[Novel] River God (Wilbur Smith)

River God

I’m a big fan of historical fiction and so I had a hard time seeing how River God is supposed to be it. Rather, it feels like a fantasy novel that merely happened to be set in Egypt but might as well have had its trite plot take place in Middle Earth or something.

I enjoyed the snippets of Egyptian culture that I could catch from a few scenes, but my overall opinion of this book is that it’s simply shallow. Both on its history and plot.

Positive: Negative:
Somewhat enlightening on Egyptian culture Dull, predictable plot
Dull, superficial characters
Feels more like a fantasy set in Egypt, rather than genuine historical fiction

 

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