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Tom posts on 11/16/2006 5:24:20 PM
I suspect that many of us who've been Wilbur Smith fans for years are experiencing a sense of withdrawal or deprivation now that he's slowed to a book every two years. In the past he was so prolific that one knew another "fix" would soon arrive, always less than a year. It's a long wait now, leaving only the re-reading of past favorites to tide us over. I sometimes dread the day when we'll learn that Wilbur has decided to retire. What will we do but mourn the loss of a wonderful, harmless pleasure, and a friend we've come to depend on?
John Hapimana posts on 11/16/2006 5:15:39 PM
Boy, this forums sure died down all waiting for the new book huh. The quest due 6 April next year. 4th in the Egyptian series. Wilbur seems excited about it so thats gotta be good. Still wish someone would attempt a major picture from one of the 90's epics. Africa seems to have such a raw soulful appeal to it though Ive never been there. Must start on that one...
posts on 9/14/2006 6:52:57 PM
Well, I am starting again and reading them all in order, sort of like thanksgiving leftovers I am enjoying this repast again and again...but I hope WS is cooking up something good.:)!
posts on 8/19/2006 2:24:34 PM
Sorry. My posting on the 17th was in error. There are three books in the series about the characters from ancient Egypt. Warlock is the chronological sequel to River God, while Seventh Scroll takes place in modern times and concerns archaeologists searching for Taita's concealed legacy in the upper Blue Nile (Ethiopia).
posts on 8/18/2006 6:16:56 AM
my favourite wilbur s novel is the sunbird- vintage wilbur @ his best :)
posts on 8/18/2006 5:02:07 AM
Kia ora John. good to see us kiwis out here, Its always hars when your waiting for a new Novel. This time ive been cheeky. Temple and Ice Station By Matthew Reilly were most enjoyable. Do also read Da Vinci, agreat source of debate anywhere, ie so do some DONT like. lol
posts on 8/17/2006 6:10:20 PM
According to Wilbur for each series order they were written is best:
1 When the lion feeds, Sounder of Thunder, A sparrow falls
2 Birds of prey, Monsoon, Blue Horizon.
3 Burning shore, Power of the sword, Rage, Golden Fox, A time to die
posts on 8/16/2006 6:19:36 PM
The sequel to Seventh Scroll was called Warlock, and continues the story of Taita where the Seventh Scroll left off.
posts on 8/15/2006 6:04:50 PM
if you've read Birds of prey, which is absolutely amazing, you should read monsoon which is next in the order and after that Blue Horizon which has no sequel. yet i hope so!
posts on 8/15/2006 5:37:40 PM
Can someone point me in the direction of a web-site that puts the various novels in sequence. I've read several of the courney series but I think I skipped a couple. First one I read was when the your kid went to sea with Old man Courtney (Birds of Prey???) last one was about the siege of Kartoum. I also read river god and Seventh Scroll in reverse order. Is there one in between or after?
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