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A Kingdom Divided

Empire of the Moghul

Empire of the Moghul

Alex Rutherford

St. Martin's Griffin

Already an international bestseller, A Kingdom Divided continues the epic story of the Moghuls, one of the most magnificent and violent dynasties in world history.

India, 1530. Humayun, the newly crowned second Moghul emperor, is a fortunate man. His father has left him wealth, glory, and an empire that stretches a thousand miles south of the Khyber Pass. But, unbeknownst to him, his half-brothers are plotting against him. They doubt that he has the strength, the will, the brutality needed to command the Moghul armies and lead them to still-greater glories. Soon Humayun will be locked in a terrible battle: not only for his crown, not only for his life, but for the existence of the very empire itself.

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A KINGDOM DIVIDED (Chapter 1)Riding the Tiger

The wind was chill. If Humayun closed his eyes he could almost imagine himself back among the pastures and mountains of the Kabul of his boyhood, rather than here on the battlements of Agra. But the short winter was ending. In a few weeks the plains of Hindustan would burn with heat and dust.

Drawing his fur-lined scarlet cloak more tightly around him, Humayun walked slowly along the walls. He had ordered his bodyguards to leave him because he wanted to be alone with his thoughts. Raising his head, he gazed up into clear skies that were splashed

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Praise for A Kingdom Divided

Praise for A Kingdom Divided
 
"A perfect summer read--fast paced and completely absorbing" --City A.M. (UK)

"A roaring landslide of an historical epic full of the red-hot heat of battle and the blackout of treachery, with a cast of characters to die for." --The Northern Echo (UK)

"The hand-to-hand combat pulsates with heroic vigor and plentiful gore, sure to entertain fans, and the climax paves the way for the next epic entry." --Publishers Weekly

"Literally packed with the stuff of lengend--bloody battles, brutal killings, and treachery--this is a turbulent and timeless story told with gripping reality and epic scope." --Lancashire Evening Post (UK)

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

  • Alex Rutherford

  • ALEX RUTHERFORD is the pen name for Diana and Michael Preston, whose nonfiction has been awarded the Los Angeles Times Science and Technology Prize and been praised worldwide. They are also authors of Raiders From The North, the first book in the Empire of the Moghul series. They live in London.
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A Kingdom Divided

Empire of the Moghul

Empire of the Moghul

Alex Rutherford

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