Desert God

by Wilbur Smith

Historical Fiction

Desert God Synopsis

The WORLDWIDE Bestseller. A novel of Ancient Egypt from the bestselling author of River God. Wilbur Smith is a master at the helm of one of the greatest stories of all time. On the banks of the Nile, a hero will rise Egypt is under threat. Taita, a freed slave and the Pharaoh's closest advisor, must create a master plan to crush the kingdom's historic enemy and return Egypt to its former glory. He must call on his powers as both tactician and warrior to lead a great army up the Nile, through Arabia to the magical city of Babylon, then across the open seas to Crete. This army will meet battle and betrayal head on. But their greatest challenge will not be found on the battleground and it will threaten not only Taita's plan, but the very future of Egypt.

The Good Book Guide Review

In the distant past on the plains of Egypt, Taita, a freed eunuch slave, is in the enviable position of being an adviser to the Pharaoh – with the responsibility of being guardian to the ruler’s two teenage sisters. But the country is at war with itself as well as with its historical enemy, the Hyksos in the North. The Pharaoh is determined to crush them at all costs – and believes that Taita can help him do it. A vividly realised evocation of life in ancient Egypt.

Desert God Press Reviews

Praise for Wilbur Smith: 'Best historical novelist - I say Wilbur Smith
Stephen King

'No one does adventure quite like Smith'
Daily Mirror Praise for RIVER GOD:

'Superlatively evocative...Smith's descriptions hardly falter over 500 pages and [River God] has relentless momentum'
Observer

'Big, brave and blockbusting ... brilliantly detailed descriptions of life on the Nile'
Mail On Sunday

'Grand mythical material... the set pieces are fabulous'
Times Literary Supplement

'High adventure ... there is never a lull in his majestic novel overflowing with passion, rage, treachery, barbarism, prolonged excitement and endless passages of sheer, exquisite colour'
The Washington Post

'A rich, compelling look back in time [to] when history and myth intermingled'
San Francisco Chronicle

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

'An epic of sex, death and intrigue in the Valley of the Kings ... richly written ... packs in the action ... excellent'
Weekend Telegraph

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Book Information

ISBN: 9780007535682
Publication date: 7th May 2015
Author: Wilbur Smith
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Ltd an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 464 pages
Genres: Historical Fiction,
Categories: Historical fiction,

About 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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