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Desert God Hardcover – 21 Oct 2014

3.9 out of 5 stars 1,201 customer reviews

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Product details

  • Hardcover: 425 pages
  • Publisher: William Morrow & Company (21 Oct. 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 006227645X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0062276452
  • Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 3.4 x 22.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,201 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,989,359 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"Best Historical Novelist--I say Wilbur Smith...You can get lost in Wilbur Smith and misplace all of August."--Stephen King

"One of the world's most popular adventure writers."--Washington Post Book World

"Wilbur Smith is one of those benchmarks against whom others are compared."--The Times (London)

"A rich, compelling look back in time [to] when history and myth intermingled."--San Francisco Chronicle on River God

"This old-fashioned adventure novel keeps the reader enthralled all the way to its very exciting conclusion."--Washington Post Book World on The Seventh Scroll

"Here is a story as mgical as it is enlightening--not just about history, but about the heart of a heroic man."--James Rollins, New York Times bestselling author of The 6th Extinction

"Smith is a masterful storyteller, carefully blending intrigue, action, and suspense on a solid foundation of history...Add pirates, chariot racing, and large-scale natural disasters, and the result is a graphic, gory, and exciting tale of ancient conflict and intrigue."--Publishers Weekly

"What's the recipe for commercial fiction success? Start with solid history along with plenty of action, sex, and brutal violence...Smith's fans in general and fans of Taita from the Egyptian series will be pleased."--Library Journal

Praise for Wilbur Smith: "One of the world's most popular adventure writers."--Washington Post Book World

Praise for Wilbur Smith: One of the world s most popular adventure writers. --Washington Post Book World"

Wilbur Smith is one of those benchmarks against whom others are compared. --The Times (London)"

Best Historical Novelist--I say Wilbur Smith...You can get lost in Wilbur Smith and misplace all of August. --Stephen King"

A rich, compelling look back in time [to] when history and myth intermingled. --San Francisco Chronicle on River God"

This old-fashioned adventure novel keeps the reader enthralled all the way to its very exciting conclusion. --Washington Post Book World on The Seventh Scroll"

Here is a story as mgical as it is enlightening--not just about history, but about the heart of a heroic man. --James Rollins, New York Times bestselling author of The 6th Extinction"

Smith is a masterful storyteller, carefully blending intrigue, action, and suspense on a solid foundation of history...Add pirates, chariot racing, and large-scale natural disasters, and the result is a graphic, gory, and exciting tale of ancient conflict and intrigue. --Publishers Weekly"

What s the recipe for commercial fiction success? Start with solid history along with plenty of action, sex, and brutal violence...Smith s fans in general and fans of Taita from the Egyptian series will be pleased. --Library Journal"

From the Inside Flap

Egypt is under threat. Taita, a freed slave and the Pharaoh's closest advisor, must create a master plan to crush the kingdom's historic enemy and return Egypt to its former glory.

He must call on his powers as both tactician and warrior to lead a great army up the Nile, through Arabia to the magical city of Babylon, then across the open seas to Crete.

This army will meet battle and betrayal head on. But their greatest challenge will not be found on the battleground and it will threaten not only Taita's plan, but the very future of Egypt. --This text refers to the Audio CD edition.

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I don't know what other reviewers have been reading as I found this book as interesting as previous Egyptian series. The only characters which don't seem genuine are the Pharaoh's two sisters. Throughout their various appearances in the book they seem more like spoilt young children rather than teenagers/young adults (No different to their modern counterparts?) . Taita still gives a really good insight into his way of thinking and the workings of the Egyptian military and rulers of the period. Wilbur Smith's research into ancient times is spot on across this series of books to me.
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Tongue in cheek historical fantasy and an easy read. The good guys win and the bad guys lose. The book is written as in the first person of the faux-modest hero, a sort of castrated yesteryear Donald J Trump. Set in ancient Egypt and thereabouts.
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Having read all the previous books I found this rather laboured and a little too focused on the main character, by the end of the book I had had enough of his self importance. While I enjoyed the tale as a form of entertainment I would not have been sorry if I had not read the book, in truth following reviews I was going to give it a miss but decided to give it a try in moment of weakness. Not one of Wilbur's best books and the theme has travelled it's journey one is left feeling this was a book too far.
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Have long been a Wilbur Smith fan and to date found all his stories compelling.
Enjoyed all previous Egyptian series and always looked forward to next in series but this one didn't quite do it for me.
It's almost as though he got tired writing and just stopped with a view to getting a 6th book out of it!!
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Up to standard if you like Wilbur Smith your like this boom
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Probably the dullest in the series but that still makes it good in my eyes
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superb book, brilliant series. read more than once
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Unfortunately Wilbur Smith seems to have lost his way with this book. The plot wanders, the characters are dull. There are so many inaccuracies with characters and story lines that it is hard to believe it was written by the same author as his previous works. Come on Wilbur, sort it out.
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