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River God (English, Paperback, Wilbur Smith)


River God  (English, Paperback, Wilbur Smith)

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  • Language: English
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Publisher: Pan
  • ISBN: 9780330449939, 0330449931
  • Edition: New edition, 2007
  • Pages: 9999

River God is the first novel in Wilbur Smith’s Ancient Egypt series, beginning the story of the eunuch slave Taita and his beloved Lostris.

Summary of the Book

Taita’s life is marked by difficulties. He is a eunuch slave, bound to the service of the evil Grand Vizier, Intef, of the kingdom of Upper Egypt. His only refuge is his love for Intef’s daughter, the gorgeous Lostris. However, what chance does a eunuch have when his competition is a brave warrior worthy of much praise? Tanus is slowly rising up the ranks of the Egyptian army, fated for glory. He loves Lostris, and she returns his affections. However, theirs is a doomed love for the old Pharaoh has laid eyes on the lovely Lostris. He marries her, making her one of his 200 wives. Along with Lostris comes the loyal Taita who becomes one of the Pharaoh’s most powerful allies. But Taita has a different agenda, for his loyalties only lie with his beloved Lostris. He will do anything to unite her with the one she really loves: the love-struck warrior Tanus who pines away for her. But what chances do a Eunuch, a lowly warrior and a brittle maiden have against the God King of Egypt?

About Wilbur Smith

Wilbur Addison Smith is a South African novelist known for his works of historical fiction. He is also known for A Falcon Flies and Birds of Prey.

Series Reading Order

This is the first book in the Ancient Egypt series. The story continues in Warlock and The Quest. Fans eagerly await the release of Desert God. The Seventh Scroll is a modern time revelation into the lives of Taita and the others, despite lacking their active appearance.

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Book Details
Publication Year
  • 2007
Authored By
  • Wilbur Smith
Author Info
  • Wilbur Smith was born in Central Africa in 1933. He was educated at Michaelhouse and Rhodes University. He became a full-time writer in 1964 after the successful publication of WHEN THE LION FEEDS, and has since written over thirty novels, all meticulously researched on his numerous expeditions worldwide. His books are now translated into twenty-six languages.
Series & Set Details
Series Name
  • Egyptian Novels
  • 5.12 inch
  • 1.65 inch
  • 446 g
Ratings & Reviews
11 Ratings &
1 Reviews
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Great purchase but only for a selected few.

It is a wonderful book, but it's not for everyone to enjoy. All in all, It is a great book in my opinion and accents the lifestyle of Ancient Egypt very well.


Certified Buyer, Bangalore

Feb, 2015

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