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, 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 follows. 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 Pharoah sends for Taita, the only man who might be able to win through to 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.
©2007 Wilbur Smith (P)2013 Pan Macmillan Publishers Ltd.
The quest is a story of sorcery, mysticism and rebirth. Taita sets out on a quest with Meren, to restore the flow of water to the Nile and end the evil sorcery of evil sorceress Eos and her minion Soe. With great narration by Simon Vance, this book is hard to put down.
"worth battling through"
a slow starter but made up for it in the second half of the book.
"It's not the best"
I have enjoyed many Wilbur Smith books but this one was just a little bit too fantastic not his best.
"Only if you've read the rest of the series"
Typical of the quality we've come to expect of Wilbur Smith
The 'capture' of Fyn/Finn?
Yes, tone and characterisation
No, I was captivated throughout.
I don't think this book will be quite as engaging as a stand alone story, it's enriched by its predecessors and the depth of the characters that feature in all.
this is not the Wilbur Smith type of story I have ever read.Too say the least I will be returning it
no problem with the story teller
scrapped the story
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