The Quest by Wilbur Smith

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A stunning, heart-pounding, journey into the lost world of the Pharaohs.

Wilbur Smith has earned international acclaim for his bestselling River God, The Seventh Scroll, and Warlock. Now, the unrivalled master of adventure returns with the eagerly awaited sequel to his thrilling Egyptian series with his most fantastic story yet. The Quest continues the story of the Warlock, Taita, wise in the lore of the gods and a master of magic and the supernatural.
Egypt has been struck by a series of terrible plagues, killing its crops and crippling its people. Then the ultimate disaster befalls the kingdom. 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 Pharaoh sends Taita, the only man who might be able to find his way through the hazardous territory to the source of the Nile and discover the cause of all their woes. But not even Taita can have any idea of what a terrible enemy waits in ambush in those dark lands at the end of their world.
No other author can conjure up the violence and mystery of Ancient Egypt like Wilbur Smith. The Quest marks his stirring return to the acclaimed series and proves once again why fans such as Stephen King praise him as the world's "best historical novelist."

 

About Wilbur Smith

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Wilbur Smith was born in Central Africa in 1933. He was educated at Michaelhouse and Rhodes University. He became a full-time writer in 1964 after the successful publication of When the Lion Feeds, and has since written over thirty novels, all meticulously researched on his numerous expeditions worldwide. His books are now translated into twenty-six languages.
 
Published May 15, 2007 by Thomas Dunne Books. 644 pages
Genres: History, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Action & Adventure, Literature & Fiction, Romance, Horror, Crime. Fiction

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A perceptive Egyptian eunuch who starred in Smith's 1994 River God returns, 100 years older and wiser, ready to take on the stinking bitch goddess who has brought ruin to Egypt.

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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

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Fans of bestseller Smith's ancient Egyptian series will welcome the fourth book in the saga, which picks up where Warlock (2001) left off.

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Christian Science Monitor

Long-distance swimmer and author Lynne Cox traces the path of polar explorer Roald Amundsen – just in time for the centennial of his arrival at the South Pole.

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Historical Novel Society

The troubled pharaoh Nefer Seti sends Taita to discover the source of the Nile at the end of the known world and, so doing, hopes he will release the waters and rejuvenate the land.

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National Review Online

In any event the NYT Book Review reviewed a new book on the human immortality project yesterday that focuses on de Gray’s belief that we can reach immortality by “curing” aging (as he stated in the speech I attended), a quest about which the author–and reviewer, physician Abraham Verghese–apparen...

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The New York Review of Books

here and elsewhere he argues that the literary genre of the Gospels is the arctulogy, an account of the career of a “divine man.” The model is the early third century Life of Apollonius by Philostratus, and the implication, to which Smith holds firmly in spite of the skepticism of the learned, is...

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The New York Review of Books

337–455.↩ 2 In his huge book Michel de Certeau: Le marcheur blessé (Paris: La Découverte, 2002), François Dosse follows Certeau in his many itineraries in Europe and the Americas—...

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The Gospel Coalition

And so, as Holmes readily admits, contemporary trinitarian theology (including much contemporary evangelical trinitarian theology) could be more or less right in its judgments about the Trinity and the classical consensus could be more or less wrong.

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The Gospel Coalition

After noting how the presence of evil in the world might suggest that Satan exists and lamenting that our understanding of Satan can distort our understanding of God, the authors discuss the decline of belief in Satan, tracing its origin to the devastating earthquake that struck Lisbon in 1755.

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Integral Leadership Review

Individual awareness of the quest model increases changes for success in all other quadrants Individual Exterior: Individual Activity The stories of heroes tell us that there is much room for individual action on the quest.

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