River God by Wilbur Smith
A Novel of Ancient Egypt

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Taita's narration bounces around in time so much that it is difficult to keep track of...this reader has no wish to read any of the other books in the series or read any other novel by Wilbur Smith.
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Synopsis

Tanus is the fair-haired young lion of a warrior whom the gods have decreed will lead Egypt's army in a bold attempt to reunite the Kingdom's shattered halves. But Tanus will have to defy the same gods to attain the reward they have forbidden him, an object more prized than battle's glory: possession of the Lady Lostris, a rare beauty with skin the color of oiled cedar--destined for the adoration of a nation, and the love of one extraordinary man.

International bestselling author Wilbur Smith, creator of over two dozen highly acclaimed novels, draws readers into a magnificent, richly imagined Egyptian saga. Exploding with all the drama, mystery, and rage of ancient Egypt, River God is a masterpiece from a storyteller at the height of his powers.

 

About Wilbur Smith

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Novelist Wilbur Smith was born in Broken Hill, Northern Rhodesia on January 9, 1933. He graduated from Rhodes University. He has writen more than 20 novels, which have been translated into 26 different languages. The Dark Side of the Sun, Wild Justice, and Shout at the Devil have all been adapted as films. Smith says that Africa is his major inspiration, and currently he has over 30 novels published. He now lives in London with his current wife, who is 39 years his junior.
 
Published July 1, 2014 by St. Martin's Griffin. 676 pages
Genres: History, Action & Adventure, Literature & Fiction, Education & Reference, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Romance, Business & Economics, Science Fiction & Fantasy, War, Horror, Crime. Fiction
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All: 6 | Positive: 5 | Negative: 1

Kirkus

Above average

Gallops swiftly through the action and flying blood his fans have come to relish, though for the first time Smith sets his story in Egypt 2,000 years before Christ...Brightly colored, sweeping escapism.

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Publishers Weekly

Good

Smith ( Elephant Song ) may attract a wider audience with this compulsively readable historical novel based on the little-known facts behind the Hyksos invasion of Egypt.

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Publishers Weekly

Good

Smith's adventurous tale of ancient love, intrigue and avarice was a three-week PW bestseller.

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Helium

Above average
Reviewed by Josh Owens on Jan 27 2008

Smith writes something interesting about civilizations and art.

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Yahoo! Voices

Below average
Reviewed by Rena Sherwood on Apr 06 2012

Taita's narration bounces around in time so much that it is difficult to keep track of...this reader has no wish to read any of the other books in the series or read any other novel by Wilbur Smith.

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Reviewers Choice

Good
Reviewed by Reviewer's Choice on Jan 01 2008

RIVER GOD and WARLOCK are gripping adventure stories. At times I found the suspense unbearable, so great was my need to find out what was going to happen to my beloved characters.

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