Daily Dog Walker and LONG Silicon Valley commutes, so I gulp through and love lotsa books, especially literary fiction and Mystery.
I picked this book up because my father LOVED Wilbur Smith, and this is one of the only books available on Audible that wasn't abridged. I know he very much enjoyed the earlier Egypt books, but I'm going to wait to read others' reviews on unabridged books before I decide whether or not my taste is in accord with my father's. This because I was less than enchanted with this particular book. My expectations were probably askew, I thought I was going to get historical fiction but this is, indeed fantasy. But it's not fantasy of the highest order, it drags too much-- I do get the feeling of a book in a series where perhaps the first one is riveting but then we march along midstream and the whole story just gets...tired. Some interesting elements, and perhaps if I'd read the other books first I'd find this one more compelling, but after this LONG experience I either have to question my father's taste, or wait for other readers to tell me it really is worthwhile to read other books in the cycle.
I have been a subscriber to Audible for several years and never felt compelled to write a review until now. I've read one of Smith's novels before and truly enjoyed it, but this book I found very disturbing if not criminal. The book is filled with pediphilic eroticism that is unnecessary and does nothing to enhance the story. A definite pass on this book.
I have listened to audio fiction for about 20 years from the local library that had limited Wilbur Smith offerings. I got a gift card for a audio download of Warlock about two years ago. I did not know Quest followed Warlock, but the two are masterpieces for there storyline, attention to detail and adventure. The graphic vision of the dramas bite into the imagination. Good or bad to experience, I love the books, read the author's first book in the 60's, now a few years on from then, am still enjoying the experience.
Thank you Mr. Smith.
I've read all three now, to myself and Quest by Audible. An outstanding historical trilogy that rings true to many historical facts and ethnographic writings. Want to be entertained while learning about ancient Egypt. Try These!
I've never written a negative review before, but I had to throw my two cents in on this one. I have enjoyed many Wilbur Smith books over the years and have been entertained by this story telling set in a historical context. After so many other entertaining books set on the African continent I was eager to read (listen to) his take on ancient Egypt. Sadly, I was disappointed. There was little of the real Egypt (which I have visited a number of times), and instead concentrated on a bunch of mystic mumbo jumbo that detracts from any real characters or story lines. I would not recommend this to anyone.
didn't realize that this was another glimpse into wilbur smith's ancient egypt novels - awesome - i can't tell you the story but you will love the surprising rebirth!! awesome as always thank you mr smith!