Pharaoh

Pharaoh

Book - 2016
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Pharaoh Tamose lies mortally wounded. The ancient city of Luxor is surrounded. Taita, the Pharaoh's advisor and hero of Desert God and River God, once again finds himself caught up in a whirlpool of ruthless intrigue that threatens the very foundations of the beloved empire he has pledged his life to protect. Plunged into dangerous and deadly waters more treacherous than the Nile, he must use his intelligence, alchemy, and cunning to protect his Pharaoh and keep safe all he loves. With the timely arrival of an old ally the tide is turned, but Taita is branded a traitor. The new Pharaoh, Utteric, is young, weak and cruel-- and threatened by Taita's influence within the palace.
Publisher: New York, NY : William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2016]
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9780062276483
0062276484
Branch Call Number: FIC SMITH, WILBUR
Characteristics: 408 pages : map (color) ; 24 cm

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funkydave
May 08, 2017

Excellent read!! Interesting how he manages to tell a story through anothers eyes, i wish i could do it, and he does it well i must admit, I truly love this series
anyone who is interested in ancient Egypt and adventure come for the ride you won't be disappointed i sure wasn't

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Linda Susan Day
Feb 20, 2017

Waited with great anticipation for this edition and enjoyed it as always! Love Wilbur Smith and looking forward to his next book!!

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zipread
Jan 03, 2017

I couldn't wait to get my next fix of Wilbur Smith. I've had it with those yahoos who claim he reads like he's been ghost written (by Casper the friendly ghost; who make a big production that the chapters aren't numbered (really) or that the book doesn't seem to follow into any kind of chronological order (poor ole linear thinker. To all you guys I say "back off".
Let's talk about what there is to like about Wilbur's Pharaoh. The setting: that alone makes it special: ancient Egypt. The plot: simple, almost biblical: good triumphs over evil. The characters: gods; divinities and royalty. All of them, especially the main protagonist, believable.
The language Smith uses, its cadence, the vocabulary and diction, at times,majestic, almost biblical in quality. His choice of words far from pedestrian.
All in all (humbly) an adventure story for boys and girls of all ages.
On more thing. Mister Smith, when will the next installment he ready?

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Memawrayne
Dec 30, 2016

this writer may be a good at some ancient history books, but ancient Egypt is not one of those areas. One cannot take a story out of the middle or dark ages, put in Egyptian names or names that sound Egyptian, add the Nile river and have a good story. Maybe the writer hopes his readers know nothing about ancient Egypt. They may find it interesting. This is like James Paterson writing about King Tut. One cannot add a few facts and expect it to be believable. I would not recommend this book to anyone who has had an interest in ancient Egypt and knows something about the culture.

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AlmadenAFS
Nov 30, 2016

I'm a Smith fan and have enjoyed his writings but this one just didn't do it for me. He has the ability to meld ancient history, religion and political intrigue into his stories. I had a hard time finishing this book.

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Jenkskitten
Nov 26, 2016

Story is more of plans and executions of battles and Egyptians gods with underlines of a pharaoh

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USAF1969
Nov 15, 2016

Smith is always a good read. His style in telling this story through the eyes of the main character takes a little getting used to, but it was hard to put down and fun to read.

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