Ancient Egypt. Death. Love. Longing. War.
If you have never experienced Wilbur Smith, you are missing out. This is by far my favorite “adult” book and the only one to currently make my list of faves. Stepping into this novel is like stepping into another time.
Smith’s lyrical prose transports me to another world. When I read River God, I truly and completely lose myself. I fall in love all over again with Taita the slave and mourn the loss of a kingdom as if I were living it in real time. This book is one of the few that makes my perennial reading list.
My second favorite of Smith’s is Elephant Song. I only read it once and have been unable to find it since, which is a tragedy because it would surely find a place in my top ten.