The River God Analysis

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Book: The River God
The River God is a richly imagined saga, an enticing novel that explodes with all the drama, mystery and rage of a bygone time that explores a story of a glorious civilization, an epic journey, a heroic battle and an enduring love. (WILBUR SMITH, 1993)
Author: Wilbur Smith
Wilbur Smith is a South African novelist specializing in historical fiction about the international involvement in Southern Africa across three centuries, seen from the viewpoints of both black and white families. The Ancient Egypt series is an historical fiction series based in a large part on Pharaoh Memnon 's time, addressing both his story and that of his mother Lostris through the eyes of his mother 's slave Taita, and mixing in elements of the Hyksos ' domination and eventual overthrow. The series includes,
1. River God (1994)
2. The Seventh Scroll (1995)
3. Warlock (2001)
4. The Quest (2007)
5. Desert God (2014)
Cities: Thebes, later Luxor.
Introduction
Egypt has never failed to enthrall the
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(Smith, 2007, first published in 1993) The great river Nile! It is at the core of the story of Egyptian Civilization; a grand tale of intrigue and magnificence.
The Hapi is the deification of the Nile, and the goddess of the harvest. “The two kingdoms of Egypt and all the peoples in them depend utterly upon her and the periodic flooding of the great river which is her alter ego.” (Smith, 2007, first published in 1993)
The desert tribes, stumbled across the spellbinding Nile, and settled down on its banks. The seeds of the birth of a civilization were sown. Soon, many cities came up along its banks. Such was the significance of the River Nile. It is this rich fertile silt, bestowed upon the people of Egypt, by the river Nile, which made the Egyptian civilization a riveting

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