He was born Temujin, the son of a khan, raised in a clan of hunters migrating across the rugged steppe. Temujins young life was shaped by a series of brutal acts: the betrayal of his father by a neighboring tribe and the abandonment of his entire family, cruelly left to die on the harsh plain. But Temujin enduredand from that moment on, he was driven by a singular fury: to survive in the face of death, to kill before being killed, and to conquer enemies who could come without warning from beyond the horizon. Through a series of courageous raids against the Tartars, Temujins legend grew, until Temujin was chasing a vision: to unite many tribes into one, to make the earth tremble under the hoofbeats of a thousand warhorses, to subject unknown nations and even empires to his will.
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Born in London, Conn Iggulden read English at London University and worked as a teacher for seven years before becoming a full-time writer. He is the author of the number one bestselling Emperor series
about Julius Casear; The Dangerous Book for Boys and its many variations;
and the Conqueror series about the life of Genghis Khan. In 2007 he was
the first author to simultaneously hold the No 1 position on the Sunday Times
Bestseller nonfiction and fiction lists for The Dangerous Book for Boys
and Wolf of the Plains.
He lives in Hertfordshire with his wife and their children.
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