Addicted to Heroism
In January 2007, Conn Iggulden made publishing history by becoming the first author to hold the number one position on both the fiction and non-fiction hardback bestsellers charts in Britain. On the non-fiction chart was Iggulden's book, The Dangerous Book for Boys, a collection of practical ideas on how young men can develop true masculinity. On the fiction chart was the first of a series of books about Genghis Khan, Wolf of the Plains.
The first book, I regard as one of the best books on true masculinity since Aubrey Andelin's Man of Steel and Velvet.
The second book, I regard as one of the most engaging works of historical fiction ever.
"I do think the Mongol Empire is criminally overlooked by history," Iggulden explains. "But the fact that it hasn't been as thoroughly picked over as some of the other major empires means it remains a goldmine for storytellers."
For more information on what this book is about, listen to Iggulden himself:
I am currently working my way through the fourth book in Iggulden's Conquerer Series: Empire of Silver. If you like historical fiction, and/or the traits of heroism, I recommend it.