Conqueror
  • Format: Heftet
  • Språk: Engelsk
  • Utgitt: 201110
  • Vekt i gram: 719
  • ISBN10:0007271166
  • ISBN13:9780007271160

Conqueror

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"Intrigue and treachery roil the vast Mongol nation as the heirs of Genghis Khan fight for control of his unprecedented empire--and of his mighty armies. History will turn on the outcome of their struggle. But only one man, dismissed by all the others, will boldly rise to the challenge with the courage and vision to forge the future, and with the strength to be called . . ."
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CONQUEROR
The novels of Conn Iggulden bring the past to thrilling life, from ancient Rome to thirteenth-century Asia, Europe, and the Middle East. Now he delivers the spectacular story of the rise of Genghis Khan's grandson, a man destined to become one of the most remarkable rulers who ever lived--the legendary Kublai Khan.
A succession of ruthless leaders has seized power in the wake of the great Khan's death--all descendants of Genghis, but none with the indomitable character that led a people to triumph. One grandson, Guyuk, decadent and vicious, seeks to consolidate his position through bribery and murder, pitting powerful factions against one another and straining the loyalties of the tribes to the breaking point.
Next comes his cousin, Mongke, who eliminates all possible opposition with breathtaking brutality and dispatches his younger brothers Kublai and Hulegu to far-flung territories, to test their mettle and their allegiance.
Hulegu displays his barbarity with the savage destruction of Baghdad and his clash with the Khan's age-old enemies, the cult of assassins, who will strike deep into the heart of the nation. But it is Kublai--refined and scholarly, always considered too thoughtful to take power--who will devise new ways of warfare and conquest as he builds the dream city of Xanadu and pursues the ultimate prize: the ancient empire of Sung China. His gifts will serve him well when an epic civil war breaks out among brothers, the outcome of which will literally change the world.
Brilliantly researched and imagined, unforgettably told, "Conqueror" is a magnificent achievement from an enthralling writer at the peak of his powers, a must read for all lovers of history and storytelling on the grand scale.

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    Har kommit ca 300 sidor in i boken och hittills har Iggulden bestämt fokuserat på brödernas(Kublai, Mongke, Hulegu samt Arikboke)väg in i maktens korridorer. Det är lite som att återvända till Kejsarenserien med mycket spel, avundsjuka, avrättningar mm.
    Personligen uppskattar jag bataljerna och fälttågen betydligt mer men jag förstår fortfarande att det är väldigt viktigt att ge maktskiftet mycket tid.
    Ett par hundra sidor in i boken "vänder vinden" och det blir mer av det traditionella Iggulden med stora slagfält, mongoliska lister och mycket brutalitet. Helt enkelt det Iggulden är så jäkla vass på.

    av Dogge, 12.01.2012

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