A Kingdom Divided: Empire of the Moghul

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Macmillan, Jul 5, 2011 - Fiction - 448 pages

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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Continuing the story of the Moghul Empire by taking up the story of Humayun. Once again all the political intrigue and scenes of action are based on the testimony of those who witnessed the events ... Read full review

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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
Return of the Moghuls
A Brothers Grief
Kamran Padishah
Doing Good to the Evil

Into the Desert
Demon of the Sands
Shah Tahmasp
Warm Bread
Shock and
The Stars Smile Down
Staircase to Heaven
Historical Note
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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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