The quest

by Smith, Wilbur A.

Format: Book on CD 2007
Availability: Available at 3 Libraries 3 of 3 copies
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Northern Tier Regional Library Audio/Visual CD/BK SMITH
Location  Northern Tier Regional Library
Collection  Audio/Visual
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Penn Hills Library Audio Visual CD SMI
Location  Penn Hills Library
Collection  Audio Visual
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Western Allegheny Community Library Audiovisual CDBOOK SMITH
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After the Nile dries up and a series of plagues leave Egypt in a catastrophic state, the Pharaoh sends Taita, a Warlock, to explore the forbidden lands of Africa. However, Taita is unaware of what dangers await him south of the Nile.
New York Times bestselling author Wilbur Smith returns with the eagerly awaited next installment in his thrilling Egyptian series. Following on from River God, The 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 Pharaoh sends for Taita, the only man who might be able to win through to the source of the Nile and discover the cause of all their woes. But none have any idea of what a terrible enemy lies in ambush for The Warlock in those mysterious lands at the end of their world.
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 :Audio Renaissance Audiobooks,2007
Edition Unabridged.
Contributors Vance, Simon.
Audio Renaissance (Firm)
Participants/Performers Read by Simon Vance.
Language English
Notes Unabridged.
Compact disc.
Description 19 audio discs (23 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
ISBN 1427201331
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