Wolf of the Plains

Wolf of the Plains

Book - 2007
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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 anticipated beginning of the Conqueror series on Genghis Khan and his descendants. It is a wonderful, epic story which Conn Iggulden brings brilliantly to life. I am the land and the bones of the hills. I am the winter. Temujin, the second son of the khan of the Wolves tribe, was only eleven when his father died in an ambush. His family were thrown out of the tribe and he was left alone, without food or shelter, to starve to death on the harsh Mongolian plains. It was a rough introduction to his life, to a sudden adult world, but Temujin survived, learning to combat natural and human threats. A man, a small family, without a tribe was always at risk but he gathered other outsiders to him, creating a new tribal identity.
Publisher: London, [England] : HarperCollins, 2007.
ISBN: 9780007201747
0007201745
Branch Call Number: FIC IGGU
Characteristics: 458 p. : maps ; 25 cm.
Alternative Title: Genghis : birth of an empire.

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Dixiedog2
Aug 19, 2014

I read this book at the suggestion of my father. I agree with his review of this awesome book; it should appeal to any teenage reader or adult who is a lover of historical fiction. Doctor-at-Bass! Taylor A.

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dixiedog
Jul 29, 2014

Also published in North America in 2007 as Genghis – Birth of an Empire. I totally agreed with ‘willi03’ - Conn Iggulden’s – ‘Wolf of the Plains,’ Conqueror Series Book 1 was an AWESOME book. I too found this book was hard to put down. If you are a lover of Historical Fiction, this book is for you. The book was very fast paced taking the reader from one high point or crisis to another in the young life of Genghis Temujin Khan. While rated as an adult / fiction, I can say it should be appropriate and of interest to any reader 15 and older. Regretfully, there is only one copy of book two ‘Lords of the Bow’ in the Conqueror Series available at the Library. Senior Doctor-at-Bass! D. A.

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willy03
May 08, 2011

A very enjoyable historical fiction book that I found hard to put down. Read the series which is now up to book four.

If you like action and graphic battles mixed with history this is a great book.

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Sisbot
Feb 18, 2011

This is a great book. It's a case of strapping on the seatbelt and going for the ride. This is the first of a series of three. Enjoy.

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