The first book of Rutherford’s historical novels of the Moghul emperors is as expected a gory tale of fighting tribesmen and all the usual Game of Thrones style plotting and treachery. A good read and at least it is historically accurate. Otherwise it could be any medieval historical novel set anywhere. Only criticism is the characters are very wooden and a few subplots would have helped make the story more interesting, but maybe Babur was a really boring guy. I’m sure the series will improve once i get to Akbar and Shah jehan. 60/100

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