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Genghis: Bones of the Hills (Conqueror #3)

4.29 of 5 stars 4.29  ·  rating details  ·  9,709 ratings  ·  283 reviews
From the author of the bestselling The Dangerous Book for Boys

From Conn Iggulden, #1 bestselling author of six historical epics and coauthor of the international sensation The Dangerous Book for Boys, comes a magnificent new work of fiction. Here, the Mongol conqueror Genghis Khan, stalked by enemies seen and unseen and plagued by a divided family, leads a sprawling force
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Paperback, 432 pages
Published July 13th 2010 by Bantam (first published 2008)
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Dan Schwent
Genghis Khan had nearly broken the Chin under his rule when an Arabian city refuses tribue, leading to conflict with Shah Ala-ud-Din Mohammed. Has the Khan finally earned the ire of even an enemy he can't defeat...

The concluding volume of The Conqueror trilogy did not disappoint. The rivalry among Genghis's sons Jochi and Chagatai reaches it's conclusion. Genghis names his heir. City after city fall before the might of the Khan.

The Khan's Arabian enemies are depicted as more formidable than any
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Tim "The Enchanter"
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Good but not Great - 3 Stars

This third book which wraps up the Genghis Khan Trilogy/Story Arc, left me feeling a bit disappointed. Having been wowed by the first two books in the series, I went into this one expecting the same level of excitement, battle and intrigue. What I got was watered down version of the first two. To be honest, I believe much of disappointment stemmed from the fact that, unlike the first two, I listened to this one in the audio format. T
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Nate
The tribes are united under the horsehair banner, the Jin and Xi Xia have been thoroughly smashed and their ancient suppression and subversion of the Mongols avenged, and now it's time for the newly-born Nation to relax and discover its true identity--tent-dwelling, nomadic steppe dwellers or city-ruling urban conquerors--or perhaps a mix of both.

"NO FUCK THAT! THE SHAH JUST INSULTED ME BY KILLING A GROUP OF MY SCOUTS! WE RIDE!"

-Genghis Khan

That's right; Bones of the Hills is much like the previ
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Lona
أعظم سعادة قد يعرفها الإنسان هي أن يقهر أعداءة ويقودهم أمامه. وأن يمتطي جيادهم، ويستولي على ممتلكاتهم، وأن يشاهد وجوه أولئك الذين كانوا عزيزين عليهم تتبلل بالدموع، وأن يحتضن زوجاتهم وبناتهم بين ذراعيه...جنكيز خان

المغول شعب لا يرضى العيش في مكان واحد الترحال الدائم هو الحال الطبيعي لهم للبحث عن المراعي للقطعان .. .. غذاؤهم الرئيسي اللحم وشرب الدماء المخلوطة بالحليب .. .. قذرين بكل ما تحمل الكلمة من معنى (آسفة لقول هذا) .. .. يعشقون البرد، هم في أفضل حالاتهم ويقاتلون بفعالية أكثر في مثل هذا الجو .
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David Sven
This book sees Genghis Khan and his Mongol Horde encounter the Islamic world. Again, we see a lot of the large set piece battles fleshed out in detail as the Mongols contend with disciplined armies, elephants, and fanatical assassins, often facing numbers two to three times their own. Again, the Mongol ability to shoot unerringly from horseback at full gallop whether charging or retreating was key to their success.

One of the ironies that stands out to me, is that for all the hype surrounding the
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Terri
I went from really liking this book to only 'liking it' from approximately halfway on. I feel odd about that because the previous two books in this series did float my boat, so to speak, especially the one that went before this one, Lords of the Bow. That was a fabulous read.

This is the book that should have been my favourite in the series. Ghengis Khan invades the Middle East and the Muslim nations rise up against him. With failures and successes on both sides.
There are periods of history cover
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Lance Greenfield
This is great writing. It is what historical fiction is all about and is why this is my favourite genre. I really wish that I could write like this.

Conn Iggulden excels at bringing the characters and the events to life. It is fast and furious. It is captivating. It is heavily atmospheric. Well done Mr Iggulden; again!

As Ghengis recalls his armies from Chin and other distant outposts so that his united Mongol forces can wage more terror towards the south and west, huge rivalries brew up and appr
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Sith Lancerlot
عظام على الهضاب

قراءة مؤلمة لرواية رائعة.

هذا الجزء أفضل من الجزء السابق من ناحية الأحداث و الأكثر أهمية بالنسبة لي لأنه يشمل ما حدث للممالك الإسلامية في آسيا الوسطى.

الكتاب هذا لا يؤخذ كتوثيق تاريخي للأحداث فالكاتب قام بتغيير بعض الأحداث حتى تكون الرواية سينمائية لكن ما ألاحظه هو تهميش المسلمين لدى الكتاب الأجنبيون.

الحشاشون في هذه الرواية تم تهميشهم بدرجة كبيرة مع الرعب الذي أوقعوه في زمنهم و كأن الكاتب لا يريد تأخير جنكيز عن إحراق المدن.

ما أحزنني هو لماذا لا أرى روايات تاريخية تكتب من قبلنا؟ هل ت
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Graham
The third instalment of Conn Iggulden's Conqueror series and the final part of his Genghis trilogy. Having finished - for the moment - conquering northern China, Genghis takes his armies west to invade the Middle East.

Once again, Iggulden delivers an incredibly readable novel of historical warfare. The story is action-packed with inventive and fluidly-written battle sequences, each different from the last. There are no repetitive scenarios here; instead, the author strives to deliver something d
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Fahad
عظام على الهضاب

انتهيت منها البارحة، وها أنا اكتب مراجعتي لها مباشرة على الشبكة.

الرواية عظيمة، بل السلسلة ذاتها مذهلة، 1500 صفحة تقريبا ً، ثلاثة أجزاء حتى الآن تناولت بناء الأمة المغولية على يد جنكيز خان، الذي عاش حياته محاربا ً، ومات على صهوة جواده بعدما قتل ما يفوق المليون إنسان، روع الممالك والمدن في الصين، كزي كزيا - أو هسي هسيا -، خوارزم، أفغانستان، كل آسيا الوسطى وقعت في يديه الغليظتين، ووطئها رجاله الشرسون.

هذا الجزء كان أكثر ارتباطا ً بي، لأنه وصل إلى أول صدام بين المسلمين والمغول، عندما ق
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Jeffrey Rasley
I am loving Iggulden's Genghis series. He doesn't sugar coat the brutality of Genghis or the Mongols. He brings them to life so the reader cares about the characters, despite their very different ethics from ours and despite their lack of regard for the lives of those not within the family. The narrative moves at a rapid clip, but sweeps across the continent of Asia and a generation.

However, this 3d book in the series continues a trend toward the great man approach to history. It has less to off
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أوراق
كان جزءا رااائعا ومروعا!! تفوق على سابقه .
. تجلى بطش جنكيز في هذا الجزء كما لم يكن من قبل .. واستحق لقب السفاح بجدارة .. لم يكونوا يقاتلون من أجل قضية ما .. ليس من أجل دين ولا مذهب .. فقط من أجل الانتصار و إثبات الذات ..للأسف كانوا يعيشون مثل الحيوانات بالفعل .. كقطعان وزعيم كل قطيع يسعى ليثبت سيطرته أمام الجميع ليضمن عدم المساس به
تضاعفت جيوش جنكيز و كبرت أمته و اكتسبت خبرة أكثر في الحروب خاصة مع انضمام أناس من حضارات أخرى إليهم .. وبرز ذكاؤه من خلال تكتيكاته الحربية التي كانت تؤتي أكلهاوبراعته
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Mohamad Dahrouj
هذا الجزء هو أسوأ الآجزاء حيث تجلت دموية جنكيز خان واضحة من خلال تدمير المدن الاسلامية وقتل عشرات الآلاف منهم مرات كثيرة توقفت عن المتابعة بسبب الألم الذي يصيبني وانا اقرأ ما حدث للمسلمين وعائلاتهم . يشهد هذا الجزء أيضاً مقتل جوشي الابن الاول لجنكيز خان الذي تمرد على والده بسبب سوء معاملته له لكن جنكيز ارسل ابرز قائد عنده وهو تسوبودي ليقتل ابنه غيلة .
وفي هذا الجزء أيضاً يقتل جنكيز على يد زوجته لانه أراد تدمير مدينة والدها الصينينة .
Christy
Dear Genghis Khan,

You were so cool and you utterly fascinated me for two months in a row in a way that few have. You were like that perfect guy people always say you will meet when you least expect it--you hit me like a ton of bricks and I totally fell for you. I loved reading all about you and I was so, so sad when you died. I tried to read about your sons, but alas, they were quite boring.

Christy



Hassan Nasser
عظام على الهضاب.
هذه الرواية، هي الجزء الثالث من رباعية السيرة الملحمية للقائد المغولي، جنكيز خان.

جنكيز خان، القائد الجبّار لأمة وحّدها بعد أن كانت قبائل، والمنتصر في حربه الطويلة ضد "تشن" عدو المغول التاريخي، تهب عليه رياح المتاعب الآن من الغرب بعد أن قُتل مبعوثوه إلى آسيا الوسطى.

"في هذه الجزء من الرواية، تمتد يد المغول إلى البلدات والمدن الإسلامية، من بخارى وسمرقند وخوارزم وما حولها من المدن الإيرانية، وهرات وبلخ من المدن الأفغانية والباكستانية، وبعد صراع مرير ومعارك طاحنة بين الجيش المغولي وجي
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Lisa Yarde
Any novel that takes on the life of the Mongolian conqueror Genghis Khan has to be dramatic and sweeping in its scale, to do justice to the enigmatic life of its subject. Conn Iggulden's Genghis: Bones of the Hill was my first Kindle purchase and a great introduction into the author's view of Mongolian steppe life. I'm late to the Khan series and reading the books out of sequence, but Iggulden completely immerses his reader in the storyline, so that I had a good feeling for the character develop ...more
Redwan Mortaja
على مدى قرون عدة من تاريخ البشرية، عرف التاريخ قادة كبار تركوا بصمة في مرحلة من مراحل التاريخ، ولكن بصمة القائد المغولي جنكيزخان لم تكن كأية بصمة، إنها بصمة من "دم" تلطخت بها يداه شرقاً وغرباً فشكلت منعطفاً تاريخياً هاماً ومتغيراً أساسياً في مفهوم القوة والسيطرة.
تعتبر هذه الرواية والتي هي بعنوان "عظام على الهضاب" للكاتب البريطاني "كون إيغلدن" الجزء الثالث من السيرة الملحمية للفاتح المغولي جنكيزخان جاءت في تسعة وثلاثون فصلاً، لتحكي قصة هذا القائد الجبار وسيطرته على أبنائه وقادته وإخضاعهم لأوامره
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Nitin Arora
Assuming that this book is more fiction than fact, 4 stars seem justified; but there are simply too many historical inaccuracies, especially towards the end. Some parts of the story are too rushed and the author seemed to have twisted some historical facts more than necessary. The author could have done Genghis justice by not rushing the last part of the book, but could have rather added some more pages to explain the details a little better.

Apart from the above points, the story is just brillia
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Jessica
Eh, it was ok. I don't know if I mentioned this when I was reviewing the last book or not, but, there are only so many times I can hear "the cold was nothing for those born into it" or "the Mongols did not tire, they had trained since they were three years old" before I'm like "OK I GET IT." This felt more like holding onto power than conquering other lands, and I really kind of liked that the Muslims fought so hard and were able to make such an impression on Genghis. Finally, there's proof he's ...more
Borghild
This book doesn't dissapoints.
Conn Igguldens series of the mongols is truly spectacular, and one of the best historical fiction books i've ever read.
I didn't read this series from book 1 to 5. I actually started with book 4, then went on to 5. Then i read the 2. and 3. book. And i've now yet to read the first one.
Unnessecary? Well, i basically didn't have all the books when i started, so i just went along with what i had. And it worked out fine.

So this books is about when Djengis Khan goes t
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Carrie Slager
Let me just say that I wouldn’t want Genghis Khan to be my father, especially after reading this book. If you don’t look much like him, as in the case of his oldest son, Jochi, he will think you aren’t his son. To toughen you up, he will make you do things that would be considered child abuse today, like making you stand in a freezing lake high up in the mountains. And if you turn against him or disobey him, watch out! It makes no difference whether you’re related to him or not; the punishment i ...more
Michele
I love this quote where, in the book, Genghis is speaking: "When I am gone, I do not want men to say, 'Look at his piles of wealth, his cities, his palaces and fine clothes.' …'Instead I want them to say 'Make sure he is truly dead. He is a vicious old man and he conquered half the world.'"

The title of the series is aptly named!

A very satisfying read. The first three books have wrapped up nicely; the next book will apparently carry on to the grandson of Genghis Khan - Kublai Khan.
Larry
I read the first “Genghis” book having remembered a high school assignment t of long ago. The Mongols seemed interesting – a barbarian horde, yet they once controlled half of the world. Iggulden’s story of Genghis Khan wasn’t finished in his first book so I started reading the second. During that read, I realized it was touted as a trilogy and, in a burst of enthusiasm, purchased the third. I enjoyed both but I feared that they were becoming repetitive (a la Clive Cussler). I set “Bones of the H ...more
Olethros
-Pequeñas ficciones dentro de un gran marco histórico novelado.-

Género. Novela histórica.

Lo que nos cuenta. Al oeste, unos bandoleros musulmanes hacen su trabajo sin saber lo que han desencadenado. Al noroeste, fuerzas mongolas de tanteo al mando de Tsbodai, que está formando al hijo mayor del Khan, hacen estragos entre los rusos que tratan de combatir contra ellas sin conocer sus tácticas. Al este, los lugartenientes del Khan siguen ofreciéndole victorias y riquezas, pero aunque no han terminad
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Caroline
Bones of the Hills is the third installment in the author's "Genghis Khan" trilogy, and it closes out the Mongol leader's life. The first book covered his childhood and the starting of his empire. The second showed him raising his children and enlarging his empire. The third shows him at the height of his power. The character of Temujin (who became Genghis Kahn) from the first book built up quite a lot of good will, being a boy desperately trying to save his mother and young siblings from starva ...more
Karlan
The violent adventures of Genghis Khan continue in this thrilling book. The brutality is shown as the Mongol tribes destroy and conquer. Those who read Book 1 will want to continue the tale and those who did not could pick this up first. Iggulden sets a fast pace and sweeps the reader along.
Cassandra Kay Silva
This is such a fabulous series, I am really glad I picked this up. Originally this was the final book in the series which would have not been the coolest ending to this tale I think but since there are two others I guess we just have to get those!
John Gwynne
Another cracking read from Mr Iggulden. Loved the characterisation and drama between Ghengis Khan's sons. A driving pace, a host of great characters brought to life and, of course, some seriously epic battles! Wonderful stuff.
João Batista
Agora, os oficiais de Gêngis, juntamente com seus próprios filhos, enfrentam afegãos e russos; continua a arenga constante entre os dois filhos mais velhos do grande cã: aonde isso levará? Enquanto isso, o governante afegão quer usar Assassinos xiitas contra Gêngis...
Uma batalha improvável e uma corrida alucinante; como enfrentar um exército de 160 mil homens? Com bons generais... Mesmo assim, o xá tem bons homens a seu dispor.
Nasce finalmente Kublai, filho do mais novo de Gêngis... E agora, uma
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Ditio Syed-haq
If this book doesn't have you riding a pretend stallion around the house, doing the Gangam style and whooping blue murder at the top of your lungs, then nothing will...
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I was born in the normal way in 1971, and vaguely remember half-pennies and sixpences. I have written for as long as I can remember: poetry, short stories and novels. It’s what I always wanted to do and read English at London University with writing in mind. I taught English for seven years and was Head of English at St. Gregory’s RC High School in London by the end of that period. I have enormous ...more
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Other Books in the Series

Conqueror (5 books)
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  • Genghis: Lords of the Bow (Conqueror, #2)
  • Khan: Empire of Silver (Conqueror, #4)
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