The Seventh Scroll (Ancient Egypt #2)
For 4,000 years, the lavish crypt of the Pharaoh Mamose has never been found...until the Seventh Scroll, a cryptic message written by he slave Taita, gives beautiful Egyptologist Royan Al Simma a tantalizing clue to its location.
But this is a treasure cache others would kill to possess. Only one step ahead of assassins, Royan runs for her life and into the arms of the only...more
Mostly, I enjoyed The Seventh Scroll. The character of Royan was entertaining to read and easy to relate to, fo...more
Publication Date: November 10, 1995
Country: United States of America
Original Language: English
Age Group: Adult
Genre: Historical, Thriller
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Lootability: Grab it and go
The Seventh Scroll is Wilbur Smith's 25th book and the second in his popular Egyptian series featuring the enigmatic slave Taita. A modern look at the events of River God, The Seventh Scroll follows the archaeological rediscovery of Pharao...more
It does not disappoint as there are again a couple of villains that have been so well written that you can't help to hate them and hope they get their come up ins.
There is a bit of violence and...more
The main characters here are...more
The pace of the story is much the same; quick and rarely stops to take breath. This is similar to RG, but here the timsscale is relatively short and elapses rapidly. This
makes for a narrative that is comparable to the 'Dan Brown structure'. Certainly what we have is more focus on adventure rather than a hisorical novel recreating an ancient culur...more
This book follows an Egyptian woman Royan and her English archaeological partner Nicholas as they uncover the clues that the eunuch slave Taitia left behind to lead those clever enough to the tomb of the pharaoh Mamose and all the danger that ensues.
The largest difference...more
This book, I felt, was completely full of ridiculous ideas. For me, that wouldn't be so bad if it was obvious from the start that it was an overblown and obviously fictitious idea of what's possible; I've read enough fa...more
It's a good book, don't get me wrong, enjoyable and I learned quite a bit, but I am comparing to River God...more
I was excited to get this one one started, I had just finished River God and I thought it was great.
Maybe it is the ancient Egypt setting, but I enjoyed RIVER GOD a lot.
For starters, Seventh Scroll was set in modern times, with the characters chasing to find the crypt from RIVER GOD. This is just, for m...more
Quarta di copertina:
Da oltre tremila anni, nel cuore dell'Africa pulsa uno straordinario mistero: la tomba leggendaria del faraone Mamose, concepita dallo scriba Taita, il quale, convinto che mai il sepolcro sarebbe stato violato, aveva lanciato la sua sfida ai posteri, vergando su un fragile papiro enigmatiche indicazioni per raggiungere la tomba. Oggi quella sfida diventa per lo spregiudic...more
Seventh scroll was about two archeologists who are studying the papyrus scrolls they found in the tomb of the Queen of Egypt written by her "slave" Taita years ago. In these scrolls they are led to believe that Taita hid the tomb of the pharoah and gives riddles and clues on how to...more
I did actually enjo...more
The first 100 pages are a waste of time, then the story picks up a little bit of momentum before its crashing back to an uninteresting, repetitive and tragic attempt to capture Egyptian culture and mythology.
Wilbur Smith is also referring to his other book “River God”...more