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Sunday, November 9, 2014
Desert God: A Novel of Ancient Egypt by Wilbur Smith
If you enjoyed River
God you’ll certainly really like this fifth title in the
author’s “Egyptian” series. Taita, a freed slave and the
Pharaoh’s advisor, is determined to destroy his country’s enemy,
the mighty Hyksos.
To accomplish this feat
Taita will have to travel far from home, deal with innumerable
obstacles and ,for good measure, keep tabs on the Pharaoh’s two
Since Wilbur Smith
wouldn’t have it any other way, there’s plenty of action, passion
and intrigue as his protagonist travels on this epic journey to make
his master the most powerful of all the leaders in this corner of the
A fast read, Desert
God offers a smattering of politics, religion, and sociology set
on a stage that harkens back to ancient Egypt but, in many respects,
resembles modern political and military stagecraft. It seems some
things never change!