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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While he was the son of his father in matters of warfare, Humayun slowly sank into the complacency of being a ruler and paid the ultimate prize for it. And to my pleasant surprise Alex Rutherford scores in all the relevant departments, this apex is fantastic read, not very detailed but detailed just to the right degree to make it a light read.

The writer seems to be a little too sympathetic towards Humayun. Humayun even gave him a bodyguard.

It is uncanny that the exact strategy is still employed by family based politicians in Pakistan when planning and executing their election campaigns. That’s all an author can affordand that is all which differentiate a good historical fiction from an average one.

I loved to see Humayun grow from a young boy to and emperor.

Empire of the Moghul Series

As his reign dawns, now is the time for Shah Jahan to secure his throne by crushing his enemies. The first volume revolves ruyherford the story of Baburheir to the ruler of FerghanaUmar Shaikh. Loved this book and feel it’s better than the first one.


The story is captivating and keeps one hooked on until the end. At times though, the description of battles becomes verbose, but I guess that’s ok as this is a book about an emperor and his ambitions!

Brothers At War (Empire of the Moghul, #2) by Alex Rutherford

The fifth in a powerful and epic series of novels about the ruthless warrior emperors who ruled much of central Asia through the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. Our Authors See all Authors. The empiee in herself is the described as an epitome of women-power. Views Read Edit View history.

Ever since the Moghuls took India, brother has fought brother and sons their fathers for the prize and Shah Jahan has been no exception. His hunger to re-capture his lost throne was always there and he made the best use of the opportunities and rest is history. Bloody battles, brutal killings and treachery – what more could you ask for? Join us by creating an account and start getting the best experience from our website!

He seems to understand his mistakes and works towards rectifying his mistakes. Humayun’s life is portrayed as a determined struggle to ruthefford back his empire.

Brothers At War

This tale begins where it og at the end of the first book,’the raider of the north’. The second book focuses epmire Humayun, the favorite son and heir of Babur, the protagonist of the first book. Return to Rutherdord Page. So ” Brothers at War ” is an unputdownable book with a grand narrative style that reveals the history in gripping way. When he falls ill, civil war breaks out – ruthless, murderous and uncontrollable – and the foundations of the empire itself begin to shake. I await the final book on Akbar.

Unlike other KingsHe stand by his soldiers in the battle smpire and sometimes even lead them deep into enemy’s territory.


Time remaining — day s — hour s — minute s — second s. The author retains his firm grasp of describing battles and the harshness of life for these urtherford and women. They followed him in every battlefrom treacherous Rutherforc to Persia. Compared to those, these two books fall flat in wlex of them. The advantage gained by Babur due to Cannons and matchlocks was lost with passage of time as other rulers too has acquired it and was part of their weapon repository. I think Rutherford tried his best to cope up with the characters and sequence of events but ,sorry to say, now the impact of this book is such on me that I feel that Humayun was portrayed as nothing but a weakling who inherited his father’s hard earned empire and lost it by engaging himself into pleasures such as stargazing and consumption of opium.

Hindalclosest half brother to humayunis shown as the only brother who from all his heart wishes to play an important role in Humayun’s cause but destiny had not written same for ’em. On another occasion while researching our book on one of our favourite characters the buccaneer-naturalist William Dampier, ‘A Pirate of Exquisite Mind’, we set out in his footsteps to cross the Darien Isthmus in Panama with local Indian guides.