ISBN 9780007592920,Desert God : On the Banks of the Nile, Heroes will Rise

Desert God : On the Banks of the Nile, Heroes will Rise


Wilbur Smith


Harper Collins

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ISBN 9780007592920

Harper Collins

Publication Year 2014

ISBN 9780007592920

ISBN-10 0007592922


Number of Pages 432 Pages
Language (English)

Historical fiction

A novel of ancient Egypt from the bestselling author of river god. Wilbur Smith is a master at the helm of one of the greatest stories of all time. On the banks of the Nile, a hero will rise.

Across the lush plains of Egypt, Taita, a freed eunuch slave, wears his authority lightly. Not only is he the close adviser to the Pharaoh, but he is guardian to pharaoh tamose two teenage sisters, the young beauties Tehuti and Bekatha. But the kingdom is not at peace. They have been fighting southern Egypts constant and historic enemy, the Hyksos people in the north, since time began. To finally crush them, Pharaoh must turn to his most trusted friend. Taita, philosopher, poet and expert strategist, has a plan that will see Egypt destroy the Hyksos army and form a coveted alliance with Crete in one move. This plan will take him, his expedition commander Zara's and their mighty warriors on a perilous journey up the Nile, through Arabia to the magical city of Babylon, then across the open seas to Crete. The many dangers will cost lives and time and they will meet battle and betrayal head on. But Taita must not forget his two charges, the spirited young princesses, whose attraction to the very warriors who lead the fight threatens Taitas meticulous plan and the future of Egypt itself.