The New Kingdom (Hardback)
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From the legendary storyteller comes a rollercoaster ride of sorcery, greed and political intrigue set in Ancient Egypt as a powerful heir is cast out by his malicious family and left to plot revenge with a band of vicious outlaws.

A brand-new Egyptian novel from the master of adventure fiction, Wilbur Smith.

In the heart of Egypt Under the watchful eye of the gods A new power is rising In the city of Lahun, Hui lives an enchanted life. The favoured son of a doting father, and ruler-in-waiting of the great city, his fate is set. But behind the beautiful facades a sinister evil is plotting.

Craving power and embittered by jealousy, Hui's stepmother, the great sorceress Isetnofret, and Hui's own brother Qen, orchestrate the downfall of Hui's father, condemning Hui and seizing power in the city. Cast out and alone, Hui finds himself a captive of a skilled and powerful army of outlaws, the Hyksos.

Determined to seek vengeance for the death of his father and rescue his sister, Ipwet, Hui swears his allegiance to these enemies of Egypt. Through them he learns the art of war, learning how to fight and becoming an envied charioteer. But soon Hui finds himself in an even greater battle - one for the very heart of Egypt itself.

As the pieces fall into place and the Gods themselves join the fray, Hui finds himself fighting alongside the Egyptian General Tanus and renowned Mage, Taita. Now Hui must choose his path - will he be a hero in the old world, or a master in a new kingdom?

Publisher: Zaffre
ISBN: 9781785767975
Number of pages: 432
Weight: 667 g
Dimensions: 240 x 162 x 38 mm

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“War in ancient Egypt”

Wilbur Smith who is one of the most prolific authors writing today gives us a new character in a setting that he has used before. Hui is a young man coming to age in a time about 4000 years ago in what was ancient... More

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“All the atmosphere you could wish for”

This wasn't my first Wilbur Smith novel, but it is my first of his Ancient Egypt series and I was blown away by it. "The New Kingdom" has all the atmosphere you could wish for, a truly gripping story,... More

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