Wilbur Smith returns with the eagerly awaited sequel to his thrilling Egyptian series, following on from River God
, The Seventh Scroll
, and Warlock
. The Quest
continues the story of the warlock Taita, who is wise in the lore of the ancient Gods and a master of magic and the supernatural.
Egypt is struck by a series of terrible plagues that cripple the kingdom, and then the ultimate disaster occurs: the Nile fails. The waters that nourish and sustain the land dry up. Something catastrophic is taking place in the distant and totally unexplored depths of Africa from where the mighty river springs. In desperation, Pharaoh sends for Taita, the only man who might be able to find the source of the Nile and discover the cause of all their woes. None of them can have any idea of what a terrible enemy lies in ambush for the warlock in those mysterious lands at the end of their world.
© Wilbur Smith; (P) Macmillan Publishers Ltd