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River God

A Novel of Ancient Egypt

Novels of Ancient Egypt

Wibur Smith

St. Martin's Griffin

Tanus is the fair-haired young lion of a warrior whom the gods have decreed will lead Egypt's army in a bold attempt to reunite the Kingdom's shattered halves. But Tanus will have to defy the same gods to attain the reward they have forbidden him, an object more prized than battle's glory: possession of the Lady Lostris, a rare beauty with skin the color of oiled cedar--destined for the adoration of a nation, and the love of one extraordinary man.

International bestselling author Wilbur Smith, creator of over two dozen highly acclaimed novels, draws readers into a magnificent, richly imagined saga. Exploding with all the drama, mystery, and rage of ancient Egypt, River God is a masterpiece from a storyteller at the height of his powers.

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CHAPTER 1

The river lay heavily upon the desert, bright as a spill of molten metal from a furnace. The sky smoked with heat-haze and the sun beat down upon it all with the strokes of a coppersmith's hammer. In the mirage the gaunt hills flanking the Nile seemed to tremble to the blows.

Our boat sped close in beside the papyrus beds; near enough for the creaking of the water buckets of the shadoof, on their long, counter-balanced arms, to carry from the fields across the water. The sound harmonized with the singing of the girl in the bows.

Lostris was fourteen years of ag
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Praise for River God

"Action is the name of Wilbur Smith's game, and he is a master."
- Washington Post Book World

"Vivid and fascinating . . . Packed with passion, war, intrigue, and revenge . . . A captivating storyteller."
- Orlando Sentinel

"A rich, compelling look back in time when history and myth intermingled."
- San Francisco Chronicle

"Vivid detail . . . Sumptuous storytelling . . . A feast!"
- Detroit Free Press

"Only a handful of twentieth-century writers tantalize our senses as well as Smith, a rare author who wields a razor-sharp sword of craftsmanship."
- Tulsa World

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

  • Wibur Smith

  • Wilbur Smith has written twenty-seven novels, including the bestselling River God, The Seventh Scroll, Warlock, and Monsoon. His books are now translated into twenty-six languages and have sold over 110 million copies.
  • Wilbur Smith
    Wilbur Smith
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River God

A Novel of Ancient Egypt

Novels of Ancient Egypt

Wibur Smith

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St. Martin's Griffin

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