The Moghul

The Moghul

by Thomas Hoover
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Overview

The Moghul by Thomas Hoover

Doubleday 1983


Reviewers called it the best novel on India since Kipling. An immediate European bestseller, optioned by Indian/German producers who commissioned a six-hour mini-series, then Canadian producers with BBC.


Based on real people (ca. 1620) – an English “sea dog” shoots his way through Portuguese gallons and into an Indian port to open trade. Once on land, there’re tiger hun

Product Details

BN ID: 2940011089022
Publisher: Thomas Hoover
Publication date: 08/19/2010
Sold by: Smashwords
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 154,406
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Live in New York City. Have published nine books. All available from Smashwords or my web site.

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Moghul 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 102 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The story kept me interested throughout the novel. I had a difficult time putting it aside. When I came to the end of the novel, I was sad because I wanted to read more of what eventually happened with David and Michal's relationship. I would read other books by this author. Also, I would recommend this novel for book club discussions. I think it would be interesting to hear other's feedback about the characters and the story line. It would make for a great discussion.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you love other continents or mentalities this is your book, you smell the spices and live the moment........
barry2B More than 1 year ago
A fictionalized account of the first English traders to make it into Northern India. The timeline is compressed and it has just one main character, but it is still a great story full of intrique.
SuziQ60 More than 1 year ago
Painless way to learn about 16th century India and the various forces in play.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am not really familiar with this story from its historical perspective, but I found it thoroughly entertaining from the beginning to the end. For a story of such wide scope, and detail, Hoover nevertheless never lets it get too bogged down. If you enjoy adventure, with charachters that have depth and development, along with action, travel, and a little romance, this is a fine "historical" novel.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I would never read a book this long, too heavy at 1440 pages, but on Nook it is perfect. It is a wonderful journey through India with descriptions of customs, religious beliefs, warfare using elephants, and politics, all very cleverly woven into a colorful tapestry. The story itself is full of characters that are believable and events that are taken from historical events of the time. It spotlights towns and cities we hear in the news today that were in existence in 1300's. A thoroughly enjoyable novel.
sandystarr28 More than 1 year ago
1450+ pages of deeply intense history of one of the most interesting periods in history. A lot of foreign words of several languages made this particularly hard to follow the story line. I didn't discover the glossary until I finished the book. So much was happening, then suddenly it just ended, leaving me to wonder what happened to all of the central characters. Really rotten ending, but the story itself was interesting. Learned a lot, so I guess it was worth it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I liked the story, but the author became too bogged down in unnecessqry details and romantic verbiage. I finally gave up and stopped reading after page 1000. I like adventure and swashbuckling stories, but I don't need every detail of every action and thought by the characters.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you like historical fiction or period pieces you will enjoy this lengthy tale,
helichomper More than 1 year ago
This is one of the best books I have ever read. Lots of action and history.
Wuffiebooks More than 1 year ago
Enjoy Mr. Hoover's writings, but...way too many story lines that didn't converge until very late in the book. I suppose if I had been aware of the the historical basis for the story, it would have made more sense. Constant font changes made for a slow read - big, little, bigger, littler...Why isn't a final check done before a book is published?
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Entrancing story and I was left wanting to learn more about India.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am stingy with my stars. But for this book, wish i could give more! Excellent writing with action, intrigue, passion, love, and betrayal. NOT my normal genre which made the high rating all the more worthy. Kudos!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I can't believe this incredible adventure story was free! This book has everything I look for in historical fiction. Adventure. Check. Intrigue. Check. Interesting characters. Check. Good writing. Double Check.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this book! Love going back into history and reading about the different journeys people took. Really a deep book, lots of hard words! But, I finished it and now I want more!
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marjshep More than 1 year ago
Great writing;excellent character development. Gives the reader the feelong of the time and culture Highly recommended for anyone who enjoys historical romances
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arbpen More than 1 year ago
This was my first experience with Indian history, and I found myself going to Wikipedia a lot to find out more about this period of time in Indian history. The author's descriptions were right on the money. What I had pictured in my mind was exactly what I saw when I looked up the real historical reference. I was glad not to be reading in the summer, I was feeling warm enough from the authors description of the weather. The plot of the story had lots of twists and turns, but was well written enough to not get lost in the large cast of characters. Very good book, I highly recommend it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved the detail of the story- it spoke to all my senses.