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With pace, action, lots of gore, compelling characters and what must be an enormous amount of research, ex-teacher Conn Iggulden brings the characters in the turbulent Khan dynasty to life. Conqueror focuses on the life and exploits of his Grandson Kublai Khan, who at one time ruled 1/5th of the world and changed the course of history. This is the 5th in the epic historical fiction Conqueror series.
Number one bestselling author Conn Iggulden takes on the story of the mighty Kublai Khan. An epic tale of a great and heroic mind; his action-packed rule; and how in conquering one-fifth of the world's inhabited land, he changed the course of history forever. A scholar who conquered an empire larger than those of Alexander or Caesar. A warrior who would rule a fifth of the world with strength and wisdom. A man who betrayed a brother to protect a nation. From a young scholar to one of history's most powerful warriors, Conqueror tells the story of Kublai Khan -- an extraordinary man who should be remembered alongside Julius Caesar, Alexander the Great and Napoleon Bonaparte as one of the greatest conquerors the world has ever known. Kublai dreams of an empire stretching from sea to sea. But to see it built, this scholar must first learn the art of war. He must take his nation's warriors to the ends of the known world. And when he is weary, when he is wounded, he must face his own brothers in a bloody civil war.
The CONQUEROR series: 'Iggulden is in a class of his own when it comes to epic, historical fiction
'Iggulden!tells an absolutely cracking story!the pace is nail-biting and the set dressing magnificent'
'Iggulden weaves an entertaining tale of this world of men, swords, bows and the call of war and the plains'
'I felt as if a blockbuster movie was unfolding before me!read the book before Hollywood takes it over'
Publication date: 19/07/2012
Publisher: Harper an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
|Publication date:||19th July 2012|
|Publisher:||Harper an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers|
|Genres:||Action Adventure / Spy, eBook Favourites, Historical Fiction,|
Conn Iggulden is one of the most successful authors of historical fiction writing today; with UK sales topping almost 3 million, Conn has joined the likes of Bernard Cornwell and Ken Follett on the A-list of historical novelists. Conn’s previous two series, on Julius Caesar and on the Mongol Khans of Central Asia, describe the founding of the greatest empires of their day and were number one bestsellers. An ex-school teacher and adventurer, Conn was the first author to ever achieve a simultaneous no 1 across and fiction and non-fiction charts with Dangerous Book for Boys. Over 7 million copies of ...More About Conn Iggulden