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The third novel in the No. 1 bestselling Conqueror series, following the life and adventures of the mighty Genghis Khan and his descendants Genghis Khan has fulfilled his dream of uniting the many warring tribes of his lands into one great nation. He has taken his armies against the mighty cities of their oldest enemies.
Now he finds trouble rising west of the Mongolian plains. His emissaries are being mutilated or killed and his trading gestures rebuffed. He decides to divide his armies to conquer, using his sons as generals and sending them out simultaneously in many directions.
As well as discovering new territories and laying waste the cities which resist, Genghis knows that the actions of his generals will help him decide who, from his rival sons and heirs, should succeed him as 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
Awesome series, well worth reading especially for the History enthusiast.
Great adventure story
Bones of the Hills
ISBN: 9780007353279 ISBN-10: 0007353278 Series: Conqueror Audience:
Number Of Pages: 528 Published: 8th July 2010 Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Country of Publication: GB Dimensions (cm): 19.7 x 12.9
Weight (kg): 0.37
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. Itâ??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. Gregoryâ??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 canâ??t find it in me to miss the grind of paperwork and initiatives. I do miss the camaraderie of the smokersâ?? 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 â??Vitai Lampadaâ?? with a gleam in his eye and that matters, frankly.
Iâ??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 Oâ??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.