Empire of the Moghul is a series written by Alex Rutherford. It is based on historical fiction. There are four series in the Empire of the Moghul pack which includes Raiders from the north, Brothers at war, Ruler of the world and Tainted throne.
Raiders from the north
Raiders from the north, is the first volume. The plot is about the story of Babur who wasa successor to Umar Shaikh. Umar Shaikh was the ruler of Ferghana. Babur was against both the foreign enemies as well as disloyalty from within his own court and the family since his childhood. It is about the struggle of Babur to retain the ancestral capital of his family, Samarkand. He faces failure in his repeated attempts to regain Samarkand. Babur's final attack for Samarkand was rejected by the city's population due to obvious support of the Shiite Persians on his return. He is eventually forced to forget his ancestral homeland and give it it away in Central Asia for a new invasion in Hindustan.
Brothers at war
The second volume is Brothers at war. It revolves around the story of Humayun. Humayun is Babur's son and the second ruler of the Moghul Empire. Humayun was a significant ruler. But along with that he was also immoral, was prone to rash decisions and judgments and was also easy to manipulate. However he was successful in holding his father's empire for about 10 years. He also conquers Gujarat but later he suffers setbacks which cost him his throne. Betrayal from his step brothers, Kamran and Askari left Humayun with only the Afghan portions of the empire. The next fifteen years were spent in rebuilding his strength. Later down the line after a several events Humayun breaks his neck while falling down the stairs.
Ruler of the World
This part of the series revolves around Akbar who is a bold ruler. He faces many problems while controlling the vast kingdom. Akbar had a lot of enemies which left him trusting no one. It was his own mother and brother who planned a plot against him. Akbar cruelly crushes the revolutionaries and enters into connubial alliances with the martial Rajputs. He also controls his son's ambitions of building a great kingdom of the subcontinent. Akbar also ranks among the greatest of the Moghuls.
This story in the series revolves around Jahangir. He succeeds to his father's throne after his sudden death. Jahangir was made the king. The plot goes about all the hardships that he faces with the enemies that his father had.
About the Writer
Alexander Cameron Rutherford (February 2, 1857 - June 11, 1941) was a Canadian lawyer as well as a politician. He served the first Premier of Alberta for 5 years from 1905 to 1910. He was born in Ontario and studied law and also practiced it in Ottawa. He began his political career in Northwet Territories from 1895. He won a seat in the Legislative Assembly of the Northwest Territory in his third attempt.
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The ISBN Code of the book is 1472207181 .