His warriors only have the bow, the horse and an iron discipline born from a land of ice, hunger and death. Genghis Khan, the greatest of the warriors, must unite the most warlike tribes on earth in order to forge a new nation from the wild plains and mountains of Mongolia. To achieve this, he must break the ancient enemy who has kept his people divided; he must attack them in their fortresses and walled cities; he must find a new way of warfare, while at the same time coping with his restless generals, ambitious brothers and growing sons. (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)