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The Guardian of Genghis Khan's Tomb [Kindle Edition]

Michael B. Hickland
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (27 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Since 1227, finding the Tomb of Genghis Khan has been the obsession of tyrants, adventurers and treasure hunters. 

All have failed to find it.

It is a Genghis Khan fact that, looking at a map today, he had conquered a geographic area which would include 30 countries and 3+ billion people. 
The legend says that, in order to keep his tomb's location secret, Genghis Khan slaughtered hundreds if not thousands of his captives after they had been forced to dig his burial site. He had amassed untold wealth with enormous quantities of jewels, gold and silver from his conquests that are believed to be buried with him. 
So why hasn't his crypt been found in almost eight hundred years?  
In The Guardian of Genghis Khan's Tomb, the Great Conqueror extracts a sacred oath from a special advisor. It binds both this trusted counselor and his family forever to protect the tomb and the most immense treasure ever known.
Now, in a remote Asian river valley, a beautiful English scientist's chance discovery of an ancient artifact tied directly to Genghis Khan ignites a furious race among China, Russia and the United States to find that crypt. The stakes are huge, putting the young woman along with her American sponsor at the center of the confrontation. 
Can The Guardian of Genghis Khan's Tomb manage to keep the gravesite safe and his beloved country, a fledgling democracy, from being overrun? Or will war break out between the world's Superpowers? Michael B. Hickland's e-novel is a fast paced historical fiction thriller full of turns and twists. 

It ends with a conclusion that would stun even the Great Conqueror himself.

Product Details

  • File Size: 529 KB
  • Print Length: 173 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: BookBaby; 1 edition (March 11, 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #726,657 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome story about lost treasure! March 17, 2013
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I love Historical fiction adventure stories and I was instantly drawn into the story of `The Guardian of Genghis Khan's tomb". I adore books such as this and this book delivers with a great tale of a powerful leader, his hidden treasure, a ancient protector with three world powers all after the same prize over generations! Great page turning tale! If you like the action and history books of Ken Follett, Dan Brown, Cussler with some Indiana Jones thrown in, you'll love this book.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Action filled historical fiction May 23, 2013
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Genghis Khan died in the 13 century and was buried in an unmarked grave. It's generally believed his tomb contains a large treasure that several countries would love to claim. This is a story of an archeologist that stumbles upon the ruler's tomb and the turmoil that's caused by the discovery. The dangers of recovering the treasure are compounded by ruthless agents from other countries willing to do what ever it takes, and death traps set around the 800 year old tomb.
There's a lot of information in this book and the action keeps you on the edge of your seat.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Very imaginative and thought-provoking. June 18, 2013
By Michele
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I love a book that has the ability to capture my interest within the first few pages. This book did that. I could just imagine Khan as a small boy, going through all of the normal childhood trials and tribulations of that time in addition to his father's death and the rejection of the tribe.

The stories that followed brought a plethora of emotions from sadness, to longing, to happiness and sheer delight. I love the way the author describes certain aspects of the story and brings his characters to life before your mind's eye.

Great story, great character development, great formatting and editing, and attention to detail.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A total thrill ride! August 3, 2013
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I've always had a fascination with ancient Mongol history and this historical fiction hooked me within the first page. Genghis Khan was supposedly buried in an unmarked tomb filled with fabulous wealth and artifacts, and this story tells the tale of Kate Barrows, the paleontologist who is out looking for fossils and discovers an ancient child’s bow instead. Instead of a dinosaur, she’s stumbled upon the lost tomb of one of the most legendary leaders of ancient times. Almost immediately Russian and Chinese troops appear along the Mongolian border, and the race is on to see who can lay claim to the treasure. The drama that ensues is on par with the old Indiana Jones movies, full of thrills and adventure. Hickland does a fantastic job of keeping the history alive and accurate while delivering a tale of intrigue and mystery. The characters are well developed and exciting, and the plot offers up loads of action and adventure, as well as a bit of romance. A total thrill ride all the way to the last page!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Fast Read! June 17, 2013
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I must confess that I didn't know much about Genghis Kahn. One of my teenage son's told me a little about him. I had to find out more about him! I searched the name on Amazon and chose this book.

I'm so glad I read The Guardian of Genghis Kahn's Tomb. This book is a fast-paced read. Once I picked it up, I could not put it down! I know it is historical fiction and I sure hope that the author, Michael B. Hickland, writes another book as I want more!

I highly recommend this book to anyone that likes an intriguing read- ages: from teens to adults.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Interesting read! June 10, 2013
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It isn't a hidden fact that I really enjoy treasure hunt books and movies, that's the only reason I suffered through Nic Cage in National Treasure. All of my friends know that if they even hint at the words treasure hunt, I am in! I have followed the Genghis Khan story since I was a child and have always been interested in it. The fact that someone could amass such a large treasure and conquer so many countries and people, really made it grab my curiosity, and I hear, the curiosity of many tyrants and treasure hunters. When I had heard the someone wrote a historical fiction type book about the story, I had to find it and give it a read. I did learn quite a few things from this book and that is not to take anything away from the story itself which was very well written and had a lot suspense that I think would entertain someone who wasn't fascinated by the history behind the story.
A couple of things that I didn't know about that the author, Michael Hickland, brings to light is the fact that the Mongols were very into Shamanic healing and spirituality, something not normal for nomadic people. And even though the history behind this story is centuries old, the author reminds us how geographically and politically important it is today. Not just for China and Russia for the entire world. The land itself is important and the treasure could really change the face of the superpower structure. All in all, this is a very well written book full of the twists and turns you would expect from any novel in the adventure genre. This is one book that could easily be transitioned to the big screen and attract many movie-goers.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars a great mix of history and story in one May 24, 2013
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This book was a fascinating read. I have been interested in Genghis Khan for many years. I came across this book and decide to give it a read. I really enjoyed the story and interesting plot. There were some parts that really surprised me. After reading this book I want to know more about Khan and his history.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Rich Plot Based On Genghis Khan's Mysterious Crypt!
I’ve been interested in Genghis Khan for awhile now, ever since I did some research about him online. I decided to buy this book to further my interest. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Louie
5.0 out of 5 stars A Roller Coaster From Start to Finish....
I was just impressed by how ambitious writer Michael Hickland has been with this book. All the major tyrants of world history feature in this historical thriller – while Genghis... Read more
Published 2 months ago by Ranger
2.0 out of 5 stars Two Stars
Not much happening here.
Published 2 months ago by Richard White
5.0 out of 5 stars Historical fiction at its finest
Michael B. Hickland's "The Guardian of Genghis Khan" is a historical fiction that will have you on the edge of your seat the entire time. Read more
Published 9 months ago by J. Linson
5.0 out of 5 stars Don't mind the nay-sayers - this is an excellent read!
The Guardian of Genghis Khan's Tomb was an excellent, thrilling, and surprising read! I can't help but chime along with other reviewers and say I could not put this thing down. Read more
Published 11 months ago by Mike Helton
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing Walk Thru History With a Twist!!
I was pushed, by a friend of mine, to purchase this book and I’m sure thankful he did as
I was immediately wrapped around the authors fingers within the first couple of... Read more
Published 11 months ago by LHarrison
2.0 out of 5 stars The Guardian of Genghis Kahns Tomb
Decent story but whoever proofed the final copy was asleep at the switch. Numerous words used in the incorrect context. Read more
Published 11 months ago by Jon Bozigian
5.0 out of 5 stars Loved it
Exciting adventure - Kind of like a more literary version of Lora Stone's Tomb Raider or a Lady Indiana Jones adventures.
Published 15 months ago by K
3.0 out of 5 stars There is promise here for Mr. Hickland
First off, this was an OK read. Don't let the three stars put you off. Mr. Hickland tries a little too hard to give too much detail in one area - and not enough in another. Read more
Published 15 months ago by mary ann newton
5.0 out of 5 stars Good Read!
Michael Hickland does an excellent job of giving the reader just enough history of Genghis Khan and his mysterious tomb to make his book, The Guardian of Genghis Khan's Tomb, a... Read more
Published 19 months ago by Brooks Vandivort
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About the Author

Michael B. Hickland is a graduate of the University of Florida with a Bachelor of Science in Business Management. He attended Delaware Law School. He has received formal training in public speaking.

Utilizing relationship selling, Michael won annual the President's Club award for outstanding sales performance twelve times during his fifteen years with Xerox. Then, even though he was new to the field of mammography, Michael sold more units than anyone else nationally over three-plus years with Xerox Medical Systems. OCE Business Systems then recruited Michael, and a year later he was recognized as the company's #1 sales manager in the United States.

Michael then went to work for Philips Medical Systems, where he again received awards for leading the nation in gross ultrasound system sales. Later he served as vice president of sales and marketing for HPI Healthcare Services and Premier Pharmacy Management.

He was the principal owner and CEO of Global Healthcare Technologies, Inc.

Michael B. Hickland has since retired from the healthcare industry and he and his wife, Leslie, reside in Riverview, Florida. They have a son and daughter, both grown with careers of their own.

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