The Seventh Scroll

The Seventh Scroll For years the lavish crypt of the Pharaoh Mamose has never been founduntil the Seventh Scroll a cryptic message written by he slave Taita gives beautiful Egyptologist Royan Al Simma a tantali

  • Title: The Seventh Scroll
  • Author: Wilbur Smith
  • ISBN: 9780312957575
  • Page: 391
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • For 4,000 years, the lavish crypt of the Pharaoh Mamose has never been founduntil the Seventh Scroll, a cryptic message written by he slave Taita, gives beautiful Egyptologist Royan Al Simma a tantalizing clue to its location.But this is a treasure cache others would kill to possess Only one step ahead of assassins, Royan runs for her life and into the arms of the onlyFor 4,000 years, the lavish crypt of the Pharaoh Mamose has never been founduntil the Seventh Scroll, a cryptic message written by he slave Taita, gives beautiful Egyptologist Royan Al Simma a tantalizing clue to its location.But this is a treasure cache others would kill to possess Only one step ahead of assassins, Royan runs for her life and into the arms of the only man she can trust, Sir Nicholas Quenton Harper a daring man who will stake his fortune and his life to join her hunt for the king s tomb Together, they will embark on a breathtaking journey to the most exotic locale on earth, where the greatest mystery of ancient Egypt, a chilling danger and an explosive passion are waiting.Steeped in ancient mystery, drama and action, The Seventh Scroll is a masterpiece from a storyteller at the height of his powers.

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    1. 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 Smith, a masterful writer of such stories, created in The Seventh Scroll. It is about the archaeological quest and discovery of the lost 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 [...]

    2. In the 1994 opening novel of his Ancient Egypt series, River God, (which 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 4,000 years [...]

    3. "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, includin [...]

    4. 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 [...]

    5. ভেবেছিলাম ফারাও মেমননের জীবনে টাইটার ভূমিকা নিয়ে লেখা হবে বইটা । কিন্তু তা নয়, মামোস ও ট্যানাসের সমাধিতে লুকিয়ে রাখা বিপুল সম্পদ খুঁজে বের করার কাহিনী এটি । কাহিনী হিসেবে ‘রিভার গড’ এর পর্য [...]

    6. Il settimo papiro, del 1995, è idealmente la prosecuzione naturale del libro Il Dio del fiume (il primo capitolo della saga degli egizi nata dalla fantasia dello scrittore sudafricano Wilbur Smith) ma può anche essere letto a parte, visto che le vicende narrate in questo nuovo libro si svolgono a distanza di ben tremila anni da quanto narrato nel primo lavoro: ne Il Dio del fiume, infatti, sappiamo solo che lo schiavo Taita si è incaricato di seppellire il faraone Mamose VIII in una misterios [...]

    7. Abandoned at page 313. 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 [...]

    8. A sequel that takes place 4000 years later! It drags a little in the middle and has some violent sex scenes that detract from the book, but is an overall good read. I like the way this man does his research.

    9. I'm not even sure where I got this book from - I think it might have been out of a bag of books that my mom gave me. I'd never heard of the author before, and didn't even realize it was part of a series until I looked it up on when I was about halfway through the novel. But even though The Seventh Scroll is actually the second book in a series, it works as a stand alone novel.Mostly, I enjoyed The Seventh Scroll. The character of Royan was entertaining to read and easy to relate to, for the mos [...]

    10. Smith inserted himself and his book River God throughout the story - as though archaeologists and Egyptologists look to him as an authority on ancient Egypt (refers to photos of himself and the characters, how all the Egyptologists of the world were excited to find this missing tomb after reading River God – strange to me that such highly educated people would think he has this knowledge that no one else does simply because he wrote a work of fiction) every time I read one of these references [...]

    11. I was first introduced to Wilbur Smith’s writing several years ago while laid up with my leg in plaster halfway through a holiday in Lanzarote. I needed something to read, and there were several paperbacks left behind in our rented villa. When The Lion Feeds was my introduction to this most diligent of writers. I was immediately immersed in historical fiction the like of which I have never experienced throughout the thirty or more years since that holiday.I followed the Courtneys and the Balla [...]

    12. Website | | Twitter | FacebookPublication Date: November 10, 1995Publisher: MacMillianCountry: United States of AmericaISBN: 0333637704Original Language: EnglishAge Group: AdultGenre: Historical, ThrillerBuy the Book: Lootability: Grab it and goThe Seventh Scroll is Wilbur Smith's 25th book and the second in his popular Egyptian series featuring the enigmatic slave Taita. A modern look at the events of River God, The Seventh Scroll follows the archaeological rediscovery of Pharaoh Mamose's tomb [...]

    13. BOOK FAIL - OK. I don't have a LOT of quirks when it comes to my reading habits. If it's interesting and holds my attention I'm pretty forgiving about a lot of things that might annoy another reader.But my ONE unforgivable, throw the book across the room, stomp on it, then vow (out loud and with MUCH vehemence) to NEVER NEVER NEVER read that author again is when an author references themselves and/or one of their other books within the context of the plot of the book I'm reading.Which this jacka [...]

    14. 4.5/5This is by far the best thing i have ever read , The Seventh Scroll by Wilbur Smith is a historical-fiction novel and the second book in the Ancient Egypt series , the story is a non-stop action that makes your brain evaporates from imagination and in the same time makes you pop your eyes out stick your fingers in their sockets and swirl your brain around .First i though that the writer Includes additional , yet unnecessary details and in more than one occasion i lost interest in finishing [...]

    15. আমি এতদিন জানতাম কোষের কেন্দ্রে যেমন নিউক্লিয়াস প্রাণ সঞ্চার করে রাখে তেমনি কোন গল্পের কেন্দ্রের প্রাণসঞ্চার করে নায়ক বা নায়িকা কিংবা কোন প্রটাগনিষ্ট চরিত্র। কিন্তু প্রটাগনিষ্ট চরিত্র [...]

    16. This book is based on a previous book, which I hadn't actually read. However, I don't think it's actually necessary to have read the previous book, unless you are interested in the fictional historical references about the places they're visiting and the items they're looking for.This book, I felt, was completely full of ridiculous ideas. For me, that wouldn't be so bad if it was obvious from the start that it was an overblown and obviously fictitious idea of what's possible; I've read enough fa [...]

    17. As the second book of Wilbur Smith's Ancient Egypt trilogy, this book was somewhat disappointing. Most of the setting is modern-day Ethiopia where the two main characters search for the tomb and treasure told about in River God River God, the first book of the trilogy. I really enjoyed River God, but this book, with the exception of a few exciting sections, was slow-moving. Another dissatisfying aspect of the book was the dialogue between the two main characters, Royan and Nicholas. No matter ho [...]

    18. Let me start by saying that I LOVED The River God. It was one of my favorite books last year and I've not been able to stock recommending it. So, of course, when I heard that there was a whole series, I picked up more of the books. I hadn't gotten to read them, but finally picked up the second one this week. I didn't realize this one took place in current time. Still, it was cute when they'd refer to The River God in this book and complain how Wilbur Smith changed too many things, etc. But then, [...]

    19. I picked this up thinking it would be a mix of Clive Cussler and other adventure history type books. I am obssessed with Egyptian mysteries so was very excited when I first started on this. While it was action packed (with all of the fighting and gruesome details it had concerning torture) I found it considerably lacking. It didn't have the intricate detail of Cussler nor did it have excitement that swept me up and caused me to look forward to reading it. The descriptions of ancient Egyptian myt [...]

    20. I really cannot see why so many people enjoy this book. It was really one of the worst books I have read. It was quite a struggle to get to the end considering half the book was in depth description of dam construction, so dull. Also, the random sex scenes seemed really unnecessary. I'm not a prude but it just seemed like the pervy fantasies of a sad old man. I wasn't enthralled like everyone else seems to have been, the whole story seemed a little lame. Although maybe my view is a little biased [...]

    21. This was an amazing book. I read it over quite a long time, as it is 602 or more pages in paperback. I was going to donate it to a library book sale, but have decided to keep it, at least for the forseeable future, and maybe check out the companion book--River God. Sir Nicholas Quenton-Harper, a wealthy historian joins up with Royan, a newly widowed Egyptian scholar to mount an expedition to locate the tomb of Pharoah Mamose. THis has plenty of adventure.

    22. This is a book that makes you wish you were an archeologist. If you have read RiverGod, this is the next book that you should read. In RiverGod, the story is told by Taita an Egyptian slave. He tells you about his life with Lostris, who becomes Pharoah's wife, and Tanus, who is Lostris' childhood love. In The Seventh Scroll, the story is about 2 archeologists who find the tombs of Lostris' husband Pharoah and that of Tanus. And the artwork of Taita.A good story.

    23. A swift-paced and entertaining thriller, with no requirement to have read River God beforehand. An ancient scroll gives rise to a treasure hunt for a new Pharoah's tomb. Good characterisation and exciting set pieces.

    24. This book is similar to "The DaVinci Code" in some form. But has alot more historical detail, an even tighter plot, and much more adventure and drama. The characters are brilliantly colored, and invite us into their story.

    25. You either love Smith or you don't even attempt to read him. It helps if you have lived in Africa. I love him, and can't believe he is still able to write with such fluidity at the age of 80+.

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