This is the 2nd book of the series and once again Conn Iggulden didn't disappoint.
The book is set during the time of the Mongol conquest of the 12th and 13th centuries
Genghis is now the Khan and is on his way to conquer their long sworn enemy the Chins. You get both sides of the war, the sides of the Generals that are attempting to protect their cities and of the Mongols as well.
I really love the way he writes. This book is a historical novel, so the author has studied the events that took place, but also fleshes the story out with relationships, motives, character, and other insight that makes you feel like you're watching it all happen.
He beautifully describes the land, the cities, the weapons used, but doesn't over do it so that you get bored.
I would HIGHLY recommend this book if you like that kind of thing... If you haven't read his first book, Wolf of the Plains, DEFINITELY do that first, it talks about his childhood up to being a young adult.
I'm definitely going to keep reading the series, and if you like this kind of thing, I would definitely suggest you do it it too!