Book II of Conqueror. Temujin of the Wolves has now become Genghis Khan, the man who must unite the most fractious and warlike tribes on earth. He intends to forge a new nation out of the wildness that is Mongolia and it will be a bloody birth that will bring a continent to its knees. For thousands of years his people have been kept apart from the fortress empire of China, a land of vast wealth and teeming armies. His warriors have only the bow, the horse and an iron discipline born from a land of ice, hunger and death. Genghis must break this ancient enemy or see his people scattered and his dreams crushed. He must also reconcile the restless factions among his own generals, mediate between his ambitious brothers and cope with his own reactions to his growing sons. The young warrior has become a victorious military commander – now he must raise his people to greatness.