The first book in the Empire of the Moghul series: chronicling the rise and fall of the This item:Empire of the Moghul: Raiders From the North by Alex Rutherford . The complete series list for – Empire of the Moghul Alex Rutherford. Series reading order, cover art, synopsis, sequels, reviews, awards, publishing history. The first book in the Empire of the Moghul series: chronicling the rise and fall of The second enthralling installment in Alex Rutherford’s Empire of the Moghul.

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On his final campaign to win back Hindustan, Humayun realises the value of collective confidence. Trivia About Brothers At War In fact, there are many places where I loved the book.

Empire of the Moghul: The Serpent’s Tooth

There is character development and if you compare alsx to the first book, I think this books had better character development except from the protagonist. T Not even a dozen pages yet I was already flung into the treachery of Humayun’s half-brothers Kamran, Askari and Hindal Humayun’s life is portrayed as a determined struggle to win back his empire. In comparison to the ruthless Babur, Humayun is more compassionate – one who keeps his word; either with the commoner who saves his life or with fulfilling his promise to his father, Humayun is certainly a better ruler in my mind, thanks to this book.

Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. From being an emperor to being that of the refugee in his own land, this story narrates how the emperor finally finds his true rurherford as a leader. Great story line but I just felt that useless bits were quite stretched and the other characters were not developed enough.

Yet to gain his throne he has followed the savage ‘throne or coffin’ traditions of his ancestors – descendants of Genghis Khan and Tamburlaine. The author retains his firm grasp of describing battles and the harshness of life for these men and women.

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The mercy Humayun has shown to his brother was great to see, not many people can have such a big heart even though he was quite selfish. And, unfortunately, that is what it reads like, a history book with rare flashes of story telling brilliance, that leaves me feeling a bit regretful, contemplating what could have been. The characters are fleshed out to fine detail. Join us by creating an account and start getting the best experience from our website!


Akbar extended his rule over much of Asia, skillfully commanding tens of thousands of men, elephants and innovative technology, yet despite the unimaginable bloodshed which resulted his empire was based on universal religious tolerance.

The second volume tells the story of HumayunBabur’s son and the second ruler of the Moghul Empire. He does make a comeback but it is more luck than determination. Empire of the Moghul: Admittedly, he isn’t steely and This one starts off with an ‘off’ Humayun getting whatever he liked and whenever he wanted. The book is a great read and as captivating as the first.

That was the way of the Mongols since the time of Genghiz Khan. Humayun was not a very impressive protagonist. Humayun thwarts an early attempt by his brothers to grab the throne, but spares their lives and sends them away to rule far away regions.

Brothers At War

Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. Does not work for me. He spent years sorting issues of his half-brothers For example we don’t see Humayuns half sister Gulbana and characters like her have not been developed slot in the book.

Newly crowned Jahangir has literally everything a king wants.

The new Moghul Emperor Shah Jahan reigns over a colossally wealthy empire of million souls. AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. But how will his God judge him?

Threat after threat, betrayal after betrayal, and it feels like all Humayun can do is feel entitled and offend those he needs the most. A very honest, brave portrayal of a Mughal king. His reign began in bloodshed when he strangled his treacherous ‘milk-brother’, but it ended in glory.

And to what lengths would she herself go to ensure her position as the real power behind the throne? Amidst the stench of trust, betrayal and struggle lies the immortal tale of Humayun’s struggle to reestablish the his legacy. There is another positive dimension when success is attributed to a particular family like the Moghuls, for each victory is attributed to the Moghul name, further enhancing their charmed reputation.


Whereas Babur admitted his own flaws and seemed to learn from them, Rrutherford seems virtually unable to do so.

Empire of the Moghul Series by Alex Rutherford

Though he was considered a fine warrior but he also had a fascination for worldly charms. And what touched my heart after reading the book are two facts: The empire which his father bequeathed him lacks in nothing, it has limitless wealth, has a formidable military strength and stretch from the Khyber pass in the west to the Bengal in the east The second part of the empire of the Moghul quintet narrates the story of the Mughal emperor Humayun.

Go for this book if you had found history book boring in the past but wish to enhance your knowledge on Mughal history. The book is highly recommended for such category of users It is also one of those cruel ironies of fate that he did not get to spend too much time on his reclaimed throne. Alex Rutherford may have grand ideas for his books, but the stories he tells are not that compelling even though the material he uses surely is. The white bones of the elephants that fell were to remain there for many years to come.

When it comes to the end of the story, and somehow the stars have aligned correctly for once and Humayun’s is back in the ascendant, it’s easy to wonder if this Moghul Emperor genuinely deserved what he ended up with or not. The throne Finally went to his only son Akbar However fate and destiny has its way of teaching him.

I know Rutherford wont disappoint. To view it, click here. You have reason to feel great when Khanzada slaps him repeatedly. And to what lengths would he travel to get what he so earnestly wants – the one woman he unconditionally loves?

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