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by Tom Shanley
Heaven's Favorite paints a vivid portrait of the Asia of eight hundred years ago in which Temujin's story unfolds. Over the past eight hundred years, our collective memory of Chinggis Khan has been reduced to a grotesque caricature of an archetypical despot. Like his contemporaries in those harsh times, he proved himself capable of great cruelty. Unlike many, however, he w...more
Paperback, 399 pages
Published August 11th 2009 by Mindshare Inc
(first published October 30th 2008)
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I liked this book, but I really liked the first book better. The second installment dragged on a little bit too long for my tastes. I started getting characters confuses and forgetting who they were and how they had helped Temujin in the past. Some characters would disappear for a long time and then suddenly reappear. There were a few really good battle scenes and descriptions though, so if you like reading about action sequences I think you might enjoy this book, although I think they were a li ...more
Just like the first book, I really enjoyed this second (and last) book of the Heaven's Favorite series, but didn't love it like I did the series by Conn Iggulden. This might be a little unfair to Shanley as I read Iggulden's books first and they really sparked my interest in Genghis Khan. As I noted before, I believe that Shanley is more historically accurate and his focus is a little different from Iggulden's, so this reading didn't feel so much like a different version (thus a waste of time, w ...more