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With bonus material! This Kindle edition features extra content only found in the Collector’s Edition of The Mongoliad: Book One, including an illustrated character glossary, a Foreworld map, and Sinner, a prequel to the Mongoliad series.

The first novel to be released in The Foreworld Saga, The Mongoliad: Book One, is an epic-within-an-epic, taking place in 13th century. In it, a small band of warriors and mystics raise their swords to save Europe from a bloodthirsty Mongol invasion. Inspired by their leader (an elder of an order of warrior monks), they embark on a perilous journey and uncover the history of hidden knowledge and conflict among powerful secret societies that had been shaping world events for millennia.

But the saga reaches the modern world via a circuitous route. In the late 19th century, Sir Richard F. Burton, an expert on exotic languages and historical swordsmanship, is approached by a mysterious group of English martial arts aficionados about translating a collection of long-lost manuscripts. Burton dies before his work is finished, and his efforts were thought lost until recently rediscovered by a team of amateur archaeologists in the ruins of a mansion in Trieste, Italy. From this collection of arcana, the incredible tale of The Mongoliad was recreated.

Full of high adventure, unforgettable characters, and unflinching battle scenes, The Mongoliad ignites a dangerous quest where willpower and blades are tested and the scope of world-building is redefined.

A note on this edition: The Mongoliad began as a social media experiment, combining serial story-telling with a unique level of interaction between authors and audience during the creative process. Since its original iteration, The Mongoliad has been restructured, edited, and rewritten under the supervision of its authors to create a more cohesive reading experience and will be published as a trilogy of novels. This edition is the definitive edition and is the authors' preferred text.

Product Details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 4481 KB
  • Print Length: 502 pages
  • Publisher: 47North; Deluxe collector’s ed edition (25 Sept. 2012)
  • Sold by:  Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B007S0EF24
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
  • X-Ray: Enabled
  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled

Customer Reviews

A thoroughly good series of books, with great characters & storylines.

 on 19 August 2017
By Mrs. S McCullagh
I absolutely love this series of books, I have read all of The Mongoliad 1-5 and am nearly ready to read the SideQuest books next. The characters are all well written and the storylines are excellent. You really get to care about what happen to the characters on their quests. Beware though if you decide to buy the SideQuest books, it can be very confusing as 3 of the stories are within the first three Mongoliad books. I bought “Sinner” a Prequel to The Mongoliad before I bought the Mongoliad books 1-5 so didn’t realise till later that “Sinner is within The Mongoliad Book 1 so because I had to buy The Mongoliad book 1, I now have “Sinner” twice! The same goes for “Dreamer” – it’s within The Mongoliad Book 2 and “Seer” is within Mongoliad Book 3. All the other Foreworld SideQuests are ok at the time I write this review. There is an option for you to buy “The Beast of Calatrava”, “The Shield Maiden” & “The Lion in Chains” as a compilation book under the title SideQuests Adventures No.1 The Foreworld Saga Book 1 for £1 making it cheaper than the singles price of 98p each.

Fascinating alternative history novel on 13th century Europe facing the Mongols

 on 25 June 2012
‘The Mongoliad’ is a fascinating project – a social media experiment with a fairly large group of authors tightening and editing the text – dealing with a slightly alternative history set in 13th century Europe (spanning till Kiew in the Ukraine in the first part). The two interwoven strands of the story deal with Cnan (a binder) leading a group of ‘Shield Brethren’ – a Christian military order – on a quest, in competition or partly against a rival order (Livonian knights); and with a Mongol emissary – Gansukh – trying to establish himself at the Mongolian court at Karakorum, in order to protect the Kagan (from himself, mainly).

Warm, flawed and downright intriguing

 on 22 February 2013
By Meeow
In the time of the Golden Horde, a band of European knights – remnants of a failed religious warrior order – struggle to keep their lives let alone their principles. A strange young woman from an exotic, secret messenger sect brings a warning: triggering a suicide mission to strike at the invaders’ heart.

A must read for anyone interested in this period of our history

One person found this helpful.
 on 21 September 2014
By Terence Cullen
A sweeping saga that covers that period in time. The Mongol invasion with all it’s brutality against a much divided Europe. In addition the machinations of the Roman Catholic church and it’s conflict with the Holy Roman Emperor. Put all these together and you have a the makings of a saga. Then add into the pot the military factions of Europes religious orders and you then realise what an epic this becomes. It is a long time since I was so engrossed in a book. I had difficulty in putting it down.

Difficult to comment

 on 19 April 2013
By N. C. Granby
I do not think that this last of the three books is easy to comment on. It takes you to the far East, to Rome, to outside Rome, and Mongolia. This aims to be an epic tale, so there is a multitude of characters most with impossible names. Seeing the numbers of authors confirmed to me how some sections felt differently written to others, such as the hand-to-hand combat in different styles to more emotional interpersonal scenes.

Are we there yet?

 on 10 September 2012
By Gameshow72
Being a big fan of Greg Bear and an outright admirer of all things Neal Stephenson, this co-op between the two (and some lesser gods) had to be a surefire hit. And it is, in a way, or could be.
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