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Amazing Account Life Ancient Egypt Warlock by Wilbur Smith 22 Hour Book on Tape

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Seller: ancientgifts (4,181) 99.3%, Location: Ferndale, Washington, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 122211697099 Click here to see 1,000 archaeology/ancient history books and 2,000 ancient artifacts, antique gemstones, antique jewelry! Warlock: a Novel of Ancient Egypt by Wilbur Smith, Read by Dick Hill. DESCRIPTION: UNABRIDGED Book on tape contains fifteen audio cassettes stereo/twenty-two hours. Publisher: Brilliance Audio (2001). Seamlessly composed, this epic historical drama by veteran author Smith (The Eye of the Tiger, Monsoon, River God, 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. The kingdoms of Upper and Lower Egypt have been at war for 60 years. Upper Egypt is ruled by Tamose, Lower Egypt by Apepi, King of the Hyksos. Treachery and assassination eliminate both rulers, allowing two false pharaohs to unite in an orgy of tyranny and oppression. Tamose's son, Prince Nefer, is his father's rightful heir, but the false pharaoh, Lord Naja, denies Nefer's birthright and plots to kill the young prince. Aided by the royal sorcerer, a warlock named Taita (River God’s Eunuch), Nefer escapes Naja's plots. Nefer and Taita outwit assassins, evil magicians, pursuing armies and even the treachery of Nefer's own sister, as they raise their own army in the lost desert city of Gallala. Taita's magic spells and occult powers protect, teach and guide Nefer on his tortuous path to regain the throne and save the woman he loves, Princess Mintaka, daughter of slain King Apepi. However, as Nefer's strength grows, so does that of his enemies, and it will take all of Nefer's courage and Taita's mystical powers to prevail when the chariot armies of evil sweep across the desert wasteland to the gates of Gallala. 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. CONDITION: 1) Like new. PLEASE SEE IMAGES BELOW FOR JACKET DESCRIPTION(S) AND FOR PAGES OF PICTURES FROM INSIDE OF BOOK. PLEASE SEE PUBLISHER, PROFESSIONAL, AND READER REVIEWS BELOW. PUBLISHER REVIEW: REVIEW: Sequel to “River God”, “Warlock” is a novel of ancient warfare and adventure, two factions battle for control of Egypt. Hidden away in the vast and forbidding deserts of North Africa, Taita has passed the years since the death of his beloved Queen Lostris in prayer and study. He has become the Warlock, wise in the lore of the ancient Gods, and adept of magic and the supernatural. Now Taita answers the summons from the beyond. He leaves the desert vastness and returns to the world of men, to find himself plunged into a terrible conflict against the forces of evil which threaten to overwhelm the throne and the realm of Egypt, and to destroy the young prince Nefer, who is the grandson of Queen Lostris. With vivid depictions of battle and intrigue, of love and passion, with fascinating characters both good and evil, Wilbur Smith brings to life in colorful detail the world of ancient Egypt. This is a masterful feat of story-telling by one of the world's best-selling authors. It is Wilbur Smith at the peak of his formidable powers. WILBUR SMITH has written twenty-seven novels, including the bestselling River God, The Seventh Scroll, and Monsoon. His books are now translated into twenty-six languages and have sold over eighty million copies. PROFESSIONAL REVIEW: REVIEW: Warlock returns us to a land steeped in mystery and magic. Following the death of his queen Lostris, Taita, introduced in River God, seeks refuge as a hermit in the desert, where he studies magic. Now, over 200 years old, his extraordinary powers undiminished, Taita is the guardian and teacher of Nefer, the grandson of his beloved Lostris. When the Pharaoh is killed, 14-year-old Nefer must defeat his treacherous regent with the help of Taita to reclaim his throne and double crown. Smith's depiction of Egypt is well researched, vivid, and thoroughly believable. 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. A major marketing campaign is planned. Highly recommended. REVIEW: At long last, Wilbur Smith's follow-up to his bestselling epic about ancient Egypt, RIVER GOD, has been released on audio. Thankfully, Dick Hill is back to narrate. Taita, the eunuch slave/inventor/engineer/architect/philosopher, and advisor to the pharaoh, is also back as the central character. He's now mentor to the heir apparent to the throne, Nefer, who has been dispossessed by two conniving warlords. This "soap opera" has almost everything--action, treachery, love, loyalty, courage, brutality, and lots of gore. Hill is called upon to do almost everything--and he does it all so well. Whether lisping an incantation or leading a battle charge, Hill keeps the listener spellbound. He's at his best when Nefer's quest to retake the throne leads him to become a Red Robe Warrior. As Nefer desperately battles his way through five life-threatening sequences of combat, Hill projects enough excitement to carry the listener back three thousand years. REVIEW: Smith, the best-selling adventure novelist whose previous books include River God (1994), Monsoon (1999), and Seventh Scroll (1995), returns to the genre with this epic action tale of intrigue, suspense, and adventure set in ancient Egypt. The story follows a mystic Warlock, Taita, as he fights, schemes, and plots to protect the life of the young boy-pharaoh Nefer Memnon from the various factions attempting to assassinate him and take over the throne of Egypt. The young pharaoh's father has recently been killed in a similar plot, and it will take all of the Warlock's knowledge and mystical powers to keep the young boy safe until he is old enough to rule the land. 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 about doomed (or nearly so) yet passionate lovers. Smith is a popular author, and his many fans will be clamoring for copies of this one. READER REVIEWS: REVIEW: This was an excellent book. A traditional epic saga, involving love, violence, treachery and honor, Warlock transports the reader to the dangerous and somewhat mystical times of ancient Egypt. Definitely an entertaining read. No one writes adventure like Wilbur Smith. Smith is known for writing stories that take place in his beloved continent of Africa. Usually, his novels contain lots of history, politics, violence, sex, romance, magic, and mystery. And this one follows that tradition. The central character of Warlock is the wise sage, Taita. Taita, now an older and wiser man, attempts to help the rightful heir attain the rulership of ancient Egypt. Of course powerful forces are in opposition to that goal. Mr. Smith has done a beautiful work of transcending us into the magical world of Egypt. With an ease for writing that is characteristic he transformed historical places and events into a wonderful kingdom of fiction. REVIEW: What a great summer read. I took Warlock everywhere I went, including my daughters wedding to be sure that when I had a free minute I could slide off somewhere quiet and read. I found Warlock to be a suspenseful and intriguing read. While I am still somewhat new to Wilbur Smith (I've read Birds of Prey, Monsoon and River God) I feel like I've just watched a Errol Flynn movie when I've finished with his books. All of the books I have read are full of high adventure. Warlock is the best one yet. The young Nefer orphaned by the underhanded assassin Naha. The old Warlock's work is cut out for him. The book is comprised of one adventure after the other until the new king is victorious and settled in his throne with his young queen. Great characters. Plot is wonderful and finely spun like a spider web. Scenes are so well described that you can taste the Nile or feel the heat of the desert. REVIEW: In 'River God' Wilbur Smith created magic, intrigue and character with Taita - the slave, eunuch, Pharaoh's confidant, artist, architect and bombast. Readers could not get enough of him, and salivated at the prospect of his return. In Warlock, Taita returns; ancient, arcane and mystic from his hidden desert cave, where he'd been communing with his beloved mistress Lostris - she's now a Goddess in the pantheon and his protector. She wants him to return to action and save her grandson, Nefer Memnon-the boy pharaoh from the turmoil and intrigue that will arise with the assassination of her son and present pharoah Tamose. It's open season for the slaying of gods as both Tamose and Apepi, the Hyksos pharoah are brutally murdered by rivals who plot to rule both the upper and lower kingdom and rule the world. From this turmoil, Taita extricates Nefer and Mintaka-Apepi's daughter, smoothing their ongoing romance, even as they rebuild their lost kingdoms in the deserted city of Gallala. In the midst of the battles and the political intrigue, Taita's formidable new weapons of magic and his shadowy presence overlook all the principal characters: he is 'the magus'- the warlock and adversary to his enemies, and 'Tata'- the father figure to his friends. A page-turner for all of us Taita fans and Egyptologists. REVIEW: This is Wilbur Smith's 28th book and I have read and enjoyed the twenty-seven that preceded it. Most of his novels deal with Africa, but he has now turned his attention to ancient Egypt. The first novel, River God, set the scene for what follows in Warlock. The commercial reviews describe more than adequately the story line, but what they don't impart is the impact of Smith's writing style as he weaves his story as though he had lived through it. It has all of the usual ingredients of a Smith story, i.e., intrigue, betrayal, sex, suspense, violence, cruelty, love, superstition, etc. You will find it hard to put down and when it ends you will be looking for the sequel which I hope is forthcoming. I most always ship audio books Media Mail in a padded mailer. Domestic shipping (insured media mail) is included in the price shown. Domestic shipping also includes USPS Delivery Confirmation (you might be able to update the status of your shipment on-line at the USPS Web Site). ADDITIONAL PURCHASES do receive a VERY LARGE discount, typically about $5 per item so as to reward you for the economies of combined shipping/insurance costs. Your purchase will ordinarily be shipped within 48 hours of payment. We package as well as anyone in the business, with lots of protective padding and containers. Most international orders cost an additional $12.99 to $33.99 for an insuredshipment in a heavily padded mailer, and typically includes some form of rudimentary tracking and/or delivery confirmation (though for some countries, this is only available at additional cost). There is also a discount program which can cut postage costs by 50% to 75% if you’re buying about half-a-dozen books or more (5 kilos+). Rates and available services vary a bit from country to country. You can email or message me for a shipping cost quote, but I assure you they are as reasonable as USPS rates allow, and if it turns out the rate is too high for your pocketbook, we will cancel the sale at your request. ADDITIONAL PURCHASES do receive a VERY LARGE discount, typically about $5 per book (for each additional book after the first) so as to reward you for the economies of combined shipping/insurance costs. Your purchase will ordinarily be shipped within 48 hours of payment. We package as well as anyone in the business, with lots of protective padding and containers. All of our shipments are sent via insured mail so as to comply with PayPal requirements. We do NOT recommend uninsured shipments, and expressly disclaim any responsibility for the loss of an uninsured shipment. Unfortunately the contents of parcels are easily “lost” or misdelivered by postal employees – even in the USA. That’s why all of our shipments include a USPS delivery confirmation tag; or are trackable or traceable, and are insured (international tracking is at additional cost). We will accept whatever payment method you are most comfortable with. If upon receipt of the item you are disappointed for any reason whatever, I offer a no questions asked return policy. Send it back, I will give you a complete refund of the purchase price (less our original shipping costs). Most of the items I offer come from the collection of a family friend who was active in the field of Archaeology for over forty years. However many of the items also come from purchases I make in Eastern Europe, India, and from the Levant (Eastern Mediterranean/Near East) from various institutions and dealers. Though I have always had an interest in archaeology, my own academic background was in sociology and cultural anthropology. After my retirement however, I found myself drawn to archaeology as well. Aside from my own personal collection, I have made extensive and frequent additions of my own via purchases on Ebay (of course), as well as many purchases from both dealers and institutions throughout the world – but especially in the Near East and in Eastern Europe. I spend over half of my year out of the United States, and have spent much of my life either in India or Eastern Europe. In fact much of what we generate on Yahoo, Amazon and Ebay goes to support The Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, as well as some other worthy institutions in Europe connected with Anthropology and Archaeology. I acquire some small but interesting collections overseas from time-to-time, and have as well some duplicate items within my own collection which I occasionally decide to part with. Though I have a collection of ancient coins numbering in the tens of thousands, my primary interest is in ancient jewelry. My wife also is an active participant in the "business" of antique and ancient jewelry, and is from Russia. I would be happy to provide you with a certificate/guarantee of authenticity for any item you purchase from me. There is a $2 fee for mailing under separate cover. Whenever I am overseas I have made arrangements for purchases to be shipped out via domestic mail. If I am in the field, you may have to wait for a week or two for a COA to arrive via international air mail. But you can be sure your purchase will arrive properly packaged and promptly - even if I am absent. And when I am in a remote field location with merely a notebook computer, at times I am not able to access my email for a day or two, so be patient, I will always respond to every email. Please see our "ADDITIONAL TERMS OF SALE." TRANSLATE Arabic Chinese French German Greek Indonesian Italian Hindi Japanese Korean Swedish Portuguese Russian Spanish

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