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- DescriptionIn the late twelfth century, across the sweeping Mongolian grasslands, brilliant, charismatic Temujin ascends to power, declaring himself the Great, or Genghis, Khan. But it is the women who stand beside him who ensure his triumph.... After her mother foretells an omius future for her, gifted Borte becomes an outsider within her clan. When she seeks comfort in the arms of aristocratic traveler Jamuka, she discovers he is the blood brother of Temujin, the man who agreed to marry her and then abandoned her long before they could wed. Temujin will return and make Borte his queen, yet it will take many women to safeguard his fragile new kingdom. Their daughter, the fierce Alaqai, will ride and shoot an arrow as well as any man. Fatima, an elegant Persian captive, will transform her desire for revenge into an unbreakable loyalty. And Sorkhokhtani, a demure widow, will position her sons to inherit the empire when it begins to fracture from within. In a world lit by fire and ruled by the sword, the tiger queens of Genghis Khan come to depend on one ather as they fight and love, scheme and sacrifice, all for the good of their family...and the greatness of the People of the Felt Walls.
- Author BiographyStephanie Thornton is the author of The Secret History andDaughter of the Gods. Sheis also a history teacher who has been obsessed with infamous women from ancient history since she was twelve. She lives with her husband and daughter inAlaska, where she is at work on her next novel.
- Author(s)Stephanie Thornton
- PublisherPenguin Putnam Inc
- Date of Publication25/02/2015
- FormatPaperback / softback
- SubjectHistorical & Mythological Fiction
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- First Published2015
- ImprintNew American Library
- Weight386 g
- Width142 mm
- Height211 mm
- Spine28 mm
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US),Unsewn / adhesive bound
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