Egyptian

6 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 452 ratings

The Quest Summary

Wilbur Smith returns with the eagerly awaited sequel to his thrilling Egyptian series.

Following on from River God, The Seventh Scroll and Warlock, The Quest continues the story of the Warlock, Taita, wise in the lore of the ancient Gods and a master of magic and the supernatural.

Egypt is struck by a series of terrible plagues that cripple the Kingdom, and then the ultimate disaster follows. The Nile fails.

The waters that nourish and sustain the land dry up. Something catastrophic is taking place in the distant and totally unexplored depths of Africa from where the mighty river springs.

In desperation Pharoah sends for Taita, the only man who might be able to win through to the source of the Nile and discover the cause of all their woes.

None of them can have any idea of what a terrible enemy lies in ambush for The Warlock in those mysterious lands at the end of their world.

©2007 Wilbur Smith (P)2013 Pan Macmillan Publishers Ltd.
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  • Book 1

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  • Book 4

    • The Quest

    • By: Wilbur Smith
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance
    • Length: 22 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 71
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 61
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 62

    Wilbur Smith returns with the eagerly awaited sequel to his thrilling Egyptian series. Following on from River God, The Seventh Scroll and Warlock, The Quest continues the story of the Warlock, Taita, wise in the lore of the ancient Gods and a master of magic and the supernatural. Egypt is struck by a series of terrible plagues that cripple the Kingdom, and then the ultimate disaster follows. The Nile fails. The waters that nourish and sustain the land dry up.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • worth battling through

    • By Mr. D. Gray on 06-03-15

    Regular price: £25.99

  • Book 5

    • Desert God

    • By: Wilbur Smith
    • Narrated by: Mike Grady
    • Length: 15 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 216
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 195
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 194

    Across the lush plains of Egypt, Taita, a freed eunuch slave, wears his authority lightly. Not only is he the close advisor to the Pharaoh, but he is guardian to Pharaoh Tamose's two teenage sisters, the young beauties Tehuti and Bekatha. But the kingdom is not at peace. They have been fighting Southern Egypt's 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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • highly recommended

    • By Amazon Customer on 22-06-16

    Regular price: £14.49

  • Book 6

    • Pharaoh

    • By: Wilbur Smith
    • Narrated by: Mike Grady
    • Length: 13 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 165
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 148
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 149

    Egypt is under attack. Pharaoh Tamose lies mortally wounded. The ancient city of Luxor is surrounded. All seems lost. Taita prepares for the enemy's final fatal push. The ex-slave, now general of Tamose's armies, is never more ingenious than when all hope is dashed. And this is Egypt's most desperate hour. With the timely arrival of an old ally, the tide is turned, and the Egyptian army feasts upon its retreating foe. But upon his victorious return to Luxor, Taita is seized and branded a traitor. Tamose is dead, and a poisonous new era has begun. The new Pharaoh has risen.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • A pale comparison to earlier work

    • By Phil Sylvester-Thorne on 03-10-16

    Regular price: £14.49