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Empire of the Moghul: Ruler of the World

Empire of the Moghul: Ruler of the World [Kindle Edition]

Alex Rutherford
3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)

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"Praise for Ruler of the World: "

"This series has developed into a fascinating insight into the rise and fall of a great and glorious dynasty. Bloody battles, brutal killings and treachery - what more could you ask for?"--"Historical Novels Society"


"Praise for A Kingdom Divided: "

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""The hand-to-hand combat pulsates with heroic vigor and plentiful gore, sure to entertain fans, and the climax paves the way for the next epic entry." -Publishers Weekly"

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""The whole life and times of the Moghul dynasty are brought to life in vivid imagery."
-Historical Novel Review"

"Beautifully captures the vast panorama of Hindustan in the early sixteenth century. . . One can almost hear the boom of cannon and screams of fallen soldiers." -"Deccan Chronicle (India)"

"A roaring landslide of an historical epic full of the red-hot heat of battle and the blackout of treachery, with a cast of characters to die for." -"The Northern Echo "(UK)

"This book has everything: a flawed yet heroic leader, love, jealousy and treachery. It is a perfect summer read -- fast-paced and completely absorbing." -"City AM "(UK)

Praise for "Raiders from the North"

"A totally absorbing narrative filled with authentic historical characters and sweeping action set in an age of horrifying but magnificent savagery. The writing is as compelling as the events described and kept me eagerly leaping from one page to the next." -Wilbur Smith

"A historical novel filled with authentic historical characters that give the readers a glimpse into the savagery and ruthless ambition of the Moghul rulers." -"Deseret News"

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The story of the third great Moghul Emperor, Akbar, leader of a triumphant dynasty which contained the seeds of its own destruction. 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. His reign began in bloodshed when he strangled his treacherous 'milk-brother', but it ended in glory. Akbar extended his rule over much of Asia, skillfully commanding tens of thousands of men, elephants and innovative technology, yet despite the unimaginable bloodshed which resulted his empire was based on universal religious tolerance. However, Akbar's homelife was more complicated. He defied family, nobles and mullahs to marry a beautiful Rajput princess, whose people he had conquered; but she hated Akbar and turned Salim, his eldest son, against him. What's more, as any Moghul prince could inherit his father's crown and become Emperor, his sons were brought up to be intensely competitive and suspicious of each other: to see eachother as rivals for the greatest prize of all. And, as Salim grew to manhood, the relationship between father and son became tainted by rebellion and competition to be the greatest Moghul of them all.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1300 KB
  • Print Length: 416 pages
  • Publisher: Review (12 May 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004VF6298
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #159,082 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars MMMmmmmmmmmmmmmm 28 Jun 2011
I read the first two books back to back and i think that may have given me false expectations of the third book, the story when read back to back does have a certain flow and pace, but has a fair few speed bumps along the way where the reader is jarred from one place to another almost without warning, which can throw the pace off. Book 3 Ruler of the world seemed to take that to extremes or it stood out because i read it on its own after some very good titles, im not sure which.

It has its good points, its set in a place and period that few venture, the characters are not unappealing, and there is plenty of action, if Alex Rutherford could get his pace and flow right he could be an exceptional writer, especially if he keeps picking new and different things to write.

This is still worth a read, but i wouldnt force it up the reading pile ahead of some more noteable writers.

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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Characters still fairly flat 9 May 2011
By Gareth Wilson - Falcata Times Blog TOP 500 REVIEWER VINE VOICE
Having missed out on the second novel in the series I recalled my problems with the original in the authors disjointedness with the cast as well as plotline. I hoped that this would improve with this title but to be honest it felt pretty much more of the same old same old.

Whilst I'm not familiar with this particular piece of history it is always interesting to see what the author comes up with to help keep the piece fresh as well as rewarding for the modern audience. It does have some great combat, it does have some decent prose but yet again it's the lack of character building that makes me wonder why I even picked this title up. If you want two dimensional then this will do the job but I prefer characters that stand out on their own two feet, the type of fully rounded hero who has cut their own slice of history and is determined to keep it in their own two hands. Add to this a bit more historical research and you can turn an OK novel into something great.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars enjoyable read 3 May 2012
By Shamim
Thoroughly enjoyed reading this book. Found it exciting from start to finish and it was wonderfully written. Can't wait to read the next one in series
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good 16 Jan 2014
By RKaur
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
It is a good series of books, although over descriptive in parts. However, I wasn't impressed with the interpretation of the Anarkali story which is so iconic in India. Could have been better, but still engaging and worth reading for those new to the subject of the Mughals.
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