The opening of the Conqueror series. A remarkable story of heroism and adventure, of a boy who had to become a man too soon, of a family and a tribe who had to learn to win to survive, by the bestselling author of the Emperor books and co-author of The Dangerous Book for Boys. A man without a tribe was at great risk, so the young boy abandoned with his siblings on the harsh Mongolian plains had to struggle to avoid death. He survived both starvation and hostile attacks by learning remarkable leardership skills and gathering a group of outsiders like himself. Hunted and alone, he dreamed of uniting the tribes into one house, one nation. He became a great warrior. He would become father to his people. He would be Genghis Khan. (Backcover text)
Conn Iggulden (b. 1971 London) is a British author who writes historical fiction, most notably the Emperor, the Conqueror, and the Wars of the Roses series. He has also co-authored The Dangerous Book for Boys along with his brother Hal Iggulden. He studied English at the University of London, and went on to teach the subject for seven years, becoming head of the English department. He eventually left teaching to write his first novel, The Gates of Rome. He is married, has four children and lives in Hertfordshire, England.
Conn Iggulden, Wikipedia (en)