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Empire of the Moghul

Titel:      Empire of the Moghul
Kategorie:      Zahir ad-Din Muhammad Babur
BuchID:      1816
Autor:      Alex Rutherford
ISBN-10(13):      978-0755347513
Verlag:      Headline Review
Publikationsdatum:      06/2009
Seitenanzahl:      0
Sprache:      Englisch
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Raiders From The North

The epic story of the rise and fall of one of the most powerful and opulent dynasties in history. It is 1494 when the ruler of Ferghana dies in an extraordinary accident. His only son, twelve-year-old Babur, faces a seemingly impossible challenge. Young Babur is determined to live up to the example of his great ancestor, Tamburlaine -- Timur the Warrior -- whose conquests transformed the face of the earth from Delhi to the Mediterranean, from wealthy Persia to the wildernesses along the Volga. But he is dangerously young to inherit a kingdom. Before Babur can summon enough warlords to declare him the rightful king of Ferghana, plots against his crown, even his life, are hatching. And soon, as his obsession with Timur's legacy and the fabled city of Samarkand grows, and Babur becomes a man, he will discover that even the bravest and most fearless leader can be betrayed. With the wisest of advisers and most courageous of warriors by his side, Babur can achieve a great destiny and found an empire in India, but every step of his journey will be fraught with danger, in a world of tribal rivalries, rampaging armies and ruthlessly ambitious enemies.

"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, author of "The Boudica Quartet""“Raiders from the North" is a rousing, rampant gallop through the golden age of one of the world’s greatest empires. With a solid grasp of history and an eye for detail, Alex Rutherford imbues the story of Babur’s rise with unstoppable momentum. If the first volume is any indication, this series will conquer readers as utterly as a Moghul a


The Moghul quintet of historical novels tells the untold story of the rise and fall of one of the most powerful, opulent and glamorous dynasties in history. Spanning two hundred turbulent years and the lives of six very different emperors, the Moghul series will bring to life a people whose skill and bravery on the battlefield would be matched by their love of luxury, their passion for beauty and their unbridled ambition. For all their brilliance, however, the Moghuls were deeply flawed; with no law of primogeniture, Moghul princes would fight each other and even their fathers for the crown, following their mantra, 'Throne or Coffin!'. Book One will tell the story of the charismatic Babur, warrior and ruler of Ferghana, a kingdom north of Afghanistan. Determined to emulate his warrior ancestors, Babur's hunger for an empire leads him to attempt to re-establish Timur's legacy around the fabled city of Samarkand, accompanied by his loyal army of followers.


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