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River God / Eagle in the Sky Omnibus Paperback – 1 Nov 2007

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  • Paperback: 373 pages
  • Publisher: Pan Macmillan (1 Nov. 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0330457942
  • ISBN-13: 978-0330457941
  • Package Dimensions: 17.5 x 11.4 x 4.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars 487 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,390,034 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Review

"Action is the name of Wilbur Smith's game, and he is a master."
- "Washington Post Book World"
"Vivid and fascinating . . . Packed with passion, war, intrigue, and revenge . . . A captivating storyteller."
- "Orlando Sentinel"
"A rich, compelling look back in time when history and myth intermingled."
- "San Francisco Chronicle"
"Vivid detail . . . Sumptuous storytelling . . . A feast!"
- "Detroit Free Press"
"Only a handful of twentieth-century writers tantalize our senses as well as Smith, a rare author who wields a razor-sharp sword of craftsmanship."
- "Tulsa World"


"A grand tale of intrigue, deception, true love and exile."-"-Denver Post"
"Vivid and fascinating...Packed with passion, war, intrigue and revenge."--"Orlando Sentinel"
"Vivid detail...Sumptuous storytelling...A feast!"--"Detroit Free Press"

Praise for "River God"

"The brutality of life in ancient times is everywhere evident in Taita's tale, which involves fatal intrigue at every turn. It's clear Smith knows his subject: his graphic depiction of lust, bloodletting, politics, and, in Taita's case, honor is firmly grounded in rich details that evoke the period."- "Booklist"

"Gallops swiftly through the action and flying blood his fans have come to relish. Brightly colored, sweeping escapism."-- "Kirkus"

"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"

'Superlatively evocative....Smiths descriptions hardly falter over 500 pages and [River God] has relentless momentum.' - "Observer"

'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 this majestic novel, one filled to overflowing with passion, rage, treachery, barbarism, prolonged excitement and endless passages of sheer, exquisite color."--"Washington"" Post"

""

"An epic... Smith joins the ranks of one of the grand masters of twentieth-century novels."--"Tulsa"" World"

"Vivid and fascinating ... packed with passion, war, intrigue and revenge...The details are intimate, inspiring ... The author makes you see it, hear it--even smell it. --"The Orlando Sentinel "

"Vivid detail... Sumptuous storytelling... A feast!"--"Detroit"" Free Press"

""

"Involves fatal intrigue at every turn. It's clear Smith knows his subject: his graphic depiction of lust, bloodletting, politics, and, in Taita's case, honor is firmly grounded in rich details that evoke the period."--"Booklist "

""

"Compulsively readable historical novel...containing all the standard elements of great adventure--intrigue, romance, greed, cruelty, and furious action."--"Publishers Weekly"

"A full-blooded epic."--"The Times"

"A page-turner...few novelists can write action scenes that all but leap off the page the way Smith can...his detailed portrait of ancient Egypt is fascinating."--"Anniston"" Star" (TX)

"Like a good action movie, the book ends with a show-down...well-written and entertaining."--"Lexington"" Herald-Leader" (KY)

"Compulsively readable...contains intrigue, romance, greed, cruelty, and furious action...rewarding and satisfying."--"El Paso"" Herald-Post" (TX)

"An epic novel of ancient Egypt, a great adventure with all the right ingredients: victories and defeats, secrets and revelations, life and death, reverence and godlessness, hate and love."--"The Des Moines Register "

Praise for Wilbur Smith

"Smith is a master." "--Publishers Weekly
""One of the world's most popular adventure writers." "--The Washington Post Book World
""A rare author who wields a razor-sharp sword of craftsmanship." "--Tulsa World"

"Wilbur Smith is one of those benchmarks against whom others are compared." "--The Times" (UK)
"Best Historical Novelist--I say Wilbur Smith, with his swashbuckling novels of Africa. The bodices of rip and the blood flows. You can get lost in Wilbur Smith and misplace all of August."--Stephen King
"Action is Wilur Smith's game, and he is a master."--"The Washington Post Book World"

"The world's leading adventure writer." "--Daily Express" (UK)

"Wilbur Smith rarely misses a trick."--"Sunday Times"

"Smith is a captivating storyteller." "--The Orlando Sentinel"

"No one does adventure quite like Smith." --"Daily Mirror "(UK)
"A thundering good' read is virtually the only way of describing Wilbur Smith's books." --"The Irish Times"


"The brutality of life in ancient times is everywhere evident in Taita's tale, which involves fatal intrigue at every turn. It's clear Smith knows his subject: his graphic depiction of lust, bloodletting, politics, and, in Taita's case, honor is firmly grounded in rich details that evoke the period."- "Booklist"

"Gallops swiftly through the action and flying blood his fans have come to relish. Brightly colored, sweeping escapism."-- "Kirkus"

"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"

'Superlatively evocative....Smiths descriptions hardly falter over 500 pages and [River God] has relentless momentum.' - "Observer"

'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 this majestic novel, one filled to overflowing with passion, rage, treachery, barbarism, prolonged excitement and endless passages of sheer, exquisite color."--"Washington"" Post"

""

"An epic... Smith joins the ranks of one of the grand masters of twentieth-century novels."--"Tulsa"" World"

"Vivid and fascinating ... packed with passion, war, intrigue and revenge...The details are intimate, inspiring ... The author makes you see it, hear it--even smell it. --"The Orlando Sentinel "

"Vivid detail... Sumptuous storytelling... A feast!"--"Detroit"" Free Press"

""

"Involves fatal intrigue at every turn. It's clear Smith knows his subject: his graphic depiction of lust, bloodletting, politics, and, in Taita's case, honor is firmly grounded in rich details that evoke the period."--"Booklist "

""

"Compulsively readable historical novel...containing all the standard elements of great adventure--intrigue, romance, greed, cruelty, and furious action."--"Publishers Weekly"

"A full-blooded epic."--"The Times"

"A page-turner...few novelists can write action scenes that all but leap off the page the way Smith can...his detailed portrait of ancient Egypt is fascinating."--"Anniston"" Star" (TX)

"Like a good action movie, the book ends with a show-down...well-written and entertaining."--"Lexington"" Herald-Leader" (KY)

"Compulsively readable...contains intrigue, romance, greed, cruelty, and furious action...rewarding and satisfying."--"El Paso"" Herald-Post" (TX)

"An epic novel of ancient Egypt, a great adventure with all the right ingredients: victories and defeats, secrets and revelations, life and death, reverence and godlessness, hate and love."--"The Des Moines Register "



The brutality of life in ancient times is everywhere evident in Taita's tale, which involves fatal intrigue at every turn. It's clear Smith knows his subject: his graphic depiction of lust, bloodletting, politics, and, in Taita's case, honor is firmly grounded in rich details that evoke the period. "Booklist"

Gallops swiftly through the action and flying blood his fans have come to relish. Brightly colored, sweeping escapism. "Kirkus"

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"

Superlatively evocative....Smiths descriptions hardly falter over 500 pages and [River God] has relentless momentum. "Observer"

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 this majestic novel, one filled to overflowing with passion, rage, treachery, barbarism, prolonged excitement and endless passages of sheer, exquisite color. "Washington Post"

An epic Smith joins the ranks of one of the grand masters of twentieth-century novels. "Tulsa World"

Vivid and fascinating ... packed with passion, war, intrigue and revenge...The details are intimate, inspiring ... The author makes you see it, hear it--even smell it. "The Orlando Sentinel"

Vivid detail... Sumptuous storytelling... A feast! "Detroit Free Press"

Involves fatal intrigue at every turn. It's clear Smith knows his subject: his graphic depiction of lust, bloodletting, politics, and, in Taita's case, honor is firmly grounded in rich details that evoke the period. "Booklist"

Compulsively readable historical novel...containing all the standard elements of great adventure--intrigue, romance, greed, cruelty, and furious action. "Publishers Weekly"

A full-blooded epic. "The Times"

A page-turner...few novelists can write action scenes that all but leap off the page the way Smith can...his detailed portrait of ancient Egypt is fascinating. "Anniston Star (TX)"

Like a good action movie, the book ends with a show-down well-written and entertaining. "Lexington Herald-Leader (KY)"

Compulsively readable...contains intrigue, romance, greed, cruelty, and furious action...rewarding and satisfying. "El Paso Herald-Post (TX)"

An epic novel of ancient Egypt, a great adventure with all the right ingredients: victories and defeats, secrets and revelations, life and death, reverence and godlessness, hate and love. "The Des Moines Register""

The brutality of life in ancient times is everywhere evident in Taita's tale, which involves fatal intrigue at every turn. It's clear Smith knows his subject: his graphic depiction of lust, bloodletting, politics, and, in Taita's case, honor is firmly grounded in rich details that evoke the period. Booklist

Gallops swiftly through the action and flying blood his fans have come to relish. Brightly colored, sweeping escapism. Kirkus

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

Superlatively evocative....Smiths descriptions hardly falter over 500 pages and [River God] has relentless momentum. Observer

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 this majestic novel, one filled to overflowing with passion, rage, treachery, barbarism, prolonged excitement and endless passages of sheer, exquisite color. Washington Post

An epic Smith joins the ranks of one of the grand masters of twentieth-century novels. Tulsa World

Vivid and fascinating ... packed with passion, war, intrigue and revenge...The details are intimate, inspiring ... The author makes you see it, hear it--even smell it. The Orlando Sentinel

Vivid detail... Sumptuous storytelling... A feast! Detroit Free Press

Involves fatal intrigue at every turn. It's clear Smith knows his subject: his graphic depiction of lust, bloodletting, politics, and, in Taita's case, honor is firmly grounded in rich details that evoke the period. Booklist

Compulsively readable historical novel...containing all the standard elements of great adventure--intrigue, romance, greed, cruelty, and furious action. Publishers Weekly

A full-blooded epic. The Times

A page-turner...few novelists can write action scenes that all but leap off the page the way Smith can...his detailed portrait of ancient Egypt is fascinating. Anniston Star (TX)

Like a good action movie, the book ends with a show-down well-written and entertaining. Lexington Herald-Leader (KY)

Compulsively readable...contains intrigue, romance, greed, cruelty, and furious action...rewarding and satisfying. El Paso Herald-Post (TX)

An epic novel of ancient Egypt, a great adventure with all the right ingredients: victories and defeats, secrets and revelations, life and death, reverence and godlessness, hate and love. The Des Moines Register

"

"The brutality of life in ancient times is everywhere evident in Taita's tale, which involves fatal intrigue at every turn. It's clear Smith knows his subject: his graphic depiction of lust, bloodletting, politics, and, in Taita's case, honor is firmly grounded in rich details that evoke the period." --Booklist

"Gallops swiftly through the action and flying blood his fans have come to relish. Brightly colored, sweeping escapism." --Kirkus

"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

"Superlatively evocative....Smiths descriptions hardly falter over 500 pages and [River God] has relentless momentum." --Observer

"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 this majestic novel, one filled to overflowing with passion, rage, treachery, barbarism, prolonged excitement and endless passages of sheer, exquisite color." --Washington Post

"An epic... Smith joins the ranks of one of the grand masters of twentieth-century novels." --Tulsa World

"Vivid and fascinating ... packed with passion, war, intrigue and revenge...The details are intimate, inspiring ... The author makes you see it, hear it--even smell it." --The Orlando Sentinel

"Vivid detail... Sumptuous storytelling... A feast!" --Detroit Free Press

"Involves fatal intrigue at every turn. It's clear Smith knows his subject: his graphic depiction of lust, bloodletting, politics, and, in Taita's case, honor is firmly grounded in rich details that evoke the period." --Booklist

"Compulsively readable historical novel...containing all the standard elements of great adventure--intrigue, romance, greed, cruelty, and furious action." --Publishers Weekly

"A full-blooded epic." --The Times

"A page-turner...few novelists can write action scenes that all but leap off the page the way Smith can...his detailed portrait of ancient Egypt is fascinating." --Anniston Star (TX)

"Like a good action movie, the book ends with a show-down...well-written and entertaining." --Lexington Herald-Leader (KY)

"Compulsively readable...contains intrigue, romance, greed, cruelty, and furious action...rewarding and satisfying." --El Paso Herald-Post (TX)

"An epic novel of ancient Egypt, a great adventure with all the right ingredients: victories and defeats, secrets and revelations, life and death, reverence and godlessness, hate and love." --The Des Moines Register

--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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Ancient Egypt. Land of the Pharaohs. A kingdom built on gold. And a legend shattered by greed. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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