Top 10 Books by Wilbur Smith

 

Wilbur Smith is a South-African writer. He specializes in writing on historical fiction. Smith is a trained accountant, but when he received the contract for a book, he was inspired to become a full-time writer. At present Wilbur Smith has more than thirty books published under his name. Here is a list of top 10 books by Wilbur Smith.

 

River God

This book is a part of the Egyptian novels’ series. The book is a kingdom built on Gold. The book also follows the majestic land of power trifled with war and at the brink of extinction.

Read it For:
An action-packed book with ancient Gods, pharaohs and ancient lands, this book transports you to a mystical world which has been and is no more.
Don't Read it For:
The book is set in a detailed time of ancient Egypt, which could be a turn off for many readers.
What makes this book stand out?:
The writer has grasped the beauty and the details of the Egyptian lands in the best form. There has been no other writer who could do this, which is why this book is rightly called one of the top books among Wilbur Smith best sellers.

The Seventh Scroll

Another book from them Egyptian novels’ series, this book takes you through the journey of a treasure hunt for a forgotten treasure buried in Egypt. The fading papyrus gives two archeologists a riddle, upon which they set on a journey.

Read it For:
The riddle of the scroll gives the two archeologists a hint where the Pharaoh Mamose's tomb is located, and possible chance to find a kind of hidden treasure.
Don't Read it For:
The book has deep roots in the Egyptian era, which is too detailed.
What makes this book stand out?:
This book will not let you down; you can find everything about the world of Pharaohs and lost a treasure. Truly one of the best Wilbur Smith books.

War Cry

An addition to the Courtney series, this book introduces to the newest member, Saffron Courtney. The brave new character was brought up in the Kenyan countryside under the watchful eye of her father. He father was a veteran and a businessman. Her easy and sheltered life comes to an end due to a tragic family event.

Read it For:
The book is brimming with suspense and growth of the character we are introduced to.
Don't Read it For:
This book is a step away from the Egyptian novels and brings us back to the now. For those who came for a book about Gods and lost lands, you will not find that here.
What makes this book stand out?:
The reader sees a tremendous growth in the character, which steals the show.

Pharaoh

Pharaoh Tamose is wounded, and his city is on the brink of destruction. Taita prepares for the last blow from the enemy, but with the arrival of an old ally, the war is won. However, when the triumphant army returns, Taita is branded as a traitor, but why? Is this true?

Read it For:
Another installment in the Egyptian novels’ series. This book is an eventful and thoroughly engaging book. This book takes you through the war and the Egyptian lands as though you were there!
Don't Read it For:
This book is too detailed with the times of Pharaohs.
What makes this book stand out?:
The book makes it a point to be precise in details. The thorough details in the book make this a great read.
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The Tiger’s Prey

Francis Courtney is on the run when his step-father’s mindless gambling catches up with him. With revenge and money on his mind, the man sets sail to South Africa to his uncle. His uncle had killed his father and taken away everything, the only thing to do now was to kill his uncle and claim what was rightfully Francis’.

Read it For:
An impressive work from the brilliant writer. The book is shrouded in mystery and thrill. The book will have you on your toes until the last page.
Don't Read it For:
The book seems to drag a bit but is still well-drafted.
What makes this book stand out?:
The book will take you through the journey of a man who is driven by lust for money and revenge. What lays in wait for this man?

Vicious Circle

Hector’s beloved wife has been killed by a terrorist group Hector had defeated before. Now he is devastated and his left with a son. To avenge the death of his precious wife, he puts together a team.

Read it For:
The book is written with a thrilling plot, which will not disappoint you.
Don't Read it For:
Some chapters in the book are too violent.
What makes this book stand out?:
This book is a great book to read. One of the best ones on this list.

Golden Lion

A part of the Courtney series, this book takes you through the journey of the family when they get caught up in the warring English and the Dutch.

Read it For:
A gripping tale of adventure.
Don't Read it For:
This book will not let you down.
What makes this book stand out?:
The gripping tale of this book will have turning pages one after the other!

Desert God

The spell-bounding tale of the freed slave, Tatia. The man is close to the Pharaoh Tamose and his two teenage sisters. This book is the journey of the man from a slave to a commander.

Read it For:
This book is written with great intricate detail.
Don't Read it For:
The book is all about the Egyptian lands and details their lands.
What makes this book stand out?:
This book falls among the best books on the list, as it describes the landscape as well the entire Egyptian land.

Predator

Two men were responsible for the death of Hector Cross’ wife. One is dead, and the other one is wanted dead by Hector and the U.S government.

Read it For:
The breathtakingly gripping tale of action and adventure.
Don't Read it For:
The book may be a bit too violent for some readers.
What makes this book stand out?:
This book is one the best ones to be written by the writer, as it also talks about the beauty of South Africa.

The Quest

Continuing the story of Tatia, the kingdom is plagued and is suffering immensely. Something terrible is coming their way, the Pharaoh in desperation sends for Tatia.

Read it For:
One of the best books in the Egyptian series, this book is eventful and is filled with many engaging events
Don't Read it For:
Too much of historical background in the book makes it annoying at times.
What makes this book stand out?:
The book is nothing short of beautiful writing.

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