The Mongolian Chronicles

A Story of Eagles, Demons, and Empires

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In the shadows of the Altai Mountains live the Kazakh nomads of western Mongolia. These hard-living nomads survive on windswept steppes, grazing their herds and keeping an ancient practice alive: hunting not with traps or guns, but on horseback with golden eagles. The Mongolian Chronicles recounts a story of this untamed world, seen through the eyes of artist, writer, and traveller Allen Smutylo.


  • Long-listed, RBC Taylor Prize 2020


"In an age of collapsing cultural diversity, Smutylo offers a precious and personal glimpse into the Kazakh nomads of Mongolia's remote Altai region and their absolutely fascinating hunting eagles. "

- Bruce Kirkby, author of <i>The Dolphin's Tooth: A Decade in Search of Adventure</i>

"The perfect guide for an unforgettable journey into Mongolia's ancient traditions and modern paths. "

- Adrienne Mayor, author of <i>The Amazons</i>

"With the same patience and skill of a falconer, Smutylo guides us through a land, a history ... sharing it through original artwork and prose. This book is a beautiful blend of media — a well-crafted adventure travel memoir, illustrated with rich and vibrant paintings."

- Bill Arnott