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By Wilbur Smith

Wilbur Smith, one of many world's such a lot acclaimed event writers, returns to the realm of historical Egypt with Warlock, the beautiful sequel to the manhattan Times bestselling River God. within the wake of a sixty-year battle over the reign of the kingdoms of Egypt, younger pharaohs have risen to assert energy, yet just one can be triumphant, identifying the destiny of his empire forever...

The project of Prince Nefer, rightful inheritor to the throne, is to rebuild an impressive country within the stark and tumbled ruins of the embattled urban of Gallala. the will of Lord Naja is to ruin his rival and rule the land with unholy supremacy. yet Nefer has on his part the warlock Taita, a matchless best friend and mythical priest of infamous powers...

To see their dream come precise, Nefer and Taita needs to remain one step prior to the wicked murderer, live to tell the tale the tortuous shadow of her ever-pursuing armies, and outwit the surprising betrayals of is personal flesh and blood. As Nefer's braveness raises, and as Taita's magic grows extra beguiling, so grows improved the ability in their tireless enemies....

Now, with the specter of tyranny and blood thundering nearer and nearer towards the susceptible gates of Gallala, the last word conflict for Egypt will begin...

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As Hilto introduced the chariot to a halt in entrance of him, Lord Naja improved and lifted down the soiled boy. Nefer had now not had a chance to wash on the grounds that leaving Gebel Nagara, and he smelt like a billy-goat. ‘As your regent I salute you, Pharaoh. i'm your foot servant and your dependable spouse. may perhaps you reside one thousand years,’ he intoned, in order that all these within the closest ranks may listen each be aware. Lord Naja led Nefer via the hand to the dais of council, carved from necessary black woods from the internal of the African continent and inlaid with ivory and mother-of-pearl. He positioned him upon it, then went down on his knees and kissed Nefer’s grazed and grubby ft with none signal of repugnance. The toenails have been torn and caked with black airborne dirt and dust. He stood up and lifted Nefer to his toes, stripped away the torn kilt so the pharaonic tattoo on his thigh was once printed. He became the boy slowly in order that each person within the viewers may possibly see it in actual fact. ‘Hail, Pharaoh Seti, god and son of the gods. Behold thy signal. glance upon this mark, all of the international locations of the earth, and tremble on the strength of the king. Bow down sooner than the may possibly of Pharaoh. ’ a superb shout went up from the warriors and the courtiers packed round the dais. ‘Hail, Pharaoh! In his could and majesty could he reside for ever. ’ Naja led the princesses ahead, and so they knelt prior to their brother to take their oaths of allegiance. Their voices have been inaudible until eventually Merykara, the more youthful, may well comprise herself now not and sprang up directly to the dais in a flurry of jewelled skirts. She rushed to her brother. ‘Nefer,’ she squealed, ‘I have neglected you so greatly. i assumed you have been useless. ’ Nefer back her include awkwardly, until eventually she pulled away and whispered, ‘You scent terribly,’ and giggled. Lord Naja signalled for one of many royal nursemaids to take the kid away, after which, one after the other, the potent lords of Egypt, headed via the individuals of the council, got here ahead to take the dependable oath. there has been one uncomfortable second whilst Pharaoh surveyed the collection and requested, in a transparent, penetrating voice, ‘Where is my stable uncle Kratas? He of all my humans must have been right here to greet me. ’ Talla mumbled a placatory rationalization. ‘Lord Kratas is not able to wait. It will likely be defined later in your Majesty. ’ Talla, outdated and feeble, was once now president of the council of nation. He had turn into Naja’s creature. The rite ended whilst Lord Naja clapped his fingers. ‘Pharaoh has come on a protracted trip. He needs to relaxation prior to major the procession into town. ’ He took Nefer’s hand in a proprietary demeanour and led him into the royal tent whose spacious galleries and saloons can have accommodated an entire regiment of the guards. There the grasp of the cloth wardrobe, the perfumers and hairdressers, the keeper of the royal jewels, the valets, manicurists, masseurs and the maids of the bathtub have been ready to obtain him. Taita had decided to stick on the boy’s part the place he may perhaps defend him. He attempted unobtrusively to incorporate himself between this entourage, yet his lanky body and head of silver hair marked him out, whereas his reputation and recognition have been such that he might by no means have handed inconspicuously wherever within the land.

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