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The quest

by Smith, Wilbur A.

Format: Print Book 2007
Availability: Available at 11 Libraries 11 of 12 copies
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Summary
A stunning, heart-pounding, journey into the lost world of the Pharaohs.  
Wilbur Smith has earned international acclaim for his bestselling River God , The Seventh Scroll, and Warlock . Now, the unrivalled master of adventure returns with the eagerly awaited sequel to his thrilling Egyptian series with his most fantastic story yet. The Quest continues the story of the Warlock, Taita, wise in the lore of the gods and a master of magic and the supernatural.
Egypt has been struck by a series of terrible plagues, killing its crops and crippling its people. Then the ultimate disaster befalls the kingdom. 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 the Pharaoh sends Taita, the only man who might be able to find his way through the hazardous territory to the source of the Nile and discover the cause of all their woes. But not even Taita can have any idea of what a terrible enemy waits in ambush in those dark lands at the end of their world.
No other author can conjure up the violence and mystery of Ancient Egypt like Wilbur Smith. The Quest marks his stirring return to the acclaimed series and proves once again why fans such as Stephen King praise him as the world's "best historical novelist."
 
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "The latest book by best-selling adventure novelist Smith is the fourth volume in his series of historical novels set in pharaonic Egypt, tracing the adventures of eunuch and mystic Taita. Its immediate predecessor was Warlock (2001). The quest of the title is just as much a spiritual one as an actual one as Taita, out of a deep devotion to his country and his pharaoh, seeks the identity and the quashing of the menacing force that is threatening the very existence of the kingdom; the land of Egypt quailed, and the population gave in to despair. The Nile has refused to rise and bring fresh, fertile soil to the river valley; the shrunken river runs with blood; and huge, poisonous toads arise from the bloody water and overrun the land. Taita must go deep upriver, far into Africa's interior, to discover the reason. Ancient mysticism and mythology swirl through the narrative as swiftly as the Nile waters when in full flood. Smith has always been long on action, and his new novel won't disappoint his fans in that regard; he's always been graphic in depicting violence and death, and his new novel certainly fits the mold. --Brad Hooper Copyright 2007 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Fans of bestseller Smith's ancient Egyptian series will welcome the fourth book in the saga, which picks up where Warlock (2001) left off. The powerful magus Taita and his loyal ally, Col. Meren Cambyses, have returned to Egypt after a journey of many years only to find the country beset by a series of plagues that include giant flesh-eating toads and river water turned to blood. Pharaoh Nefer Seti asks the pair to find-and eliminate-the source of his country's torment, a mission that sends Taita and Meren on a perilous quest in which they must contend with fierce creatures both natural and supernatural. Once again Smith deftly blends history, fantasy and mythology, but newcomers should be prepared for grisly deaths and mutilations. 225,000 printing. (May) (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.
Paranormal fiction.
Egypt -- History -- To 332 B.C. -- Fiction.
Adventure fiction.
Historical fiction.
Publisher New York :Thomas Dunne Books,2007
Edition 1st U.S. ed.
Language English
Notes Map on lining papers.
Description 503 pages : color map ; 25 cm
ISBN 0312318421
9780312318420
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