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The First Book In The Best Selling 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 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

6 thoughts on “Wolf of the Plains: Conqueror, Book 1

  1. KymH KymH says:

    Holy moly I did not expect to love this as much as I did Iggulden takes the legend of Genhis Khan, the first Great Khan of Mongolia, and wraps it in a thrilling tale of loss, betrayal, war and vengeance This first novel in the series of five begins with the death of Tem jin s father, the ruling Khan of the Borjigin clan Yes gei, and ends with the battle of several clans combined under Tem jin s leadership against the Tartars Along the way we see Tem jin s vision of a united Mongolia begin to bear fruit and in the final pages, he stands before the victorious army he has fashioned from the nomadic tribes of the north east as their undisputed leader and takes the name Genghis Khan This is a gory tale, full of the bloody ruthlessness that has stained the pages of Mongol myth and history but it s an enthralling introduction to this nation and the dynasty that built it An awesome read.

  2. Rick Brindle Rick Brindle says:

    This is the first in the Ghengis Khan series by Conn Iggulden I ve already read the emperor series and was well impressed, and Iggulden doesn t disappoint with this installment We are introduced to Temujin as he is known at this point We learn how he survives countless trials of life, even before his voice breaks, then goes on to be the scourge of the plains, uniting the warring tribes If I was to make a small point, perhaps it took a bit of time to get going, a bit too much detail at the start, but a small point A stonking good read, and I m looking forward to the next wodge of China plains mayhem.

  3. Peter Peter says:

    One of the greatest empires ever built, if not the greatest.Yesugei, the khan of the Wolf tribe, his wife, Hoelun, his sons Temujin, Bekter, Khasar, Kachiun and Temuge, and his daughter Borte, live a warring and perfidious existence against other tribes on the Mongolian steppes Yesugei dies after an attack and leaves the leadership open to Eeluk his bondsman with his sons not being old enough to take control Eeluk exiles Hoelun and her children to live an abandoned harsh life with no dwelling, no food, no animals, no horses and no weapons Surely as winter descends it is only a matter of time before they all perish.And so the story of one of the greatest rises to power begins The story of Temujin for all eras is totally inspiring How he used strategy, tactics, politics, force and cunning to unite the tribes His greatest battle to this point against the Tartars, see his father s clan the Wolves come to participate After the victory, Temujin and Eeluk fight to resolve old vendettas, leaving Temujin victorious and leader of many of the tribes on the plains.The book is a wonderful example of historical fiction where we get to know so much about the times of the foundation and growth of the Mongol empire and the birth of Genghis Khan The narrative creates a personal insight into the characters that are inspirational, loyal and hard as nails, and a storyline that is breath taking The harshness of the environment and how they survived is exceptionally well told.We are the Silver people, the Mongols When they ask tell them there are no tribes Tell them I am khan of the sea of grass, and they will know me by my name, as Genghis.

  4. DavidH DavidH says:

    If might be fiction but a great read Well worth the second read It appears to be well based in the facts as we know them and has made me try to find the source material which is hard to find as the Mongols have no written history of the time Read the series and ask yourselves what might have been but for his death

  5. YetiTibet YetiTibet says:

    My first Conn Iggulden book and definitely not my last A great fictional tale of the rise of Ghengis Khan After the first 2 chapters I was hooked and promptly ordered the other 4 in the series Looking back i wish i had bought the set together The empire series is now on my xmas list.The character names take a bit of getting used to but you soon get to recognise the individuals in the book.I ordered the book new, so no issues regarding its condition.

  6. M. Paton M. Paton says:

    This is not my usual genre in fact, it is so far from my usual choice of read, that I m astounded that I ve bought the entire series I loved historical fiction, which is usually written by women, and contains little of military actions My favourite genre is Epic Fantasy I was recommended this book by a friend, and downloaded it in desperation when I couldn t find a new epic fantasy to get my teeth into.I thoroughly enjoyed the fact that it has the filth, fleas, and fighting depicted so well There s no prettying up of the life of Genghis He was a nasty piece of work, but I can t help but admire his tactics, his thirst for vengeance, and determination, even to the point he is willing to commit fracticide It s not the easiest read for me coming into this saga, because the story doesn t flow prettily However, it s a fascinating insight into a man who went on to conquer most of Eurasia, and the harshness of life for his followers I would recommend this book to anyone with the least interest in history, or even in epic fantasy.