An epic historical adventure set in ancient Egypt from the New York Times best-selling legend Stephen King has called the "best historical novelist".
One of the world's best-selling authors, Wilbur Smith returns to ancient Egypt in a breathtaking epic that conjures the magic, mystery, romance, and bloody intrigue of a fascinating lost world. Taita, the pharaoh's advisor and hero of Desert God and River God, once again finds himself caught up in a whirlpool of ruthless intrigue that threatens the very foundations of the beloved empire he has pledged his life to protect. Plunged into dangerous and deadly waters more treacherous than the Nile, he must use his intelligence, alchemy, and cunning to protect his pharaoh and keep safe all he loves.
Filled with danger, passion, and a thrilling battle for power, Pharaoh will leave fans of George R. R. Martin, Bernard Cornwell, and Dan Brown rejoicing.
©2016 Wilbur Smith (P)2016 HarperCollins Publishers
Let me start off by saying that I'm a big fan of Wilbur Smith. It's too bad he didn't write this book. At least, from reading the other reviews on Amazon, that's what people are thinking.
This book is so awful. It is not a historical novel, it should be in the fantasy section.
Let me start with the narration. If you have listened to the other books in this "series", sorry, you will be disappointed. There is a different narrator with an English accent. I like English accents. However, when the narrator got to certain "rough" characters, he switched to a strange Eliza Doolittle accent. So distracting. If they are not British, they won't have a stupid Cockney accent!
If you don't know anything about ancient Egypt or don't care to know anything about ancient Egypt, you might enjoy it. The plot is ridiculous, the language is ridiculous, the characters are ridiculous. Who ever wrote this book, did absolutely no research on ancient Egypt. There are so many inconsistencies with the other books. For example, Pharoah Thamose is alive !!! And he has a whole new set of children!! It's like he has a dopple ganger that is living in a parallel universe. Taita is praying to Zues, a Greek god. And Inana (an ancient goddess of Mesopotamia) is speaking to Taita in the form of a bird! There is a forest on the banks of the Nile!!! Cleopatra and Ramses are married!!! What?! AND there are unicorns!! Yes, you read that right!! UNICORNS!!! This is when I stopped listening.
Where did you go, Wilbur Smith?? Maybe his dopple ganger wrote the book. It's almost insulting.
I've read nearly every Wilbur Smith novel and have enjoyed them immensely! Great Novelist I was so excited to hear the newest Tahita narrative.
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