lot of people would just sit and research some random piece of history either. Is it all historically correct? Really is a must read series. The author Conn Iggulden doesn’t get dry or stale. But also tragic, in that with all his gifts, he had no heirs and would never take a ruling role.


This scene is amazing. As he checks his neck, he feels the hot blood pouring out of his body.

Khan: Empire of Silver (Conqueror, #4) by Conn Iggulden

Then everyone knows where the gold is, so they come and take it. This was less about the people coonn more about the governing powers Now, even as they struggle for supremacy among themselves, Genghis’s sons and grandsons extend the reach of his vision, taking their armies farther than ever before, into southern China and across the steppes and rugged mountains of Russia to the vulnerable heart of Europe, where they will face the most courageous warriors the West commands.

I had a real sense of the terror felt by the Europeans as the Golden Horde destroyed one army after another and slaughtered the people of any city that failed to surrender.

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I was also devastated with the deaths of other characters that weren’t as horrible and natural but nonetheless heartbreaking because of the fondness I’ve created for these characters over the series.

Historical fiction opens avenues into diverse the history of the world that I would never venture into with non-fiction. This is the final installmen I remember starting this series and thinking to myself just how little information we usually get about the Eastern cultures silvwr our educational system.

English Choose a language for shopping. Jul 12, Terri rated it liked it Shelves: Hamilton or Wilbur Smith. Birth of an Empire: View all 4 comments. He was a son of Ghengis Khan and this book covers his reign.