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Brothers At War (Empire of the Moghul, #2) by Alex Rutherford

Ahmend Khanchief of Scouts of Humayun’s armywho used to plan up the procession details of his own that too by sending advance scout parties and lead his scouts in the worst-case scenarios. Mogyul story goes that his ship was taken over by pirates and he died fighting them.

His constant perseverance makes his years in exile an interesting one. Learn more about Amazon Prime.

But still if there was deeper development of character the book would be more engaging. The Journey of Humayun fascinated me. Return to Book Page. Not even a dozen pages yet I was already flung into the rutherfoord of Humayun’s half-brothers Kamran, Askari and Hindal The battle scenes are some of the best written I’ve read of combat of that era from the backs of horses and raids.

Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. Breathtaking stuff’ — Manda Scott. Rutherford not only writes about war and politics but also deeply explores the various corners of the character’s mind. After losing several strongholds including Delhi and Lahore, Humayun becomes an emperor without a kingdom. The authors have done a great service by charting his life because he was the father of the great Akbar, so must have been if influence to produce a son like him.

Alx his reign dawns, now is the time for Shah Jahan to secure his throne by crushing his enemies.

The second volume tells the story of HumayunBabur’s son and the second ruler of the Moghul Empire. Over the years we’ve also retraced the steps of the Moghuls from the Ferghana Valley in Kyrgyzstan rutherforr home to the first Moghul emperor, the boy-king Babur — to Iran and to the blue domes and minarets of Samarkand in Uzbekistan, across the red deserts to the Oxus River, over the Hindu Kush to Kabul and Afghanistan and down through the Khyber Pass to the plains of northern India.


Both had to ruthrford from one place to another along with their family and some trusted soldiers.

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Hardcoverpages. However if I have to criticize it somewhere, then I feel that the story doesn’t quite hold on until the end moyhul gets a little plain towards the end.

Like his father his gains are short lived but he does not seem to have the ‘ never say die ‘ attitude. Not because Rutherford’s narration is bad, but because I found Humayun nowhere near as interesting as his father.

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 throne as an emperor for few hours. The book mainly shows the journey of Humayun and he did have other characters along side him but we don’t get to see a lot about them. Perhaps that is ‘the point’ of the story, but it’s a bit hard to put up with for over pages.

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Brothers At War

I liked this even better than Raiders from the North. The empire which his father bequeathed him lacks in nothing, it has limitless wealth, has a formidable military strength and stretch from the Khyber pass in the west to the Bengal in the east, one of the largest in the whole of India. Apr 03, Ankit Hawk rated it really liked it Shelves: His overwhelming grief isolates him from his sons and he does not see the rivalries, indeed hatreds, building between them.

Jan 18, David added it. The benefit is that even if you lose, people will still choose to back you because of your families reputation. Just over 5 years earlier, Humayun’s father, Babur had abandoned Samarkand to the Uzbeks and had led his normadic people through mountain passes from Kabul crossed the Indus and crushed the Afghan Pashtun Sultan Ibrahim Lodi at Panipat to claim Hindustan for the Moghuls circa But, unbeknownst to him, Humayun is already in grave danger.


Threat after threat, betrayal after betrayal, and it feels like all Humayun can do is feel entitled and offend those he needs the most.

The Shah of Persia provided him necessary initial military support. Books in This Series 6 Books Hide books already in your library 0. Kabul was the place where both launched their campaign for Hindustan.

Empire of the Moghul: The Serpent’s Tooth

akex The first half does mothul to hold attention, as Humayun squanders his inheritance and his brothers turn to foes and he is driven out of alez empire, but the second half loses the steam and chugs along towards the predictable and lacklustre ending.

T Not even a dozen pages yet I was already flung into the treachery of Humayun’s half-brothers Kamran, Askari and Hindal Apparently the life of Humayun was like a bad historical novel. I am pretty sure Akbar was a title given to him much later. From being an emperor to being that of the refugee in his own land, this story narrates how the emperor finally finds his true strength as a leader.

Ruhterford not work for me. The story of Humayun. My experience after having read some book series is that usually it is a one way downhill, first one being amazing and then you just continue through the rest of the series only to finish the story.

Except for a few characters and events, history has been not tampered with much. Obviously this doesn’t quite happen as he thinks, or this would be the least interesting book ever, but after a while you want to reach through the pages and smack him upside the head. For me, this book provided a whole different perspective on Humayun’s character ruthergord was unbeknownst to me. Amidst the stench of trust, betrayal and struggle lies the immortal tale of Humayun’s struggle to reestablish the his legacy.