The Seventh Scroll : Paperback – 11 Oct 1996
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"A high-tech treasure hunt from a master storyteller at the top of his considerable form."- "Kirkus Reviews" "Great adventure...a smashing story."- "Ocala Star-Banner" "Intoxicating...a heady mix of exotic adventure, romance and Egyptology. Smith is a master." - "Publishers Weekly" "Life-threatening dangers loom around every turn, leaving the reader breathless...an incredibly exciting and satisfying read."- "Chattanooga Free Press" --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
Following on from the huge success of River God, and prequel to Warlock and The Quest comes this triumphant African adventure from No 1 bestselling author Wilbur Smith --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.See all Product Description
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Top Customer Reviews
Just brilliant and I'd also recomend "The Sunbird" and "The River God".
It was wonderful to hear all about the way Taita had built the dam and created the water tunnel which protected the entrance to the well known tomb full of riches.
What was most special was the way Wilbur wrote this story with so much detailed information that I actually felt I was there. I could hear the river, I played the game that our dear friend Taita took to a different level entirely when he designed the traps and I could see the paintings in the tombs lit by the stunning glory of all the treasures held within.
If you enjoy amaizing adventures and the most realistic facts then you will enjoy this book, but! read the River God first.
The text of this book is highly accessible, and is humourous and witty in places. It draws you in to a web of deceit, intrigue, love, all set in the background of Egypt and Ethiopia.
However good I thought this book to be, it does not compare to the excellence that is the River God.
Wilbur Smith, however, is a writer who transports the reader to another dimension, and will leave you wnating more. I couldn't read fast enough!
One thing to note about The Seventh Scroll is the choice of characters to lead, Dr. Royan al Simma and Sir Nicholas Quenton-Harper. In keeping with Wilbur's style from River God, these characters are introduced very early on which results in their traits being described very fully. A good thing, because it allows for the plot to continue without restrictions, and at its fast pace.
Sir Nicholas has many things in common with River God's hero, Tanus as they are both heavily reliable warriors of their time but, unlike Tanus, Sir Nicholas is not infallible. On the other hand, Royan is extremely likeable for her intelligence and mannerisms, but is still a lot unlike any of the female characters from either River God or Warlock. I was relieved to note that Wilbur had decided not to recycle his character traits, unlike many other authors. I particularly enjoyed reading about Royan!
Overall, this is a book that will entice you into reading it. In my own personal experience, I had no intention of beginning it when I first picked it up at 4am some morning- but I ended up reading 15 pages. Similarly, I read 200 pages in just under two hours a few nights ago to finish it at 7am because I just had to know what would happen!
My only complaint is that Wilbur Smith has found his niche in these Egyptian novels (Sunbird, River God, The Seventh Scroll, Warlock) but he does not seem inclined to add any more titles to the list. It is a shame. These are clearly my favourite books.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I have read this book 3 times and will no doubt read this and the series again and again. Well researched and very exciting.Published 2 months ago by NIgelJ
One of wilbur Smith's best books. Anyone who enjoys Egypt in the days of the pharaohs will enjoy this.Published 3 months ago by cibean
Although I love Wilbur Smith's Egyptian series, I like the Seventh Scroll the least. The story started with great promise, fast-paced and adventurous, but halfway through, Smith... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Kaiene salazar
A sequel that takes place 4000 years later! It drags a little in the middle and has some violent sex scenes that detract from the book, but is an overall good read. Read morePublished 4 months ago by D.G.