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. The Empire of the Moghul novels span the epic rise and fall of one of the Alex Rutherford’s internationally bestselling series continues with the story of the third . The complete series list for – Empire of the Moghul Alex Rutherford. Series reading order, cover art, synopsis, sequels, reviews, awards, publishing history.

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A problem with the Time Map reveals chaos in the 16th century and the wrong Tudor queen on the throne. Would that have contributed to a stronger bond among the brothers?

This book shows true love, betrayal, treachery and hungry for power. And to what lengths would he travel to get what he so earnestly wants – the one woman he unconditionally loves?

Great fiction written around real characters and events during this time of upheaval of mhghal Mogul rule.

Empire of the Moghul: Traitors in the Shadows

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. But this is the final flowering of a doomed empire and, while Shah Jahan mourns his qlex wife and obsesses over the Taj Mahal, her monument, his son Aurangzeb e,pire planning to take his father’s throne, by any means necessary. Yes, it will mean breaking a few rules, but – as Max always says – they’re not her rules. Traitors in the Shadows By Alex Rutherford.

This character helps because much of the actual history of this time was written by visiting Europeans. For every pirate present, there’s a glimpse of a future ruling the waves again.

The sections on the building of the Taj Mahal were interesting. A new emperor, Aurangzeb, sits on India’s glittering Peacock Throne – the throne he seized from his father while the old emperor still lived. With many enemies, he had no one to trust, with his own milk-mother and brother planning to plot against him. But this is the final flowering of a doomed empire and, while 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.


The sixth volume covers the reign of Aurangzeb.

Maybe it’s because it’s the best story. It’s a wonderful read for history fanatics and especially those have special affinity for the Moghul era. Views Read Edit View history. A truly enjoyable read!

That toughness will be tested to the very limit when he is sent on a mission deep in hostile territory. Barely six months after rebuilding the Mughul Empire, Humayun breaks his neck when he tumbled down a flight of stairs. One cannot but wonder what if Shah Jahan spent more amounts of eempire with his sons, all of them, with nearly equal times?

This page was last edited on 7 Septemberat A wonderful book that manages to weave in the magic of fiction through the historical facts, in the process resurrecting the era and the people and their feelings. When she comes to the attention of the local mill owner, a series of wrenching and violent events unfolds, culminating in her disappearance.

The reign of Shah Jahan is a good example of how not to administer a large empire and how the lack of a strong central ruler can bring stagnation to an empire. The tenth book in the bestselling Chronicles of St Mary’s series which follows a group of tea-soaked disaster magnets as they hurtle their way around History. The World According to Anna.

Although the stories mostly leave out the average subject of the Empire and those oppressed under its rule I became quite invested in the various characters that challenged for the thrown. I’m excited to read the I’ve enjoyed all the books in this series, but “The Serpent’s Tooth” is the strongest since “Raiders From the North,” which hooked me.

The characters one felt were the ‘villians’ of history, are amazingly seen as human, and hence flawed, acting out of individual insecurities. So how Shah Jahan will manage threat from his sons knowing well aware that one of his children or all of them will ultimately revolt against him. View high res cover image.


But in establishing one of the most powerful and glorious dynasties in history they became part of India. He was nothing like the khurram I read about in the Tainted throne. When Henrietta falls under the spell of Kaus, an outsider and petty criminal, Jane takes to trailing the couple, spying on their trysts, until one night, Henrietta vanishes into the woods.

Islam places parents and sibling in very high esteem and his behaviour as shown is despicable. The lives of both father and son were an illustration that what goes around comes around. Rutherford writes like a crack reporter covering war from the front lines. Paperbackpages. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Empire of the Moghul Series by Alex Rutherford

This book and the entire series is alec must-read for people who like history, historical novels, etc. But that is idle guess work. The glorious Moghul throne is worth any amount of bloodshed and betrayal; once Jahangir raised troops against his own father; now he faces a bloody battle with Khurram, the ablest of his warring sons. Book ratings by Goodreads.

Empire of the Moghul: The Tainted Throne : Alex Rutherford :

The sudden demise of Mumtaz Mahal and life after that has been captured beautifully. Great fictio This was the first book I have read by this author.

Or way the narration has been done, the amount of research is mind boggling. But, i guess Mughal ancestry of Thorn or Coffin plagued every Mughal emperor.