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Editorial Reviews. From Publishers Weekly. Drawn largely from the autobiography of Babur, the Book 1 of 6 in Empire of the Moghul Series (6 Book Series). The first book in the Empire of the Moghul series: chronicling the rise and fall of the Moghul rulers of India, beginning with Babur who swept in from Central Asia. Raiders from the North is the first in a quintet of novels chronicling the rise and fall of the Moghul Empire. The story begins in when the ruler of Ferghana.

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In essence, a good read, especially for those who have an interest in history, and for those empure don’t, read it as you would, a regular story, it does justice on that front too. The Unfinished Novel and Other stories. Major events are true and described well.

Though it has got me intrigued about the era and culture so I will probably head for a non-fiction or two instead of the HF.

Raiders from the North by Alex Rutherford

The story also introduces the next player in — Humayun who became the second Mughal emperor who proves his valor in battle as a warrior prince against the Rajput rulerRana Sangha of Mewar. His ancestry, which include Timur and Genghis Khan, only reinforces this belief. I am sure it must have been painstaking. Another particular note is the ease at which the book uses a straight forward approach to tackling Indian History. The little I did know about Babur and how the Moghuls came to be was from what I learned during history class in school.

Though not necessarily in the same order.

Although I have previous knowledge of the history element, those that are less familiar with the historical context will have no problem following the events that are describe within this novel. Alex Rutherford has taken a welcome step in this direction and their plans are to tell the stories of the first six Mughal emperors in about 5 books is something which makes their books must reads for me. Decent book with good historical context.


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Books by Alex Rutherford. But Rutherford I got this as an advance review copy and at first could not get into it.

Reading your review makes me want to research more about Mughal history. Rutherford mostly remains true to history but has embellished a few characters to liven up the tale. If we want history, read a history book.

Babur and his troops often face defeat and often, they would emerge as winners. Please try again later. His inability to hold on to Samarkand made him go to Kabul and then to Hindustan.

In Babur’s earlier battles, both won and lost, and earlier life, the book was boring for long stretches.

Book Review: Empire Of The Mughal : Raiders From The North by Alex Rutherford

Apparently, at least two people wrote RFTN, and admittedly, the story read this way to me. While he fails time and again, the experiences make him a wiser soldier. As I look back at the book I see empier it did not grab me. The character of Ba Alex Rutherford is a pen name for a husband and wife writing team.

Book Review: Empire Of The Mughal : Raiders From The North by Alex Rutherford

The Taj Mahalone of the seven wonders of the world was cre What an absolutely A. The best way to describe what I discovered between the covers would be to say all filler, no real killer.

The first book in the Empire of the Moghul series: From being king of a small state to the ruler of Samarkhand, rwiders being a king without a throne, Babur is thrown into situations which provide him valuable life lessons, all of which would help him establish the Mughal dynasty in Hindustan.


With the help of allies such as Baisanghar, Baburi, and even his son and heir Humayun, Babur eventually conquerors Hindustan, ousting the Sultan of Delhi in the process. As for rating it, I can only give omghul 2 stars and attach this ‘view’ nirth it. Enter stage right, Raiders from the North.

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Rome and Romans for example. This page was last edited on 7 Septemberat I read the lot at one go, one after the other, without pause.

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. Book One The C Please edit the article to focus on discussing the work rather than merely reiterating the plot.

In India, soon after the first battle of Panipat, Babur secures his throne in Agra, laying down the foundation of Mughal Empire in India. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. The beliefs, armies and backgrounds of rulers who walked the World would have been different and yet the motivations and stories have the same hues.

Alex Rutherford is a pen name for a husband and wife writing team.