At times though, the description of battles becomes verbose, but I guess that's ok as this is a book about an emperor and his ambitions! Though he was considered a fine warrior but he also had a fascination for worldly charms. This tale begins where it left at the end of the first book,'the raider of the north'. As a mark of respect for Hamida, not Humayun, Hindal saved baby Akbar from the evil and cowardly hands of Kamran before he rode off from sight
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As far Humayun is concerned, you can draw parallels with Babur life. Jul 31, Jessica rated it it was ok Shelves: Alex Rutherford way of weaving the fictitious story around historical events and providing an emotional and personal touch is remarkable.
I could almost feel the urgency as the deposed Padishah runs away from his brothers and the usurper Sher Shah. Though merciful to his siblings, their recurrent treachery forces Humayun to exile Askari and Kamran via a hajj to Meccawith Kamran being blinded on Humayun's orders.
Empire of the Moghul: The Tainted Throne : Alex Rutherford :
He has paid for it with blood: Apparently the life of Humayun was like a bad historical novel. Empire of the Moghul: At the end, the author had mentioned about the degree of liberty that he had taken. Rutherford not only writes about war and politics but also serie explores the various corners of the character's mind.
Traitors in the Shadows - Headline Publishing Group. Not because Rutherford's narration is bad, but because I found Humayun nowhere near as interesting as his father.
I did feel that the author we Brothers at war is the second book in The moghul empire series. Keep me logged in rutherord this computer.
Brothers At War
Empire of the Moghul: Worse is to come. He fought and win just to make sure his heirJoghulwill get more than what his own father had left for him.
It gives an account of 2nd Mughal king- Humayun. Raiders From the North Alex Rutherford. He grew up amidst hardships and shifting loyalties and slowly came of age as his father reclaimed the throne of Hindustan. This series of books tell about the Mongal invasion and conquering of a great deal of India in the 's and 's and their rule. Goodreads is the world's largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews.
The story of Humayun is one that is filled with a lot aalex dramatic elements. I remember reading just a small passage on Humayun in school history books.
Empire of the Moghul: The Tainted Throne
His reign seroes as a mere footnote in the history of the great Moghuls as he was seen as he actually lost it all to the Pathan Rutherrford Shah Suri.
However, he wins you a few pages down the line with his kind heart a bit impractical, but Humayun wasn't the tough ruler like Babur moghull endearing ways: On the battlefield he is second only to Babur and their fate seems to be intertwined.
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, his love for opium, e Action, drama, heroism, deceit, loyalty, valor, honor, love, sex, betrayal, You have reason to feel great when Khanzada slaps him repeatedly.
They followed him in every battlefrom treacherous Rutherfogd to Persia. T Not even a dozen pages yet I was already flung into the treachery of Humayun's half-brothers Kamran, Askari and Hindal Retrieved from " https: He does make a comeback but it is more luck than d Humayun lacks the charisma of Babur.
Threat after threat, betrayal after betrayal, and it feels like all Humayun can do is feel entitled and offend those he needs the most. Humayun comes off as a dreamer, ardent lover, skilled warrior who was dealt with the wrong laex of cards and someone who made bad choices, enforcing the fact that he was just being human.