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Empire of the Moghul: The Serpent's Tooth [Kindle Edition]

Alex Rutherford
3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)

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'As with the two previous books, this is well researched, while the deadly intrigues and the sight and sounds of the Moghul court are colourfully and effectively portrayed. The battle scenes are exciting...the writing is seamless. 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?' (US Historical Novel Society)

'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)

'Rutherford's glorious, broad-sweeping adventure in the wild lands of the Moghul sees the start of a wonderful series...In Babur, he has found a real-life hero, with all the flaws, mistakes and misadventures that spark true heroism... Breathtaking stuff' (Manda Scott)

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Rutherford's glorious, broad-sweeping adventure in the wild lands of the Moghul sees the start of a wonderful series...In Babur, he has found a real-life hero, with all the flaws, mistakes and misadventures that spark true heroism... Breathtaking stuff' - Manda Scott

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 664 KB
  • Print Length: 432 pages
  • Publisher: Review (9 May 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00ABLJ2QQ
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #51,113 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5.0 out of 5 stars top class 10 Jun 2013
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what a great read,in my opinion on par with all the other
great historical fiction authors.
has been a real pleasure to read .
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4.0 out of 5 stars More Moghul Mayhem 22 April 2014
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Completely involved in the series as I am this was a must ; A whole new world ; one long gone ; is opened before your eyes.
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5.0 out of 5 stars An Emperor in pain 18 Nov 2013
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The authors have surpassed themselves. What a wonderful and moving description of love and separation. I could actually feel Shah Jehan's suffering at the death of his only lover, friend, and guide and the urgency and desire to fulfil her dying wish. Her dream, her paradise on earth, a symbol of love, an open challenge to all lovers. Can their love survive the finality of death? Can their love be ever worthy of such brilliance as the Taj? Could they match and surpass such a timeless monument the great Taj represents?

What I really love about the story is that it hardly deviates from actual events as the story is more or less based on facts. Yes there are some fictitious characters but they are seldom critical. Most fictitious characters are like alter egos of the rulers giving further insights to their often isolated personalities.

Shah Jehan's reign and his family discord was a watershed moment in the history of India, setting the scene for the demise of the great Moghul dynasty in India. The authors have portrayed conceivable set of historical events building up to to the last novel in this great series. I wait with baited breath......
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I love the Empire of the Moghul series. However, a bit like the later Harry Potter books, "The Serpents Tooth" lack a bit of originality in it's literary construction. It follows a similar formula in it's approach to character and event description to the earlier books in the series. So you repeatedly experience a feeling of De Ja Vu. So I suspect that were it read in isolation from the rest of the series it would be a good read. Overall, once I put the above moan aside, I thoroughly enjoyed it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A very good author 7 Oct 2013
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A really good read. I couldnt wait for this to come out. Fascinating series so read every one by this author.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Not bad for a holiday read but flat in places. 4 Oct 2013
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There is something missing from the whole Moghul series but I'm not sure what. It lacks pace in places and just falls short of good.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Rise of the Moghuls 24 Aug 2013
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I was enthralled with the whole 5 book series - I decided to buy them all at once so as not to lose the continuation of the whole history and family. They really open up and explain somewhat how India destroyed itself with rather obscene waste and abject poverty but at the same time epitomises the breadth of the Moghul reach and tribal movements of the time. Great series.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic read! 27 July 2013
By Eve
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I have followed Alex Rutherford's series of The Moghul Empire, and found each edition completely fascinating. Not previously knowing anything about Ghengis Khan's later descendants, I was most interested to learn about the beginnings and continuing records of how the empire evolved.

The characters are extremely well described, and I felt I was living in their era and experiencing their daily lives alongside them. I have certainly been on a wonderful learning curve with these books. More, please, Alex!
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