Wilbur Smith is a great story teller. He’s now age-81. But still writing.
I’m totally enjoying his latest.
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.
River God (1994)
The Seventh Scroll (1995)
The Quest (2007)
Desert God (2014)
“My life is as good now as it’s ever been, if not very much better since I met Niso,” he says, and so it should be, as his Tajik-born wife is 39 years younger than he is, and startlingly pretty. They met 14 years ago, when he stalked and bagged her in WH Smith’s, catching sight of her browsing the John Grishams and directing her to the shelf groaning under his own novels. …
He has an appropriate level of modesty for a man whose books have sold more than 120 million copies – that is, minimal. …