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Author: James Fox,Wilbur Smith
ISBN13: 978-0333661130
Title: The Seventh Scroll (Egyptian series)
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Language: English
Category: Action and Adventure
Publisher: Pan Macmillan; Abridged edition (November 1, 1995)

The Seventh Scroll (Egyptian series) by James Fox,Wilbur Smith

Nearly four thousand years old. Within it lie the clues to a fabulous treasure from an almost forgotten time. Books The Seventh Scroll. Book 2 in the Egyptian Series. Nearly four thousand years old. A fading legacy from beyond the grave.

The Seventh Scroll is his story, and was translated and given to author Wilbur Smith to publish as the "fictional" "The River God". Baddies kill one of the architects and steal the scroll. I really wanted to find an unabridged audio version, but apparently there isn't one. It was nice to be able to read this unabridged on my Kindle for Mac app.

Son of Herbert and Elfreda Lawrence James Smith, Wilbur Addison Smith was born in Broken Hill, Zambia, on the 9th of January 1933. The young Wilbur graduated in Commercial Sciences in 1954 at the Natal and Rhodes University. Once he graduated, he joined the Goodyear Tires and Rubber Co. of Port Elisabeth, where he worked from 1954 until 1958. He then became a member of the H. J. Smith and Son Ltd. of Salisbury (Zambia) and worked for the company until 1963. Finally, the most recent adaptations: River God (published in the year 1993) and The Seventh-Scroll (published in the year 1995) were converted into a mini series titled The Seventh Scroll, which was released in 1999. 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.

One of, if not, the best book series I have read to date. Smith is following this series up with a new title 'Desert God' out September 25th 2014. almost 4 years ago. Loved the Egyptian series of books - each a great read with good pacing. Other Books by this Author. River God. by Wilbur Smith.

Wilbur Smith is a worldwide phenomenon. His readership has built up over fifty-five years of writing.

Wilbur Smith was born in Central Africa in 1933. He was educated at Michaelhouse and Rhodes University. The Seventh Scroll is the second of his four Egyptian novels. A desert sandstorm couldn’t get pages turning faster than Smith’. Independent on Sunday. Cunningly plotted, excitingly written’. A Time to Die Golden Fox. The ballantyne novels. A Falcon Flies Men of Men The Angels Weep. The Leopard Hunts in Darkness. River God Warlock The Quest.

The Seventh Scroll is a novel by author Wilbur Smith first published in 1995. It is part of the 'Egyptian' series of novels by Smith and follows the exploits of the adventurer Nicholas Quenton-Harper and Dr. Royan Al Simma. The tomb of Tanus which is the focus of the book refers to another novel by the author, River God. The novel was adapted into a mini series in 1999.

Book of The Egyptian Series ). Trade Paperback. The second book in the epic Egyptian series. She glanced down at the drawer in which she kept all her floppy disks. That and all the other drawers had been pulled out and thrown on the floor. they were empty, of course; along with the disks, all her notebooks and photographs were missing. Her last connections with the seventh scroll were lost. after three years of work, gone was the proof it had ever existed' A hunt for treasure. A battle to stay alive.

Duraid Ai Simmu and his beautiful wife Royan were the first to discover the tomb of Queen Lostris, and with it the scrolls in which was recorded the burial of Pharaoh Mamose with all his vast treasure. But as their present-day search for the treasure moves from the Nile to the uplands of Ethiopia, a savage battle begins, for others will stop at nothing to claim the prize as their own. When Duraid is brutally murdered, Royan seeks refuge in England with eminent archaeologist Nicholas Quenton-Harper. With him she can find the courage to unlock the dreams of an ancient Pharaoh.
Reviews: 7
I enjoyed River God and couldn’t wait to read the Seventh Scroll. When I found that Taita’s story went on, I bought Warlock and enjoyed that, but somehow I never discovered the other books, The Quest, and Desert God. These are now on my ‘to read list’. These books are not short, but they are absorbing. As holiday reading, I’d say they were ideal. I always feel ancient Egypt tends to be ignored when we talk about civilisation, as thought every worthwhile idea came from the Greeks and every worthwhile structure came from the Romans. Egypt provided the seeds for both.

If you enjoy this, you may enjoy other books about ancient Egypt such as Ramses: The Son of Light - Volume I
The first book in the series is "The River God," wherein Taita, the eunuch genius mathematician, architect, engineer, physician and tutor to Queen Lostris of ancient Egypt, tells the story of her life, loves and death; including the exile south to Cush (modern Sudan and Ethiopia) when the Hyksos invade Egypt.

Modern archaeologists have found the queen's tomb and Taita's manuscripts. The Seventh Scroll is his story, and was translated and given to author Wilbur Smith to publish as the "fictional" "The River God".

Baddies kill one of the architects and steal the scroll. The surviving archaeologist--wife of the dead one-- enlists a professional (black market) antiquities hunter-collector-broker (grave robber) to search for the tomb of the Pharaoh Mamose that Taita built in Cush and told about in the scroll.

While the plot is straight-forward, there is lots of exciting action, well-developed characters and enough suspense to keep you looking forward to the next page.
This is a typical Wilbur Smith which is to say it is difficult to put it down. The story is gripping tale of hero and heroine battling bad guys in search of a Pharaoh's tomb and treasure. I hate to finish it because it is so enjoyable and takes me on an incredible journey. I don't have all the adjectives for wonderful but this book is wonderful.
"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. "The Seventh Scroll" was meant to be read after "River God" but it is not exactly a sequel. 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, 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. When you get right down to it, this is a pretty straight forward adventure/treasure hunting story along the likes of "Romancing the Stone". 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...everything sure seemed to be accurate based on my limited knowledge of ancient Egypt and my trip to that country a few years ago. 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!
Very exciting book! Read or listen to "River God: A Novel of Ancient Egypt" first for full understanding. The audio books are great but this one is in print form only. I read it on my computer while I was healing from surgery. It was so exciting I couldn't stop.
There are a lot of people who criticize Wilbur Smith for his less than accurate "historical fiction". I am not learned in Egyptian history, so I can't really say. But as far as a great read, man, this has it in spades. Smith is a great and prolific writer andhe kept my riveted. I read all the other novels in the series (River God, Warlock, and The Quest). They flow into each other seamlessly. This is one of the few series novels that I go back to re-read (even tho I know how it turns out) for the sheer enjoyment of watching a master at his craft spin his tales (historically accurate or not). Recommend to everyone, except to the historical nit-pickers, I guess.
This is another instalment of the Taita series albeit in modern times with adventurer Nicholas quenton-harper trying to find the ancient burial grounds of an ancient Emporor that Taiti had burried! The story is fast paced exciting with lots of adventure,action and sex. Brilliantly written and Wilbur smith at his best, even using his previous book as reference for quenton-harper to find the old egyption burial grounds by!
This book was a big disappointment. As a sequel to River God, I had expected the book to be set in ancient times and the Egyptian culture, whether it is historically accurate or not. This was not the case. This book is about modern people trying to find the ancient tombs and treasure from the first novel. So when I was expecting a historical novel, I got a modern day adventure story instead. Grrrrr!!!!