Volume 1 in Alex Rutherford’s Empire of the Moghul series tells the story of Babur, the first of India’s Moghul (Mughal) Emperors. From the remote kingdom of Ferghana via Samarkand and Cabul (Kabul) it’s a Boys Own adventure based on Babur’s own account of his life, the Baburnama.
But, oh for some more female characters in the mould of Babur’s grandmother, the Khanim Esan Dawlat. On which note, this is surprising, interesting and promising: “Alex Rutherford is the pen name of Diana Preston and her husband Michael.”
Author’s page: Raiders from the North – Alex Rutherford