Editorial Reviews. From Publishers Weekly. Drawn largely from the autobiography of Babur, the Book 1 of 6 in Empire of the Moghul Series (6 Book Series). The first book in the Empire of the Moghul series: chronicling the rise and fall of the Moghul rulers of India, beginning with Babur who swept in from Central Asia. Raiders from the North is the first in a quintet of novels chronicling the rise and fall of the Moghul Empire. The story begins in when the ruler of Ferghana.

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Soon after Babur falls seriously ill, and Humayun starts getting better.

The Mughals were a colourful lot: It serves to drive the raidegs forward and make action scenes exciting. On a life long journey to find myself and create a life of purpose. I do believe that some readers might enjoy this novel for other reasons than I did, and may be able to look beyond what caused me to quit.

Audible Download Audio Books. There’s nothing to endear you to the lead character, Babur – whose name means ‘tiger’, possibly the least apt name possible as he seems to spend most of the book moping, sulking or generally harrumphing rather than giving you any reason to actually particularly care what happens to him. Starting with Babur’s coronation at age 12, following both his successes and failures, until his untimely death, Raiders is a great introduction to this period and area of history that many Western readers probably don’t know much about.


As an Notrh and particularly an aficionado of history I know what followed was one of the greatest and most brutal empires in the world. So, I am now more on watching movies if time permits.

There’s nothing to endear you to the lead character, Babur thw whose name means ‘tiger’, possi I’d hoped for much more from this book. What an absolutely A. Characters of peripheral importance often need to be created to “spice up” the story or to mothul a set of incidents but when a character encompasses a lifetime and its presence in the protagonists’ lives leads to major life decisions, it feels strange when one later finds out that the character was a figment of the author’s imagination.

Hopefully this will fully explain why it is that this book got those miserable 2 stars. Dec 13, Ramona Lazar rated it really liked it. How his raideers was reduced to a meagre 50 warriors with shelter somewhere in a mountain, and how he had the will to persist and come back to become the ruler of Kabul and then his exploits of the then Hindustan.

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Empire of the Moghul” by I’ve actually already brought the second book in this series and really regret it. I will certainly read the next book in the series after a few months.

I think the book is probably a 3 star or even maybe a 4 star. He may be doing adult things but he’s definitely only a teenager. It is yhe that Alex Rutherford scores again for he does his job really well.

Empire of the Moghul: Raiders From the North by Alex Rutherford – Books – Hachette Australia

Alex Rutherford has taken a welcome step in this direction and their plans are to tell the stories of the first six Mughal emperors in about 5 books is something which makes their books must reads for me. To be honest I know nothing about the Mughal Dinasty. Belief in your destiny to mmoghul has to earned by sheer hard work and persistence.

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Another particular note is the ease at which the book uses a straight forward approach to tackling Indian History. They are paragons of virtue, immovable and strong willed and successful in battle no matter what.

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Books by Alex Rutherford. From my last post about Taj Mahal, you must be now aware of the tremendous craze I have about the Mughal history.

Raiders from the North

His only son, Babur, faces a seemingly impossible challenge. The first in a series is usually the best and so is the case here. The author’s mechanics of good writing were fine in that the story flowed.

A life of raiding, marauding, and becoming both bandit and leader as he enlists an army worthy of legend, seems to be his unfortunate destiny. Oddly enough, it is two women, Babur’s sister and grandmother – secondary characters at best – who seem to have the most defined personalities.