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Brothers At War

Share your thoughts with other customers. The fear of Sher Shah made him wander from Agra to Kabul. Not even a dozen pages yet I was already flung into the treachery of Humayun’s half-brothers Kamran, Askari and Hindal A worthwhile point of note is that the authors Alex Rutherford is the pseudonym for a British wife and husband duo made brief chapter-by-chapter notes of where they fictionalized various historical incidents or bent certain time-lines to suit the telling of this story.

I wish he had given more credit to Sher Shah and his achievements. No amount of wealth and ruthlessness can protect him from his sons’ desire for power. Amidst the stench of trust, betrayal and struggle lies the immortal tale of Humayun’s struggle to reestablish the his legacy. Not because Rutherford’s narration is bad, but because I found Humayun nowhere near as interesting as his father.

Who has finally ascended the throne thou his still very young at 14 to be taken seriously as the Badshah. What’s more, as any Moghul prince could inherit his father’s crown and become Emperor, his sons were brought up to be intensely competitive and suspicious of each other: He seems to understand his mistakes and works towards rectifying his mistakes. Barely 2 months earlier Humayum and his half- brothers had carried their father’s coffin.


The portrait of the protagonist Humayun is one of the scoring points of the book. Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants. Though he was considered a fine warrior but he also had a fascination for worldly charms.

It’s worth a read, and Rutherford is brilliant in his narrative; just a pity that the subject at hand is not as brilliant. The empire which his father bequeathed him lacks in nothing, it has limitless wealth, has a formidable military strength and stretch from the Khyber pass in the west to the Bengal in the east The second part of the empire of the Moghul quintet narrates the story of the Mughal emperor Humayun. Other books in the series. JauharHumayun’s personal attendent indirectly played a crucial role in Humayun’s life serving his master at his best and most importantly sticked with him through out his journey.

Babur is dead, and despite naming Humayun successor to the wealth and the new empire he has founded, and asking him not to do anything against his half brothers, there is dissension among them. He defied family, nobles and mullahs to marry a beautiful Rajput princess, whose people he had conquered; but she hated Akbar and turned Salim, his eldest son, empir him.

The story of Humayun. He finally gets help from the Shah of Persia, to whom he gifts the Koh-i-noor, rutherofrd who also extracts a bigger price. Now that I have finished the book, I can move on to the third book of the series.

Empire of the Moghul Series by Alex Rutherford

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Perhaps that is ‘the point’ of the story, but it’s a bit hard to put up with for over mobhul. KamranHumayun’s half brother is embedded as a witty and greedy prince who thinks of being undermined by his father ’cause his name was not second by his father for the Emperor.

Brothers At War (Empire of the Moghul, #2) by Alex Rutherford

He has paid for it with blood: At the end, the author had mentioned about the degree of ruterford that he had taken. But as the years pass memories haunt him – memories of a father who never loved him and a mother who lies in the Taj Mahal; of murdered brothers and of sons and daughters locked in sunless prisons.


I am already salivating at the thought of exploring the mountain passes of Kabul and Kandahar. Except for a few characters and events, history has been not tampered with much.

I think Rutherford tried his best to cope up with the characters and sequence of events but ,sorry to say, now the impact of this book is such on me that I ale that Humayun was portrayed as nothing but a weakling who inherited his father’ I give this book 3 stars keeping in mind the good and bad points of the book.

Death and desolation nip at his heels and yet resolutely and with the help of a will as strong as steel he succeeds over his enemies.

Just as the heirs of Timur the Great share intelligence, physical strength and utter ruthlessness, they also have a great weakness for wine and opium. Aug 20, Vinayak Makale rated it liked it. In fact, there rutherfkrd many places where I loved the book. But how will his God judge him? These books made me imagine those times, the mere scale of activities, the hardships compared to today! If you love action fiction, set in history then you will enjoy this entertaining series of books.

Babur had chosen Humayun as his successor not because he was the eldest, but because he bieved he was most worthy.