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Against Walls (Amgalant One)


Imaginary Kings (Amgalant Two)


Voices from the Twelfth-Century Steppe


Of Battles Past (Amgalant 1.1)


When I am King (Amgalant 1.2)


Me and Atrocity (Amgalant 2.1)


The Sheep from the Goats (Amgalant 2.2)


About Me

Welcome to Amgalant.

Here you can find my historical fiction about the 12th & 13th-century Mongols.

Also my craft essay Voices.

For more Mongol content, visit my website at

Both epic and intimate, Amgalant explores the story found in the Secret History of the Mongols. Much of this source is still secret -- neglected in Western accounts. People who knew Temujin gathered their tales into a communal memoir, which even conserves Temujin's own words. This is the inside story.

'In a word, the writing is extraordinary... To humanize one of history's most infamous conquerors is not an enviable task.'

'Hammond's writing is rich, nuanced, humorous... Amgalant is a rare and different, wonderful read.'

You can read Amgalant either in the original two books, Against Walls and Imaginary Kings -- if you like novels over 500 pages -- or in the four-set, beginning Of Battles Past.