The Quest : Egyptian

  • by Wilbur Smith
  • Narrated by Simon Vance
  • Series: Egyptian
  • 22 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

New York Times best-selling author Wilbur Smith returns with the eagerly awaited next installment in his thrilling Egyptian series. 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, Pharaoh sends for Taita, the only man who might be able to find the source of the Nile and discover the cause of all their woes. But none have any idea of what a terrible enemy lies in ambush for the Warlock in those mysterious lands at the end of their world.

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What the Critics Say

"Once again Smith deftly blends history, fantasy and mythology." (Publishers Weekly)

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Customer Reviews

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Dissapointed beyond belief

This is my first review of any product, yet I feel compelled to weigh in on how much disapointment I feel in this book. I have read almost every book Wilbur Smith has written with great pleasure. Action, adventure, foreign and exotic locales, compelling charaters...all are what I expect from Wilbur Smith. His Egypt series previously was cut from this same cloth.

With THE QUEST, however, he has gone off the tracks. Not only does the supernatural overshadow the action, history and adventure, the smarmy LORD OF THE RINGS reader lays on the goo even more.

I will not be able to finish even Part 1 of this book and I strongly suggest that Wilbur Smith fans approach with exteme caution.

If only I had been wiser I wouldn't be stuck for a month with no book to enjoy.
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- John Fedderke

What a dissappointment

Somewhere between "The River God" and "The Quest," I think Wilbur Smith lost his mind. The former was a ripping good historical yarn, full of the kind of detail that brings the past alive. The latter takes a hard turn into fantasy, literally. I couldn't finish it.
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- carl801

Book Details

  • Release Date: 05-08-2007
  • Publisher: Macmillan Audio