Bones of the Hills (Conqueror #3)
The fatherless boy, exiled from his tribe, whom readers have been following in 'Wolf of the Plains' and 'Lords of the Bow', has grown into the great king, Genghis Khan. He has united the warring tribes and even taken his armies against the great cities of their oldest enemies. Now he finds trouble rising west of the Mongolian plains. His emissaries are mutilated or killed; his trading gestures rebuffed. So, dividing his armies, using his sons as generals of the various divisions, he sends them out simultaneously in many directions, ranging as far as modern Iran and Iraq. As well as discovering new territories, exacting tribute from conquered peoples, laying waste the cities which resist, this policy is also a way of diffusing the rivalries between his sons and heirs and working out who should succeed the khan. This, the third book in the Conqueror series, is once more an epic story. Genghis Khan is an exhilarating and heroic figure. The sense of his ambition and his power, the relationships with his wives, sons and trusted aides, the sweep of his conquests, is all brought together by a masterful storytelling. It is a compelling read. With each book, you are left, even more, longing for the next.
Praise for Lords of the Bow 'Iggulden is in a class of his own when it comes to epic, historical fiction.' Daily Mirror 'Iggulden's Khan is superbly drawn' Daily Mail 'Writtten with great pace and panache, its battle scenes are both stirring and elegant' Daily Mail '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 '...every bit as addictive as his Emperor books.' The Bookseller 'a well crafted and interesting journey!the love of the adventure tale is very much apparent in his writing.' International Express 'This book does not disappoint and will no doubt leave you desperate for more.' South Wales Argus Praise for Wolf of the Plains: 'I felt as if a blockbuster movie was unfolding before me and a blockbuster movie will surely emerge from this. Read the book before Hollywood takes it over ' Daily Express 'This is energetic, competent stuff; Iggulden knows his material and his audience ' Independent 'Epic hisorical fiction at its finest; enthralling, exciting and utterly believable. Volume two is eagerly awaited ' Yorkshire Evening Post
Born in London, Conn Iggulden read English at London University and worked as a teacher for seven years before becoming a full-time writer. Married with three children, he lives in Hertfordshire.