Empire of the Moghul: Raiders From the North
The first in a powerful and epic new series of novels about the Moghuls, warrior emperors who ruled much of central Asia through the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries Rutherford adds the necessary ingredients to the royal epic, canny advisers, lion-hearted generals, a supportive mother and a supportive friend he can confide in to turn it into a blockbuster novel. Dilip Bobb, India Today
A rollicking novel Indrajit Hazra, Hindustan Times A rip-roaring adventure story Sunday Midday A praise worthy contribution Telegraph, Kolkata Raiders from the North gives Babur a place in the public imagination that NCERT textbooks didn t allow. TimeOut, New Delhi An excellent opening shot & Alex Rutherford has set the bar higher for his next four novels - and this reviewer, for one, looks forward to the rest of the quintet Nilanjana Roy, Business Standard Rutherford's glorious, broad-sweeping adventure in the wild lands of the Moghul sees the start of a wonderful series. In Babur, he has found a real-life hero, with all the flaws, mistakes and misadventures that spark true heroism... Breathtaking stuff - Manda Scott
Alex Rutherford has set the bar high for his sequels - Daily Mail About the Book The largely untold story of the rise and fall of one of the most powerful, opulent and glittering dynasties in history. It is 1494 when the tragic death of the ruler of Ferghana leaves his only son, twelve-year-old Babur, facing a seemingly impossible challenge: to live up to the example of his great ancestor, Tamburlaine, whose conquests stretched from Delhi to the Mediterranean, from wealthy Persia to the wildernesses along the Volga. But Babur is dangerously young to inherit a kingdom and, from that moment, his precarious reign will be fraught with danger, in a world of tribal rivalries, rampaging armies and ruthlessly ambitious enemies.