A mighty wind,
This review is from: A Wind from Bukhara (Paperback)
Young general Arslan of Turkmenistan gains world power! Russia and China put their armies at his disposal. USA surrenders. Sounds like Bin Laden's dream? Not quite, for this young warrior prince has a very special agenda - to save the Earth from the burden of Mankind. He literally forces the world back to the days of watermills and horsepower.
As his capital he chooses - Kraftsville, Illinois. And lives not in any palace, but the house of school principal (and man of principles) Franklin Bond, from whose viewpoint most of the story is told. Also part of the household (and the second voice)is the young boy Hunt Morgan, who both fears and adores Arslan.
This novel is both a political novel and a psychological drama, where Arslan and his moves and moods are filtered by Mr. Bond and Mr. Hunt.