By Wilbur Smith

A lovely, heart-pounding, trip into the misplaced international of the Pharaohs.

Wilbur Smith has earned foreign approval for his bestselling River God, The 7th Scroll, and Warlock. Now, the unmatched grasp of experience returns with the eagerly awaited sequel to his exciting Egyptian sequence along with his most lovely tale but. The Quest maintains the tale of the Warlock, Taita, clever within the lore of the gods and a grasp of magic and the supernatural.

Egypt has been struck via a sequence of poor plagues, killing its vegetation and crippling its humans. Then the final word catastrophe befalls the dominion. The Nile fails. The waters that nourish and maintain the land dry up.
Something catastrophic is occurring within the far-off and completely unexplored depths of Africa, from the place the amazing river springs. In desperation the Pharaoh sends Taita, the single guy who could possibly locate his means in the course of the damaging territory to the resource of the Nile and realize the reason for all their woes. yet now not even Taita could have any suggestion of what a bad enemy waits in ambush in these darkish lands on the finish in their world.

No different writer can conjure up the violence and secret of historical Egypt like Wilbur Smith. The Quest marks his stirring go back to the acclaimed sequence and proves once more why fanatics corresponding to Stephen King compliment him because the world's "best ancient novelist."

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Giggling and dancing with pleasure, they kissed and embraced either Taita and Meren. the 1st apsara was once narrow, golden-haired and beautiful. She, too, seemed girlish, for her creamy dermis used to be unblemished. ‘Hail and good met! i'm Astrata,’ she stated. the second one apsara had darkish hair and slanted eyes. Her epidermis used to be as translucent as beeswax and polished, like ivory carved by means of a grasp craftsman. She was once amazing within the complete bloom of womanhood. ‘I am Wu Lu,’ she stated, stroking Meren’s muscled arm admiringly, ‘and you're appealing. ’ ‘I am Tansid,’ acknowledged the 3rd apsara, who was once tall and statuesque. Her eyes have been a startling turquoise eco-friendly, her hair used to be flaming auburn, and her enamel have been white and excellent. whilst she kissed Taita her breath was once as perfumed as any of the plant life within the backyard. ‘You are welcome,’ Tansid informed him. ‘We have been looking ahead to you. Kashyap and Samana instructed us you have been coming. They despatched us to fulfill you. You carry us pleasure. ’ With one arm around Wu Lu, Meren appeared again on the gateway. ‘Where has Ganga long gone? ’ he requested. ‘Ganga by no means was,’ Taita informed him. ‘He is a wooded area sprite, and now that his job has been accomplished he has long gone again into the opposite global. ’ Meren approved this. Having lived see you later with the Magus, he was once not stunned by means of even the main strange and magical phenomena. The apsaras took them into the temple. After the brilliant scorching solar of the backyard the excessive halls have been cool and dim, the air scented by way of the incense-burners that stood earlier than golden photographs of the goddess Saraswati. monks and priestesses in flowing saffron gowns worshipped ahead of them, whereas extra apsaras flitted during the shadows like butterflies. a few got here to kiss and hug the strangers. They stroked Meren’s fingers and chest, and fondled Taita’s silver beard. ultimately Wu Lu, Tansid and Astrata took the 2 via the hand and led them down a protracted gallery, into the dwelling quarters of the temple. within the refectory the ladies served them bowls of stewed greens and cups of candy pink wine. that they had been on meagre rations for therefore lengthy that even Taita ate hungrily. once they have been replete, Tansid took Taita to the chamber that were put aside for him. She helped him undress and made him stand in a copper basin of hot water whereas she sponged his weary physique. She was once like a mom tending a baby, so typical and mild that Taita felt no embarrassment even if she ran the sponge over the gruesome scar of his castration. After she had dried him, she led him to the snoozing mat and sat beside him, making a song softly, until eventually he fell right into a deep, dreamless sleep. Wu Lu and Astrata led Meren to a different chamber. As Tansid had performed for Taita, they bathed him, then settled him to sleep on his mat. Meren attempted to maintain them with him, yet he was once exhausted and his efforts half-hearted. They giggled and slipped away. inside moments he, too, had fallen asleep. He slept till the sunshine of day filtered into the chamber and woke, feeling rested and rejuvenated. His worn, dirty garments had disappeared, changed with a clean, loose-fitting tunic.

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