River God

River God

Ancient Egyptian Series, Book 1

eBook - 2014-07-01
Average Rating:
Rate this:
Tanus is the fair-haired young lion of a warrior whom the gods have decreed will lead Egypt's army in a bold attempt to reunite the Kingdom's shattered halves. But Tanus will have to defy the same gods to attain the reward they have forbidden him, an object more prized than battle's glory: possession of the Lady Lostris, a rare beauty with skin the color of oiled cedar--destined for the adoration of a nation, and the love of one extraordinary man.International bestselling author Wilbur Smith, creator of over two dozen highly acclaimed novels, draws readers into a magnificent, richly imagined saga. Exploding with all the drama, mystery, and rage of a bygone time, River God is a masterpiece from a storyteller at the height of his powers.
Publisher: New York :, St. Martin's Press,, 2014-07-01.
ISBN: 9781466868212
Branch Call Number: eBook Overdrive
Characteristics: polychrome,rdacc,http://rdaregistry.info/termList/RDAColourContent/1003
data file,rdaft,http://rdaregistry.info/termList/fileType/1005

Related Resources


From the critics

Community Activity


Add a Comment
Apr 02, 2015

The River God --- by --- Wilbur Smith. First published in 1993, this is a spellbinding novel of epic proportions, takes you on a voyage of gargantuan proportions, escaping the invading Hyksos in their awe-inspiring chariots drawn by creatures never before seen in ancient Egypt. No army, not even that of the Pharaoh can stands in its way. And so our beloved, Taita, the gelded slave; Tanus, hero of the Egyptians; and the Lady Lostris, revered queen of her people escape as a nation carrying the body of the recently deceased Pharaoh.
I can see this novel now playing itself out on the Imax retina of my mind. Charlton Heston, he of Moses, leading his people onwards, south, to safety. Maybe O’Toole plays the slave.
Only over 650 pages short the tale has so much more to tell of itself than what is crafted between these covers. This story deserves to be read: you will be rewarded.

Aug 17, 2014

A tale of thwarted love with an evil villain and a know-it-all slave

Dec 21, 2011

There is a modern day follow-up to this story which Smith wrote in 1995.
It is called "The Seventh Scroll"
I have read all of Smiths' books, but this book is, by far is my favourite. I have read it about 4 times now.

If you like Wilbur Smiths' work, then I must highly reccomend his larest book which came out this year, called
" Those In Peril' This is a great read.

Feb 10, 2011

River God ---- by Wilbur Smith c - 1995 (Egyptian Saga # 1)---- This is a excellent story, very captivating. The book shown here is not the printing I read. ---- This story comes from an ancient transcript: in that, Wilbur Smith has completed an excellent story. ---- I truly enjoy his works, and hope the Seattle public library will purchase more of them. ---- Enjoy! ---- RichardPaul

Sep 25, 2010

This is one of my favourite reads. Smith writes epic novels, richly detailed with unforgettable characters.

Feb 04, 2010

I loved this book. Very readable, believable and adventerous. Lots to love. It has piqued my interest in Africa and Egyption history, fasciniating stuff. I'm reading the sequel now - The Seventh Scroll.


Add a Summary
May 19, 2012

Ancient Egypt. Land of the Pharaohs. A kingdom built on gold. A legend shattered by greed. Now the Valley of the Kings lies ravaged by war, drained of its lifeblood as weak men inherit the cherished crown.

In the city of Thebes at the Festival of Osiris, loyal subjects of the Pharaoh gather to pay homage to their leader. But Taita - a wise and formidably gifted eunuch slave, sees him only as a symbol of a kingdom's fading glory. Beside Taita stand his proteges, Lostris, daughter of Lord Intef, beautiful beyond her fourteen years; and Tanus, proud, young army officer, who has vowed to avenge the death - at Intef's hand - of his father, and seize Lostris as his prize. Together they share a dream - to restore the majesty of the Pharaoh of Pharaohs on the glittering banks of the Nile.


Add Age Suitability

There are no ages for this title yet.


Add Notices

There are no notices for this title yet.


Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Explore Further

Browse by Call Number


Subject Headings


Find it at APL

To Top