The Quest (Ancient Egypt #4)
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 l...more
The book continues the ...more
I had heard that about this book. But I really read it so that I could get to the new one, Desert God, which I understand is a return to the quality of the previous books. I'll soon see!
One of my all-time favourite protagonists needs to save Egypt (again) from an evil presence that suffocates the Nile.
Gripping story as Taita and his band of warriors travel into the depth of Africa to solve this crises.
Smith does a fantastic job of graphically describing the procedures and encounters of the group - from the Chima cannibals to the Inner Eye every snap, gush and sinewy twist reverberates ten fol ...more
Besides the continuity errors (and possible mistranslations, why not) it didn't seem to me as if the character's were themselves. But what is the worst, I felt as if Taita's, and every other character's story was bastardized.
The esoteric content was an interesting and pleasant surprise to me -though I'm pretty sure many readers would disagree, as ...more
Now this was my first Wilbur Smith book. I wasn't aware it was part of a series although it became pretty clear that it was within the first few pages. The characters at first seemed underdeveloped, I felt I was missing something, and with all the killing / sex going on every other page, I was ...more
All I am going to say about this book is that I am so happy for Taita and how this book ends for him, and I hope that this is not that last that we see of these wonderful characters.
Apparently this book is part of a series, which may be the source of some of my problems with it. There are all sorts of allusions to Taita's past and earli ...more
Fans of the series will either love it hate it.
Even though I thoroughly enjoyed reading it, the inconsistencies in the story from books one and three are frustrating - changing names, descriptions etc. It wasn't enough to stop me enjoying the story in its own right, but what I ended up doing was considering some of ...more
El mago Taita comienza a notar los años de su extensísima vida, 154 años dan para mucho. Y si bien su experiencia y sabiduría han ido aumentando, también lo han hecho sus achaques y su deterioro físico. En esta ocasión, Taita regresa a Egipto después de muchos años de viaje y aventuras con su ayudante Meren, para encontr ...more
While quite a lot which occurs in the story The Quest seems fa ...more
Soms was de schrijver wel wat erg expliciet in zijn beschrijvingen. En dan bedoel ik niet geweld, maar meer de lichamelijke eigenschappen en seksuele acties van dat moment. Nu is dat niet een pu ...more
O Egipto é assolado por uma série de terríveis pragas, as pragas, e Taita, agora um raríssimo ancião místico de cento e muitos anos, volta ao reino para partir em busca da fonte das terríveis desgraças, uma malé ...more
In poche parole: se avete amato "Il Dio del Fiume", non leggete assolutamente questo libro!!
La storia è completamente stravolta, per non parlare dei personaggi...In poche parole Smith ha trasformato la narrazione delle splendide avventure dei suoi romanzi egizi in un fantasy ass ...more
|I thought the Egyptian Series was fun. Do you think he will write another one?||7||36||Oct 10, 2014 05:46PM|