Conn Iggulden was born in London in 1971 and read English at London University. He worked as a teacher for seven years before becoming a full-time writer. He eventually left teaching to write his first novel, The Gates of Rome (2003), the first in a number of bestselling books in the Emperor series based around the life of Julius Caesar, from childhood to his eventual betrayal and death.

Iggulden co-wrote a children’s book with his brother Hal, The Dangerous Book for Boys and its many variations; and then came the Conqueror books based on the life of Mongol warlords Genghis, Ogedai and Kublai Khan.

Conn Iggulden lives in Hertfordshire with his wife and their three children.

The fourth novel in the Emperor series:


Having crossed the Rubicon, Julius Caesar leads his veterans of the Gallic Wars toward Rome, aware that the dictator Pompey has declared him an enemy of the state and his actions will likely end in Civil War. During the journey, his army encounters mild resistance; however, the legions are no match for veterans of Gaul, and Caesar forces the surrender without a single man being killed. He then pardons the legion – the first of many acts of propaganda in the coming war.

The speed of his journey south catches Pompey by surprise, and he consequently flees to Greece along with the majority of the Roman Senate. This leaves Rome free for Caesar to enter. He installs Mark Anthony as governor of Rome – much to the disgust of Caesar’s life-long friend Marcus Brutus. Brutus’ anger forces him to betray his friend and defect to Pompey, a move which stuns Caesar.

Two books in the Conqueror series:


The Great Khan is dead. His vast empire hangs in the balance, an empire he forged with raw courage, guile, tactical brilliance, unswerving dedication to his people, and the force of his own indomitable will. Now the very qualities that united the fierce Mongol tribes threaten to tear them apart, as the heirs of Genghis manoeuvre for dominance. In the end, only one can command …


Intrigue and treachery stir up the vast Mongol nation as the heirs of Genghis Khan fight for control of his unprecedented empire and of his mighty armies. History will turn on the outcome of their struggle, but only one man, dismissed by all the others, will boldly rise to the challenge with the courage and vision to forge the future, and with the strength to be called… Conqueror.