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Warlock: A Novel of Ancient Egypt (original 2001; edition 2008)

by Wilbur Smith

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Title:Warlock: A Novel of Ancient Egypt
Authors:Wilbur Smith
Info:St. Martin's Paperbacks (2008), Edition: 1st, Mass Market Paperback, 752 pages
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Sequel to River God;Warlock Taita guides Pharaoh Nefer Seti to claim the throne from the two false Pharaohs ( )
  | Jun 29, 2015 | edit |
2nd in River God trilogy. Taita helps Nefer Seti regain double-throne of upper and lower Egypt from the usurper who murdered his father. ( )
  | Jun 29, 2015 | edit |
I want to call this one 'Taita grows up and decides not to be the center of attention and best at everything', because that's exactly what happens here. I loved River God, but thought that it got a bit ridiculous when Taita was the best at quite literally everything. It's still present here, but the author spends more time developing the other characters in a way that wasn't present in River God. There are definitely leaps of faith at parts, but overall a fun take on Ancient Egypt.

5/5 for a strong setting, complex characters, and tons of interwoven plot ( )
  bdtrump | May 9, 2015 |
Slow ( )
  dannigray | Jan 17, 2015 |
Long Interesting
  Paul694me | Jan 30, 2014 |
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One of the world's most acclaimed adventure writers returns to the world of ancient Egypt with the stunning sequel to the New York Times bestselling River God. In the wake of a sixty-year war over the reign of the kingdoms of Egypt, two young pharaohs have risen to claim power, but only one can succeed, deciding the fate of his empire forever...

The mission of Prince Nefer, rightful heir to the throne, is to rebuild a magnificent kingdom in the stark and tumbled ruins of the embattled city of Gallala. The desire of Lord Naja is to destroy his rival and rule the land with unholy supremacy. But Nefer has on his side the warlock Taita, a matchless ally and legendary priest of notorious powers...

To see their dream come true, Nefer and Taita must stay one step ahead of the depraved assassin, survive the tortuous shadow of her ever-pursuing armies, and outwit the shocking betrayals of is own flesh and blood. As Nefer's courage increases, and as Taita's magic grows more beguiling, so grows stronger the power of their tireless enemies....

Now, with the threat of tyranny and blood thundering closer and closer toward the vulnerable gates of Gallala, the ultimate battle for Egypt will begin...

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His lover long dead, the warlock Taita lives alone in the desert, studying his magic. As guardian and teacher to his lover's grandson, Nefer, he'll help the boy defeat the treacherous regent of Egypt and reclaim his throne.

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