Desert God: A Novel of Ancient Egypt

By Wilbur Smith

Game of Thrones meets old Egypt during this extraordinary epic from one of many world’s biggest-selling authors—a novel that conjures the magic, secret, romance, and bloody intrigue of a desirable misplaced global . . .

On the sparkling banks of the Nile, the bright Taita—slave and consultant to the Pharaoh—finds himself on the middle of a vortex of ardour, intrigue, and risk. His quest to damage the Hyksos military and shape an alliance with Crete takes him on an epic trip up the Nile, via Arabia and the mystical urban of Babylon, and around the open seas. With the way forward for Egypt itself on his shoulders, Taita enters a global the place the road among loyalty and betrayal shifts just like the barren region sands, evil enemies anticipate within the shadows, and loss of life lingers at the edges of darkness.

“A exciting story . . . as magical because it is enlightening—not with reference to background, yet in regards to the center of a heroic man.”—James Rollins, ny instances bestselling writer of The Bone Labyrinth

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By Wilbur Smith

Game of Thrones meets old Egypt during this extraordinary epic from one of many world’s biggest-selling authors—a novel that conjures the magic, secret, romance, and bloody intrigue of a desirable misplaced global . . .

On the sparkling banks of the Nile, the bright Taita—slave and consultant to the Pharaoh—finds himself on the middle of a vortex of ardour, intrigue, and risk. His quest to damage the Hyksos military and shape an alliance with Crete takes him on an epic trip up the Nile, via Arabia and the mystical urban of Babylon, and around the open seas. With the way forward for Egypt itself on his shoulders, Taita enters a global the place the road among loyalty and betrayal shifts just like the barren region sands, evil enemies anticipate within the shadows, and loss of life lingers at the edges of darkness.

“A exciting story . . . as magical because it is enlightening—not with reference to background, yet in regards to the center of a heroic man.”—James Rollins, ny instances bestselling writer of The Bone Labyrinth

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I heard Zaras calling Al Namjoo to return ahead after which the sound of his camel being compelled to kneel at the back of me. “Come the following to me, Al Namjoo. ” My tone used to be harsh. I heard the crunching of his footsteps within the sand as he got here to face beside me. i didn't go searching at him. “I am the following, master,” he replied softly. “Do you know this individual? ” I touched the fellow mendacity at my ft with the toe of my sandal. “No, lord, i will not see his face . . . ” Al Namjoo murmured softly, yet by means of the tremor in his voice I knew he used to be mendacity.

Either the princesses are in mortal chance. We may perhaps already be too overdue, yet each hour we lose is an hour toward their definite deaths. ” He spun clear of me shouting to the watch officer, “Fly the sign for ‘All Captains. ’ ” the opposite ships got here along us at a time, one on our port and one on our starboard part. every one of them positioned twenty in their most sensible oarsmen on board the Outrage, with water and rations for 5 days. In trade we gave them the slaves and weaklings from between our personal workforce.

You need to be aware of, Taita, that with these folks who're gods and demigods all issues are attainable. My father Hyperion restored my mother’s virginity to her the hour after i used to be born. ” I smiled on the fascinating practicality of her father’s answer, and that i felt Inana smile with me ahead of she persisted, “But i'm a virgin like my mom, and through the decree of Zeus who's the daddy of the entire gods i have to constantly stay a virgin. that's my punishment for refusing Zeus, who's my grandfather, whilst he sought to have his incestuous means and copulate with me.

Then are you able to clarify to me how the variety of his better halves continues to be at 100, as you asserted at the beginning? ” “I am uncertain, lord. that's what i used to be informed through my father while i used to be a toddler. ” He appeared confused, and that i requested one other query to alleviate his embarrassment. Amythaon was once much more precious to me in describing the topography of the island of Crete and its inhabitants. I had collected a couple of allegedly exact maps of the island that each one differed broadly from one another. Amythaon went over those with me, laboriously correcting the substance and info and after all consolidating those right into a grasp map which he assured was once excellent.

Really, this has no longer been an exhausting burden, for my lifestyles has been enriched by means of this sacred cost. At 16 years of age Tehuti used to be already a lady totally fledged. Her epidermis used to be lustrous and unblemished. Her palms and her legs have been slender and stylish as these of a dancer, or the limbs of her father’s nice conflict bow which I had carved for him, and which I had put on the lid of his sarcophagus ahead of I sealed his tomb. Tehuti’s hips have been complete yet her waist was once slender because the neck of a wine jug. Her breasts have been around and taut.

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