This enhanced edition features an interactive map which tracks Kublai Khan’s thrilling journey across the vast Mongol nation, as well as a podcast and a variety of Richard E. Grant’s audio clips of character names. Beginning at Karakorum, we can follow the army’s progress in a dynamic way and see the empire taking shape as we read.
A scholar who conquered an empire larger than those of Alexander or Caesar.
A warrior who would rule a fifth of the world with strength and wisdom.
A man who betrayed a brother to protect a nation.
From a young scholar to one of history’s most powerful warriors, Conqueror tells the story of Kublai Khan – an extraordinary man who should be remembered alongside Julius Caesar, Alexander the Great and Napoleon Bonaparte as one of the greatest conquerors the world has ever known.
It should have been a golden age, with an empire to dwarf the lands won by the mighty Genghis Khan. Instead, the vast Mongol nation is slowly losing ground, swallowed whole by their most ancient enemy. A new generation has arisen, yet the long shadow of the Great Khan still hangs over them all …
Kublai dreams of an empire stretching from sea to sea. But to see it built, this scholar must first learn the art of war. He must take his nation’s warriors to the ends of the known world. And when he is weary, when he is wounded, he must face his own brothers in bloody civil war.
The CONQUEROR series:
‘Iggulden is in a class of his own when it comes to epic, historical fiction’ Daily Mirror
‘Iggulden…tells an absolutely cracking story…the pace is nail-biting and the set dressing magnificent’ The Times
‘Iggulden weaves an entertaining tale of this world of men, swords, bows and the call of war and the plains’ Daily Express
‘I felt as if a blockbuster movie was unfolding before me…read the book before Hollywood takes it over’ Daily Express
About the author
Conn Iggulden is one of the most successful authors of historical fiction writing today. His two number one bestselling series, on Julius Caesar and on the Mongol Khans of Central Asia, describe the founding of the greatest empires of their day. Conn Iggulden lives in Hertfordshire with his wife and their children.
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Content-wise, I love the fact that Iggulden has focussed on Kublai here (one of history's more neglected emperors, even if some details are a bit history-lite...) And the innovative maps approach. This is the first enhanced ebook I've read where it doesn't feel like the additional material has been shoe-horned in and it actually compliments the narrative. Seems like something that could be taken much further, too.
Historical Fiction without the History
This book is enjoyable to read, hard to put down, easy to follow and a fine end to a wonderful series however upon completion of the book I decided to research the history of Kublai Khan and see what was omitted from the historical note. What I found is that the author has taken extraordinary liberties in sidelining the history in order to create a better story. Whilst this is to be expected from an author of historical fiction Conn Iggulden takes this to new lengths. I shall not give examples for fear of ruining the plot but if you read up on your history before purchasing this book then not only would you not have ruined the plot for yourself but you would realise why I gave this two stars.