Desert God: A Novel of Ancient Egypt by Wilbur Smith
Release Date - October 21, 2014
Book Review by Bob Walch
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 sisters.
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 world.
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!