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El Septimo Papiro
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Would anyone recommend reading this book without reading the first one of the series? Rachael I bought this book at a garage sale for 50 cents having no idea there was even a prequel.
While there were references smitu River God, there was nothing …more I bought this book at a garage sale for 50 cents having no idea there was even a prequel.
While there were references to River God, there was nothing I couldn’t understand or deduce. I really enjoyed it, even without reading the prequel. CJ, how was River God? Although it states not needed to read this second book, I wanted to know as Aeptimo might buy River God first.
Ed River God was OK. No need to buy it first, though. Lists with This Book. This smiyh is not yet featured on Listopia. There are moments that I feel like reading something light and entertaining. What could be better than an adventure-treasure hunting suspense? That is exactly what Wilbur Smitha masterful writer of such stories, created in The Seventh Scroll.
It is about the archaeological quest and discovery of the smih Pharaohs Mamose’s tomb. The action sets off swiftly in Egypt moves to England to end up in Ethiopia.
There are very believable and engaging characters, good and honorable or totally evil. For There are moments that I feel like reading something light and entertaining. For those looking for a good thriller, read it and enjoy. Indiana Jones fans; adventure fans generally. In the opening novel of his Ancient Egypt series, River Godwhich I haven’t read veteran South African novelist Wilbur Smith depicts the fictional Pharaoh Mamose finding a temporary refuge, with some of his people, from the invading Hyskos in the valley of Ethiopia’s Blue Nile –a region that’s wild and largely unexplored even in modern times.
This novel presupposes the events of the earlier one; but although it’s billed as the second book of the series, it takes place nearly 4, years In the opening novel of his Ancient Egypt series, River Godwhich I haven’t read veteran South African novelist Wilbur Smith depicts the fictional Pharaoh Mamose finding a temporary refuge, with some of his people, from the invading Hyskos in the valley of Ethiopia’s Blue Nile –a region that’s wild and largely unexplored even in modern times.
This novel presupposes the events of the earlier one; but although it’s billed as the second book of the series, it takes place nearly 4, years later, in the author’s present, and can be read as a stand-alone any information about the earlier events that the reader needs is supplied in the text of this book. While excavating the tomb of Mamose’s queen Lostris, archaeologists Duraid al-Simma and his beautiful and much younger Anglo-Egyptian wife Royan have unearthed ten scrolls written by the queen’s scribe Taita.
The seventh scroll provides clues to Mamose’s Ethiopian resting place, with its treasures. But knowledge of these clues has fallen into the hands of a ruthless, wealthy and powerful antiquities collector who’s not about to let minor things like laws against murder and theft keep him from adding this loot to his private collection. When Duraid is killed early on, and the scroll stolen, Royan must follow his dying instructions by joining forces with another wealthy collector, widowed adventurer Sir Nicholas Quentin-Harper who’s much closer to her age to find the tomb before her husband’s killers do.
There’s a complication, though. Royan wants to turn the treasure over to the proper authorities. But while Nicholas, like Royan, wants himself and her to be first at the tomb, and is ethical enough unlike their competition to not hurt any innocents –and chivalrous enough to protect Royan as gallantly as she could wish– he has ambitions to add the find to HIS collection.
So our heroine and hero here are working partly as allies –but partly at cross purposes, too, which makes for an interesting battle of wits. And Cupid may complicate things, too Smith’s reputation is as a popular novelist of action-adventure fiction, much of it set in his native Africa, delivering excitement and suspense.
I’ve never read any of his other work, except for a Reader’s Digest condensed version of The Sunbirdbut this his 25th novel would suggest that his reputation is deserved.
He also provides convincing characters, a well-constructed plot, and realistic sometimes wryly humorous dialogue. Where appropriate, his descriptions are vivid, and he has an obviously considerable knowledge of African history, culture and geography, which he draws on to enrich the book.
In the best tradition of action-adventure fiction, he views his characters’ actions in terms of a moral code that accurately distinguishes between good and evil.
While religion isn’t a major theme here, Royan and some other characters are Coptic Christians who take their faith seriously, and Smith treats it respectfully.
As Smith depicts him, Nicholas had before his marriage a womanizing past, which he appears to be furnished with in order to establish his virility credentials, in the misguided assumption that this will make him more swoon-worthy to female readers.
If they have much sense, it won’t! But despite what movie raters would describe as “some sensuality,” the central romantic plot here is clean, and the only explicit sexual content involves the villain. This is disgusting, but it’s intended to be. There’s some profanity in the book, but not a lot, and no obscenity that I can recall. Some of the violence is extensive and gruesome and my oldest daughter, who’s read more of Smith’s work than I have, reports that this is characteristicbut it was nothing I couldn’t handle.
Most fans of action-adventure, IMO, would find this right up their alley! It also has the advantage of essentially being a stand-alone, and not sucking the reader into a potentially long series. View all 4 comments.
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View all 11 comments. It actually takes place in the present day with a couple of archeologist types who are out to discover the hidden tombs that were depicted in the first book. What an intriguing concept! What we got to live through before is now seen through the eyes of history, includin “The Seventh Scroll”, by Wilbur Smith is the follow-up to “River God”, one of the best historical novels I have read in a very long time.
What we got to live through before is now seen through the eyes of history, including all the distortions of history that are bound to happen. Afterall, what we assume to be true through archeological research isn’t necessarily the way it really happened.
The author does another intriguing thing in this book. He inserts himself into his own fiction, having a main character refer to Wilbur Smith as having authored the fictional “River God” from information uncovered in the first 6 scrolls found in the tomb.
Of course it is the 7th scroll that the characters are after in this second book. This leads to some funny moments as the two main protagonists argue about just how accurate Wilbur Smith was in the first book; one of them goes so far as to dismiss Mr Smith as a hack writer who changes the historical record in order to include more sex and violence.
It’s a twisted loop whereby an author actually negatively critques his own work I guess you have to be pretty secure in your own writing career to do that. Regardless, it works wonderfully here. The book itself was only slightly less enjoyable than the first. But Wilbur Smith is an outstanding writer who has a knack for making you read just a little more and then still more despite any deadlines you may have to deal with. You know the two main characters will hook up by the end but its not predictable how that happens.
The dangerous scenes in the book are really dangerous and the suspense is spot on. As for historical accuracy I hadn’t planned on reading this series this year but now I am already looking forward to the third book, “Warlock”, where we get to return to the ancient times and see what happens next!
By now, I have read this book about 4 times which tells you how much I loved it. Smith has written a beautiful, adventerous story about love, greed, death and courage. It takes place in a few different places, starting in Egypt, moving its way to England and then to Ethiopia. Wilbur Smith created wonderful characters, both lovable and detestable.
The basic plot of the story is that a tomb found in Egypt reveals seven scrolls, the last scroll containing cryptic clues to the burial site of an anci By now, I have read this book about 4 times which tells you how much I loved it.
The basic plot of the story is that a tomb found in Egypt reveals seven scrolls, the last scroll containing cryptic clues to the burial site of an ancient king. Two people come together, one a woman from Egypt and a man from England, and struggle against the power and wilubr of a lunatic multi-millionare to find the burial site and the treasures that lie within.
After reading most of Smiths books to date, I have to say that this is one of my favourite. I really enjoyed this book. Read it; you will not be sorry. Abandoned at page skith I made the mistake of taking a break and after picking the book up again I simply could not care less about what happens.
It’s not badly written and I’m sure the clues to the pharao’s untouched grave might be more fun if I had read “River Gods”. As it is, there is just so much repetition I just can’t take anymore. In fact, this book has put me entirely off reading, which rarely happens.
I hardly know what to do with myself! I don’t expect this feeling to last longer than m Abandoned at page I don’t expect this feeling to last longer than maybe 20 minutes – which is how long I need to cook dinner – but it’s quite horrific nonetheless. Chiudo con una nota di colore: A sequel that takes place years later!