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Conn Iggulden

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Swampy
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Post by Swampy » Thu January 29th, 2009, 12:59 pm

Anyone out there enjoy Conn Igguldens books.

I've just finished Bone of the Hill, the third book in the Ghengis Khan trilogy and have previously read the series about Julius Caeser.

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Post by Carla » Thu January 29th, 2009, 6:33 pm

I've read the Emperor series, and thought they made an enjoyable read once I realised I should go along for the ride and not bother about the historical liberties. A bit like watching a Hollywood epic.

I've yet to get to his Genghis Khan series.
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Post by Caveowl » Thu January 29th, 2009, 7:07 pm

The Bones of the Hills won't be released in the states until March 24, and I plan to borrow it from the local library. I preferred the Caesar stories to Ghengis, but all have been entertaining.

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Post by diamondlil » Thu January 29th, 2009, 9:41 pm

I have read and enjoyed the first book in teh Genghis series, and have the second here to read!
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Post by Alaric » Fri January 30th, 2009, 6:24 am

I much prefer his Genghis Khan series to his Caesar series.

He's very readable though. I can't think of an author who can write page turners better than him, without realising you've suddenly read fifty plus pages in no time.

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Post by EC2 » Fri January 30th, 2009, 1:23 pm

I wall-banged the Caesar material but I enjoyed the first Ghenghis. Lords of the Bow is very imminent on my TBR. My husband picked it up last week but chucked it down in disgust saying that a shamanistic operation on someone was just too silly to believe and life was too short to read rubbish!!!!
I'll reserve judgement. DH is not good at suspending his disbelief and my opinions are often not the same as his. :D
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Post by Carla » Fri January 30th, 2009, 3:24 pm

[quote=""EC2""]I wall-banged the Caesar material but I enjoyed the first Ghenghis. Lords of the Bow is very imminent on my TBR. My husband picked it up last week but chucked it down in disgust saying that a shamanistic operation on someone was just too silly to believe and life was too short to read rubbish!!!!
I'll reserve judgement. DH is not good at suspending his disbelief and my opinions are often not the same as his. :D [/quote]

A shamanistic operation - hmm - sounds uncommonly like some of the mystical healings Cabera performs in the Caesar series. I shall be interested in your opinion!
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Conn Iggulden

Post by Cuchulainn » Sun August 30th, 2009, 8:23 pm

Can anyone tell me anything about Conn Iggulden?

I'm thinking of trying out his Genghis Kahn series.

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Post by Miss Moppet » Sun August 30th, 2009, 8:26 pm

My brother really likes his Emperor series. I haven't read any of his stuff myself though.

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