The seventh scroll

by Smith, Wilbur A.

Format: Print Book 1995
Availability: Available at 8 Libraries 8 of 9 copies
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For 4,000 years, the lavish crypt of the Pharaoh Mamose has never been found...until the Seventh Scroll, a cryptic message written by he slave Taita, gives beautiful Egyptologist Royan Al Simma a tantalizing clue to its location.

But this is a treasure cache others would kill to possess. Only one step ahead of assassins, Royan runs for her life and into the arms of the only man she can trust, Sir Nicholas Quenton-Harper--a daring man who will stake his fortune and his life to join her hunt for the king's tomb. Together, they will embark on a breathtaking journey to the most exotic locale on earth, where the greatest mystery of ancient Egypt, a chilling danger and an explosive passion are waiting.

Steeped in ancient mystery, drama and action, The Seventh Scroll is a masterpiece from Wilbur Smith, a storyteller at the height of his powers.

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "A consummate sequel, The Seventh Scroll perfectly complements River God , its phenomenally popular precursor. Smith has cleverly catapulted the story of Taita, the previous novel's wily narrator, 4,000 years into the future, that is, into the present. Mastermind Taita's brilliant feats of engineering and concealment succeeded in keeping the whereabouts of a pharaoh's tomb secret until a pair of archaeologists, Duraid and his young and beautiful wife, Royan, unearth a set of his clue-filled scrolls. As soon as they began translating the seventh scroll, they realize that they're onto something big. Soon their rivals catch the scent, and Duraid is the first to die in a treasure hunt that quickly escalates into a mercenaries' war. Plucky Royan enlists the help of a wealthy, dashing, and, yes, sensitive, British adventurer, Sir Nicholas Quenton-Harper, and soon they and their intrepid cohorts are reconnoitering in a treacherous Ethiopian river gorge. Their quest involves saints and torturers, guns and explosives, intuition and courage, constant danger and a rather sweet sexual restraint. Smith excels at action sequences, getting his attractive heroes and despicable villains into and out of hugely entertaining predicaments, all the while tossing off vivid descriptions, bits of historical detail, and classic low-key British banter. (Reviewed Mar. 1, 1995)0312119992Donna Seaman"
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Publisher's Weekly Review: "A search for the 4000-year-old tomb of an Egyptian pharaoh along the Nile's headwaters in Ethiopia is the focus of this intoxicating sequel to River God. A heady mix of exotic adventure, romance and Egyptology, it pairs blueblood, devil-may-care Sir Nicholas Quenton-Harper, who recently has lost his wife and children in a tragic accident, and half-English, half-Egyptian archeologist Royan Al-Sima, herself recently bereaved, in a desperate race to unearth Pharaoh Mamose's fabulous treasures. Their rival in this quest is Gotthold von Schiller, an old, crazed, murderous German collector of antiquities whose mistress, a porno actress, dresses up as an ancient Egyptian queen to titillate him. The major clue is the eponymous seventh scroll, key to the tomb's location, written by ancient Egyptian scribe Taita, who figured prominently in River God. As the novel opens, thugs hired by von Schiller steal the scroll, and thereafter the rival archeologist teams play a cat-and-mouse game with Taita across the millennia, avoiding lethal traps and deciphering red herrings, which will fool the reader too. The colorful cast includes alcoholic ex-KGB operative Boris Brusilov and ruthless Texan Jake Helm, von Schiller's slavish sidekick. Fans of intricate adventure and Egyptian lore will be captivated by Smith's capacious saga, which should serve to increase his audience in the States. This prolific and popular British writer-with 24 previous novels, he is a bestseller in England and elsewhere, to the tune of 65 million copies-is a master of the genre. 250,000 first printing; $250,000 ad/promo. (Apr.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
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Additional Information
Series Ancient Egypt saga
#1 - River god
#2 - The Seventh scroll
#3 - Warlock
#4 - The Quest
#5 - Desert god
#6 - Pharaoh
Subjects Egyptian language -- Papyri -- Fiction.
Manuscripts (Papyri) -- Fiction.
Tombs -- Egypt -- Fiction.
Egypt -- Antiquities -- Fiction.
Publisher New York :St. Martin's Press,1995
Edition 1st U.S. ed.
Other Titles 7th scroll
Language English
Notes "A Thomas Dunne book."
Description 486 pages ; 24 cm
ISBN 9780312945985
0312119992 :
9780312287566 (pbk.)
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