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Conqueror by Conn Iggulden
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Dec 01, 11

really liked it
bookshelves: action-adventure, historical-fiction
Read in November, 2011

This is a really good book about Kublai Khan, a grandson of Ghengis Khan. It is thoroughly researched and well written. The book seems overwhelming at first, consisting of over 450 pages, but it is filled with action and interesting plot lines that take the reader swiftly through the pages. Ghengis Khan was a strong, fierce, Mongol warrior who commanded a huge army and conquered vast territories in Asia from the borders of Eastern Europe to Northern China. Kublai would expand Ghengis' empire to include all of China, even attacking as far as Japan. This book is the story of Kublai's rise to power from a scholarly youth, to his appointment by his brother, Mongke Khan, as a leader of a mighty army sent to conquer the vast lands of China. As Kublai gets a taste for leadership of his Mongol army, his older brother, Mongke Khan, is assassinated. Both Kublai and his younger brother, Arik-Boke, each claim leadership of the Mongol people. This sets the stage for a thrilling fight for the right to the title of Khan. Book provided for review by the well read folks at Amazon Vine and Delacorte Press.
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