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Alex Rutherford may have grand ideas for his books, but the stories he tells are not that compelling even though the material he uses surely is. The benefit is that even if you lose, people will still choose to back you because of your families reputation.

Humayun spends the next fifteen years rebuilding his strength, partly with Persian aid. Log In Members Login. And what touched my heart after reading the book are two facts: But how will his God judge him?

His overwhelming grief isolates him from his sons and he does not see the rivalries, indeed hatreds, building between them. He’d discovered the sensual languor that a few pellets of opium could induce which triggered some chain of events that not just degraded his name but also the standard of living and hence starts the true gripping portion of the book.

The first tentative grapple emire of the Mughal empire placed on Indian soil get zlex almighty shake in the second installment of this series. The ellipsis addiction from the first book is still present in this one. I am happy that we see Hamida a lot moghuo this book because most female characters have not appeared a lot in the book. However, Akbar’s homelife was more complicated. It took Humayun 9 years to prepair himself for the retake of Hindustan It is said that his story has been very well documented Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals.

Except for a few characters and events, history has been not tampered with much.


As much as I loved the book, it was not good compared to the first book which tells us ruthwrford story of Babur, the first moghul emperor. The story looks at the macro view namely the rule of the Mughals and the micro view the finer details like how Humayun suffered during his exile, aoex love for opium, e Action, drama, heroism, deceit, loyalty, valor, honor, love, sex, betrayal, Nov 18, Debjit Sengupta rated it really liked it.

He first defeats his step brother Kamran and retains Afghanistan and step by step conquers everything that he had originally inherited from Babur. Return to Book Page. This same skepticism, perhaps that I bought this book much later, after finishing the first one. Unputdownable if you are into history stuff.

His overwhelming grief isolates him from his sons and he does not see the rivalries, indeed hatreds, building between them. This series is currently not available for purchase.

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Mar 02, Arun Batra rated it really liked it. A Man of words he wasfulfilling the promise he’d given to his father till the last breath and even remembered the one he’d made to a mere soldier to sit on his or as an emperor for few hours. If you love action fiction, set in history then you will enjoy this entertaining series of books.

Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. I felt that he did not have the hunger, that Babur had. Barely six months after rebuilding the Mughul Empire, Humayun breaks his neck when he tumbled down a flight of stairs. Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. Humayun even gave him a bodyguard. Indian history books hardly mention Humayun, except that he was the son of Babur and father of Akbar. Barely 2 months earlier Humayum and his half- brothers had carried their father’s coffin.

In comparison to the ruthless Babur, Humayun is more compassionate – one who keeps his word; either with the commoner who saves his life or with fulfilling his promise to his father, Humayun is certainly a better ruler in my mind, thanks to this book.

Jan 18, David added it. Alex Rutherford – Empire rutherforv the Moghul: T Not even a dozen pages yet I was already flung ruhherford the treachery of Humayun’s half-brothers Kamran, Askari and Hindal Write a customer review. Humayun had an initial success in Gujarat where he led from the front. Akbar, ruler of a sixth of the world’s people, colossally rich and utterly ruthless, was a contemporary of Elizabeth I, but infinitely more powerful.


And to my pleasant surprise Alex Rutherford scores in all the relevant departments, this book is fantastic read, not very detailed oof detailed just to the right degree to make it a light read.

Apr 27, Arun Divakar rated it liked it. He then ran into extremely skillful and meticulous ruler Sher Shah, who despite being outnumbered unleashed two humiliating defeats. The tale that he weaves around historical events is as captivating as the first book. Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers.

Empire of the Moghul: The Serpent’s Tooth

Babur is dead, and despite naming Humayun successor to the wealth and the new empire he has founded, and asking him not to do anything against his half brothers, there is dissension among them. Both had to wander from one place to another along with their family and some trusted soldiers. Each action is a deeper reflection of his inner thoughts and inspirations. The narration is good and the plot’s pace is consistent throughout. Get to Know Us. Sep 18, Lindsay Eaton rated it liked it.

Share your thoughts with other customers. Humayun’s failures are a tad repetitive, and are not helped by the fact that many of his journeys share similarities with Babur’s experiences, but the pace is more or less maintained and there are reasonable twists to keep the reader engrossed.

The first volume revolves around the story of Baburheir to the ruler of FerghanaUmar Shaikh.