Desert God: A Novel of Ancient Egypt

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Ex-slave. Philosopher. Chosen one.
Taita has risen from nothing to become the most trusted man at the Pharaoh’s side. Only he can plot a mission that will return Egypt to its former glory. Only he can muster the force that can break the back of Egypt’s greatest enemy.

On the banks of the Nile, a hero will rise.

Across the lush plains of Egypt, Taita, a freed eunuch slave, wears his authority lightly. Not only is he the close advisor to the Pharaoh, but he is guardian to Pharaoh Tamose’s two teenage sisters, the young beauties Tehuti and Bekatha.

But the kingdom is not at peace. They have been fighting Southern Egypt’s constant and historic enemy, the Hyksos people in the north, since time began. To finally crush them, Pharaoh must turn to his most trusted friend.

Taita, philosopher, poet and expert strategist, has a plan that will see Egypt destroy the Hyksos army and form a coveted alliance with Crete in one move. This plan will take him, his expedition commander Zaras, and their mighty warriors on a perilous journey up the Nile, through Arabia to the magical city of Babylon, then across the open seas to Crete.

The many dangers will cost lives and time, and they will meet battle and betrayal head on. But Taita must not forget his two charges, the spirited young princesses, whose attraction to the very warriors who lead the fight threatens Taita’s meticulous plan and the future of Egypt itself.

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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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"A rich, compelling look back in time [to] when history and myth intermingled."--San Francisco Chronicle on River God

"This old-fashioned adventure novel keeps the reader enthralled all the way to its very exciting conclusion."--Washington Post Book World on The Seventh Scroll

"Here is a story as mgical 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 6th Extinction

"Smith is a masterful storyteller, carefully blending intrigue, action, and suspense on a solid foundation of history...Add pirates, chariot racing, and large-scale natural disasters, and the result is a graphic, gory, and exciting tale of ancient conflict and intrigue."--Publishers Weekly

"What's the recipe for commercial fiction success? Start with solid history along with plenty of action, sex, and brutal violence...Smith's fans in general and fans of Taita from the Egyptian series will be pleased."--Library Journal

Praise for Wilbur Smith: One of the world s most popular adventure writers. --Washington Post Book World"

Wilbur Smith is one of those benchmarks against whom others are compared. --The Times (London)"

Best Historical Novelist--I say Wilbur Smith...You can get lost in Wilbur Smith and misplace all of August. --Stephen King"

A rich, compelling look back in time [to] when history and myth intermingled. --San Francisco Chronicle on River God"

This old-fashioned adventure novel keeps the reader enthralled all the way to its very exciting conclusion. --Washington Post Book World on The Seventh Scroll"

Here is a story as mgical 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 6th Extinction"

Smith is a masterful storyteller, carefully blending intrigue, action, and suspense on a solid foundation of history...Add pirates, chariot racing, and large-scale natural disasters, and the result is a graphic, gory, and exciting tale of ancient conflict and intrigue. --Publishers Weekly"

What s the recipe for commercial fiction success? Start with solid history along with plenty of action, sex, and brutal violence...Smith s fans in general and fans of Taita from the Egyptian series will be pleased. --Library Journal"

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