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The Quest (An Ancient Egypt Novel #4)

by Wilbur Smith

Wilbur Smith returns with the eagerly awaited sequel to his thrilling Egyptian series. Following on from River GodThe Seventh Scroll and Warlock, The Quest continues the story of the Warlock, Taita, wise in the lore of the ancient Gods and a master of magic and the supernatural.

Egypt is struck by a series of terrible plagues that cripple the Kingdom, and then the ultimate disaster follows. The Nile fails. The waters that nourish and sustain the land dry up. Something catastrophic is taking place in the distant and totally unexplored depths of Africa from where the mighty river springs.

In desperation, Pharoah sends for Taita, the only man who might be able to reach the source of the Nile and discover the cause of all their woes. Yet none of them can have any idea of the terrible enemy that lies in ambush for the Warlock in those mysterious lands at the end of their world.

A spectacular epic adventure set in ancient Egypt from one of the world’s most celebrated novelists.


‘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


01 January, 2007

About Wilbur Smith

Wilbur Smith was born in Central Africa in 1933. He was educated at Michaelhouse and Rhodes University. After the successful publication of When the Lion Feeds in 1964 he became a full-time writer, and has since written 30 novels, all meticulously researched on his numerous expeditions worldwide. His books have been translated into 26 different languages.


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