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

This riveting second installment in Stephenson and company’s epic tale focuses on the aftermath of the world-shattering Mongolian invasion of 1241 and the difficult paths undertaken by its most resilient survivors.

The Shield Brethren, an order of warrior monks, search for a way to overthrow the horde, even as the invaders take its members hostage. Forced to fight in the Mongols’ Circus of Swords, Haakon must prove his mettle or lose his life in the ring. His bravery may impress the enemy, but freedom remains a distant dream.

Father Rodrigo receives a prophecy from God and believes it’s his mission to deliver the message to Rome. Though a peaceful man, he resigns himself to take up arms in the name of his Lord. Joining his fight to save Christendom are the hunter Ferenc, orphan Ocyrhoe, healer Raphael, and alchemist Yasper, each searching for his place in history.

Deftly blending fact and fantasy, The Mongoliad: Book Two captures the indomitable will to survive against immense odds.

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: 5752 KB
  • Print Length: 464 pages
  • Publisher: 47North (25 Sept. 2012)
  • Sold by:  Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B005ML0EUI
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
  • X-Ray: Enabled
  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled

Customer Reviews

The Plot thickens and slows, but promises a Dramatic Ending.

One person found this helpful.
 on 16 November 2012
By Bruce
Having enjoyed the first book of the series tremendously; this was a compulsory purchase and it is more of the same, but possibly the pace slows initially and the plot thickens.

Fast-paced historical action-adventure…

6 people found this helpful.
 on 2 July 2012
By Christopher Meadows
The Mongoliad is a collaborative series, which is to say that a group of writers all worked together on the text. It began as an online experiment in serials, with each chapter being released on completion. The print editions so far released(this book and 

Not as compelling as the first Mongoliad book but still a decent Middle Ages adventure

 on 4 February 2013
Having gotten it the day it came out, it took me much longer than usually to finish it. This is not to say the book is so much worse than the first installment of the Mongoliad project (

The epic continues

8 people found this helpful.
 on 30 June 2012
By D. Harris
This is very much a continuation of 

Good Cast, Good Authors, Good History, Great idea

 on 24 December 2012
By Sterling Seagrave, New York Times Bestselling Author.
When the Mongol hordes first laid waste to northern China, Chinese historians recorded that “not a house was left standing; not a dog barked”. [Remind you of Bagdad or Kabul these days?] I got hooked on Stephenson’s Baroque Trilogy, and find the Mongoliad equally rich in content. My only complaint is that the cleverness of the Baroque Trilogy here is replaced by endless gore — a bit much at times. Portraits of the Mongols and Chinese are reasonably accurate, even to me, an author of more than a dozen non-fiction books of Asian history, biography, deceit and corruption (one translated into Mongol). The patchwork quilt portraits of Western knights fighting the Mongols are richly and fairly portrayed for anyone who has done his homework on the fragmented 13th Century. But when these heroic knights are introduced in the opening chapters of Book 1, they are described in an adolescent manner similar to the recent range of Superhero movies. I expected Spiderman to appear at any moment. I would have preferred the subtleties of Sir Thomas Mallory, and embellishments by Alfred, Lord Tennyson … not Batman movies. But once you’re past the introductions, the Mongoliad gets moving at a terrific pace, alternating between East and West, conspiracy, and the overwhelming stink of death. My favorite characters are the two female stars who use their wits, rather than brawn, blades, and battle-axes, in a way that would have pleased Sun Tzu and Sun Pin, of China’s “Warring States Period” who tried to teach their masters and pupils that one ounce of cleverness is worth ten tons of explosives. I can only hope that Book 3 of this trilogy makes up for the Superhero Gore with some brilliant subtlety and intrigue. — Sterling Seagrave

Where’s the next one?!

2 people found this helpful.
 on 8 November 2012
By mistersaxon
What can I say about this series except that I read the first one, bought the second immediately and romped through it just as quickly and now I am waiting for volume three. Lucky you if you discover this gem of a book after the third volume is out – you can just carry on reading (and you definitely will!).
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