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A brand-new Egyptian novel from the master of adventure fiction, Wilbur Smith.

Performed by British Egyptian actor and BAFTA Rising Star Amir El-Masry.

In the heart of Egypt

Under the watchful eye of the gods

A new power is rising

In the city of Lahun, Hui lives an enchanted life. The favoured son of a doting father, and ruler-in-waiting of the great city, his fate is set. But behind the beautiful façades, a sinister evil is plotting. Craving power and embittered by jealousy, Hui's stepmother, the great sorceress Isetnofret, and Hui's own brother, Qen, orchestrate the downfall of Hui's father, condemning Hui and seizing power in the city.

Cast out and alone, Hui finds himself a captive of a skilled and powerful army of outlaws, the Hyksos. Determined to seek vengeance for the death of his father and rescue his sister, Ipwet, Hui swears his allegiance to these enemies of Egypt. Through them, he learns the art of war, learning how to fight and becoming an envied charioteer.

But soon Hui finds himself in an even greater battle - one for the very heart of Egypt itself. As the pieces fall into place and the Gods themselves join the fray, Hui finds himself fighting alongside the Egyptian General Tanus and renowned Mage, Taita. Now Hui must choose his path - will he be a hero in the old world, or a master in a new kingdom?

©2021 Wilbur Smith (P)2021 Bonnier Books UK

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Not a good book at all

I normally love wilbur smith books, but this one is very bad, things don't make sense if you have listened to the other books and I really struggled to finish it.

The narrator makes it even worse, and even he seems bored with the story.

Don't bother to buy this book!

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What has happened to Wilbur smith

This has got to be the worst narration I have ever come across with wilbur smith. Hard to listen to no real emotion no strength to his narration. He sounds like he is bored reading it. I honestly cannot listen to him anymore I have bought the book so I can read it myself and also it doesn’t seem like a Wilbur Smith story they were always so strong in character and in writing but since he’s had a second writer with him they all seem very weak it’s a real real shame as Wilber Smith is my favourite author Wilber if you are reading this please write them yourself back to as you used to be please

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So bad tried to return it when half way through.

Narrator îs rather weak, as is the story. I enjoyed all Wilbur Smith books until this one so as not this one I tried to return it as per Audible's policy. This was refused which does not match their policy so rather unhappy.
I can not recommend this book nor now can I recommend Audible Books - sadly,

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A Brilliant read as always. Thank you Wilbur!

Wilbur Smith never disappoints. His Egyptian books are my absolute favourite,
I love the characters and Taita of course leaves you wondering what will come next. I remember Hui from the previous books and it was such a treat to learn all about his life and how he came to meet Taita. It weaved in well and refreshed my memory so much so that I may well read all those books again. I cannot wait for the next book in this series. Thank you Wilbur you are a master story teller and centred in Egyptian history, another love of mine, this was a thrilling read!
If you not read any of the Egyptian books I highly recommend you read them !

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  • Dean
  • 14-09-21

GIVE IT UP PLEASE MR SMITH AND CONTRIBUTORS.

RiverGod and Warlock were outstanding novels in the Egyptian series, but after that, this particular genre took a terrible plunge.
Like many others, I have read the great Wilbur Smith’s books from When the Lion feeds to A new Kingdom.
I feel that the less he writes, and the more other authors contribute, the more disappointments I encounter in these books.
I will treasure his memories by escaping to his older books, but no more new books by Mr Smith.