The eagerly awaited sequel to the 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 the Pharoah sends for Taita, the only man who might be able to win through to the source of the Nile and discover the cause of all their woes.
None of them can have any idea of what a terrible enemy lies in ambush for the Warlock in those mysterious lands at the end of their world...
About the Author
Wilbur Smith was born in Central Africa in 1933. He was educated at Michaelhouse and Rhodes University. After the successful publication of When the Lion Feeds in 1964 he became a full-time writer, and has since written 30 novels, all meticulously researched on his numerous expeditions worldwide. His books have been translated into 26 different languages.
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Read River God and Warlock first for best enjoyment.
A bit slow to get going but then roars along at a cracking pace.
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the only complaint I have about this book, is while reading it, I managed to isolate myself from everyone due to being so interested in the story. Couldn't pull myself away.
Praise for "The Quest"
"Best historical novelist: I say Wilbur Smith."--Stephen King
"Smith brings to life...the world of Egypt so much so you can almost feel the heat and taste the dust as the narrative builds to cracking pace."--"Irish News"
'Fans of blockbuster thriller writer Wilbur Smith will not be disappointed with "The Quest"'- "Financial Times "
'Smith writes with a fresh, crisp style... full of zest..." The Quest" is a hefty but gratifying read, long-awaited by his legion of admirers' - "Daily Express"
'No one does adventure quite like Smith and, true to form, his latest is a swirling torrent of unexplored depths and manliness in ancient Egypt' "- Daily Mirror"
'This eagerly awaited sequel to Smith's gripping Egyptian series continues in a truly magical tale' - "Woman" magazine
"'The Quest" is not a book for the easily queasy. After reading the scene about Bronze Age brain surgery, you'll never look at bamboo shish kebab skewers the same way again. It is a novel that is violent, fast moving and utterly engrossing' - "Edmonton Journal"
'It's the sort of book readers live for, the sort that sates, however fleetingly, the primal need for story that so often these days doesn't get fed' - "Vancouver Sun"
'For a light-hearted take by "Monday Magazine," read the views of some famous mummies.'
"Fans of bestseller Smith's ancient Egyptian series will welcome the fourth book in the saga, which picks up where "Warlock "left off. ... Once again Smith deftly blends history, fantasy and mythology, but newcomers should be prepared for grisly deaths and mutilations."-- "Publishers Weekly"
"Smith's Africa is bewitching. We see and hear elephants, lions, hippos, and wild, weird creatures. Lakes and plains stretch as far as the horizon. His descriptions of the landscape are so real it seems we should be able to find these places on the map. ... Smith's narrative is a page-turner. His characters are absorbing and believa
Number Of Pages: 718
Published: February 2008
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Dimensions (cm): 19.1 x 10.6 x 3.9
Weight (kg): 0.46