Warlock

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Pan Macmillan, Sep 4, 2008 - Fiction - 549 pages
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Hidden away in the vast and forbidding deserts of North Africa, Taita has passed the years since the death of his beloved Queen Lostris in prayer and study. He has become the Warlock, wise in the lore of the ancient Gods, an adept of magic and the supernatural.

Now Taita answers the summons from the beyond. He leaves the desert vastness and returns to the world of men, to find himself plunged into a terrible conflict against the forces of evil which threaten to overwhelm the throne and the realm of Egypt, and to destroy the young prince Nefer who is the grandson of Queen Lostris.

With vivid depictions of battle and intrigue, of love and passion, with fascinating characters both good and evil, Wilbur Smith brings to life in colourful detail the world of ancient Egypt. Warlock is a masterful feat of story telling by one of the world's best selling authors.

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User Review  - bicyclewriter - LibraryThing

I almost didn't read this book. I loved River God, but this one got disappointing reviews from others who loved River God. I will say that while I don't think it was nearly as good as River God, it's ... Read full review

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User Review  - bdtrump - LibraryThing

I want to call this one 'Taita grows up and decides not to be the center of attention and best at everything', because that's exactly what happens here. I loved River God, but thought that it got a ... Read full review

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About the author (2008)

Wilbur Smith was born in Central Africa in 1933. He was educated at Michaelhouse and Rhodes University. He became a full-time writer in 1964 after the successful publication of When the Lion Feeds, and has since written over thirty novels, all meticulously researched on his numerous expeditions worldwide. In addition to his Egyptian novels, River God, The Seventh Scroll, Warlock and The Quest, his other titles include the successful The Courtneys and The Ballantynes series, Those in Peril and Vicious Circle, featuring security operative Hector Cross, and The Sunbird. His books are now translated into twenty-six languages.

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