Khan by Conn Iggulden
Empire of Silver: A Novel (Conqueror)

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The writing does, however, make for a pacey if remorseless read, and the book has much to teach about a time and a people long shrouded in legend (much, apparently, deserved). But it contains too few surprises. In short, this is alpha-male fiction, red in tooth and claw.
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From the author of the bestselling The Dangerous Book for Boys
 
BONUS: This edition contains an excerpt from Conn Iggulden's Conqueror.

The Great Khan is dead—and his vast empire, forged through raw courage, tactical brilliance, and indomitable force, hangs in the balance. Now, with the sons of Genghis Khan maneuvering for supremacy, the very qualities that united the fierce Mongol tribes threaten to tear them apart.

Genghis’s tough and canny heir, Ogedai, is on the verge of becoming the new Khan. Inexplicably, Ogedai has delayed his coronation to complete a project many deem a folly: the building of Karakorum, a magnificent city amid the wild plains. His decision emboldens his arrogant brother Chagatai to violently challenge him, leaving their noble sibling Tolui caught between them. Yet even as they clash, the Khan’s armies extend his reach farther than ever before, into southern China and across the rugged mountains of Russia to the vulnerable heart of Europe, where the most courageous warriors the West commands await the coming onslaught.
 

About Conn Iggulden

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Conn Iggulden is the author of five novels in the saga of the Khan Dynasty—Genghis: Birth of an Empire; Genghis: Lords of the Bow; Genghis: Bones of the Hills; Khan: Empire of Silver; and Conqueror—as well as the Emperor novels, which chronicle the life of Julius Caesar. He is also the co-author of the #1 New York Times bestseller The Dangerous Book for Boys, The Dangerous Book of Heroes, and Tollins: Explosive Tales for Children. He lives with his wife and children in Hertfordshire, England, where he is working on his next Emperor book.
 
Published December 28, 2010 by Delacorte Press. 401 pages
Genres: History, Action & Adventure, Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense. Fiction
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Reviewed by Allan Mallinson on Feb 11 2011

The writing does, however, make for a pacey if remorseless read, and the book has much to teach about a time and a people long shrouded in legend (much, apparently, deserved). But it contains too few surprises. In short, this is alpha-male fiction, red in tooth and claw.

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