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Warlock [a novel of ancient Egypt]

by Smith, Wilbur A.

Format: Book on CD 2001
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy
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Shaler North Hills Library Audiovisual CD SMI [B-O-CD]
Location  Shaler North Hills Library
 
Collection  Audiovisual
 
Call Number  CD SMI [B-O-CD]
 
 
Summary
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. After the death of his beloved Queen Lostris, Taita retreats into the forbidding deserts of North Africa to become a hermit. He devotes himself to the study of the occult and, armed with extraordinary powers, he gradually transforms himself into a warlock. After years of study, he discovers the divine purpose of his bereavement when he is called upon to save the dynasty of Lostris from the clouds of evil that loom over Egypt. Exploding with all the drama, mystery, and passion of a bygone time, Warlock is a masterpiece from a storyteller at the height of his powers.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Smith, the best-selling adventure novelist whose previous books include River God (1994), Monsoon (1999), and Seventh Scroll (1995), returns to the genre with this epic action tale of intrigue, suspense, and adventure set in ancient Egypt. The story follows a mystic Warlock, Taita, as he fights, schemes, and plots to protect the life of the young boy-pharaoh Nefer Memnon from the various factions attempting to assassinate him and take over the throne of Egypt. The young pharaoh's father has recently been killed in a similar plot, and it will take all of the Warlock's knowledge and mystical powers to keep the young boy safe until he is old enough to rule the land. Smith is an excellent storyteller, and the fast-moving action and the exciting plot will hook even those who normally don't appreciate historical fiction. Romance fans will especially love the thrilling subplot about doomed (or nearly so) yet passionate lovers. Smith is a popular author, and his many fans will be clamoring for copies of this one. --Kathleen Hughes"
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Publisher's Weekly Review: "Lengthy but seamlessly composed, this epic historical drama by veteran author Smith (The Eye of the Tiger, etc.) tracks a power struggle in ancient Egypt between false pharaohs and a true royal heir, evoking the cruel glories and terrible torments of the era. The kingdoms of Upper and Lower Egypt have been at war for 60 years. Upper Egypt is ruled by Tamose, Lower Egypt by Apepi, king of the Hyksos. Treachery and assassination eliminate both rulers, allowing two false pharaohs to unite in an orgy of tyranny and oppression. Tamose's son, Prince Nefer, is his father's rightful heir, but the false pharaoh, Lord Naja, denies Nefer's birthright and plots to kill the young prince. Aided by the royal sorcerer, a warlock named Taita, Nefer escapes Naja's plots. Nefer and Taita outwit assassins, evil magicians, pursuing armies and even the treachery of Nefer's own sister, as they raise their own army in the lost desert city of Gallala. Taita's magic spells and occult powers protect, teach and guide Nefer on his tortuous path to regain the throne and save the woman he loves, Princess Mintaka, daughter of slain King Apepi. However, as Nefer's strength grows, so does that of his enemies, and it will take all of Nefer's courage and Taita's mystical powers to prevail when the chariot armies of evil sweep across the desert wasteland to the gates of Gallala. This is a very bloody and violent yarn, set in an age when merciless combat, torture, rape and sacrifice were common. Though timorous readers may wish to steer clear, those willing to brave the blood and gore will be carried away by the sweep and pace of Smith's tale. National advertising. (May 22) (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 Warlocks -- Fiction.
Pharaohs -- Fiction.
Magic -- Fiction.
Egypt -- History -- To 332 B.C. -- Fiction.
Historical fiction.
Audiobooks.
Publisher Grand Haven, MI :Brilliance Audio,2001
Edition Abridged.
Contributors Hill, Dick.
Participants/Performers Dick Hill.
Language English
Notes Compact disc.
Subtitle from container.
Sequel to: River god.
Description 5 audio discs (6 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
ISBN 1587884968 :
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