2001; Thomas Dunne Books, St. Martin's Press, New York, 1st edition. Book and cover in very nice condition.
The novel follows Taitha, the talented eunuch slave, and is part of Smith's highly successful sequence of novels set in Ancient Egypt. Hidden away in the vast and forbidding deserts of North Africa, Taita has passed the years since the death of his beloved Queen Lostris in prayer and study. He has become the Worlock, wise in the lore of the ancient gods and adept in magic and the supernatural.