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Publisher's Summary

One of the world's most acclaimed adventure writers returns to the world of ancient Egypt with the stunning sequel to the New York Times best-selling River God. After the death of his beloved Queen Lostris, Taita retreats into the forbidding deserts of North Africa to become a hermit. He devotes himself to the study of the occult and, armed with extraordinary powers, he gradually transforms himself into a warlock. After years of study, he discovers the divine purpose of his bereavement when he is called upon to save the dynasty of Lostris from the clouds of evil that loom over Egypt.
Exploding with all the drama, mystery, and passion of a bygone time, Warlock is a masterpiece from a storyteller at the height of his powers.
©2008 Wilbur Smith (P)2004 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
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Critic Reviews

"Action is Wilbur Smith's game, and he is a master." ( The Washington Post Book World)
"Fascinating...[a] magical sequel to River God." ( Tulsa World)
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2 out of 5 stars
By Matthew on 08-06-09

Poor sequel

I tend to cut sequels a lot of slack. Sequels are hard... particularly when the author clearly did not intend to write one from the start and did not leave much room for one.

That said, this sequel was just awful. The character who we know and love from River God is a self referencing caricature. The plot is more or less more of the same and the narrative style is weak. The plot does not really hold together and whole chapters could have been dispensed with as they did not advance the plot.

While I thought the first book was an interesting listen, this was an unworthy successor.

That said. I seem to be in the firm minority. Most other people who left ratings for this book rated it very highly. It is possible that I am missing something or just did not enjoy the original book enough. This gives me pause and suggests that you seek out other reviews to see if there is another side that I did not appreciate.

The narration and sound-quality were completely unexceptionable.

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4 out of 5 stars
By Susanna on 10-24-11

Entertaining but some gore & very adult material

If were made into a movie they would be hard put to not edit out some scenes or have a R or even X rating. I didn't appreciate the explicit gore much but did like the history being brought to life. Very life-like, including the sex, if that is what you are looking for in your library (I'm not) ; its all part of life.

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3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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