Raiders from the North: Empire of the Moghul

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Macmillan, May 11, 2010 - Fiction - 448 pages
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THE EPIC STORY OF ONE OF THE MOST POWERFUL EMPIRES IN HISTORY

The mighty Empire of the Moghuls burst out of Central Asia into India in the sixteenth century. The first in a compelling new series of novels, Raiders from the North tells the largely unknown story of the rise and fall of the Mogul dynasties.

It is 1494 when the ruler of Ferghana dies in an extraordinary accident. His only son, Babur, faces a seemingly impossible challenge. Babur is determined to live up to the example of his legendary ancestor, Tamburlaine, whose conquests transformed the face of the earth from Delhi to the Mediterranean, from wealthy Persia to the wildernesses along the Volga. But Babur is dangerously young to inherit a kingdom.

Before Babur can summon enough warlords to declare him the rightful king, plots against his crown, even his life, are hatching. And soon, he will discover that even the bravest and most fearless leader can be betrayed. With the wisest of advisers and most courageous of warriors by his side, Babur can achieve a great destiny and found an empire in India, but every step of his journey will be fraught with danger.

Set in a world of tribal rivalries, rampaging armies, and ruthlessly ambitious enemies, Raiders from the North is historical adventure at its very best.

 

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User Review  - PiyushC - LibraryThing

Book 1 of the Moghul series, part of my about India / Indian authors reads this year. Growing up in India, Moghuls form part of our History syllabus. However, the information contained in those books ... Read full review

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User Review  - CozyLover - LibraryThing

Finally got around to finishing this book. It took me several attempts to get into it. The subject matter was so interesting to me I thought this would be a great read, but alas, the author just didn ... Read full review

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Contents

King Without a Throne
105
Governing by the Sword
237
Land of Dust and Diamonds
315
Historical Note
433
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ALEX RUTHERFORD is the pen name for Diana Preston and her husband, Michael, whose nonfiction has been awarded the Los Angeles Times Science and Technology Prize and been praised worldwide. They have written seven books including Cleopatra, Taj Mahal, and Before the Fallout. They live in London.

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