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Read reviews that mention historical fiction conn iggulden genghis khan birth of an empire well written wolf of the plains genghis from birth lords of the bow early life ghengis khan highly recommend look forward julius caesar highly recommended character development page turner hard to put bernard cornwell great read book in the series. There was a problem filtering reviews right now.
Please try again later. Mass Market Paperback Verified Purchase. This is the story of his second son Temujin iron and how he came to be called Genghis. For generations uncounted, the Mongol tribes have been sworn enemies of each other, feuding over wrongs done even two or three generations back. It is the story of betrayal, revenge, mistakes, overreaching, intense rivalries, and lust for power, as well as family, friendship, iron purpose, and great courage. Great battles, too, and great loves. His world expands as the story takes in more characters and situations. Not a book I ever wanted to set down as I read the pages over two days in our mountain cabin.
Did you mean that it was strong only when the odds were on my side? The first book in the Ghengis Khan series is beyond a doubt one of my favorite military history books I've read thus far. I have already read all five books in the series three times over.
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I ordered this book for a friend to read and he is currently starting the third book himself. Whoever like's an accurate accounting of a enigmatic leader such as Ghengis Khan this is the book for you. Conn Iggulden brings to life Ghengis in all of his glory. The way he came to power and how he was able to unite the Mongol tribes is an amazing story. The only downside is the exhaustive description of the landscape and botany.
Jul 29, Miles rated it really liked it.
Apr 21, sabrina aird rated it liked it. Loved the first book the most. The series got a little slow, but still educational and interesting!! Great play on history and the premise is great. Mar 19, Asursomi rated it it was amazing Shelves: Historical fiction that comes to mind continually as archeology and science report on a newly discovered aspect of the previous Homo Sapien condition.
I'd read that Jean had embarked on extensive research, especially in the Urals. How differently the Flatheads and Others developed and survived is fascinating reading, to be sure. Jan 12, Angie rated it it was amazing. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. Ayla is probably my favorite female character. She is strong, smart and spiritual. The books are long, and the later ones there is a fifth not listed, Shelters of Stone at times get too detailed and wordy.
Almost too much repetitive description of the landscape. I believe she was trying to get the reader to really "feel" the different geographic areas - but it was a bit of overkill. As for the main characters, as I said Ayla is a strong,capable woman who faces many dangers, be it from a clan me Ayla is probably my favorite female character. As for the main characters, as I said Ayla is a strong,capable woman who faces many dangers, be it from a clan member or creature.
She is a "cro-magnon", one of the "others" as the clan calls them. She is found by "the clan of the cave bear" after her parents were killed and she barely escaped from the clutches of a saber toothed tiger.
The clan's medicine woman adopts her and teaches her the ways of medicine woman. Each book takes you on Ayla's next adventure, picking up where the last one left off. The second finds Ayla alone, having left the clan, fending for herself. The book also introduces Ayla's true love, Jondolar and the first "other" such as herself that she meets and their paths intercept about midway through.
The third book, the Mammoth Hunters, is the beginning of their journey together back to Jondolar's people.
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They deal with all sorts of issues along the way. While Ayla is an other, she was raised by the clan and understands their language, while speaking the language of the others with an "accent". This makes her different and interesting to the 'others'. There is conflict and prejudice between the two groups clan and others , even though both have similar traditions and beliefs. In many ways, man is still the same today. I recommend this series if you are willing to jump into a lot of reading and you like a strong female character.
And the love between Ayla and Jondolar - it is tested time and again and they prevail. The author, Jean M. Auel, does a lot of research into prehistoric man prior to writing each book. I hope you enjoy them as much as I did. Apr 28, Jhoy rated it really liked it. My first 'pre-history' books. I read them in the library or borrowed them from the library really, during my last three years of high school and the possibly during the next 4 years before I left the country. It was so long ago. But I do know that I owned one of the books before I left and got another book ever so often after that.
Oh, for those of you who don't know. The story is centered around a woman. The name her adoptive clan gives her is Ayla. She is a toddler of about y My first 'pre-history' books. She is a toddler of about years of age at the time she is found by and taken in by her new clan. They are Neanderthals while she is Cro-Magnon. This leads to us finding out and learning about a host of differences between 'them' and her and in turn 'us'.
I think this is what got most of us who read the first book hooked into the series. I liked all of them, but I can understand how so many people didn't like 'The Valley of the Horses' and 'Passage of the Plains'.
It was just her or just her and one other person for most of the story and she didn't really seek out drama for them. The world just turned and you sat there next to them as they watched the sun set. In the other two, there are clans and tribes people and different dynamics that gave you places to look and look out for things. And in a way, this could have been seen as her way of making you read the other books, but I just saw it as the progression of the story.
We knew mostly what was coming. We may not have expected the books to be as large as they were, but this lady loves her details and loves to share them. This is one thing I keep trying to do, but I have given up trying to come close to her level of descriptive details. As it stands, I haven't read these books in about 20 years, and they kinda felt old to me when I first found them. And when I looked them up online, I found out that there are others. The story continued and I think I knew that, but I think I was just expecting one more book. I think she has at least two others. So my reading and collecting aren't complete and this is a set, that I'm thinking of continuing, will be in paperback.
Apr 01, Lisa Astudillo rated it it was amazing Shelves: Auel is about Ayla, the protagonist, who is an orphaned child who seeks refuge with a tribe of prehistoric humans who regard her as a different, unwanted, and deformed girl. After a huge earthquake her family and tribe were all killed, leaving her alone at a young age. She forages on her own and becomes friends with a wolf, and a horse. She eventually stumbles upon a tribe who reluctantly take her in. She gets taken in by the Clan of Neanderthals and she is so very different these members. To them she is ugly.
She is blond, blue-eye, and different. Iza cannot leave Ayla to die and she argues to have her stay. Ayla learns the ways of healing and acts like a tomboy which is frowned upon. Most of the tribe members grow accustomed to her except one who sees her differences as a threat. And he happens to be their next leader. Hatred grows within him because Ayla is smart, creative, and independent. She defies the clan tradition by acting male by hunting, befriending wild animals, and exploring the wild.
Eventually, she meets Jondalar who is traveling and visiting her clan. There is a mutual admiration and respect for each other. The love story begins. The genre is historical Prehistoric fiction. The setting takes place in Europe. Ayla is a long needed role model for women.
Mesmerized by her character I thoroughly enjoyed this book. Sadness enveloped when this book came to an end. I wanted the story to go on The Valley of the Horses is the next book to read. There are some adult rated scenes. Target audience 11thth grade. Dec 06, Christian Adam rated it it was amazing Shelves: As Ayla escapes her tormentor in her clan by being chased out for having used a weapon forbidden to women, by Clan law , she goes through a phase of self discovery. Her heart was torn by the loss of her son, a half-breed, she was forced to abandon to his father, who had banished her as soon as he became Clan Chief, despising her for her strength and her independence, because he feared her amazing ability to adapt and survive against all odds, even though she lacked the genetic Simply wonderful.
Her heart was torn by the loss of her son, a half-breed, she was forced to abandon to his father, who had banished her as soon as he became Clan Chief, despising her for her strength and her independence, because he feared her amazing ability to adapt and survive against all odds, even though she lacked the genetically inherited memories and wisdom of the forefathers of the Clan. Armed with her sling, the knowledge of medicinal herbs imparted to her by her adoptive mother, she does what she does best; she hides, observes nature, learns, and adapts in order to survive.
Throughout those books she makes friends of all kinds. First of the Animal kind, saving a baby tiger and caring for him and raising him until he is fully grown and she can ride him on hunts for game. Then befriending a mare and later her foal. The little troupe travels through prehistorical land that came to be know hundreds of thousands of years later as France.
She meets for the first time, a Neanderthal man,Jondalaar, one of her own kind. He was tall blond and blue eyed like her. She had only known the short stocky and dark haired Cro-magnon Man before and saw herself as a freak, too tall with strange eye and hair color, handicapped by her lack of genetic memories. Jondalaar is the revelation she needed to gain self-respect. Their journey through Europe is just beginning.
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Every tool, ornament, every trade and activity described is historically true and based on factual research by jean Auel. A great series of books for mid-schoolers and students of history. Dec 28, Amy rated it it was amazing. This is an absolutely amazing series that is based in the caveman-era of our history and follows the lead character, Ayla, through many difficult -- and often dangerous -- times in her life.
Starting in early childhood, when she is orphaned by an earthquake and then subsequently adopted by a family of 'cavemen,' as it were, Ayla leads a very troubled life. She is of a different race, one more similar in appearance to today's humans than the ape-like neanderthals who take her in. Learn more about Amazon Prime. Some of the most savage war in world history was waged on the American Plains from to As settlers moved west following the Civil War, they found powerful Indian tribes barring the way.
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Please try again later. A lot of people criticize Goodrich for being a this or a that, for being allegedly "anti-Semitic," and all this other stuff. In fact, he is a very well-researched individual. I love his books. They contain real history taken from firsthand accounts and primary sources.
If that is the type of history you like - the real history that hasn't been sifted through the political correctness censorship apparatus - then get this book. They were not "noble savages. That's not to say there weren't good Indians. Of course there were! And that's not to say there weren't bad Americans. But the narrative the mainstream court historians have painted is false and does not accord with what the firsthand accounts testify. Besides a fantastic researcher, Goodrich is an extremely fluid writer and so you you're learning while also having a brilliant tale told to you.
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