In 1167, in the harsh homeland of Mongol tribes, a child was born who was to change the course of human history . . .
Set amid the barbaric splendour of the Mongol hordes, Ruler of the Sky is the powerful and engrossing story of Temujin, the twelfth-century warrior who forged one of the greatest and most terrifying armies the world had ever seen, and conquered the world from Peking to Persia.
Ruler of the Sky is his story, but it is also the story of those who were closest to him, particularly the women who played such an important role in his life: Hoelun, the mother, who was determined that Temujin would survive when all his clan abandoned him; Bortai, for whom Temujin fought his first battle; Jamukhua, the childhood friend who was to become his most bitter enemy; and Khadagan, who risked her life for him.
Above all, this is the story of a boy whose father named him Temujin, but who would become known throughout the entire world as Genghis Khan . .