Desert God - Wilbur Smith (Paperback)

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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.

Product Details

Barcode
9780007535682
Department
Books
Released
7 May 2015
Content Source
South African
Supply Source
South Africa

Book

Author
Wilbur Smith
Binding
Paperback
Publisher
HarperCollins Publishers
Language
English
Number of Pages
432
Dimensions
197 x 130 x 130mm (272g)

Annotation

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.

Summary

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.

Fiction

General Subject
Saga/Historical
BISAC Subject 1
Fiction / Historical
BISAC Subject 3
Fiction / Action & Adventure
BISAC Subject 4
Fiction / Historical
BIC Classification 1
Historical fiction
Dewey Classification
823.914
Readership
General (US: Trade)

Author Bio

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 over thirty novels, all meticulously researched on his numerous expeditions worldwide. His books are now translated into twenty-six languages.

Review Quotes

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

Customer Reviews

Excellent as always

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I'm a huge fan of Smith's Egyptian epics, and Desert God is no less spectacular than it's predecessors... A must read for any fan of Egyptology, Mythology or anyone interested in an epic and magical desert adventure...