By Alex Rutherford
Publisher: Thomas Dunne Books
Publication Date: 2013-05-28
Number of Pages: 448
Website: Amazon, LibraryThing, Google Books, Goodreads
Synopsis from Amazon:
India, 1606. Jahangir, the effective Moghul Emperor and ruler of lots of the Indian subcontinent, is doomed. No volume of wealth and ruthlessness can guard him from his sons' hope for strength. the fantastic Moghul throne is worthy any volume of bloodshed and betrayal; as soon as Jahangir raised troops opposed to his personal father; now he faces a bloody conflict with Khurram, the ablest of his warring sons. Worse is to come back. simply because the heirs of Timur the nice proportion intelligence, actual power, and utter ruthlessness, additionally they have a good weak spot for wine and opium. as soon as Jahangir is tempted, his gifted spouse, Mehrunissa, is simply too keen to soak up the reins of the empire. And with Khurram and his half-brothers each one nonetheless decided to be their father's inheritor, the savage conflict for the Moghul throne might be extra ferocious than even Timur may have imagined.
The Tainted Throne, the fourth installment in Alex Rutherford's the world over bestselling historic event sequence, is decided within the Moghul Empire, that includes a tradition comparable to the Dothraki in A video game of Thrones
GoodReads writer Information:
Author Name: Alex Rutherford
Author Description: Alex Rutherford is the pen identify of Diana Preston and her husband Michael. either studied at Oxford college examining background and English respectively. they're willing travelers and feature now clocked up visits to over a hundred and forty of the world's countries.
Says Diana 'our maximum love is India the place we've spent a minimum of a yr of our lives. Our learn into the construction of the Taj Mahal for our non-fiction booklet 'A Teardrop at the Cheek of Time', led us to discover the early background of the dynasty which outfitted the Taj – the Moghuls. to aid us get contained in the heads of the founders of the Moghul dynasty for our fiction quintet 'Empire of the Moghul', we've learn the entire chronicles of the time. through the years we've additionally retraced the stairs of the Moghuls from the Ferghana Valley in Kyrgyzstan – domestic to the 1st Moghul emperor, the boy-king Babur – to Iran and to the blue domes and minarets of Samarkand in Uzbekistan, around the pink deserts to the Oxus River, over the Hindu Kush to Kabul and Afghanistan and down during the Khyber move to the plains of northern India.
'In truth, except on one get together once we have been stranded on a distant island off the coast of Borneo and compelled to conceal from pirates, a few of our hairiest moments while traveling were while getting to know our non-fiction books. whereas engaged on our ebook approximately Captain Scott and the race for the South Pole, 'A respectable Tragedy', the Russian learn vessel on which we have been crusing into Antarctica's Ross Sea used to be approximately misplaced in a single of the worst storms in Antarctic heritage with a hundred and forty knot winds (over 240 kilometres in line with hour) and 20 metre excessive waves. The existence rafts washed overboard and the superstructure froze just like the within an previous refrigerator, placing us at risk of capsizing. On one other get together whereas getting to know our booklet on one in all our favorite characters the buccaneer-naturalist William Dampier, 'A Pirate of beautiful Mind', we set out in his footsteps to go the Darien Isthmus in Panama with neighborhood Indian publications. We needed to stay clear of FARC guerrillas, Colombian paramilitaries and the lethal fer de lance snake, within the latter case wading waist excessive in rivers – our advisor claimed snakes can't chew and swim on the related time!'
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