Book review: Conqueror

Conqueror is a mesmerising, blockbuster book.
Conqueror is a mesmerising, blockbuster book. Contributed

BOOK: CONQUEROR

AUTHOR: Conn Iggulden

PUBLISHER: HarperCollins Publishers Aust

RRP: $32.99

 

AS one of the most successful and popular authors of historical fiction writing today, Conn Iggulden has added more strings to his bow with this blockbuster of a book.

Its 546 pages hold the interest from start to finish, as do his four earlier books in the Conqueror series.

From a wise and humble scholar, barely competent as an army man, to one of history's most powerful and ruthless warriors, this is the epic story of Kublai Khan, grandson of the bloodthirsty Genghis.

Kublai ranks alongside Julius Caesar, Alexander the Great and Napoleon as one of the greatest leaders ever known.

Ultimately ruling a fifth of the known world, Kublai must first regain the trust of his vast Mongol nation that has lost ground while fighting its ancient enemy.

While dreaming of creating an empire stretching from coast to coast, Kublai must learn the art of war, at the same time contending with internal strife in civil war, and at loggerheads with his own brothers and cousins.

Powerful family factions work in a sinister fashion, and history turns on the outcome of their ruthless struggle.

With the vision of a scholar and the courage of a soldier, Kublai's gifts ultimately render him triumphant.

In his remarkably researched epic tale, and in beautiful prose, Conn Iggulden brings all the characters vividly to life.

This is a mesmerising read.

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