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On the shores of the Nile, the fate of a kingdom rests in one hero's hands.... 

Wilbur Smith, best-selling author of River God, returns to Ancient Egypt in this long-awaited new historical epic.

A novel of Ancient Egypt from the best-selling author of River God. Wilbur Smith is a master at the helm of one of the greatest stories of all time.

On the banks of the Nile, a hero will rise.

Across the lush plains of Egypt, taita, a freed eunuch slave, wears his authority lightly. Not only is he the close advisor to the Pharaoh, but he is guardian to Pharaoh tamose's two teenage sisters, the young beauties tehuti and Bekatha.

But the kingdom is not at peace. they have been fighting Southern Egypt's constant and historic enemy, the Hyksos people in the north, since time began. to finally crush them, Pharaoh must turn to his most trusted friend.

Taita, philosopher, poet and expert strategist, has a plan that will see Egypt destroy the Hyksos army and form a coveted alliance with Crete in one move. This plan will take him, his expedition commander Zaras, and their mighty warriors on a perilous journey up the Nile, through Arabia to the magical city of Babylon, then across the open seas to Crete.

The many dangers will cost lives and time, and they will meet battle and betrayal head on. But taita must not forget his two charges, the spirited young princesses, whose attraction to the very warriors who lead the fight threatens taita's meticulous plan and the future of Egypt itself.

©2014 Wilbur Smith (P)2019 HarperAudio

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disappointed

the narrator changed from the previous 4 books which was a shame. the story felt similar to one of the previous books in the series.

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Don't read this if you enjoyed the first 4

This book is terrible, it doesn't fit in with the other books, Taita come across as arrogant no it all.

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Love it 😻

I I i I I i I i I I love your it’s just the readers dead voice and who is married again but like it’s kinda gross because they have sex bye 👋

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Not My Sort of Book

I didnt enjoy this book. I returned it half way through. It's just not as good as the African series.

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confusing

having Happily listened to the first three books in this series. I found this one.... disjointed to say the least and would suggest it's placed 2nd on the list after river god, this would give at least some continuity in listening. do this and you will enjoy even more. 😀

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definitely not his best

This is definitely not Wilbur's best book and definitely a very flat dry and uninteresting reading.

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