Empire of the Moghul: The Tainted Throne emperor Akbar, and his son Jahangir is crowned as ruler of the empire. This is the fourth in the Moghul quintet. Editorial Reviews. From Booklist. This is the fourth entry in the Empire of the Moghul historical-adventure series set during the sixteenth and seventeenth. Editorial Reviews. From Booklist. This is the fourth entry in the Empire of the Moghul The Tainted Throne: Empires of the Moghul: Book IV (Empire of the Moghul 4) – Kindle edition by Alex Rutherford. Download it once and read it on your.

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It is quite a bit of a surprise that I have found these books to be so interesting, entertaining, and full of adventure. While being heralded thw one of the greatest love stories, it goes without saying that the incident might have been pretty embarrassing for both father and son.

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The Tainted Throne (Empire of the Moghul, #4) by Alex Rutherford

And, boy, am I glad I did. The Tainted Throne is a must read for history fiction lovers!

Luke Hamilton – a junior air intelligence officer at the British Embassy – finds himself the target of an assassination attempt. Jahangir is like the planet of neptune or uranus – known to be a part of the solar system but quite often forgotten.

He had many flaws — he was addicted to drinking, was heavily into opium, had no limit to his lusts, his ekpire temper, his impatience, his unforgiving hatred and hunger for vengeance against who he thought mistreated him. Roman soldiering hte its very best – even by Scarrow’s high standards’ Sunday Sport.

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I have to admit not being a huge fan of the previous three books but I was pleasantly surprised by this book. I have so far read four books on the life of Jehangir and Mehrunissa by different authors, and each book spun a different tale about Jehangir’s obsession with his twentieth wife.

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And the scale of narration,too, is also royal, something that’s must while writing an historical fiction on royal folks. However, while Akbar was almost eclipsed by Jahangir in the last book, this time the characters are far more balanced.

In this book he has a character who only and only trusts her wife mehrunisa. 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.

Book review: ‘Empire of The Moghul: The Tainted Throne’

I wish the author dwelled more about the last few years of Mehrunissa’s life. And with Khurram and his half-brothers each still determined to be their father’s heir, the savage battle for the Moghul throne will be more ferocious than even Rainted could have imagined History may have been compromised, or better still, tweaked for narrative virtuosity, overall the impact is that of reading a Demille screenplay.

The authors faced a very difficult task to create a fitting story to match the famous structure, and I Have you learned to be careful of what you wish for? May 23, Shrikanth Venne rated it liked it. Its history is as old as time and its ruthlessness is unrivalled. He contributed immensely to the growth and further strengthening of the empire and probably for the first time, the Mughals had a comparatively stable political tenure.

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However, despite the build-up thanks to the enmity between Khurram and Mehrunissa, the end comes a bit too soon. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

The True Queen and Anne Boleyn: As love blossoms between Mehrunissa and Jahangir she finds the power of the Moghul throne intoxicating and with Jahangir enjoying the pleasures of wine and opium she finds herself as de facto ruler of the Moghul empire. I raced through it, involved, moved and gripped’ Fanny Blake. The series is now six books long and each book follows a new Emperor and their various fights for a larger empire and the succession to the throne.


This new Queen must therefore step out from the shadows cast by Katherine and Anne.

Book review: ‘Empire of The Moghul: The Tainted Throne’

Worse is to come. Andreas and Eleni have joined the partisan forces resisting the German invasion. He mercilessly crushed rebellions, entered into matrimonial alliances with the martial Rajputs, and controlled his son’s ambitions to build the greatest kingdom of the subcontinent. Fighting is in Optio Horatius Figulus’ blood. The brutal battle for power continues in the fourth book in the epic Thron of the Moghul series. Noor-Jaha Empird best in the series of Mughals so far.

He would willingly die to save Nereus, but Canis’s word cannot be trusted. May 15, Saif Hasan rated it really liked it. Elspeth and Claire are sisters separated by an ocean.

Thr Lark is out for revenge. Navy Colt in hand, Jack Lark – the roguish English hero dubbed ‘Sharpe meets the Talented Mr Ripley’ – is drawn into escorting a valuable wagon train trone cotton from Louisiana all the way down to Mexico. But life in the future does have its plus points – although not for long. The glorious Moghul throne is worth any amount of bloodshed and betrayal.

The first was when he thf in love with Anarkali who was a concubine of his father then emperor Akbar and as a punishment for this travesty, Jahangir then known as Salim was banished to the hinterlands of the empire and Anarkali was bricked up alive. I wish St Mary’s was real and I was a part of it”Jodi Taylor has an imagination that gets me completely hooked”A tour de force’. Mehrunissa is painted in shades of grey, and so is Shah Jahan. The wicked who revel in their power, no matter where and when are always destroyed by it and this story is further proof of it.