The Quest: A Novel of Ancient Egypt (Novels of Ancient Egypt)

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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 unrivaled 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."

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Praise for author Wilbur Smith

"Smith is a master." ―Publishers Weekly

"One of the world's most popular adventure writers." ―The Washington Post Book World

"A rare author who wields a razor-sharp sword of craftsmanship." ―Tulsa World

"Wilbur Smith is one of those benchmarks against whom others are compared." ―The Times (UK)
"Best Historical Novelist--I say Wilbur Smith, with his swashbuckling novels of Africa. The bodices of rip and the blood flows. You can get lost in Wilbur Smith and misplace all of August."--Stephen King

"Action is Wilur Smith's game, and he is a master."--The Washington Post Book World

"The world's leading adventure writer." ―Daily Express (UK)

"Wilbur Smith rarely misses a trick."--Sunday Times

"Smith is a captivating storyteller." ―The Orlando Sentinel

"No one does adventure quite like Smith." ―Daily Mirror (UK)

"A thundering good' read is virtually the only way of describing Wilbur Smith's books." ―The Irish Times

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New York Times bestselling author Wilbur Smith offers a thrilling look at the world of Ancient Egypt in THE QUEST

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.

In desperation, the Pharaoh sends the warlock Taita, wise in the lore of the gods and a master of magic and the supernatural.

But not even he could have imagined what terrible enemy waits in ambush in those dark lands at the end of their world. Now it's up to Taita to save Egypt―before the end of the world's most glorious civilization draws near.

"Smith brings to life...the world of Egypt so much so you can almost feel the heat and taste the dust as the narrative builds to cracking pace."―Irish News

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