By Wilbur Smith

ISBN-10: 0312278233

ISBN-13: 9780312278236

One of many world's such a lot acclaimed experience writers returns to the realm of historic Egypt with the lovely sequel to the recent York instances bestselling River God.Hidden away within the large and forbidding deserts of North Africa, Taita has handed the years because the dying of his liked Queen Lostris in prayer and learn. He has develop into the Warlock, clever within the lore of the traditional Gods, and adept of magic and the supernatural. Now Taita solutions the summons from the past. He leaves the wasteland vastness and returns to the area of guys, to discover himself plunged right into a negative clash opposed to the forces of evil which threaten to crush the throne and the world of Egypt, and to ruin the younger prince Nefer, who's the grandson of Queen Lostris. With brilliant depictions of conflict and intrigue, of affection and fervour, with interesting characters either reliable and evil, Wilbur Smith brings to lifestyles in colourful element the realm of historic Egypt. it is a masterful feat of story-telling by way of one of many world's best-selling authors. it really is Wilbur Smith on the top of his bold powers.

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This side,' Taita told him, stood up and strode on those long, stork-thin legs to the eastern wall. He looked up to the crumbling summit. The ruffian's name was Shufti, and he was one-eyed and ugly as the god Seth. ' Taita stooped and picked up half of a baked-mud brick from the rubble and suddenly hurled it upwards. It sailed over the top of the high wall. ' Even though Nefer knew, at first hand, the old man's strength, and that his powers of endurance were legend, he was astonished by that throw.

Then Pharaoh's forbidding expression softened and he gripped his son's arm in the only show of affection he would allow himself before his troops. ' -- Nefer and the old man stood together beside the shattered walls of Gallala and watched the column fly past. Pharaoh led it, the reins wrapped around his wrists, leaning back against the pull of the horses, his chest bare, linen skirts whipping around his muscular legs, the blue war crown on his head rendering him tall and godlike. Next came Lord Naja, almost as tall, almost as handsome.

A low command and the wheels crunched into silence, then Naja's light, firm footsteps came to his side. ' He pointed with a long, muscular arm over Pharaoh's shoulder. Where the wadi debouched on to the plain below them a single light showed, the soft yellow glow of an oil lamp. That is the village of El Wadun. That is where our spies will be waiting to lead us through the Hyksosian pickets. I will go ahead to the rendezvous to make safe the way. ' 'I beg you. ' He used the King's childhood name.

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