A love like no other has blossomed between nine-year-old Temujin and his betrothed, Börte. But life keeps getting in the way. He was chosen by his father to lead and when a rival tribe murders the old man, Temujin is forced to leave his love and return home to rule in his father’s stead.
After being abandoned by the tribe, Temujin’s family is in danger, and it falls to him to protect them. He murders a brother in self-defense and is changed forever by the act. That act makes him a criminal and he is taken into slavery; sure he has lost the love he so desires. But he escapes and makes his way back to Börte.
No sooner than they are married, she is stolen from his arms by a group of mercenaries who threaten him with ending her life if he retaliates. He lets them take her but swears revenge. Bringing his sworn brother Jamuka along, Temujin goes to rescue Börte.
When Jamuka sees Börte, he falls madly in love with her. He betrays Temujin and tries to steal her. Temujin casts Jamuka out but only causes him to fight harder to win her affections. Locked in a battle over power and love, the two men go head-to-head.
Who will win the hand of Börte? Is Temujin willing to kill a friend to protect that which he loves most?
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About the Author
Jo Michaels is... Hi, I'm Jo. Let's forget all the "Jo Michaels is blah, blah, blah" stuff and just go with it. I'm a voracious reader (often reading more than one book at a time), a writer, a book reviewer, a mom, a wife, and one of the EICs at INDIE Books Gone Wild. I have an almost photographic memory and tend to make people cringe at the number of details I can recall about them and/or their book(s). My imagination follows me around like a conjoined twin and causes me to space out pretty often or laugh out loud randomly in completely inappropriate situations. I have a degree in graphic design, and my journey to the end was one few students who begin that program ever complete. However, this was one case where my memory and OCD tendencies helped me. Graduation was one of the most amazing days of my life. But, my most amazing day was when my now husband proposed. Every little girl dreams of being Cinderella someday, and he pulled off the proposal of fantasies. At the risk of sounding cliche, I'm going to let it out there and say how much I absolutely adore the man I'm married to. Along with my children, he's my whole world. I've lived in Louisiana, Tennessee, and Georgia, but I've had my feet in almost every state. Traveling is something I adore, and have plans to someday see the Mongolia I've written about in Yassa. One of my favorite things is hearing from fans! You can find me on social media most any day of the week. Connect! I'd love to hear from you.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This book gripped me despite it not being something I would normally read. I wanted to find out more about the characters who initially seem less complex. I wanted to know what decision he took, honour, friendship, love and not wanted to spoil the ending I have written this before I find out. It's a long book and could be broken up into a great mini series