Author(s): Conn Iggulden
The first book in the bestselling Conqueror series featuring Genghis Khan and his descendants. '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.
'I felt as if a blockbuster movie was unfolding before me and a blockbuster movie will surely emerge from this. Read the book before Hollywood takes it over.' - Daily Express 'Stirring stuff' - Mail on Sunday 'This is energetic, competent stuff; Iggulden knows his material and his audience.' - Independent 'Every bit as dazzling and action - packed as the Emperor quartet!Considering that the three main literary sources have been picked clean by Genghis scholars over 800 years, Iggulden cooks up a nourishing stew with the bones'. - Guardian
Born in London, Conn Iggulden read English at London University and worked as a teacher for seven years before becoming a full-time writer. He is the author of the number one bestselling Emperor and Conqueror series, and co-author of The Dangerous Book for Boys. Conn Iggulden lives in Hertfordshire with his wife and their children.