River God

River God For Tanus the fair haired young lion of a warrior the gods have decreed that he will lead Egypt s army in a bold attempt to reunite the Kingdom s shared halves But Tanus will have to defy the same g

  • Title: River God
  • Author: Wilbur Smith
  • ISBN: 9780312954468
  • Page: 180
  • Format: Paperback
  • For Tanus, the fair haired young lion of a warrior, the gods have decreed that he will lead Egypt s army in a bold attempt to reunite the Kingdom s shared halves But Tanus will have to defy the same gods to attain the reward they have forbidden him, an object prized than battle s glory possession of the Lady Lostris, a rare beauty with skin the color of oiled ceder For Tanus, the fair haired young lion of a warrior, the gods have decreed that he will lead Egypt s army in a bold attempt to reunite the Kingdom s shared halves But Tanus will have to defy the same gods to attain the reward they have forbidden him, an object prized than battle s glory possession of the Lady Lostris, a rare beauty with skin the color of oiled ceder destined for the adoration of a nation, and the love of one extraordinary man.

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    1. Wilbur Smith

      Wilbur Smith is the bestselling author of many novels, each meticulously researched on his numerous expeditions worldwide His bestselling Courtney series includes Assegai, The Sound of Thunder, Birds of Prey, Monsoon, and Blue Horizon His other books include Those in Peril, River God, Warlock, The Seventh Scroll, and The Sunbird His books are now translated into twenty six languages and have sold over 120 million copies Smith was born to a British family in Northern Rhodesia, now Zambia, in Central Africa, and attended Rhodes University in South Africa He has homes in Cape Town, London, Switzerland and Malta.

    670 thoughts on “River God”

    1. The mist clears, the clouds roll out and the fog lifts, looking down, the Nile appears. Its blue waters, dominate the desert land, like a Lion, over a savanna. And the hot sun, is always shining, bringing excruciating heat, which not even the Egyptians can tolerate too long. The scene, ancient Egypt, the life giving river flows leisurely by, going north. But no human knows where it begins, in the south, if it does have an end there. The eunuch slave, Taita, loves Lostris, daughter of the evil Gr [...]


    2. How can you possibly resist a book about ancient Egyptians?River God was a pleasure to read. At over 600 pages it still managed to keep the action flowing right until the end and it doesn't hurt that Taita is one of the sweetest and most likable characters I've come to know in a long time.At first I wasn't too sure about this book. I bought it on a spur of the moment and didn't know what to expect from it. Taita comes across as a priss to begin with, and there is that question of how Egyptian so [...]


    3. I don’t usually advocate the burning of books, but in this guy’s case I’ll make an exception. He has some of the worst, turgid, cliché ridden prose in the English language. This guy must have a cliché macro programmed into his computer. “Oooh! I need a cliché. What one shall I use? I think I’ll use F7.” I do not know how this guy got published, not even once but multiple times. If you come across a book written by this guy take it to a safe place douse it in gasoline and set fire [...]


    4. Ancient Egypt mesmerizes me and I lovedWilbur Smith's River God. Taita is a very likable character and narrates the story. Not an everyday model hero for sure as a slave and a eunuch. But he's brilliant, spirited and above all loyal, even if a little vain; and I specifically like flawed heroes. I can't judge it's historical accuracy and I read it as a work of fiction; I'm not knowledgeable about Ancient Egypt, but I don't think it matters here. It was a great adventure to read: the Egyptian Cour [...]


    5. This book as written by Cecil B. DeMille.Enter TAITA, dark haired, gorgeous, excellent physique, good at everything. TAITA: I am a eunuch. but you can't tell, because i do weight-lifting every day.TAITA postures significantly. His expression is sombre, profound, behind his back the nile flows, a crocodile ambles out of the bushes.Enter LOSTRIS, nubile and gorgeous, dressed in saffron. [director's note: for God's sake, increase her age to 18, not even Game of Thrones got away with sexually portra [...]


    6. River God is one of those historical novels that broke open a whole new world to me. I have been to Ancient Egypt, lived, lost and triumphed there, and then resurfaced in my own time as if coming out of a vivid dream. The images are still with me, but what makes it truly wonderful is the main character, Taita. He is the star of this book, not the two star-crossed lovers who dominate the book description. Taita is a slave, a eunuch, but a highly educated and privileged one. He's an artist, an inv [...]


    7. ONE OF THE BEST ADVENTURE NOVELS OF MODERN TIMESOnly drawback; it's long, too long, but for sheer imaginative scope, Wilbur Smith's River God tops everything I've ever read. The story is narrated by the charming eunuch slave Taita, whose secret passion for queen Lostris surprises - until we learn Taita reached manhood before being castrated in order to render him "safe" for service in the harem. He retains his passion, artistic drives and incredible ego, and the exercise of these alone are enter [...]


    8. Há dez anos foi-me oferecido o livro A 11ª Praga. Não fazia ideia que era o quarto de uma série. Li-o e adorei, fiquei encantado com o Egipto Antigo de Wilbur Smith e com o génio Taita. Foi sem dúvida um grande incentivo para me aventurar por outras leituras. Este ano decidi finalmente comprar todos os outros livros. River God (O Deus do Rio, Ulisseia) é o primeiro. Taita é um escravo e eunuco ao serviço do odioso Lord Intef, mão direita do Faraó Mamose. Na verdade é Taita que cumpre [...]


    9. A decent story about life in egypt around 2000BC is marred by hamfisted writing. I didn't hate the book, but i sure hated parts of it. In general the story isn't bad, but the writing made me cringe at best, and annoyed or angry at worst. It is full of 2-dimensional characters who never change (or change from one flat personality to another), constant deus ex machina (in the form of actual egyptian gods) and somewhat creepily sexual writing that is out of place and excessive.River God is narrated [...]


    10. When I marked this book as currently reading, I was surprised to see that at some point I had rated it five stars. I know I have read one of Smith's Egyptian titles, but I am not certain it was this one. I think I must have slapped those five stars onto it back when I first joined GR and did not understand the system. I remember in those days going through lists and happily marking any book I either owned or recognized. Silly me. Some day I will make myself a shelf of all such books and then re- [...]


    11. I only read this book because it was highly recommended to me by someone. River God is supposedly about an epic journey and enduring love. Soap Opera history.I dont know much about Egyptian history, so I am not sure which historical elements within the book are accurate or inaccurate but the plot seemed a bit formulaic and I cant believe protaganist's utter perfection and endless accomplishments and talents. He single-handedly invented or saved every single aspect of Egyptian history and art. He [...]


    12. This book was one of the most amazing books to have ever graced literature. That may only be my opinion, but I believe it to be true.The book had action, drama, comedy and of course a bit of sexual story as well. The book had many different fights and wars in it. Tanus was a skilled and vicious warrior and killed without hesitation. Tanus had skill, discipline and love for a woman. Taita also had the same love for the same woman and yet they were best friends. They both fought many battles both [...]


    13. Rhodesian born author Wilbur Smith is not as well known in the US as in the UK and many other countries throughout the world. However, his first major novel was published in 1964 and since that time he has written over 30 additional titles with sales exceeding $65MM. His historical fiction and adventure novels have continually received high praise, maintained a strong following, and for those who were fortuitous in starting a library collection of his earlier works, provided a fairly good return [...]


    14. Ho riletto questo bellissimo romanzo dopo oltre vent'anni dalla sua uscita (era il 1993 e io comprai la prima edizione). Primo capitolo di un'avvincente serie di cinque romanzi incentrati sulla figura di Taita, uno schiavo eunuco che grazie alle sue abilità in fatto di medicina, pittura, ingegneria, tattica militare e tante altre arti, riesce ad emanciparsi e ad ottenere la libertà per mano della sua stessa adorata padrona, nel frattempo diventata moglie (a malincuore) del Faraone Mamose, ma d [...]


    15. প্রায় দুই মাস লাগলো বইটা পড়তে। এর আগে কোন বই পড়তে এত সময় লাগেনি আমার। এক টানা পড়ে যেতে পারলে তারার সংখ্যা আরো একটা বাড়তে পারত কিন্তু সময়ের অভাবে তা হয়ে উঠেনি। বইটা আমার কাছে বেশ অদ্ভুদ লাগলো। [...]


    16. For me, there's always a bit of trepidation when I pick up a novel set in Ancient Egypt. If I'm lucky, the book has plenty of research, an engaging story, and few anachronisms. Then there's this heap of steaming dung. There is so much to this one that I detest, from the insufferable perfection of the lovers Lostris and Tanus, the narrator, Taita the Super-Eunuch, and host of pretty much forgettable side characters. When the Hyksos attack Egypt in their chariots, the Egyptians are shocked and hor [...]



    17. i really liked this book. Taita is an incredible character. this was def. a page turner, i am running to the library today(im not allowed to buy more books unless absolutly nec. yes, i am a book a holic!) to pick up seventh scroll and warlock because i read at work and cannot bear to not have a book to occupy my time btwn xraying patients! the story was very authentic from what i know about egypt. and i was surprised to read Mr smith's note at the end that it was based on a true archeologic find [...]


    18. Devo dire che ho trovato questo libro abbastanza noioso. Anzi, decisamente noioso.La lettura non scorre affatto: per riuscire a finirlo mi sono dovuta sforzare tra ieri sera e stamattina.Ciò che mi ha dato più fastidio è lo sviluppo della trama: scorre lentissima su certi avvenimenti, con pagine e pagine che trattano di pochi giorni e righe e righe che raccontano delle invenzioni di Taita, seguite da pochissime pagine in cui si parla di combattimenti e simili, che poi sono i punti che più mi [...]


    19. I didn't give this book even a part of a star because I think that if you dislike a book so much that you can't read it, it doesn't deserve even a glimpse of a star. I read about a hundred pages of this book because it came so highly recommended, but I wished that I hadn't even read those. I was mostly offended by the graphic violence in those 100 pages. I'm for a book burning.


    20. I read this years ago. Years and years ago.Mostly all of what I remember is that I loved it. I hadn't a clue that it was a series. Another handful to add to Mt. TBR? We'll see. I'm afraid it might topple over and kill me, lol.


    21. The story takes place in 1780 BC in Egypt.The narrator, Taita, is a eunuch slave who tells the love story between Lostris, the wife of the Pharoah of Egypt, and Tanus, the commander of the Pharaoh's army. As historical background is the Hyksos invasion of Egypt.Once you start to read this book, you won't be able to put it down, believe me. The plot is fast paced and one never gets bored.


    22. প্রতারণা, ছলনা আর যুদ্ধের এক উপাখ্যান।


    23. রিভার গড, ইতিহাসের এই অধ্যায়টির মূল রচয়িতার নাম টাইটা। এক নপুংসক মিশরীয় দাস, যে কিনা আজ থেকে প্রায় ৩৮০০ বছর আগে তার উদ্ভাবনী শক্তি দিয়ে গোটা মিশরের ইতিহাস বদলে দিয়েছিলেন। দশটি অ্যালাবাস্টা [...]


    24. I'm having a throwback kind of read. This is the kind of book I spent much of my teens devouring - once I got tired of all those Mills and Boon romances with the throbbing thighs. Seriously as adults do we ever read anything with the kind of sheer abandon we had as kids? Well, I captured some of that fun these past couple of weeks.This is the first book in the Ancient Egypt pentalogy, and it was the recent publication of the latest installment that made me look into this series again. I am sure [...]


    25. Wow! What a slam bang historical romance epic! Taita, slave and eunuch, tells the story of Lostris and her lover Tanus, lady and warrior of ancient Egypt. Lostris is sold into Pharaoh's harem, Egypt is overrun by Hyksos hordes with advanced technology in the form of chariots (with wheels, the first the Egyptians have ever seen) and recurved bows, Pharaoh is killed in battle, and Lostris leads her people south, to the source of the Nile, there to regroup and rebuild and return to reclaim Egypt fo [...]


    26. I have long had a fascination with Egypt (as it was in the time of the pharaohs)--undergrad concentration in my Art History major, location of our 1992 25th anniversary trip. So when I found Wilbur Smith's series set in ancient Egypt, I had to give the first one a try. Caution: it's not for the squeamish. It's at times a brutal depiction of a slave-centered society in a violent primitive time in history. But its descriptive passages of royal hunts, musical entertainments, clothing, hairstyles, j [...]


    27. I've always been fascinated by Egyptian history but I fully confess that my fascination is more for the idea of it than for the actual history. When I started this book I realized I really didn't know all that much but my need for it was certainly fulfilled by this book.As such, I can't comment on the accuracy of the Egyptian history presented herebut I can say it certainly sounds good. I loved the characters, especially Taita, the slave that always seems to be in the perfect position to observe [...]


    28. What can I say? The best thing about this audio book version of River God: A Novel of Ancient Egypt is that it is S H O R T ! For some reason Dick Hill's voice acting for one or two of the characters here reminded me of the Chi Fu character voiced by James-Hong in Disney's animated version of the Mulan story. That is not necessarily a good thing since Chi Fu is the sort of character that everyone loves to hate because he is so annoying!


    29. A total page turner. It soaks you in the sights, sounds, and smells of Ancient Egypt. Good, bad, and ugly alike. It was a brutal age (arguably, it still is), and Smith mercilessly deals out the nastiness. It made me glad to live in this era (such as it is). The main protagonist is a great character, and the plot is intricate without becoming cloudy. I read it in something like 3 days. It's that good.


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