Wilbur Smith returns with the final part of his thrilling Egyptian series. Following on from River God, The Seventh Scroll and Warlock, The Quest continues the story of the warlock, Taita, wise in the lore of the ancient Gods and a master of magic and the supernatural. Egypt is struck by a series of terrible plagues that cripple the Kingdom, and ...
Wilbur Smith returns with the final part of his thrilling Egyptian series. Following on from River God, The Seventh Scroll and Warlock, The Quest continues the story of the warlock, Taita, wise in the lore of the ancient Gods and a master of magic and the supernatural. Egypt is struck by a series of terrible plagues that cripple the Kingdom, and then the ultimate disaster follows. The Nile fails. The waters that nourish and sustain the land dry up. Something catastrophic is taking place in the distant and totally unexplored depths of Africa from where the mighty river springs. In desperation, Pharoah sends for Taita, the only man who might be able to reach the source of the Nile and discover the cause of all their woes. Yet none of them can have any idea of the terrible enemy that lies in ambush for the warlock in those mysterious lands at the end of their world. 'You can get lost in Wilbur Smith' Stephen King 'Smith writes with a fresh, crisp style ...full of zest. A gratifying read, long awaited by his legion of admirers' Daily Express
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I love the Egyptian series and Smith always takes history and inter twines it with fiction in such a way that you start feeling the dread of seeing your progress is nearing the end of the book.
Jul 26, 2007
Yet another marvel
In the 4th in this series, Mr. Smith has yet again exceeded all expectations and extended the story to include more mystery, more supernatural excitement, and weaving through it yet another love story. While more fiction than historical fiction, "The Quest" is a delight. So many great sub-plots weave seamlessly through this tome that to describe it would be to spoil it. It is a must read whether or not you have read the previous volumes in the series. (If you haven't, I predict you will!)
Publishers Weekly, 2007-03-19 Fans of bestseller Smith's ancient Egyptian series will welcome the fourth book in the saga, which picks up where Warlock (2001) left off. The powerful magus Taita and his loyal ally, Col. Meren Cambyses, have returned to Egypt after a journey of many years only to find the country beset by a series of plagues that include giant flesh-eating toads and river water turned to blood. Pharaoh Nefer Seti asks the pair to find-and eliminate-the source of his country's torment, a mission that sends Taita and Meren on a perilous quest in which they must contend with fierce creatures both natural and supernatural. Once again Smith deftly blends history, fantasy and mythology, but newcomers should be prepared for grisly deaths and mutilations. 225,000 printing. (May) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved
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