Tuesday, February 08, 2011

New Next Week: Genghis Khan: The World Conqueror by Sam Djang

You don’t have to be a big historian to get that Sam Djang has a passion for everything there is to know about Genghis Khan. For one thing, Djang’s two newly released novels based on the life of Khan represent a sort of larger than life love letter to the ancient leader of the Mongol Empire.

Genghis Khan: The World Conqueror Volumes I and II will be released simultaneously on February 15th. This is the most ambitious fictional undertaking I’ve seen with regard to Genghis Khan’s life and what Southern California dentist Djang lacks in prose mastery, he makes up for with sheer enthusiasm and volume.

Djang reports that, for the past decade, he’s had a mission: revealing the real truth about Genghis Khan. “I think the history of Genghis Khan has been distorted, belittled and depreciated in many ways,” writes Djang, who hasn’t taken a populist stance on the mongol leader at all in this work.

Readers who can’t get enough of the notorious Mongol leader won’t want to miss Djang’s epic two-part tale. Those who can take or leave Genghis Khan might find it all a little much. ◊

Aaron Blanton is a contributing editor to January Magazine. He’s currently working on a book based on his experiences as an American living abroad.

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