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Warlock

Book 3 in the Egyptian Series

With vivid depictions of battle and intrigue, of love and passion, with fascinating characters both good and evil, Wilbur Smith brings to life in colourful detail the world of ancient Egypt. Book 3 in the Egyptian Series.

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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 . . .

The third book in the epic Egyptian Series.

Reviews

This is a stirring tale, full of chariot battles ... Smith has whipped up a heady brew ... and undoubtedly deserves his immense popularity far more than most of his rivals.
Evening Standard
Smith brings to life every colourful detail in the world of Egypt, so much so you can almost feel the heat and taste the dust as the narrative builds to cracking pace ... Warlock is a ripping yarn and a classic adventure story.
Irish News
Seamlessly composed, this epic historical drama by veteran author Smith (The Eye of the Tiger, etc.) tracks a power struggle in ancient Egypt between false pharaohs and a true royal heir, evoking the cruel glories and terrible torments of the era. This is a very bloody and violent yarn, set in an age when merciless combat, torture, rape and sacrifice were common. Though timorous readers may wish to steer clear, those willing to brave the blood and gore will be carried away by the sweep and pace of Smith's tale.
Publishers Weekly
Smith is an excellent storyteller, and the fast-moving action and the exciting plot will hook even those who normally don't appreciate historical fiction. Romance fans will especially love the thrilling subplot... Smith is a popular author, and his many fans will be clamoring for copies of this one.
Booklist
This most recent novel by a master storyteller is resplendent with all the power and pageantry of Egypt, the center of civilization of the ancient world.
Library Journal
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Publication date ISBN Format RRP
05/01/2018 9781499860962 Paperback $16
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The 'Egyptian' novels are The Quest, and River God, The Seventh Scroll and Warlock. Set in the land of the ancient Pharaohs, this quartet vividly describes ancient Egypt and has a cast of unforgettable characters. Also see the 'family trees' and information about the major characters, as well as a map of Egypt relating to the Warlock era.