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Game of Thrones meets ancient Egypt in this magnificent epic from one of the world's biggest-selling authors. Conjuring the magic, mystery and bloody intrigue of a fascinating lost world, Desert God presents Wilbur Smith at the helm of one of the greatest stories of all time.
On the gleaming banks of the Nile, the brilliant Taita—a freed slave and advisor to the Pharaoh—devises a plan to destroy Egypt's most feared enemy, the mighty Hyksos. His quest will take him on an epic journey up the ancient river, through Arabia and the magical city of Babylon and across the open seas—all in the company of the Pharaoh's exquisite sisters. With the future of the kingdom itself on his shoulders, Taita plunges into a world where the line between loyalty and betrayal shifts like the desert sands, evil waits in the shadows and death lingers on the edge of darkness.
Hundreds of millions have fallen in love with the magic of Wilbur Smith. In Desert God, he is at the peak of his powers, transporting readers to an extraordinary time and place. This is a novel of supreme adventure, blazing action, heart-racing romance and a sense of history so real that you will feel the dunes moving beneath you and the Nile lapping at your feet.
“Best Historical Novelist--I say Wilbur Smith...You can get lost in Wilbur Smith and misplace all of August.” Stephen King
Praise for Wilbur Smith: “One of the worlds most popular adventure writers.” Washington Post Book World
“Wilbur Smith is one of those benchmarks against whom others are compared.” The Times (London)
“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
“Whats the recipe for commercial fiction success? Start with solid history along with plenty of action, sex, and brutal violence...Smiths fans in general and fans of Taita from the Egyptian series will be pleased.” Library Journal
New York Times
bestselling author Wilbur Smith—hailed by Stephen King as the “best historical novelist” and one of the worlds biggest-selling authors—returns to Ancient Egypt in this breathtaking epic that conjures the magic, mystery, romance, and bloody intrigue of a fascinating lost world.
Game of Thrones meets Ancient Egypt in this magnificent, action-packed epic. 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.
About the Author
Described by Stephen King as "the best historical novelist," Wilbur Smith is one of the world's biggest-selling and most-loved authors. His thirty-six novels have sold more than 125 million copies across the globe and have been translated into more than two dozen languages. Born in Central Africa, Wilbur Smith now divides his time between London and Cape Town.