Genghis: Birth of an Empire by Conn Iggulden

What made Genghis Khan into a ruthless conqueror? He is the son of a khan, but his life is upended when a retainer steals his birthright. Surviving among the tribeless gives him a vision. He will lead the tribeless, destroy the Tartars, and become khan of all.

Genghis becomes a ruthless man determined to avoid weakness and failing those loyal to him. His family members are interesting in themselves and their relationships with him give him deeper depth. The harsh culture of the Mongolian tribes is vividly portrayed. There is a compelling mix of battles and politics as Genghis begins his path to power. Genghis: Birth of an Empire offers a potrayal of Genghis Khan, the Mongolian Empire, and a tale of a conqueror.

Want other books like Genghis: Birth of an Empire?

Check out other fictional portayals of Genghis Khan such as The Blue Wolf by Frederic Dion.

A young Saxon is taken a slave by Vikings but goes on to help create a kingdom in England in The Last Kingdom by Bernard Cornwell.

Check out books like The Rise and Fall of the Second Largest Empire in History: How Genghis Khan’s Monguls Almost Conquered the World by Thomas J. Craughwell to learn more about Genghis Khan and the Monguls.

Genghis Khan has been portrayed in movies such as Mongul: The Rise of Genghis Khan.

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