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 by means of he slave Taita, offers attractive Egyptologist Royan Al Simma a tantalizing clue to its location.
But this can be a treasure cache others might kill to own. just one step sooner than assassins, Royan runs for her lifestyles and into the fingers of the single guy she will be able to 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're going to embark on a wide ranging trip to the main unique locale in the world, the place the best secret of old 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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Army attaché. His Excellency despatched me right down to meet you once he heard that you simply and that i have been at Sandhurst jointly. ’ Geoffrey checked out Royan with marked curiosity, and with a resigned air Nicholas brought them. ‘Geoffrey Tennant. be cautious of him. greatest ram north of the equator. No woman secure inside 880 yards of him. ’ ‘I say, regular on,’ Geoffrey protested, having a look happy with the reference that Nicholas had given him. ‘Please don’t think a note the fellow says, Dr Al Simma. infamous prevaricator. ’ Geoffrey drew Nicholas apart and quick gave him a résumé of stipulations within the kingdom, rather within the outlying components. ‘HE is a bit nervous. He doesn’t just like the suggestion of you swanning round in the market by yourself. plenty of nasty males down there within the Gojam. I advised him that you simply knew the best way to take care of your self. ’ In a remarkably little while Woizero Tessay used to be again. ‘I have cleared all of your baggage, together with the firearm and ammunition. this is often your transitority let. you want to maintain it with you constantly while you are in Ethiopia. listed here are your passports – the visas are stamped and so as. Our flight to Lake Tana leaves in an hour, so we have now lots of time to ascertain in. ’ ‘Any time you would like a task, come and notice me,’ Nicholas counseled her potency. Geoffrey Tennant walked with them so far as the departures gate, the place he shook fingers, something i will be able to do, it is going with out announcing. “Serve to Lead”, Nicky. ’ ‘“Serve to lead”? ’ Royan requested, as they walked out to the ready plane. ‘Sandhurst’s motto,’ he defined. ‘How great, Nicky,’ she murmured. ‘I have continuously thought of Nicholas to be extra dignified and appropriate,’ he acknowledged. ‘Yes, yet Nicky is so candy. ’ within the excessive, skinny air the dual Otter airplane that took them at the final, northern, leg pitched and yawed within the updraughts from the mountains less than. even though they have been at fifteen thousand ft above sea point, the floor used to be shut adequate for them to make out the villages and the sparse components of cultivation round them. Subjected for therefore many centuries to primitive agricultural equipment and to the out of control grazing of family herds, the land had a skinny, impoverished glance, and the bones of rock confirmed during the skinny crimson fleshing of earth. all at once sooner than them the plateau over which they have been flying was once lease via through a tremendous chasm. It was once as if the earth had acquired a powerful sword-stroke that struck via to her very bowels. ‘The Abbay river! ’ Tessay leaned ahead in her seat to faucet Royan’s shoulder. The rim of the gorge used to be simple, after which the slope dropped away at an perspective of over thirty levels. The naked plains of the plateau gave approach instantly to the seriously forested partitions of the gorge. they can make out the candelabra shapes of huge euphorbia emerging above the dense jungle. In locations the partitions had collapsed in scree slopes of unfastened rock, and in others they have been up-thrust into bluffs and needles that erosion had sculpted with a giant artistry into the figures of towering humanoids and different brilliant creatures of stone.