La saga senza tempo del mago Taita
Non c'è pace per Taita, l'uomo che nell'ombra regge le sorti dell'Egitto, fedele consigliere del faraone, medico, poeta, sacerdote e inventore. Tanto più ora che ha l'arduo compito di occuparsi delle due figlie della regina Lostris, Tehuti e Bakatha, intelligenti, belle e passionali almeno quanto la madre. Un onere al quale si aggiungono gli affari di Stato e la minaccia degli Hyksos, i nemici di sempre, che hanno preso possesso del delta del Nilo costringendo il faraone a ritirarsi nel Sud del Paese. Taita sa che per tentare di scacciare definitivamente gli invasori deve chiedere l'appoggio del potente re di Creta Minosse. Ma ogni coalizione vuole un pegno in cambio...
- ISBN: 8850246099
- Casa Editrice: TEA
- Pagine: 492
- Data di uscita: 04-05-2017
The blurb is far more exciting than the book. Let’s begin there. When the publisher offered DESERT GOD up for review I got all excited because it’s ancient Egypt and it goes to all these pretty, ancient places and Wilbur Smith is supposed to be fantasmagorical when it comes to writing historical fict Leggi tutto
Not up to the usual Wilbur Smith standard. A mediocre storyline that leaves you wondering. A great historical adventure story that is delightful in its telling. Taita is an advisor to the Pharaoh, as well as overseer to the Pharaoh two sisters. In order to defeat the Hyksos (Barbarian) he arranges t Leggi tutto
It has been seven years since The Quest was published, the 4th and what I assumed was the final novel of the Egyptian series by Wilbur Smith. But the character of Taita is just too delicious a character to stop exploring at only four novels, so we can all rejoice that he is back. This novel was emoti Leggi tutto
Aventuras e Desventuras pelo Mundo Antigo Aton e Taita, dois eunucos que ascenderam na vida, graças à sua admirável argúcia, empenham-se animadamente numa partida de bao, e deleitam-se com o melhor vinho do Egipto. Porém está longe de ser esse o objectivo deste encontro de amigos de longa data!... Tai Leggi tutto
I very much enjoyed this book. Unusual for most historical fiction I've read in the past, it is set in the Bronze Age Middle East --- with, contrary to how Ancient Egypt is portrayed, if at all, in Western fiction, Egypt, this time, as the good guys struggling for its survival against the invading H Leggi tutto
Sorry, Mr. Smith! After reading many of your entertaining novels, I found Desert God disappointing. Dnf @ 20%.
ok I've just got to share how disappointed I was with Wilbur Smith's new novel. (just a warning, this will probably sound snooty as heck, but I consider myself to have a pretty darn good knowledge of literature and I have high standards) to start off I have to say that I fell in complete and total l Leggi tutto
I loved going back to the world of Taita and particulary, ancient Egypt. There have been several reviews complaining of Taita's character, how he is so vain and full of himself. I guess I was a bit used to it because, even from the beginning, he was always like that, although not to the extent as he Leggi tutto
Wilbur Smith. Awesome. Desert God. It's seven years since we last seen an Egyptian novel from Wilbur, in the guise of The Quest. Now Taita is back,this is the fifth book in the fantastic Egyptian series. As in all Wilburs book the descriptions are fantastic, you really do think you are their. In this Leggi tutto
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