Genghis: Birth of an Empire (Conqueror, Bk 1)
Genghis Birth of an Empire - Conqueror, Bk 1 Author:Conn Iggulden He was born Temujin, the son of a khan, raised in a clan of hunters migrating across the rugged steppe. Temujin’s young life was shaped by a series of brutal acts: the betrayal of his father by a neighboring tribe and the abandonment of his entire family, cruelly left to die on the harsh plain. But Temujin endured -- and from that moment o... more »n, he was driven by a singular fury: to survive in the face of death, to kill before being killed, and to conquer enemies who could come without warning from beyond the horizon.
Through a series of courageous raids against the Tartars, Temujin’s legend grew. And so did the challenges he faced -- from the machinations of a Chinese ambassador to the brutal abduction of his young wife, Borte. Blessed with ferocious courage, it was the young warrior’s ability to learn, to imagine, and to judge the hearts of others that propelled him to greater and greater power. Until Temujin was chasing a vision: to unite many tribes into one, to make the earth tremble under the hoofbeats of a thousand warhorses, to subject unknown nations and even empires to his will.« less
Excellent Book! I was rivoted the whole time! I can't wait to read the next in the series, and plan on getting the Emporer series as well! Very well written! Sometimes it felt like you were right there with Temujin!
I think I may have found another favorite author!!!!!
Excellent book. Very well written. The plot moves along quickly and with just the right amount of detail. Mr Iggulden does not drag out the battle scenes with lots of gore. Characters are well developed and often multidimensional. Will read more in this series.
This a fantastic read. It has all the ingredients for a page-turner along with a big heaping of historical fact blended with intriguing characters who are vividly colored and mixed into the story in just the right amounts. Not only is this great historical fiction, it's great fiction of any genre.