This was my first Wilbur Smith novel. I found it very interesting. I read mostly Historical Novels.
In fact most woman were given for wife in ancient times by the age of 12 or 14. Because life expectancy was tops 36years. The mythology and magic was fun and yes there was graphic ugliness, but also amazing beauty. I enjoyed this book very much. And hope to enjoy more like this
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!
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.
Try to read his books in progression its sometimes hard to tell but they all progress on a story line. Now that I have read most of his books I realize there's some I've missed that with the storyline that one on part to the story I read
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.
This is a fantasy, involving ancient Egypt, mysticism, mythology and paranormal events. I love this series. It is WSmith's masterpiece, in my opinion. I loved River God in which we are transported to ancient Egypt with Taita as our guide. Yes, Warlock could've been edited down, but hey, that why there's a fast forward button on your ipod ;) However, the Quest is rare and interesting indeed. Here WSmith overshadowed his other work by breaking free and going into the realm of the fantastic, synister and mysterious, even erotic. This series is a classic. It will be cherished by many of us who just love and can't get enough of ancient Egypt, well written fantasy and mystical ideas. Also Simon Vance, one of the greatest narrators of our time, transforms and enhances the story perfectly. SVance's silken voice transports us pleasantly thru time and performs each character beautifully. Thank you Wilbur Smith and Simon Vance for this audiobook classic.