History Literature / Conqueror

16th Apr '17 2:47:43 PM nombretomado
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* AnimalMotifs: The only thing that could possibly contend Conqueror in the sheer ''quantity'' of wolf-related metaphors is the SpaceWolf omnibus. Iggulden's previous series about UsefulNotes/JuliusCaesar also featured wolf motifs.

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* AnimalMotifs: The only thing that could possibly contend Conqueror in the sheer ''quantity'' of wolf-related metaphors is the SpaceWolf Literature/SpaceWolf omnibus. Iggulden's previous series about UsefulNotes/JuliusCaesar also featured wolf motifs.
3rd Mar '17 2:13:16 PM Xtifr
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The '''Conqueror series''' is a sequence of novels written by Conn Iggulden which tell the story of the Mongol Empire. They are:

* '''Wolf of the Plains''' (2007) ([[MarketBasedTitle Published in America]] as ''Genghis: Birth of an Empire''): Follows Temujin, son of Yesugei, as he is banished from his tribe and goes on to not only survive, but begin to unite all the people of Mongolia, becoming UsefulNotes/GenghisKhan.
* '''Lords of the Bow''' (2008): Having crushed the Tartars and united the Mongols into a single nation, Genghis Khan turns his attention to the tribes' traditional oppressors, the Xi Xia and Chin (Jin, aka Jurchen) empires in what is now northern China.
* '''Bones of the Hills''' (2008): Xi Xia and Chin are under Mongol domination, but Genghis Khan's ambassadors to Khwarezm are tortured and killed. The Mongols move against the Arabs in revenge, and their armies reach as far west as Russia.
* '''Empire of Silver''' (2011) ([[MarketBasedTitle Published in America]] as ''Ogedai: Empire of Silver''): Ogedai, Genghis' grandson, hasn't assumed the title of Great Khan even though his claim is the strongest; he also suffers from a weak heart and his brother, Chagatai, intends to wrestle the rulership from him. Tsubodai, Genghis' old friend and comrade, will also lead the Mongol armies ever further into the West, fighting the Russian Empire and the Templar Knights.
* '''Conqueror''' (2011): The last book in the series, it follows the reigns of Guyuk Khan, son of Ogedai Khan, and Mongke Khan, Guyuk's cousin, and the military deeds of Kublai, brother to Mongke Khan, against the Sung Empire (southern China, nowadays) as he is forced to change from a scholar to a warrior and leader of men.

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The '''Conqueror series''' ''Conqueror series'' is a sequence of novels written by Conn Iggulden which tell the story of the Mongol Empire. They are:

* '''Wolf ''Wolf of the Plains''' Plains'' (2007) ([[MarketBasedTitle Published in America]] as ''Genghis: Birth of an Empire''): Follows Temujin, son of Yesugei, as he is banished from his tribe and goes on to not only survive, but begin to unite all the people of Mongolia, becoming UsefulNotes/GenghisKhan.
* '''Lords ''Lords of the Bow''' Bow'' (2008): Having crushed the Tartars and united the Mongols into a single nation, Genghis Khan turns his attention to the tribes' traditional oppressors, the Xi Xia and Chin (Jin, aka Jurchen) empires in what is now northern China.
* '''Bones ''Bones of the Hills''' Hills'' (2008): Xi Xia and Chin are under Mongol domination, but Genghis Khan's ambassadors to Khwarezm are tortured and killed. The Mongols move against the Arabs in revenge, and their armies reach as far west as Russia.
* '''Empire ''Empire of Silver''' Silver'' (2011) ([[MarketBasedTitle Published in America]] as ''Ogedai: Empire of Silver''): Ogedai, Genghis' grandson, hasn't assumed the title of Great Khan even though his claim is the strongest; he also suffers from a weak heart and his brother, Chagatai, intends to wrestle the rulership from him. Tsubodai, Genghis' old friend and comrade, will also lead the Mongol armies ever further into the West, fighting the Russian Empire and the Templar Knights.
* '''Conqueror''' ''Conqueror'' (2011): The last book in the series, it follows the reigns of Guyuk Khan, son of Ogedai Khan, and Mongke Khan, Guyuk's cousin, and the military deeds of Kublai, brother to Mongke Khan, against the Sung Empire (southern China, nowadays) as he is forced to change from a scholar to a warrior and leader of men.



* AnimalMotifs: The only thing that could possibly contend Conqueror in the sheer ''quantity'' of wolf-related metaphors is the SpaceWolf omnibus. Iggulden's previous series about [[Creator/GaiusJuliusCaesar Julius Caesar]] also featured wolf motifs.

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* AnimalMotifs: The only thing that could possibly contend Conqueror in the sheer ''quantity'' of wolf-related metaphors is the SpaceWolf omnibus. Iggulden's previous series about [[Creator/GaiusJuliusCaesar Julius Caesar]] UsefulNotes/JuliusCaesar also featured wolf motifs.
26th Oct '16 8:11:10 AM dlchen145
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* BlackSheep: Temuge, the only member of [[BadassFamily Yesugei's family]] who ''isn't'' a {{badass}}.

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* BlackSheep: Temuge, the only member of [[BadassFamily Yesugei's family]] who ''isn't'' a {{badass}}.badass.
12th Aug '16 6:18:35 AM Morgenthaler
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* {{Badass}}: Temujin, Yesugei, Arslan, Jelme... Pretty much everyone who isn't Temuge. But Temujin stands out, being able to beat the First Sword of Kaifeng in a fight in heavy armour he's unaccustomed to, throttle men easily, lift a man above his head and break his back over his knee, and able to fight one of his best soldiers to a stand still in old age.
** BadassGrandpa: Arslan. Temujin too in the later chapters of Bones of the Hills.
** BadassArmy: The Mongol army under Temujin, the Jihadis under Jelaudin.
** BadassInCharge: Temujin, first of raiders in the North, then of the Wolves, then of Mongolia, and then of Chin, Koryo and Khwarezm.
** FourStarBadass: Temujin, Tsubodai, Jochi, Jelaudin... the books are saturated with them.

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* {{Badass}}: Temujin, Yesugei, Arslan, Jelme... Pretty much everyone who isn't Temuge. But Temujin stands out, being able to beat the First Sword of Kaifeng in a fight in heavy armour he's unaccustomed to, throttle men easily, lift a man above his head and break his back over his knee, and able to fight one of his best soldiers to a stand still in old age.
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BadassGrandpa: Arslan. Temujin too in the later chapters of Bones of the Hills.
** * BadassArmy: The Mongol army under Temujin, the Jihadis under Jelaudin.
** * BadassInCharge: Temujin, first of raiders in the North, then of the Wolves, then of Mongolia, and then of Chin, Koryo and Khwarezm.
** FourStarBadass: Temujin, Tsubodai, Jochi, Jelaudin... the books are saturated with them.
Khwarezm.


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* FourStarBadass: Temujin, Tsubodai, Jochi, Jelaudin... the books are saturated with them.
12th Aug '16 6:17:54 AM Morgenthaler
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* AnimalMotifs: The only thing that could possibly contend Conqueror in the sheer ''quantity'' of wolf-related metaphors is the SpaceWolf omnibus. Iggulden's previous series about [[GaiusJuliusCaesar Julius Caesar]] also featured wolf motifs.

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* AnimalMotifs: The only thing that could possibly contend Conqueror in the sheer ''quantity'' of wolf-related metaphors is the SpaceWolf omnibus. Iggulden's previous series about [[GaiusJuliusCaesar [[Creator/GaiusJuliusCaesar Julius Caesar]] also featured wolf motifs.
18th Dec '15 3:09:39 PM esq263
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* MistreatmentInducedBetrayal: Fleeing the Mongol hordes, the Cumans take shelter in Hungary, converting to Christianity in exchange for protection. As a price of protection, their fighting men, approximately 40,000 in number, were expected to help defend Hungary against the Mongols. Unfortunately, the Cumans were treated as second-class subjects, subjected to hate crimes (including murder) which went unpunished, which culminated in the murder of their leader, Köten. This led the Cumans to desert en masse right before a critical battle, costing Hungary any chance of victory. (In RealLife, things were not nearly so black and white: according to TheOtherWiki, it was the Cumans who were given special treatment, permitted to rape and rob Hungarians with impunity. The resulting resentment on the part of the populace reached a boiling point when it was discovered that the invading Mongol hordes included Cumans (who had been forcibly conscripted by the Mongols). It was this that led to the rioting in which Köten was killed.)
11th Dec '15 8:53:21 AM esq263
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* RuleOfDrama: Tolui and Sorhatani's marriage. In the stories, it was practically a ShotgunWedding, after fourteen-year-old Tolui got sixteen-year-old Sorhatani pregnant. In RealLife, however, it was an ArrangedMarriage for political reasons, which took place when Tului was only eleven.

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* RuleOfDrama: Tolui and Sorhatani's marriage. In the stories, it was practically a ShotgunWedding, after fourteen-year-old Tolui got sixteen-year-old Sorhatani pregnant. In RealLife, however, it was an ArrangedMarriage for political reasons, which took place when Tului Tolui was only eleven.



** Tsubodai is spelled as Subotai elsewhere, like in ''VideoGame/AgeOfEmpiresII'' and ''[[Film/ConanTheBarbarian1982 Conan the Barbarian]]'' (1982).

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** Tsubodai is spelled as Subotai elsewhere, like in ''VideoGame/AgeOfEmpiresII'' ''VideoGame/AgeOfEmpiresII'', Genghis Khan II, Clan of the Grey Wolf (1993), and ''[[Film/ConanTheBarbarian1982 Conan the Barbarian]]'' (1982).
11th Dec '15 8:52:02 AM esq263
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* RuleOfDrama: Tolui and Sorhatani's marriage. In the stories, it was practically a ShotgunWedding, after fourteen-year-old Tolui got sixteen-year-old Sorhatani pregnant. In RealLife, however, it was an ArrangedMarriage for political reasons, which took place when Tului was only eleven.
11th Dec '15 8:46:38 AM esq263
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* LoopholeAbuse: Ogedai made a sacred oath to his wife that he would drink fewer cups of wine each day. He then ordered some enormous cups to be fired at the kiln.
2nd Nov '15 12:47:32 PM FF32
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* BringMeMyBrownPants: Borte wets herself when she realizes the Tartars are going to rape her. Again.

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* BringMeMyBrownPants: BringMyBrownPants: Borte wets herself when she realizes the Tartars are going to rape her. Again.
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