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AuthorWilbur Smith
TitleRiver God
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Submitted by David Harries 
(Jul 05, 2010)

River God is a fantastically well written story. The pacing is superb, it is a page turner from start to finish; At several hundred pages long, not once does it let your attention wander.

In terms of genre it is truly an epic masterpiece: It is a love story; A war story; A story of revenge; It's high adventure; It's historical, at least in its setting; And it is an epic quest.

It's a lot of things, but at it's core is an expertly written, cracking good read! It is set in ancient Egyptian times and it starts off with a hippopotamus hunt! I won't say any more, don't want to give the story away.

It is bloodthirsty and sexually explicit in places. It is also a lot of fun! River God comes highly recommended.

Submitted by Joe 
(Apr 24, 2006)

Ah, Wilbur. Such imagination and genius. In River God we have our heroes, our villains, and our just plain old normal protagonist. But what's so different about Wilbur Smith's book River God, our protagonist isn't the strong, battle sharpened figure, No. It's an old slave with a mind so clever that he saves the whole of Egypt from all types of disaster. A must read, it contains war, romance and all the other things that we have come to know from Wilbur.

One of the greatest books of all time, truly amazing.

Submitted by Monique 
(Jul 16, 2005)

I could not put this book down, however that is not unusual when it comes to Wilbur Smith's novels. I found this look into ancient Egpyt very fascinating and the story touching. Smith's interpretation of the ancient Taita is superb - very amusing. The action, romance and tragedy all mesh together to make one hell of a novel. Discovering that there is some truth to the story makes me remember it all the more.

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