The Tiger Queens
The Tiger Queens
The Women of Genghis Khan
New American Library, Paperback, 9780451417800, 486pp.
Publication Date: November 4, 2014
After her mother foretells an ominous future for her, gifted Borte becomes an outsider within her clan. When she seeks comfort in the arms of aristocratic traveler Jamuka, she discovers he is the blood brother of Temujin, the man who agreed to marry her and then abandoned her long before they could wed.
Temujin will return and make Borte his queen, yet it will take many women to safeguard his fragile new kingdom. Their daughter, the fierce Alaqai, will ride and shoot an arrow as well as any man. Fatima, an elegant Persian captive, will transform her desire for revenge into an unbreakable loyalty. And Sorkhokhtani, a demure widow, will position her sons to inherit the empire when it begins to fracture from within.
In a world lit by fire and ruled by the sword, the tiger queens of Genghis Khan come to depend on one another as they fight and love, scheme and sacrifice, all for the good of their family...and the greatness of the People of the Felt Walls.
“Thornton’s heroines...make me want to stand up and cheer!”—Kate Quinn, author of Lady of the Eternal City
Praise for the novels of Stephanie Thornton
"This is the kind of book that grabs you by the throat and doesn't let go. A remarkable story, remarkably told." —Kate Furnivall, author of Shadows on the Nile and The Russian Concubine
“Well-conceived and engrossing...exalts a historical figure of ‘true grit.’”—Library Journal
“Exquisitely crafted....I couldn’t put it down.”—San Francisco Book Review