Harold Lamb’s marvelous historical biographies of Genghis Khan, Alexander, and Hannibal have been best sellers for decades. His fiction-great high adventure sometimes blended with modest elements of fantasy-is a delight for the reader.
This is a novel of Temujin, who became the Great Khan, and his palladins-his warrior heroes-in a day of the sword. Originating, and returning to its climax in the courts of Cathay, here are high adventures that move across the mysterious and mighty Asiatic continent.
The palladins are led close to the “roof of the world” to fabled Tangut, land of fertile fields, blue lakes, and the black walls of the castle of the magician, Prester John of Asia. With designs and full color illustrations by Cathy Hill.