Pharaoh - Wilbur Smith (Hardcover)
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The Worldwide Number One Bestseller Wilbur Smith returns to Ancient Egypt in a captivating new novel that will transport you to extraordinary times.
EGYPT IS UNDER ATTACK.
Pharaoh Tamose lies mortally wounded. The ancient city of Luxor is surrounded, All seems lost. Taita prepares for the enemy’s final, fatal push. The ex-slave, now general of Tamose’s armies, is never more ingenious than when all hope is dashed. And this is Egypt’s most desperate hour.
With the timely arrival of an old ally, the tide is turned and the Egyptian army feasts upon its retreating foe. But upon his victorious return to Luxor, Taita is seized and branded a traitor. Tamose is dead and a poisonous new era has begun. The new Pharaoh has risen.
Pharaoh Utteric is young, weak and cruel, and threatened by Taita’s influence within the palace – especially his friendship with Utteric’s younger and worthier brother, Ramases.With Taita’s imprisonment, Ramases is forced to make a choice: help Taita escape and forsake his brother, or remain silent and condone Utteric’s tyranny. To a good man like Ramases, there is no choice. Taita must be set free, Utteric must be stopped and Egypt must be reclaimed.
From the glittering temples of Luxor to the Citadel of Sparta, PHARAOH is an intense and powerful novel magnificently transporting you to a time of threat, blood and glory. Master storyteller, Wilbur Smith, is at the very peak of his powers.
- 1 Sep 2016
- Content Source
- South African
- Supply Source
- South Africa
- Wilbur Smith
- HarperCollins Publishers
- Number of Pages
- 240 x 159 x 159mm (710g)
An epic historical adventure set in Ancient Egypt from the New York Times bestselling legend Stephen King has called the "best historical novelist."
One of the world’s bestselling authors, Wilbur Smith returns to Ancient Egypt in a breathtaking epic that conjures the magic, mystery, romance, and bloody intrigue of a fascinating lost world. Taita, the Pharaoh’s advisor and hero of Desert God and River God, once again finds himself caught up in a whirlpool of ruthless intrigue that threatens the very foundations of the beloved empire he has pledged his life to protect. Plunged into dangerous and deadly waters more treacherous than the Nile, he must use his intelligence, alchemy, and cunning to protect his Pharaoh and keep safe all he loves.
Filled with danger, passion, and a thrilling battle for power, Pharaoh will leave fans of George R. R. Martin, Bernard Cornwell, and Dan Brown rejoicing.
- General Subject
- BISAC Subject 1
- Fiction / Action & Adventure
- BISAC Subject 2
- Fiction / War & Military
- BISAC Subject 4
- Fiction / Historical
- BIC Classification 3
- BIC Classification 4
- Historical fiction
- Library Subject 1
- Egypt - Fiction - History - To 332 BC
- Dewey Classification
- General (US: Trade)
`Best historical novelist - I say Wilbur Smith' Stephen King
`No one does adventure quite like Smith' Daily Mirror
Praise for the EGYPTIAN series:
'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 Telegraph