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River God by Wilbur Smith
  

River God

Part of the The Egyptian Novels Series
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Whilst best known for his boys own adventures set in South Africa, Wilbur Smith also wrote a brilliant series of Ancient Egyptian novels and this, reissued, is the first. Taita is no superman hero, instead he’s a eunuch slave and a brilliant chronicler for this tale of power, passion, politics, honour, love and fate. A supremely enjoyable read with the promise of three more books to devour if you love this one.

If you like Wilbur Smith you might also like to read books by Clive Cussler, Robyn Young and Naguib Mahfouz.

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Synopsis

River God by Wilbur Smith

Ancient Egypt is the land of the Pharaohs, a kingdom built on gold as well as a legend shattered by greed. Now, the Valley of the Kings lies ravaged by war, drained of its lifeblood as weak men inherit the cherished crown. In the city of Thebes at the Festival of Osiris, loyal subjects of the Pharaoh gather to pay homage to their leader. But Taita - a wise and formidably gifted eunuch slave, sees him only as a symbol of a kingdom's fading glory. Beside Taita stand his proteges, Lostris, daughter of Lord Intef, beautiful beyond her fourteen years; and Tanus, proud, young army officer, who has vowed to avenge the death - at Intef's hand - of his father, and seize Lostris as his prize. Together they share a dream - to restore the majesty of the Pharaoh of Pharaohs on the glittering banks of the Nile.

Reviews

'A grand tale of intrigue, deception, true love and exile.'

-Denver Post

'Vivid and fascinating...Packed with passion, war, intrigue and revenge.'

- Orlando Sentinel

'Vivid detail...Sumptuous storytelling...A feast!'

- Detroit Free Press

About the Author

Wilbur Smith

Wilbur Smith was born in Central Africa in 1933. He was educated at Michaelhouse and Rhodes University. He became a full-time writer in 1964 after the successful publication of When the Lion Feeds, and has since written nearly thirty novels, all meticulously researched on his numerous expeditions worldwide. His books are now translated into twenty-six languages.

Wilbur Smith lives in London and continues to have an abiding concern for the peoples and wildlife of his native continent, an interest strongly reflected in his novels.

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Book Info

Publication date

11th September 2014

Author

Wilbur Smith

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www.wilbursmithbooks.com/

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Publisher

Pan Books an imprint of Pan Macmillan

Format

Paperback
688 pages

Categories

Historical Fiction
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Historical adventure
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ISBN

9781447267102

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