The novel River God by simply Wilbur Johnson is set in Ancient Egypt, during a period when the kingdoms were starting to collapse plus the Upper and Lower Egypt were separated between two rulers. The storyline is in the view-point of Taita, a highly multi-talented eunuch slave. At the beginning of the storyplot, Taita is Lord Intef and helps deal with his real estate along with caring for his beautiful girl, Lostris. She actually is in love with Tanus, a fine solider and also Taita's friend. However, Lord Intef despises Tanus's father, Master Harrab, and Intef was actually the one who the cause of the fall of Harrab's real estate, unknowingly to Lostris and Tanus. Taita's goal is usually to bring back Egypt to their former glory, but with numerous bandits and invaders it might be a difficult process.
Early in the novel, Taita is usually to set up a pageant intended for the Pharaoh, and casts Lostris and Tanus inside the play. The Pharaoh is so taken aback by simply Lostris's magnificence he determines to marry her, in which Taita would not plan to do. Tanus made a speech towards the end of the play that chatted about every one of the troubles in Egypt through which angered the Pharaoh and sentenced him to death if this individual cannot get rid of the problems in the bandits, largely the ones called the Shrikes, in two years. When Lostris marries the Pharaoh, your woman asks for Taita as her wedding gift idea from her father. Head of the family Intef, being unable to refuse the wife in the pharaoh, must give up Taita, whom is aware of every one of his secrets. Intef makes several attempts to kill Taita without success. Taita then goes off to help Tanus defeat the Shrikes.
In two years, that they defeat the complete band of Shrikes and capture several of their market leaders, and when Tanus presents those to the Pharaoh, Tanus's word is lifted. When the Pharaoh demands to find out who their particular commander is usually, they all point to Lord Intef. Intef is definitely captured and sentenced to death, yet escape prior to it is performed.
After that, during a terrible fine sand storm, Tanus and Lostris are finally able to be only, but Lostris...