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Warlock

Ancient Egypt, Book 3
Narrated by: Mark Meadows
Series: Ancient Egypt, Book 3
Length: 26 hrs and 5 mins
Categories: Fiction, Historical
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Summary

Even before he could move, the full realisation of what confronted him blazed in the Pharaoh's mind. This was the foul and loathsome thing that Taita, with his clairvoyant powers, had smelt in the air. The light was strong enough for him to make out every detail of the enemy he had loved as a friend.  

The magic of the gods. The treachery of man.  

In his long life, Taita has gone from slave to warlock, and now his wisdom and abilities are known throughout the kingdom. But even his immense skills cannot protect those close to him from the evil that lurks at the heart of Egypt: Lord Naja, self-proclaimed Regent until the Prince comes of age.  

Taita must summon all of his formidable gifts to protect the true ruler, the young prince Nefer - grandson of Queen Lostris. As enemy forces join together to bring destruction to the whole land, it is no longer a matter of simple magic. To defeat the false Pharaohs, the gods and armies must share their powers with a mortal warlock.... 

©2018 Wilbur Smith (P)2018 Audible, Ltd
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Excellent listen

My only bugbear was the lack of chapters, makes it annoying when trying to find your place when you’ve drifted off to sleep.

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Brilliant

Wilbur Smith up to his usual standard! I couldn't turn it off and will download book four Asap

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Warlock

Another book written about Taita in Egypt. It is full of adventures the Pharoah Nepatiti.

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Very graphic

Good storyline, just a bit graphic for my taste. A lot more mutilation and death than previous books, I was glad to get to the end of it but that's just based on my preference on the graphic side.

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Fantastic

Loved every minute of this one, great story and characters with the continuing thread of Tahita.
Superb value for money too as about 26 hours 😀

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Fabulous follow up to River God

And we are back in ancient Egypt. This is such a great way to get back to the story before it was interrupted by modernity. Tihiata is back with his charges and leading them to greatness. With a young Pharaoh in tow and the love of his life dead, it is now his mission to take Lostris' children on a journey back to their homeland and fight for their land. He certainly is very resourceful. Enjoy his new mission and adventure.

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Spoilt....

.....for me, because there were no chapter breaks. By this I mean the whole 26 hours was on one line, this made going back incredibly difficult, especially when I fell asleep & had to try & find my place again.
The story itself was good, not quite as good as the first two but not bad.
Going for book 4 - which bothers me a bit because while I've book 6, Pharaoh, downloaded ready to play I don't seem to be able to find book 5 on Audible....... anyone any ideas?

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Immersive Warlock

Having no affiliation with Eastern names, made remembering who was who at first, but as the story grew, I became immersed as the unfortunate horses in the quicksand of the desert! I did not know that there was such a monster as the desert quick-sand! I felt I was drowning! But I knew Wilbur would save me! After all, I AM the hero of this spellbinding story! Now, hasten on, as I unfurl my golden wings, to see what else awaits me! The Glencairn Tribe, maybe?

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  • Michele Haines
  • 12-12-19

WOW FANTASTIC

If you haven’t read Wilbur Smith YOU NEED TO! I am so sad because I have now finished all of his series along with all but one of his novels. I’m saving that for an up coming road trip with my husband.
Mr. Smiths writing style is so very extraordinary, vivid, alive, I feel like I am a character in one of his stories his novels are so easy to melt into. I feel as though I can, smell the air, taste the salt of the sea, feel the stinging heat of the desert, touch the minerals and rocks, hike through the jungles, go on Safari, feel the splashing rain, smell the mineral iron smell of blood, ride a horse....I JUST DO NOT KNOW HOW TO EXPRESS HOW FABULOUS THESE NOVELS & SERIES ARE!
***THANK YOU Wilber Smith for sharing your stories with the world, I for one am richer for it.

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  • nicole dunaway
  • 19-04-19

Love it!

I absolutely love this book. I have read it over and over for over 15 years! It wasn't until I downloaded it on here did I realize it was part of a series. Now I'm downloading the rest of the series!!

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  • Jacob
  • 03-04-19

After book 1 it's all down hill

Seems like this author puts a lot of time and effort into his first book.,but the follow up is very weak and predictable. I've started 2 different series now and it has happened with both.

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  • JDD
  • 15-03-19

great series and very good volime

I simply love Wilbur Smith's novels and this is one of.my favorites. There are vivid descriptions of the desert... Egupt to Sudan. There are battles, lots of intrigue, relationships and more.

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  • Deanna
  • 12-02-19

Should have stayed with same narrator from 1st boo

I like the book but hate the narrator in this 2nd book of the series. Dick Hill was a much better narrator and more skill with doing the voices and accents of the different characters. Due to me going from River God right to this book it is really throwing me off and making it difficult to get into the book. It’s like they went from a five star narrator to a 1 star.

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