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The Quest | [Wilbur Smith]

The Quest

Egypt is struck by a series of terrible plagues that cripple the kingdom, and then the ultimate disaster occurs: 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, Pharaoh sends for Taita, the only man who might be able to find the source of the Nile and discover the cause of all their woes.
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Publisher's Summary

Wilbur Smith returns with the eagerly awaited sequel to his thrilling Egyptian series, following on from River God, The Seventh Scroll, and Warlock. The Quest continues the story of the warlock Taita, who is wise in the lore of the ancient Gods and a master of magic and the supernatural.

Egypt is struck by a series of terrible plagues that cripple the kingdom, and then the ultimate disaster occurs: 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, Pharaoh sends for Taita, the only man who might be able to find the source of the Nile and discover the cause of all their woes. None of them can have any idea of what a terrible enemy lies in ambush for the warlock in those mysterious lands at the end of their world.

© Wilbur Smith; (P) Macmillan Publishers Ltd

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    Peggy Edmonton, Alberta, Canada 02-02-10
    Peggy Edmonton, Alberta, Canada 02-02-10 Member Since 2005
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    "Too Bad ;("

    I am only one hour into the story.. and already I am sorry I bought it. The story may be good but the narration is the pits. I can only listen for short periods of time.. How could they take a good book an excellent writer and let a complete idiot narrate it?

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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  • Gaynor
    Bridgend, Mid Glam, United Kingdom
    5/24/07
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    "Time for Taitha to retire?"

    Wilbur usually manages to keep a story going and make it exciting - this one is obvious and lacks conviction. Maybe I've read too many of his books and I am used to the formula but I thought poor old Taitha should have retired after the last book and I have a horrible feeling there will be another

    13 of 13 people found this review helpful
  • P. D. Smith
    Huddersfield, UK
    8/28/07
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    "Not great"

    I've read/listened to the previous Taita books and really enjoyed them, but this one seemed like an effort to listen to.

    There didn't seem to be much point or aim to the story, and it seemed more 'fantastical' than the previous Taita stories, which made it less appealing to me. I like fantasy stories, but previous Taita stories seemed to be more 'realistic'. The Quest is purely fantasy with obvious magic which couldn't be explained by superstition etc.

    As the previous reviewer said, it seems to be setting up for further Taita stories, but Wilbur Smith should have let him go in peace and come up with another 'hero' for the new stories.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Stuart
    Surrey, United Kingdom
    3/22/08
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    "Sadly fisappointing"

    Having read all of Wilbur Smith's other books I was looking forward to listening to this but found it so hard to get into that I gave up.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Mrs. C. L. Pollard
    North East Lincolnshire, uk
    10/20/12
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    "Great finale"

    The Quest is a fantastic finale to a great series. Just wish some producer would pick this one up. Would make a great film.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Paul
    Hemel Hemstead, Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
    8/6/08
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    "The Quest"

    The book started so well and was a great listen, but when in to a fantasy world at the end. That was disappointing.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Benjamin
    Ashburton, Devon, United Kingdom
    6/21/09
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    "whoops!"

    whoops for choosing this one
    whoops for it being written
    whoops whoopie whoops!

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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