In the late 19th century, a mysterious group of English martial arts aficionados provided Sir Richard F. Burton, well-known expert on exotic languages and historical swordsmanship, a collection of long-lost manuscripts to translate. Burton’s work was subsequently misplaced, only to be discovered by a team of amateur archaeologists in the ruins of a mansion in Treiste.
From Burton's translations and the original source material, the epic tale of The Mongoliad was recreated. The story chronicles the journey of a small band of warriors and mystics as they fight to save Europe from the Mongol invasion of the thirteenth century. It also exposes the secret workings of powerful clandestine societies that have been driving world events for millennia.
This fascinating and enthralling first novel in The Mongoliad trilogy fuses historical events with a gripping fictional narrative. Co-written by Neal Stephenson, Greg Bear, E. D. deBirmingham, Mark Teppo, Joseph Brassey, Erik Bear, and Cooper Moo, The Mongoliad: Book One is an unforgettable epic.
It might be a good story
After finishing this book I can't help be a little disappointed. The all star writing team is what drew me to this book In the first place. But this book sets up what seems to be a vey long drawn out story about a rather insignificant empire. While the Mongols were note worthy in their empire they left few lasting contributions on this earth or to any societies. The story revolves around a western ragtag bunch of nights on a quest to accomplish the task of taking down the Mongul Kahn. While the character development is outstanding there is really nothing for the reader to really sink their teeth into outside of that. I was looking for a good story and instead I read a book that seemed nothing more than a set up for many books to come. The problem with this is the story doesn't seem to warrant a second, third fourth, etc. book. The setting and story is really lacking here. I will probably check out the second book but if it's not wrapped up by then I can't imagine wasting time on a third. Do yourself a favor and wait till this is discounted.