Il romanzo si apre fra le antiche rovine di Gallala, già luogo di un'importante vittoria degli Egizi sugli Assiri. Il faraone Tamose ha radunato lì le sue truppe e si sta preparando allo scontro con Apepi, re dei temibili Hyksos. A Gallala, però, si trovano anche il principe Nefer (figlio di Tamose) e Taita, l'eunuco che ha fatto da tutore a Lostris, nonna di Nefer, e che, dopo aver trascorso quattordici anni nel deserto ad affinare le sue arti magiche, è diventato un potente stregone. Su indicazione di Lostris (che gli è apparsa in sogno), Taita è tornato alla civiltà, diventando il tutore del principe, e adesso si appresta a condurre il giovane in una località misteriosa per completarne la formazione...
- ISBN: 8830416614
- Casa Editrice: Longanesi
- Pagine: 658
This book is a cross between an ancient Egyptian bodice-ripper and "The Return of the Jedi," with a little Marquis de Sade thrown in for good measure. I had read the first two books in the series, "River God" and "The Seventh Scroll," and had found them interesting enough to carry on to the third, b Leggi tutto
Well, damn...All of you guys are saying you read the first two books, and that this one was horrible, basically. But i haven't read the other two book, this is my first time reading a book by Wilbur Smith, and i LOVED it. As far as I'm concerned, this was a well-written thought out book, couldn't ha Leggi tutto
My God, this is hilariously bad writing. How do I loathe thee? Let me count the ways. Obi wan Taita is so ridiculously overpowered I never felt like the "Good Guys" could fail. Yes, he did do the "These are not the droids you're looking for" scene. He also managed to call up a sandstorm, fake someone Leggi tutto
If my memory serves me right, this return to ancient Egypt is rather a let down after the adventure of The Seventh Scroll. We shall see... Later: yes, Taita is just too capable to bear. Solid 3* adventuring though, and so onto the 4th book Summer 2013 Egyptian Encounters: Cleopatra (1963) 3* The Mummy C Leggi tutto
The third in a series of books about ancient Egypt, WARLOCK returns to Taita, an eunuch slave who has served several pharaohs. Readers who met Taita in the first books of this series will love being able to read about him again in his latest mission. After getting a vision from the deceased Lostris, Leggi tutto
I love Wilbur Smith. He manages to write a book that espouses adventure, history, friendship and romance all at once. The central character Taita; though a eunuch, is a dashing “romantic” lead with his on-going love for Queen Lostris. In this world and time, it is refreshing to read of love beyond t Leggi tutto
There is a new magician to be added to the pantheon where the likes of Merlin and Gandalf reside: his name is Taita, a former eunuch slave, who is now the mighty and much-feared warlock of ancient Egypt. Wilbur Smith, bestselling author from South Africa, brings us his compelling sequel to River God, Leggi tutto
I wish this could be made into a movie!!!
Warlocks have held great sway in ancient civilizations and this book shows why. The show of miracle and authority as displayed by a slave turned magus Taita is simply astounding. In the first installation of this book, Taita is seen as an underwhelming character and he has transformed into a legend
No wonder Wilbur Smith was my mother's favorite writer, he is just awesome! Once you start reading any of his books, you can't put it down. And that is what happened to me with this book. I read the two previous books of this saga long ago, and because one of my nephew gave me as a present, wonderful Leggi tutto
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