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Desert God by Wilbur Smith
  

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It started with the magnificent River God in 1993. Now we have its sequel. Wilbur Smith has gone back to the start of his Egyptian series but you do not have to have read any of them to revel in this. It is ace; he is truly the master of this type of high adventure. This features eunuch Taita who was a favourite of the previous Pharaoh and is now an adviser to the present one. Through devious dealings and dastardly plans he has tricked the Cretans and now intends to make an ally of them by offering the Pharaoh’s daughters in marriage. Full of detail with action or romance on almost every page, this is truly compelling stuff. ~ Sarah Broadhurst

If you like Wilbur Smith you might also like to read books by Ken Follett, Michael Asher and John Gordon Davies.


The Good Book Guide logo 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.
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Desert God by Wilbur Smith

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.

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

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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Publication date

7th May 2015

Author

Wilbur Smith

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Publisher

HarperCollins Publishers Ltd an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers

Format

Paperback
464 pages

Categories

Historical Fiction
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ISBN

9780007535682

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