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Alex Rutherford is the pen name for Diana Preston and her husband, Michael, whose nonfiction has been awarded the Los Angeles Times Science and Technology prize and been praised worldwide. They have written seven books including, Cleopatra and Antony, Taj Mahal, and Before the Fallout. They live in London.
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“Rutherford’s glorious, broad-sweeping adventure in the wild lands of the Moghul sees the start of a wonderful series. . . . Breathtaking stuff.”
—Manda Scott, author of The Boudica Quartet
“Raiders from the North is a rousing, rampant gallop through the golden age of one of the world’s greatest empires. . . . This series will conquer readers as utterly as a Moghul army.”
—Nicholas Nicastro, author of Empire of Ashes
“A swift and exciting book that brings to new life a story that history had nearly forgotten.”
—Michael Curtis Ford, author of The Fall of Rome
“A historical novel filled with authentic historical characters that give the readers a glimpse into the savagery and ruthless ambition of the Moghul rulers.”
"A totally absorbing narrative filled with authentic historical characters and sweeping action set in an age of horrifying but magnificent savagery. The writing is as compelling as the events described and kept me eagerly leaping from one page to the next.”
“Brilliant and bloodthirsty.”
--The Northern Echo (UK)
--The Hindustan Times (India)
“A compelling series of novels.”
--Deccan Herald (India)
“The pace is fast, and Rutherford carries off the battle scenes with élan.”
--Business Standard (India)
“Alex Rutherford has set the bar high for his sequels.”
--The Daily Mail (UK)
"The books belong to the bigselling genre of historical fiction -- where skimpy facts are fleshed out with vivid descriptions and adorned with the glittering brocades of imagination."
--The Times of India
"An engaging, well-balanced work . . . [with] a certain cinematic helf to it, with a TV documentary-like treatment of the dramatic and the historic."
--New Delhi (India)