Set in Egypt, 'Warlock' follows on from 'River God' and 'The Seventh Scroll'.
After the death of his beloved Queen Lostris, Taita performs the rites of embalment and burial for her. Then stricken with grief, he retires into the forbidding deserts of North Africa where he becomes a hermit. Over the years that follow he devotes himself to the study of the mysteries of the occult until, armed with these extraordinary powers, he gradually transforms himself into the Warlock.
When he is called upon to save the dynasty of Queen Lostris from the clouds of evil that loom over Egypt, he discovers that there has, after all, been a divine purpose in his bereavement and suffering . . .
With vivid depictions of battle and intrigue, of love and passion, with fascinating characters both good and evil, Wilbur Smith brings to life in colourful detail the world of ancient Egypt. This is a masterful feat of story-telling by one of the world's best-selling authors. It is Wilbur Smith at the peak of his formidable powers.
Ancient Egypt. Land of the Pharaohs. A kingdom built on gold. And a legend shattered by greed.