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Wolf of the Plains - Conn Iggulden

Wolf of the Plains

Paperback

Published: 8th July 2010
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The first book in the bestselling Conqueror series featuring Genghis Khan and his descendants. The opening book in the Conqeror series, Wolf of the Plains is an epic story of heroism and adventure, of a boy who had to become a man too soon, but whose name would live on through history. The young boy abandoned with his siblings on the harsh Mongolian plains faced almost certain death.

But his remarkable survival skills helped him ruthlessly fight off death from starvation and hostile attacks. Hunted and alone, he dreamed of uniting the great tribes into one nation. He would become a great warrior.

He would become father to his people. He would be Genghis Khan.

About the Author

Born in London, Conn Iggulden read English at London University and worked as a teacher for seven years before becoming a full-time writer. He is the author of the number one bestselling Emperor series and co-author of 'The Dangerous Book for Boys'. Conn Iggulden lives in Hertfordshire with his wife and their children.

'Iggulden is in a class of his own when it comes to epic, historical fiction' Daily Mirror 'Iggulden...tells an absolutely cracking story...the pace is nail-biting and the set dressing magnificent' The Times 'Iggulden weaves an entertaining tale of this world of men, swords, bows and the call of war and the plains' Daily Express 'I felt as if a blockbuster movie was unfolding before me...read the book before Hollywood takes it over' Daily Express

ISBN: 9780007353255
ISBN-10: 0007353251
Series: Conqueror
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 480
Published: 8th July 2010
Dimensions (cm): 19.7 x 12.9  x 2.9
Weight (kg): 0.33

Conn Iggulden

I was born in the normal way in 1971, and vaguely remember half-pennies and sixpences. I have written for as long as I can remember: poetry, short stories and novels. It’s what I always wanted to do and read English at London University with writing in mind. I taught English for seven years and was Head of English at St. Gregory’s RC High school in London by the end of that period. I have enormous respect for those who still labour at the chalk-face. In truth, I can’t find it in me to miss the grind of paperwork and initiatives. I do miss the camaraderie of the smokers’ room, as well as the lessons where their faces lit up as they understood what I was wittering on about.

My mother is Irish and from an early age she told me history as an exciting series of stories - with dates. My great-grandfather was a Seannachie , so I suppose story-telling is in the genes somewhere. My father flew in Bomber Command in WWII, then taught maths and science. Perhaps crucially, he also loved poetry and cracking good tales. Though it seems a dated idea now, I began teaching when boys were told only girls were good at English, despite the great names that must spring to mind after that statement. My father loved working with wood and equations, but he also recited ‘Vitai Lampada’ with a gleam in his eye and that matters, frankly.

I’ve always loved historical fiction as a genre and cut my teeth on Hornblower and Tai-Pan, Flashman, Sharpe and Jack Aubrey. I still remember the sheer joy of reading my first Patrick O’Brian book and discovering there were nineteen more in the series. I love just about anything by David Gemmell, or Peter F. Hamilton or Wilbur Smith. I suppose the one thing that links all those is the love of a good tale.

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