Empire of The Moghul Series # 5
Language : English
Empire of the Moghul is a series of Historical fiction books written by Alex Rutherford (pen name for Diana and Michael Preston). The series consists of five books which is about the reign of Moghul Empire in medieval India. Descended from Genghis Khan and Timur (Tamburlaine), the Moghuls were nomadic warriors from Central Asia. Hungry for new lands, in the sixteenth century they swept into India to found an empire that would one day stretch from the mountains and saffron fields of Kashmir and the high passes of Afghanistan to the blue ocean near Goa and the steamy jungles of Bengal. Alex Rutherford tells their epic story for the first time.
Alex Rutherford is the pen name of Diana Preston and her husband Michael. Both studied at Oxford University reading History and English respectively. They are keen travellers and have now clocked up visits to over 140 of the world’s countries.
Says Diana ‘our greatest love is India where we’ve spent at least a year of our lives. Our research into the building of the Taj Mahal for our non-fiction book ‘A Teardrop on the Cheek of Time’, led us to explore the early history of the dynasty which built the Taj – the Moghuls. To help us get inside the heads of the founders of the Moghul dynasty for our fiction quintet ‘Empire of the Moghul’, we’ve read all the chronicles of the time. Over the years we’ve also retraced the steps of the Moghuls from the Ferghana Valley in Kyrgyzstan – home to the first Moghul emperor, the boy-king Babur – to Iran and to the blue domes and minarets of Samarkand in Uzbekistan, across the red deserts to the Oxus River, over the Hindu Kush to Kabul and Afghanistan and down through the Khyber Pass to the plains of northern India.
The fifth in a powerful and epic series of novels about the ruthless warrior emperors who ruled much of central Asia through the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. The Moghul emperors are still bloodthirsty and entirely ruthless; they control a quarter of the world’s population and have wealth beyond imagining. But this is the final flowering of a doomed empire and, while Shah Jahan mourns his dead wife and obsesses over the Taj Mahal, her monument, his son Aurangzeb is planning to take his father’s throne, by any means necessary.
Download Here : Alex Rutherford – The Serpent’s Tooth pdf