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From the No.1 bestselling author of ‘Emperor’, ‘Wolf of the Plains’, is the much anticipated beginning of the Conqueror series on Genghis Khan and his descendants. It is a wonderful, epic story which Conn Iggulden brings brilliantly to life.
'I am the land and the bones of the hills. I am the winter.'
Temujin, the second son of the khan of the Wolves tribe, was only eleven when his father died in an ambush.His family were thrown out of the tribe and left alone, without food or shelter, to starve to death on the harsh Mongolian plains.
It was a rough introduction to his life, to a sudden adult world, but Temujin survived, learning to combat natural and human threats. A man, a small family, without a tribe was always at risk but he gathered other outsiders to him, creating a new tribal identity. It was during some of his worst times that the image of uniting the warring tribes and bringing the silver people together came to him. He will become the khan of the sea of grass, Genghis.
‘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.
Start to finish 5xxxxxs.
Read the whole series, this being the first, Conquerer being the last.
If you like this then check out the Emperor series. 5xxxxxs for that also.
Well done Mr. Igguldon .
Genghis before becoming Kahn
Excellent action packed book about the early life of timujen of the wolves who united the tribes of the plains to take on the mutual enemy and how he became genghis Kahn. Genghis Kahn has had some bad press and not without good reason, however given the brutality of the age his actions can be justified. A great read well recommended.