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.
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Praise for RIVER GOD:
'Superlatively evocative...Smith’s descriptions hardly falter over 500 pages and [River God] has relentless momentum’
'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 TelegraphFrom the Back Cover:
Game of Thrones meets ancient Egypt in this magnificent epic from one of the world's biggest-selling authors--a novel that conjures the magic, mystery, romance, and bloody intrigue of a fascinating lost world . . .
On the gleaming banks of the Nile, the brilliant Taita--slave and advisor to the Pharaoh--finds himself at the center of a vortex of passion, intrigue, and danger. His quest to destroy the Hyksos army and form an alliance with Crete takes him on an epic journey up the Nile, through Arabia and the magical city of Babylon, and across the open seas. With the future of Egypt itself on his shoulders, Taita enters a world where the line between loyalty and betrayal shifts like the desert sands, evil enemies await in the shadows, and death lingers on the edges of darkness.
"A thrilling tale . . . as magical as it is enlightening--not just about history, but about the heart of a heroic man."--James Rollins, New York Times bestselling author of The Bone Labyrinth
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Book Description HarperAudio 2014-10-21, 2014. Audio CD. Book Condition: New. Unabridged. 0062350919. Bookseller Inventory # 724176