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About the Author: Conn Iggulden

Also publishes under author name - C.F. 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.

That’s about it for the moment. If you’d like to get in touch with me leave a comment in the forum or you can tweet me @Conn_Iggulden. I’ll leave it there for the moment. If you’ve read my books, you know an awful lot about the way I think already. There’s no point overdoing it.

Conn Iggulden


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Hardcover, Published in Mar 2011 by La esfera de los libros

ISBN10: | ISBN13: 9788499700311

Page count: 548

Gengis Khan, el poderoso líder de una nación surgida de la unión de las tribus mongolas, obtiene la victoria en la larga guerra contra los Chin, su enemigo ancestral. Ahora los problemas proceden de otro lugar: sus embajadas en Occidente han sido rechazadas y sus enviados, asesinados.

La nación debe embarcarse en su mayor viaje, a través de los actuales Irán e Irak, hasta los confines de India. Se enfrentan a los enemigos más poderosos que hayan conocido nunca y las decisiones de su khan les llevarán, o bien a la victoria, o bien a la absoluta destrucción.

Gengis ha demostrado su capacidad como guerrero y como líder. Ahora debe afrontar los desafíos de la civilización. Sus hijos han sido ascendidos a generales y ha de elegir entre ellos antes de que destruyan todo lo que ha construido.

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