The Quest (Ancient Egyptian Series #4)

The Quest (Ancient Egyptian Series #4)

by Wilbur Smith


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The fourth book in the epic Egyptian series

The fourth book in the epic Egyptian series 'She is omnivorous. No matter age or appearance, physical frailty or imperfection. It is not their flesh that feeds her appetites, but their souls. she devours the young and old, men and women. She leaves only a desiccated husk.' An unspeakable evil. An impossible gift. Renowned magus Taita is now over a hundred years old, and has ascended to a new level of wisdom and understanding about his world. But he must prepare himself for the greatest threat Egypt has ever faced: the great plagues and the fair of the Nile, brought about by the fire witch Eos, an ancient force of sheer evil. Taita must risk his soul to battle against Eos, or his homeland and everything he has ever loved will be lost forever. But there are other reasons for Taita to fight — since success could also mean rewards he could never have thought possible...

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Best historical novelist: I say Wilbur Smith.” —Stephen King

“Smith brings to life…the world of Egypt so much so you can almost feel the heat and taste the dust as the narrative builds to cracking pace.” —Irish News

“Fans of blockbuster thriller writer Wilbur Smith will not be disappointed with The Quest.” —Financial Times

“Smith writes with a fresh, crisp style... full of zest... The Quest is a hefty but gratifying read, long-awaited by his legion of admirers.” —Daily Express

“No one does adventure quite like Smith and, true to form, his latest is a swirling torrent of unexplored depths and manliness in ancient Egypt.” —Daily Mirror

“This eagerly awaited sequel to Smith's gripping Egyptian series continues in a truly magical tale.” —Woman magazine

The Quest is not a book for the easily queasy. After reading the scene about Bronze Age brain surgery, you'll never look at bamboo shish kebab skewers the same way again. It is a novel that is violent, fast moving and utterly engrossing.” —Edmonton Journal

“It's the sort of book readers live for, the sort that sates, however fleetingly, the primal need for story that so often these days doesn't get fed.” —Vancouver Sun

“Fans of bestseller Smith's ancient Egyptian series will welcome the fourth book in the saga, which picks up where Warlock left off. … Once again Smith deftly blends history, fantasy and mythology, but newcomers should be prepared for grisly deaths and mutilations.” —Publishers Weekly

“Smith's Africa is bewitching. We see and hear elephants, lions, hippos, and wild, weird creatures. Lakes and plains stretch as far as the horizon. His descriptions of the landscape are so real it seems we should be able to find these places on the map. … Smith's narrative is a page-turner. His characters are absorbing and believable. We fear for our heroes and cheer for them when they triumph in bloody battle. … When supernatural powers open up the ground before us, we teeter on the brink and can hardly stand to look over the edge… and yet, we must.” —The Salt Lake Tribune

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781499861082
Publisher: Bonnier Zaffre
Publication date: 06/05/2018
Series: Ancient Egyptian Series , #4
Edition description: Reissue
Pages: 644
Sales rank: 90,066
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 7.90(h) x 1.40(d)

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