By Alex Rutherford
THE EPIC tale of 1 OF the main strong EMPIRES IN HISTORY
The robust Empire of the Moghuls burst out of relevant Asia into India within the 16th century. the 1st in a compelling new sequence of novels, Raiders from the North tells the principally unknown tale of the increase and fall of the rich person dynasties.
It is 1494 while the ruler of Ferghana dies in a unprecedented coincidence. His simply son, Babur, faces a likely very unlikely problem. Babur is decided to stay as much as the instance of his mythical ancestor, Tamburlaine, whose conquests reworked the face of the earth from Delhi to the Mediterranean, from prosperous Persia to the wildernesses alongside the Volga. yet Babur is dangerously younger to inherit a kingdom.
Before Babur can summon adequate warlords to claim him the rightful king, plots opposed to his crown, even his existence, are hatching. and shortly, he'll notice that even the bravest and so much fearless chief might be betrayed. With the wisest of advisers and such a lot brave of warriors by way of his part, Babur can in achieving a superb future and located an empire in India, yet each step of his trip could be fraught with danger.
Set in a global of tribal rivalries, rampaging armies, and ruthlessly formidable enemies, Raiders from the North is ancient experience at its very best.
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Raiders from the North: Empire of the Moghul by Alex Rutherford