A Kingdom Divided: Empire of the Moghul

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Macmillan, Jul 5, 2011 - Fiction - 448 pages
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Already an international bestseller, A Kingdom Divided continues the epic story of the Moghuls, one of the most magnificent and violent dynasties in world history.

India, 1530. Humayun, the newly crowned second Moghul emperor, is a fortunate man. His father, Babur, has left him wealth, glory, and an empire that stretches a thousand miles south of the Khyber Pass; he must now build on his legacy, and make the Moghuls worthy of their legendary forebear, Tamburlaine.

But, unbeknownst to him, Humayun is already in grave danger. His half brothers are plotting against him; they doubt that he has the strength, the will, the brutality needed to command the Moghul armies and lead them to still-greater glories. Soon Humayun will be locked in a terrible battle: not only for his crown, not only for his life, but for the existence of the very empire itself.

 

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Contents

Riding the Tiger
An Impudent Enemy
The Spoils of
In the Balance
The Tyranny of the Stars
The WaterCarrier
A Promise Kept
Blood and Dust
Flesh and Blood
A Visitor in the Night
Riders in the Snow
Kabul
Return of the Moghuls
A Brothers Grief
Kamran Padishah
Doing Good to the Evil

Brothers
Flight
Hamida
Into the Desert
Demon of the Sands
Akbar
Shah Tahmasp
Kandahar
Warm Bread
Shock and
Victory
The Stars Smile Down
Staircase to Heaven
Historical Note
Additional Notes
Copyright

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About the author (2011)

ALEX RUTHERFORD is the pen name for Diana and Michael Preston, whose nonfiction has been awarded the Los Angeles Times Science and Technology Prize and been praised worldwide. They are also authors of Raiders from the North, the first book in the Empire of the Moghul series. They live in London.

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