Wilbur Smith Warlock

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Warlock

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Wilbur Smith, one of the world's most acclaimed adventure writers, returns to the world of ancient Egypt with Warlock, the stunning sequel to the New York Times bestselling River God. In the wake of a sixty-year war over the reign of the kingdoms of Egypt, two young pharaohs have risen to claim power, but only one can succeed, deciding the fate of his empire forever...

The mission of Prince Nefer, rightful heir to the throne, is to rebuild a magnificent kingdom in the stark and tumbled ruins of the embattled city of Gallala. The desire of Lord Naja is to destroy his rival and rule the land with unholy supremacy. But Nefer has on his side the warlock Taita, a matchless ally and legendary priest of notorious powers...

To see their dream come true, Nefer and Taita must stay one step ahead of the depraved assassin, survive the tortuous shadow of her ever-pursuing armies, and outwit the shocking betrayals of is own flesh and blood. As Nefer's courage increases, and as Taita's magic grows more beguiling, so grows stronger the power of their tireless enemies....

Now, with the threat of tyranny and blood thundering closer and closer toward the vulnerable gates of Gallala, the ultimate battle for Egypt will begin...

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Wilbur Smith (a name synonymous with the massive blockbuster thriller) has recaptured the verve and impact of his earlier work in Warlock. This Egyptian epic thriller follows on from the equally accomplished River God and The Seventh Scroll and re-establishes Smith at the top echelons of thriller writing. The customary continent-spanning canvas is here, with a key new element in an adroitly handled supernatural aspect that gives the sequence the feel of fantasy whilst still retaining the plausibility that was always Smith's strongest asset.

The reader is plunged into a vividly realised evocation of life in ancient Egypt but one presented with insights into the various characters that infuse a very contemporary feel. In the secluded deserts of North Africa, Taita has spent the years since the death of his adored Queen Lostris studying to become a Warlock, steeped in the arcane arts of the ancient Gods and a master practitioner of magic. Responding to an occult summons, Taita abandons the desert and returns to civilisation, only to find himself at the centre of a massive conflagration in which dark and sinister forces are undermining the throne of Egypt and attempting to destroy the young prince Nefer. Soon, his hard-won skills are tested to the limit.

As in the previous books in the sequence, Smith knows that a strong and passionate agenda on the part of his protagonists will allow the reader to identify with them, despite the gap of centuries. Here, it is family ties: Taita is defending the young prince who is the grandson of his lost Queen, and we are quickly engaged in a narrative that rarely flags over its considerable length. The action set pieces are as impressive as one would expect:

The instant he was within range the Cobra struck again, but Nefer caught the blow on the thick leather folds of the bag. The beast's fangs snagged in the leather and held fast. As Nefer swung back the snake was dragged with him. It was hauled cleanly out of the nest, a writhing, seething ball of coils and polished scales. It thrashed against Nefer's legs, the heavy tail lashing him, hissing fearsomely, clouds of venom spraying from its gaping jaws and dribbling down the leather bag. So great was its weight that Nefer's whole body was shaken violently.
--Barry Forshaw

Review:

"Action is Wilbur Smith's game, and he is a master."--"The Washington Post Book World"
"Fascinating...[a] magical sequel to "River God"."--"Tulsa World"
"Brilliant...irresistible and impossible to put down."--"Times Record News "(Wichita Falls, TX)
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Praise for "Warlock"

'This is a stirring tale, full of chariot battles...Smith has whipped up a heady brew...and undoubtedly deserves his immense popularity far more than most of his rivals.'--"Evening Standard"

"Smith brings to life every colorful detail in the world of Egypt so much so you can almost feel the heat and taste the dust as the narrative builds to cracking pace. ...["Warlock"] is a ripping yarn and a classic adventure story."- "Irish News"

"Seamlessly composed, this epic historical drama by veteran author Smith tracks a power struggle in ancient Egypt between false pharaohs and a true royal heir, evoking the cruel glories and terrible torments of the era. Those willing to brave the blood and gore will be carried away by the sweep and pace of Smith's tale." - "Publishers Weekly"

"Smith is an excellent storyteller, and the fast-moving action and the exciting plot will hook even those who normally don't appreciate historical fiction. ... Smith...returns to the genre with this epic action tale of intrigue, suspense, and adventure set in ancient Egypt. His many fans will be clamoring for copies of this one."--"Booklist"

"This most recent novel by a master storyteller is resplendent with all the power and pageantry of Egypt, the center of civilization of the ancient world."- "Library Journal"

"When it comes to historical fiction, Smith is without rival. He is a warlock of writers."--"Tulsa"" World"

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"Filled with enough action, adventure, battles, betrayals and actual cliffhangers to satisfy Indiana Jones, Wilbur Smith's new novel "Warlock" is a rousing and worthy sequel to "River God.""--"The Plain Dealer"

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"This summer's most entertaining read...another full-blown tale of war, intrigue, murder, lust, and true love set in ancient Egypt."--"Flint"" Journal"

""

"Smith...returns to the genre with this epic action tale of intrigue, suspense, and adventure set in ancient Egypt. His many fans will be clamoring for copies of this one."--"Booklist"

"Smith illuminates all the cruelty and magnificence of a time lost in history, and what is truly amazing is that he does it with apparent ease. He has produced a totally credible story in a period that is shrouded in mystery and brings it flawlessly to life. ... Each time I read a new Wilbur Smith I say it is the best book I have ever read--until the next one."--"Times Record News" (Wichita Falls, TX)

"Smith is at the top of his game in weaving exotic adventures in this work. Very highly recommended. ... This most recent novel by a master storyteller is resplendent with all the power and pageantry of Egypt, the center of civilization of the ancient world."- "Library Journal"""

"Epic struggle told in epic fashion. Expect more of his signature brand of pulse-pounding, 'Perils of Pauline'-style of adventure and excitement."--"Tampa"" Tribune Times"

Praise for Wilbur Smith

"Smith is a master." "--Publishers Weekly
""One of the world's most popular adventure writers." "--The Washington Post Book World
""A rare author who wields a razor-sharp sword of craftsmanship." "--Tulsa World"

"Wilbur Smith is one of those benchmarks against whom others are compared." "--The Times" (UK)
"Best Historical Novelist--I say Wilbur Smith, with his swashbuckling novels of Africa. The bodices of rip and the blood flows. You can get lost in Wilbur Smith and misplace all of August."--Stephen King
"Action is Wilur Smith's game, and he is a master."--"The Washington Post Book World"

"The world's leading adventure writer." "--Daily Express" (UK)

"Wilbur Smith rarely misses a trick."--"Sunday Times"

"Smith is a captivating storyteller." "--The Orlando Sentinel"

"No one does adventure quite like Smith." --"Daily Mirror "(UK)
"A thundering good' read is virtually the only way of describing Wilbur Smith's books." --"The Irish Times"



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'This is a stirring tale, full of chariot battles...Smith has whipped up a heady brew...and undoubtedly deserves his immense popularity far more than most of his rivals.'--"Evening Standard"

"Smith brings to life every colorful detail in the world of Egypt so much so you can almost feel the heat and taste the dust as the narrative builds to cracking pace. ...["Warlock"] is a ripping yarn and a classic adventure story."- "Irish News"

"Seamlessly composed, this epic historical drama by veteran author Smith tracks a power struggle in ancient Egypt between false pharaohs and a true royal heir, evoking the cruel glories and terrible torments of the era. Those willing to brave the blood and gore will be carried away by the sweep and pace of Smith's tale." - "Publishers Weekly"

"Smith is an excellent storyteller, and the fast-moving action and the exciting plot will hook even those who normally don't appreciate historical fiction. ... Smith...returns to the genre with this epic action tale of intrigue, suspense, and adventure set in ancient Egypt. His many fans will be clamoring for copies of this one."--"Booklist"

"This most recent novel by a master storyteller is resplendent with all the power and pageantry of Egypt, the center of civilization of the ancient world."- "Library Journal"

"When it comes to historical fiction, Smith is without rival. He is a warlock of writers."--"Tulsa"" World"

""

"Filled with enough action, adventure, battles, betrayals and actual cliffhangers to satisfy Indiana Jones, Wilbur Smith's new novel "Warlock" is a rousing and worthy sequel to "River God.""--"The Plain Dealer"

""

"This summer's most entertaining read...another full-blown tale of war, intrigue, murder, lust, and true love set in ancient Egypt."--"Flint"" Journal"

""

"Smith...returns to the genre with this epic action tale of intrigue, suspense, and adventure set in ancient Egypt. His many fans will be clamoring for copies of this one."--"Booklist"

"Smith illuminates all the cruelty and magnificence of a time lost in history, and what is truly amazing is that he does it with apparent ease. He has produced a totally credible story in a period that is shrouded in mystery and brings it flawlessly to life. ... Each time I read a new Wilbur Smith I say it is the best book I have ever read--until the next one."--"Times Record News" (Wichita Falls, TX)

"Smith is at the top of his game in weaving exotic adventures in this work. Very highly recommended. ... This most recent novel by a master storyteller is resplendent with all the power and pageantry of Egypt, the center of civilization of the ancient world."- "Library Journal"""

"Epic struggle told in epic fashion. Expect more of his signature brand of pulse-pounding, 'Perils of Pauline'-style of adventure and excitement."--"Tampa"" Tribune Times"

This is a stirring tale, full of chariot battles...Smith has whipped up a heady brew...and undoubtedly deserves his immense popularity far more than most of his rivals.' "Evening Standard"

Smith brings to life every colorful detail in the world of Egypt so much so you can almost feel the heat and taste the dust as the narrative builds to cracking pace. ...["Warlock"] is a ripping yarn and a classic adventure story. "Irish News"

Seamlessly composed, this epic historical drama by veteran author Smith tracks a power struggle in ancient Egypt between false pharaohs and a true royal heir, evoking the cruel glories and terrible torments of the era. Those willing to brave the blood and gore will be carried away by the sweep and pace of Smith's tale. "Publishers Weekly"

Smith is an excellent storyteller, and the fast-moving action and the exciting plot will hook even those who normally don't appreciate historical fiction. Smith...returns to the genre with this epic action tale of intrigue, suspense, and adventure set in ancient Egypt. His many fans will be clamoring for copies of this one. "Booklist"

This most recent novel by a master storyteller is resplendent with all the power and pageantry of Egypt, the center of civilization of the ancient world. "Library Journal"

When it comes to historical fiction, Smith is without rival. He is a warlock of writers. "Tulsa World"

Filled with enough action, adventure, battles, betrayals and actual cliffhangers to satisfy Indiana Jones, Wilbur Smith's new novel "Warlock" is a rousing and worthy sequel to "River God." "The Plain Dealer"

This summer's most entertaining read another full-blown tale of war, intrigue, murder, lust, and true love set in ancient Egypt. "Flint Journal"

Smith...returns to the genre with this epic action tale of intrigue, suspense, and adventure set in ancient Egypt. His many fans will be clamoring for copies of this one. "Booklist"

Smith illuminates all the cruelty and magnificence of a time lost in history, and what is truly amazing is that he does it with apparent ease. He has produced a totally credible story in a period that is shrouded in mystery and brings it flawlessly to life. Each time I read a new Wilbur Smith I say it is the best book I have ever read--until the next one. "Times Record News (Wichita Falls, TX)"

Smith is at the top of his game in weaving exotic adventures in this work. Very highly recommended. This most recent novel by a master storyteller is resplendent with all the power and pageantry of Egypt, the center of civilization of the ancient world. "Library Journal"

Epic struggle told in epic fashion. Expect more of his signature brand of pulse-pounding, Perils of Pauline'-style of adventure and excitement. "Tampa Tribune Times""

This is a stirring tale, full of chariot battles...Smith has whipped up a heady brew...and undoubtedly deserves his immense popularity far more than most of his rivals.' Evening Standard

Smith brings to life every colorful detail in the world of Egypt so much so you can almost feel the heat and taste the dust as the narrative builds to cracking pace. ...[Warlock] is a ripping yarn and a classic adventure story. Irish News

Seamlessly composed, this epic historical drama by veteran author Smith tracks a power struggle in ancient Egypt between false pharaohs and a true royal heir, evoking the cruel glories and terrible torments of the era. Those willing to brave the blood and gore will be carried away by the sweep and pace of Smith's tale. Publishers Weekly

Smith is an excellent storyteller, and the fast-moving action and the exciting plot will hook even those who normally don't appreciate historical fiction. Smith...returns to the genre with this epic action tale of intrigue, suspense, and adventure set in ancient Egypt. His many fans will be clamoring for copies of this one. Booklist

This most recent novel by a master storyteller is resplendent with all the power and pageantry of Egypt, the center of civilization of the ancient world. Library Journal

When it comes to historical fiction, Smith is without rival. He is a warlock of writers. Tulsa World

Filled with enough action, adventure, battles, betrayals and actual cliffhangers to satisfy Indiana Jones, Wilbur Smith's new novel Warlock is a rousing and worthy sequel to River God. The Plain Dealer

This summer's most entertaining read another full-blown tale of war, intrigue, murder, lust, and true love set in ancient Egypt. Flint Journal

Smith...returns to the genre with this epic action tale of intrigue, suspense, and adventure set in ancient Egypt. His many fans will be clamoring for copies of this one. Booklist

Smith illuminates all the cruelty and magnificence of a time lost in history, and what is truly amazing is that he does it with apparent ease. He has produced a totally credible story in a period that is shrouded in mystery and brings it flawlessly to life. Each time I read a new Wilbur Smith I say it is the best book I have ever read--until the next one. Times Record News (Wichita Falls, TX)

Smith is at the top of his game in weaving exotic adventures in this work. Very highly recommended. This most recent novel by a master storyteller is resplendent with all the power and pageantry of Egypt, the center of civilization of the ancient world. Library Journal

Epic struggle told in epic fashion. Expect more of his signature brand of pulse-pounding, Perils of Pauline'-style of adventure and excitement. Tampa Tribune Times

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-'This is a stirring tale, full of chariot battles...Smith has whipped up a heady brew...and undoubtedly deserves his immense popularity far more than most of his rivals.'- --Evening Standard

-Smith brings to life every colorful detail in the world of Egypt so much so you can almost feel the heat and taste the dust as the narrative builds to cracking pace. ...[Warlock] is a ripping yarn and a classic adventure story.- --Irish News

-Seamlessly composed, this epic historical drama by veteran author Smith tracks a power struggle in ancient Egypt between false pharaohs and a true royal heir, evoking the cruel glories and terrible torments of the era. Those willing to brave the blood and gore will be carried away by the sweep and pace of Smith's tale.- --Publishers Weekly

-Smith is an excellent storyteller, and the fast-moving action and the exciting plot will hook even those who normally don't appreciate historical fiction. ... Smith...returns to the genre with this epic action tale of intrigue, suspense, and adventure set in ancient Egypt. His many fans will be clamoring for copies of this one.- --Booklist

-This most recent novel by a master storyteller is resplendent with all the power and pageantry of Egypt, the center of civilization of the ancient world.- --Library Journal

-When it comes to historical fiction, Smith is without rival. He is a warlock of writers.- --Tulsa World

-Filled with enough action, adventure, battles, betrayals and actual cliffhangers to satisfy Indiana Jones, Wilbur Smith's new novel Warlock is a rousing and worthy sequel to River God.- --The Plain Dealer

-This summer's most entertaining read...another full-blown tale of war, intrigue, murder, lust, and true love set in ancient Egypt.- --Flint Journal

-Smith...returns to the genre with this epic action tale of intrigue, suspense, and adventure set in ancient Egypt. His many fans will be clamoring for copies of this one.- --Booklist

-Smith illuminates all the cruelty and magnificence of a time lost in history, and what is truly amazing is that he does it with apparent ease. He has produced a totally credible story in a period that is shrouded in mystery and brings it flawlessly to life. ... Each time I read a new Wilbur Smith I say it is the best book I have ever read--until the next one.- --Times Record News (Wichita Falls, TX)

-Smith is at the top of his game in weaving exotic adve...

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