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By Wilbur Smith

For 4,000 years, the lavish crypt of the Pharaoh Mamose hasn't ever been found...until the 7th Scroll, a cryptic message written via he slave Taita, offers appealing Egyptologist Royan Al Simma a tantalizing clue to its location.

But it is a treasure cache others may kill to own. just one step prior to assassins, Royan runs for her existence and into the palms of the one guy she will belief, Sir Nicholas Quenton-Harper--a bold guy who will stake his fortune and his existence to affix her hunt for the king's tomb. jointly, they'll embark on a panoramic trip to the main unique locale on the earth, the place the best secret of historic Egypt, a chilling probability and an explosive ardour are waiting.

Steeped in old secret, drama and motion, The 7th Scroll is a masterpiece from Wilbur Smith, a storyteller on the top of his powers.

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Squadrons of chariots wheeled and charged one another throughout those slim partitions, part obscured by means of the dirt in their personal mad profession. The foreground of every mural used to be ruled via an identical tall heroic determine. in a single scene he drew the bow to complete stretch, in one other he swung excessive the blade of bronze. His enemies quailed prior to him, he trod them underfoot or accumulated jointly their severed heads like a bouquet of plant life. Nicholas performed the beam over all this fantastic array of paintings, and taken it to a cease upon the principal panel that coated the full major wall above the shelf on which the rotting coffin lay. the following an identical godlike determine rode the footplate of his chariot. in a single hand he held the bow and within the different a package deal of javelins. His head was once naked of any helmet, and his hair flowed out in the back of him within the wind of his passage, a thick golden braid just like the tail of a lion. His beneficial properties have been noble and proud, his gaze direct and indomitable. under him was once a legend in classical Egyptian hieroglyphics. In a sepulchral whisper Royan translated them aloud: nice Lion of Egypt better of a hundred thousand Holder of the Gold of Valour Pharaoh’s Sole better half Warrior of the entire Gods may perhaps you reside for ever! Her hand shook upon his arm, and her voice choked and died away, stifled with emotion. She gave a bit sob, after which shook herself as she introduced herself again lower than keep watch over. ‘I recognize this artist,’ she stated softly. ‘I have spent 5 years learning his paintings. i'd realize it at any place. ’ She drew a breath. ‘I understand with utter sure bet that almost 4 thousand years in the past Taita the slave adorned those partitions and designed this tomb. ’ She pointed to the identify of the useless guy carved into the stone above the shelf on which his coffin lay. ‘This isn't the tomb of a Christian saint. Centuries in the past a few outdated priest should have stumbled upon it and, in his lack of knowledge, usurped it for his personal faith. ’ She drew one other shaky breath. ‘Look there! that's the seal of Tanus, Lord Harreb, the commander of the entire armies of Egypt, lover of Queen Lostris and the average father of Prince Memnon, who grew to become the Pharaoh Tamose. ’ They have been either silent then, misplaced within the ask yourself in their discovery. Nicholas broke the silence finally. ‘It’s all precise, then. The secrets and techniques of the 7th scroll are all the following for us, if we will locate the main to them. ’ ‘Yes,’ she acknowledged softly. ‘The key. Taita’s stone testomony. ’ She grew to become again in the direction of the tabot stone and approached it slowly, nearly fearfully. ‘I can’t carry myself to appear, Nicky. i'm terrified that it’s now not what we are hoping it's. You do it! ’ He went on to the column, and with a magician’s flourish jerked away the damask fabric that lined it. They stared on the pillar of red mottled granite that he had printed. It was once approximately six ft excessive and a foot sq. on the base, tapering as much as part that width on the flat pedestal of the summit. The granite were polished, after which engraved. Royan advanced and touched the chilly stone, operating her arms lingeringly over the hieroglyphic script within the approach a blind guy reads Braille.

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