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Pharaoh

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The Worldwide Number One Bestseller Wilbur Smith returns to Ancient Egypt in a captivating new novel that will transport you to extraordinary times.EGYPT IS UNDER ATTACK.The old Pharaoh Tamose lies mortally wounded.The ancient city of Luxor is surrounded.All seems lost.Taita, ex-slave and general of Tamose's armies, leads his men to victory against Egypt's enemies. But upon his victorious return to Luxor, he is seized as a traitor. Tamose is dead and a new Pharaoh has risen.Pharaoh Utteric is young and cruel, and threatened by Taita's influence within the palace - especially his friendship with Utteric's younger and worthier brother, Rameses.Rameses is torn between duty to his family and loyalty to his friends. Yet he knows that there is no choice. Taita must be set free, Utteric must be stopped and Egypt must be reclaimed.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 400 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 29mm | 370g
  • HarperCollins Publishers
  • HarperCollins Publishers Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0007535848
  • 9780007535842
  • 31,416

About Wilbur Smith

Wilbur Smith was born in Central Africa in 1933. He was educated at Michaelhouse and Rhodes University. He became a full-time writer in 1964 after the successful publication of WHEN THE LION FEEDS, and has since written over thirty novels, all meticulously researched on his numerous expeditions worldwide. His books are now translated into twenty-six languages.show more

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Praise for Wilbur Smith:`Best historical novelist - I say Wilbur Smith' Stephen King`No one does adventure quite like Smith' Daily MirrorPraise for the EGYPTIAN series:'Superlatively evocative...Smith's descriptions hardly falter over 500 pages and [River God] has relentless momentum'Observer'Big, brave and blockbusting ... brilliantly detailed descriptions of life on the Nile' Mail On Sunday'Grand mythical material.... the set pieces are fabulous' Times Literary Supplement'High adventure ... there is never a lull in his majestic novel overflowing with passion, rage, treachery, barbarism, prolonged excitement and endless passages of sheer, exquisite colour' The Washington Post`A rich, compelling look back in time [to] when history and myth intermingled' San Francisco Chronicle`A grand tale of intrigue, deception, true love and exile' Denver Post'An epic of sex, death and intrigue in the Valley of the Kings ... richly written ... packs in the action ... excellent' Weekend Telegraphshow more

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1,850 ratings
3.7 out of 5 stars
5 27% (503)
4 34% (621)
3 26% (487)
2 9% (163)
1 4% (76)
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