The engrossing saga of Temujin, the son of a 13th century warlord, who was destined to become the legendary conqueror of Asia and scourge of the west--Genghis Khan. Genghis Khan, -- -- Fiction. Add tags for "Wolf of the plains". Genghis- Birth of an Empire (Wolf of the Plains). Home · Genghis- Birth of an Empire (Wolf of the Plains) Author: Iggulden Conn. 39 downloads Views. DISCOVER SOMETHING NEW WITH THIS LIMITED-TIME DISCOUNT ON BOOK ONE OF THE SERIES. From the No.1 bestselling author of 'Emperor', 'Wolf of.
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Editorial Reviews. From Publishers Weekly. Starred Review. Author of the bestselling Emperor Wolf of the Plains (Conqueror, Book 1) - Kindle edition by Conn Iggulden. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or. This is the brand new novel from the No.1 best-selling author of "Emperor", his series on Julius Caesar. His new novel, "Wolf of the Plains", is the much. Wolf of the Plains (Genghis: Birth of an Empire in the US) is the first part of a planned six-part series by British author Conn Iggulden depicting.
How Iggulden makes something as bleak as Mongolian life so compelling is beyond me, but he manages it without getting mired in needless detail. The characters are cl The first two books in this series, Wolf of the Plains and Lords of the Bow, are completely un-put-down-able.
The characters are clearly defined from the off, and watching them grow together adds real depth to them all as individuals.
The biggest achievement here, however, is how he conveys the effectiveness of Ghengis' military might. Ancient martial concepts unfold before you to on the page, actually causing joy as you imagine the horde wreaking bloody vengeance on their erstwhile oppressors, and they just make for excellent set pieces, something which is very difficult to do in a book!
Fortunately for me, years ago 45 according to the date on my term paper I had researched the Mongols for a college English requirement.
I found the Mongols amazing then and I still do. Conn Iggulden takes some literary license in this five book series, but he is quick to point out the areas in his historical notes at the end of each book. To weave so many characters through the timeline of Genghis Khan's start in life to Kublai's prime is an extraordinary feat.
In an argument over food, Temujin kills his older brother Bekter, much to his mother's anguish.
After a few years of trading with other wandering families, the family establish a small home. But the Wolf tribe return to the area, and advanced riders, sent by Eeluk to ensure the family had perished, capture Temujin.
He is taken back to the tribe where he is tortured, and kept in a pit, in preparation for a ritual murder. He is freed by Arslan and Jelme, father and son wanderers who joined the Wolves after looking for Yesugei, whom Arslan owed a debt.
They join Temujin and his family and begin a new tribe, accepting other wandering families into their protection. Temujin assumes the role of khan.
Temujin returns to the Olkhunut to claim his wife Borte. Shortly after, Borte is captured by a Tartar raiding party.
Temujin and his brothers chase down the captors and murder them, recovering Borte. The small army retailiates with repeated raids on Tartar camps. The Tartars respond by sending armies to crush the new menace.
Temujin joins his small fledgling tribe with Toghrul's, and leads a joint army to advance on the Tartars. It is in the following battle that Temujin begins to show outstanding tactical abilities, as the Mongols ease to victory. Upon interrogating a Tartar prisoner, Temujin learns that the leader of the Olkhunut conspired with the Chin to lead the Tartar assassins to his father.
He also learns that a massive Tartar army is advancing into Mongol lands.