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Desert God [Hardcover]

Wilbur Smith
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25 Sep 2014

Ex-slave. Philosopher. Chosen one.
Taita has risen from nothing to become the most trusted man at the Pharaoh’s side. Only he can plot a mission that will return Egypt to its former glory. Only he can muster the force that can break the back of Egypt’s greatest enemy.

On the banks of the Nile, a hero will rise.

Across the lush plains of Egypt, Taita, a freed eunuch slave, wears his authority lightly. Not only is he the close advisor to the Pharaoh, but he is guardian to Pharaoh Tamose’s two teenage sisters, the young beauties Tehuti and Bekatha.

But the kingdom is not at peace. They have been fighting Southern Egypt’s constant and historic enemy, the Hyksos people in the north, since time began. To finally crush them, Pharaoh must turn to his most trusted friend.

Taita, philosopher, poet and expert strategist, has a plan that will see Egypt destroy the Hyksos army and form a coveted alliance with Crete in one move. This plan will take him, his expedition commander Zaras, and their mighty warriors on a perilous journey up the Nile, through Arabia to the magical city of Babylon, then across the open seas to Crete.

The many dangers will cost lives and time, and they will meet battle and betrayal head on. But Taita must not forget his two charges, the spirited young princesses, whose attraction to the very warriors who lead the fight threatens Taita’s meticulous plan and the future of Egypt itself.


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Product details

  • Hardcover: 432 pages
  • Publisher: HarperCollins (25 Sep 2014)
  • Language: Unknown
  • ISBN-10: 0007535651
  • ISBN-13: 978-0007535651
  • Product Dimensions: 16.3 x 4.3 x 24.2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (235 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 133 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Wilbur Smith was born in Central Africa in 1933. 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. His books are now translated into twenty-six languages.
For all the latest information on Wilbur visit facebook.com/WilburSmith

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'Big, brave and blockbusting … brilliantly detailed descriptions of life on the Nile’ Mail on Sunday

'Grand mythical material…. the set pieces are fabulous’ Times Literary Supplement

'High adventure … there is never a lull in his majestic novel overflowing with passion, rage, treachery, barbarism, prolonged excitement and endless passages of sheer, exquisite colour’ The Washington Post

‘A rich, compelling look back in time [to] when history and myth intermingled’ San Francisco Chronicle

‘A grand tale of intrigue, deception, true love and exile’ Denver Post

'An epic of sex, death and intrigue in the Valley of the Kings … richly written … packs in the action … excellent’ Weekend Telegraph

About the Author

Wilbur Smith was born in Central Africa in 1933. 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. His books are now translated into twenty-six languages.


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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Did Wilbur Smith really write Desert God? 13 Oct 2014
By TOJO324
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I am an avid reader of all of Wilbur Smith's books with a full collection of the Africa and Egypt series plus many others and look forward to every new release. Desert God was a huge disappointment. Firstly the character of Taita has been changed from the previous book (The Quest) to someone who is conceited and perfect in every way to a point of loss of credability. That is apart from his manhood which he lost as a slave but was reinstated by the witch he battled with in The Quest but has now mysteriously disappeared again for Desert God without any explanation!!!
The writing style is noticably different from all of the numerous other WS books I have read. Did he really write this one, was it one of the rumoured ghost writers or was it written before The Quest but published after and missed the small matter of Taita's manhood?
This is the first WS I have downloaded onto my Kindle. My disappointment of the content of the book was made worse to find that 90% through my Kindle book the story finished and the remaining 10% was an extended extract from River God, the first in the Egypt series.
Having said all that it is better than many books from other authors I have read but nowhere near the high standard I was expecting. I am still looking forward to his next publication.
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
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I have read all the Egyptian novels and thoroughly enjoyed them. However this latest one seems to have been written by an amateur looking for money !! The plot is weak and nowhere near as intricate as River God and Warlock. The whole premise of the book effectively negates the premise of Warlock and even The Quest ( which in itself is not one of the better ones.). On the whole I would have to give the book a thumbs down and not recommend it.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars How the mighty have fallen 17 Oct 2014
Format:Kindle Edition
This is a very poor imitation of the once great Wilbur Smith. If you have read River God then you'll know about Tatia, and what a wonderful and interesting character he is, and how he holds the story of Lostris, Tanus and this very Egypt together. You won't recognise Tatia in this book, however, as it's like comparing a fine wine with sour vinegar. I won't say this book is total rubbish, the story is interesting and the plot moves along nicely......but it's oh so predictable. This is not a Wilbur Smith book, and the ghost writer knocking it out should be ashamed of it. I wish Wilbur would come clean and put the names of his ghost writer on the cover, so the public would know what they're getting....but if he did, who would buy them? Not me, for certain, I've wasted enough money reading fakes.
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27 of 28 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars sadly disappointing 7 Oct 2014
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Having been a fan of Wilbur Smith since the early 70's and indeed having read all his novels I always eagerly await any new ones. The Courtney sagas thrill me every time.
This is the second book I have read featuring Taita and to be honest this one didn't read like a Wilbur Smith. By chapter 3 I was fed up of Taita regaling me with how wonderful he was and it seemed no more than an opportunity for Wilbur to add more words rather than substance to the story. Not the most enjoyable book for me I'm afraid.
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
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This book was disappointing. It was very slow and lacked the action or excitement of the previous books in the series
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23 of 24 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars awful 3 Oct 2014
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Worst wilbur smith to date ,can't believe he wrote this doesn't read like one of his books would not recommend
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
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I have read every Wilbur Smith book and haved greatly admired this author over many years. I always look forward to a new Wilbur Smith book, however, Desert God has been a disappointing read so far (I'm about one quarter the way through}, hence only three stars. The beginning was very flat with nothing to entice the reader to venture further. Where, oh where, are all those beautiful metaphors we have come to expect from Wilbur Smith, e.g. see the beginning of River God. Over the years I have learned to appreciate the beauty and savagery of Africa through the writing of this author. Often I could see the wonderful vistas the written words evoked and sometimes even smell the aromas described. Wilbur Smith will always be my favourite author but I sincerely hope his next book is written complete with the detailed images which we expect from such a great author.
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars very disappointing 11 Oct 2014
By alan
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I have read every book that Wilbur Smith has written and especially enjoyed River God. The Quest was somewhat disappointing but Wilbur Smith's supreme writing style kept me reading. After looking forward to the next book in the Egyptian series I was completely disappointed from start to finish. I cannot believe that Wilbur Smith wrote this book. The main character Taita is there, the plot is there, but the trademark Wilbur Smith writing style has disappeared. If Desert God was Wilbur Smith's first book rather than his last I don't think that Mr. Smith would have had the career or following that he now enjoys.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars As usual fantastic. Wilburs descriptive writing transports you back to...
As usual fantastic.Wilburs descriptive writing transports you back to ancient Egypt
Published 3 hours ago by mandy leese
3.0 out of 5 stars It is good but, Wilbur Smith thinks readers can't count
It is good but, Wilbur Smith thinks readers can't count.
River God is my favourite book. I have read it so many times that I know the characters intimately. Read more
Published 10 hours ago by Edward Forsyth
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Typical Wilbur
Published 12 hours ago by G. A. Porter
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
just brilliant
Published 17 hours ago by John Davey
3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars
Found it a bit disappointing!
Published 19 hours ago by Mr T.R.Parmenter
3.0 out of 5 stars .
Readable but not as enthralling as previous set of Taita books
Published 21 hours ago by Kindle Customer
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
A good read but not as good as the earlier books in the series. The Quest was brilliant.
Published 1 day ago by MalcolmGarner
3.0 out of 5 stars Good but not that good
Not up to his normal standard I felt
Published 1 day ago by Mike Tarran
3.0 out of 5 stars A bit flaky on Egyptian funerary practices and the "Superman" ...
A bit flaky on Egyptian funerary practices and the "Superman" who tells the story is by turns too sensitive and too unbelievably skilled in warfare. Read more
Published 1 day ago by Mr. T. J. Gowan
1.0 out of 5 stars Boring, boring, boring!!
I think Wilbur has 'lost it'. This was one of the most boring books I have read. Wilbur is certainly NOT number 1 on my list any more.
Published 1 day ago by Keith Bennett
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