Until The Sun Falls: A Novel by Cecelia HollandUntil The Sun Falls: A Novel by Cecelia Holland

Until The Sun Falls: A Novel

byCecelia Holland

Paperback | April 7, 2015

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Cecelia Holland’s historical fiction is well known for its immersion in exotic cultures, and Until the Sun Falls, one of her most successful books, takes the reader into the heart of the Mongol horde during the conquest of Russia and eastern Europe in the thirteenth century.

Genghis Khan had told his people they were destined to rule the world, and by his death they had made an impressive start. His four sons followed him to the leadership of the enormous new empire and continued the expansion. His eldest son, Batu, launched the conquest of the West—Russia and Europe. In a few years of devastating warfare, the Mongols reached as far as Vienna, mowing down every army that dared face them, like an irresistible force of nature.

Until the Sun Falls stars a Mongol general, Psin, whose battles against the enemies of the Kha Khan sometimes seem easier than his struggles with his wives and his son. Wise, brave, and bloody-minded, Psin embodies the passions and dreams of the greatest conquerors the world has ever seen, at the height of their power.
Cecelia Holland was born in Henderson, Nevada, in 1943 and started writing at the age of twelve. Starting with The Firedrake in 1966, she has published twenty-one independent historical novels covering periods from the middle of the first millennium CE up through parts of the early twentieth century, and from Egypt, through Russia, cen...
Title:Until The Sun Falls: A NovelFormat:PaperbackDimensions:518 pages, 8 × 5.25 × 0.68 inPublished:April 7, 2015Publisher:Open Road MediaLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1504011082

ISBN - 13:9781504011082

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wildly Entertaining I read this book at the height of my interest in Mongol history, and I dove into it with no idea what to expect from it. Nonetheless, it surprised me with how funny and endearing it ultimately was. Though the main characters are fictional, their close contact and interaction with historical events and people kept the novel focused while allowing room for improvisation. Mongol history, by nature of the fact that little of it was recorded in detail, requires anyone attempting to write a book about it to fill in the abundance of gaps, and Cecelia Holland did so beautifully, crafting complicated and often entertaining relationships between the characters. The dialogue is rapid-fire, and the plot never falters. I was even able to forgive a few historical mistakes, because as a piece of historical fiction it rarely gets better than this.
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