Forger of Empire

A Novel of Genghis Khan

by Jeanne Blanchet


Book Details

2019 CIPA EVVY AWARD - 3rd Place Historical Fiction

In mid-twelfth-century Mongolia, a boy with brilliant blue eyes was born clutching a blood clot in his fist. Both those rare occurrences were considered signs portending future greatness and power. As a young man, he rose from poverty and obscurity against horrific odds to build the largest contiguous land empire the world had ever known. His father had named him Temüjin, but he became renowned as Genghis Khan. FORGER OF EMPIRE is based on his incredible story. In this impeccably researched novel, historical fiction author Jeanne Blanchet has provided fascinating insight into the varied facets of this complex conqueror—both positive and negative. Once readers begin this action thriller, they will not be able to put it down.


About the Author

Jeanne Blanchet

Award-winning artist, writer, lecturer, and musical performer Jeanne Maxant Blanchet graduated summa cum laude from Northwestern University and was awarded a prestigious Woodrow Wilson Fellowship for graduate study. She earned an MA from Arizona State University and a PhD in Oriental Art History from Hawaii, then spent five additional years in Japan pursuing post-doctoral research. Following a teaching career at various colleges and universities, she is at home in Arizona and Colorado. Jeanne is the author of three children’s books (The Bug in the Rug, Old Salty, and Herbie, the Hoodie). Several collections of her short stories, cartoons and paintings, and musical compositions have been published, and her artwork appears in public and private collections around the United States.

Also by Jeanne Blanchet

Man at the Cross Road
The Iceman
Immortal Beloved
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