The powerful and exhilarating third novel in Conn Iggulden's
No. 1 bestselling Conqueror series, following the life and
adventures of the mighty Genghis Khan The fatherless boy, exiled
from his tribe, whom readers have been following in 'Wolf of
the Plains' and 'Lords of the Bow', has grown into the
great king, Genghis Khan. He has united the warring tribes and even
taken his armies against the great cities of their oldest enemies.
Now he finds trouble rising west of the Mongolian plains. His
emissaries are mutilated or killed; his trading gestures rebuffed.
So, dividing his armies, using his sons as generals of the various
divisions, he sends them out simultaneously in many directions,
ranging as far as modern Iran and Iraq. As well as discovering new
territories, exacting tribute from conquered peoples, laying waste
the cities which resist, this policy is also a way of diffusing the
rivalries between his sons and heirs and working out who should
succeed the khan. This, the third book in the Conqueror series, is
once more an epic story. Genghis Khan is an exhilarating and heroic
figure.The sense of his ambition and his power, the relationships
with his wives, sons and trusted aides, the sweep of his conquests,
is all brought together by a masterful storytelling. It is a
compelling read. With each book, you are left, even more, longing
for the next.
'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
Conn Iggulden unterrichtete Englisch an der Universität von London und arbeitete sieben Jahre als Lehrer, bevor er schließlich mit dem Schreiben historischer Abenteuerromane begann. Er lebt mit seiner Frau und seinen beiden Söhnen im englischen Hertfordshire.