This is a definate must read for all fans of adventure, intrigue, romance, action and a whole host of other genres.
River God combines an enthralling storyline, unforgetable characters and intense, bloody combat.
It's an exciting account of the egyptians' war with the hyksos, vividly showing us the world of the nile valley through the eyes of the humble, slave Taita. The sheer detail of the egyptians' way of life- their clothes, weapons, food etc really transports you back to the days of pharoahs and pyramids.
It's a long, detailed book that never bores or seems too brief.
There are plenty of epic battles, violence and other boyish features, but at heart it's a tragedy- an unusual love triangle between the princess Lostris, the warrior Tanus and Taita, the slave and eeunuch. It's a heart rending tale of an impossible love between a slave and a princess that caused one of the only times I have ever cried.
There is something for most people here- gore, love, adventure and friendship but some more sensitive readers may be put off by some unpleasent mental pictures and truly evil characters.
This book begins a deep story and family tree that continues in the just as spectacular sequel, Warlock.
So, this is a book for those who like an epic, inspiring read who aren't afraid to cry and who don't mind a bit of violence.
This is a VERY good book!