Akbar- The Glorious Moghul King
Ruler of the World is the third volume in the famous 'Empire of the Moghul' series by Alex Rutherford. The novel features the story of the great Moghul Emperor Akbar, who ruled the Indian subcontinent and many other parts of Asia during the mid 16th Century. Akbar was a powerful king with a colossal empire that extended across Asia, and he was also know to have one of the most formidable armies in the history of warfare. Ruler of the World is a historical fiction novel that traces back the strongest Moghul King's empire expansion and also has descriptions of the great wars fought by his zealous army.
The Competitive Sons of Akbar
Akbar managed to establish himself as the mightiest ruler the world had ever seen until then, but he failed to keep a check on his own family and children. Akbar's rule was based on communal harmony and religious tolerance. Therefore, he did not decline the offer when he was asked to marry a Hindu girl out of his community. However, in the long run the difference in Akbar's family was not just limited to community, but grew more intense as his sons began competing for the throne. Rutherford explains how Salim, Akbar's eldest son is desperate contention to be crowned as king, and this ambition drives him to rebel against his own father.
Keep Your Enemies Close and Sons Closer
Ruler of the World explains how Akbar's only weak link was not anywhere outside, but within his lineage itself. The volumes in Empire of the Moghul that precede Ruler of the World include Raiders from the North that traces the initial Moghul invasion by Babur, and Brothers at War that narrates the internal conflict between Humayun and his brothers. Ruler of the World is the third volume and is followed by Tainted Throne that gives an account of Jahangir's rule. The fifth volume is named The Serpent's Tooth, and it features a comprehensive compilation of all the ruthless Moghul kings and their obsession with power and pride. Headline Review is the publisher of Ruler of the World, and you can purchase the paperback bound edition of this book by ordering it online. The ISBN-10 number for ordering the book is 0755392272 and the ISBN-13 number is 978-0755392278.