Pharaoh

by Smith, Wilbur A.,

Format: Large Print 2016
Availability: Available at 2 Libraries 2 of 2 copies
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Jefferson Hills Public Library Large Print LP FIC SMI
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Collection  Large Print
 
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Whitehall Public Library Large Print Collection LP Smith
Location  Whitehall Public Library
 
Collection  Large Print Collection
 
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Summary

An epic historical adventure set in Ancient Egypt from the New York Times bestselling legend Stephen King has called the "best historical novelist."

One of the world's bestselling authors, Wilbur Smith returns to Ancient Egypt in a breathtaking epic that conjures the magic, mystery, romance, and bloody intrigue of a fascinating lost world. Taita, the Pharaoh's advisor and hero of Desert God and River God, once again finds himself caught up in a whirlpool of ruthless intrigue that threatens the very foundations of the beloved empire he has pledged his life to protect. Plunged into dangerous and deadly waters more treacherous than the Nile, he must use his intelligence, alchemy, and cunning to protect his Pharaoh and keep safe all he loves.

Filled with danger, passion, and a thrilling battle for power, Pharaoh will leave fans of George R. R. Martin, Bernard Cornwell, and Dan Brown rejoicing.

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Best-selling author Smith continues his Ancient Egypt series (Desert God, 2014) and the story of long-lived warlock, trusted pharaonic adviser, and, now, military commander Taita. Having defeated the terrible Hyksos, both Taita and Egypt seem poised for better times, until barking-mad Utteric ascends to the throne and slates Taita for execution. Narrowly escaping to refuge in Greece with his old friends, King Hurotas and Queen Tehuti, Taita is dragged into intrigue and war to save the Egyptian Empire and those he holds most dear. The amount of exposition and backstory may frustrate Smith devotees, but newcomers to the series will benefit, given the novel's mythological elements and complicated character histories. This is an old-fashioned adventure, with a braggart narrator, villains evincing all the subtlety of Snidely Whiplash, beautiful kidnapped maidens, copious fight scenes, and in-the-nick-of-time saves. It's rumored that Smith no longer writes his own novels, but his legions of fans will demand this latest in the series in order to follow the next chapter in Taita's very long, exciting life.--Latham, Bethany Copyright 2016 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Series Ancient Egypt saga
#1 - River god
#2 - The Seventh scroll
#3 - Warlock
#4 - The Quest
#5 - Desert god
#6 - Pharaoh
Subjects Taita (Fictitious character : Smith) -- Fiction.
Freedmen -- Egypt -- Fiction.
Pharaohs -- Fiction.
Egypt -- History -- To 332 B.C. -- Fiction.
Action and adventure fiction.
Historical fiction.
Large type books.
Adventure fiction.
Publisher New York, NY :2016
Edition First HarperLuxe edition.
Language English
Notes "A novel of ancient Egypt"--Cover.
Description 596 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
ISBN 9780062496676
0062496670
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