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Children of the Storm by Elizabeth Peters

Children of the Storm

by Elizabeth Peters

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This is first Amelia Peabody set after World War I; her family has now been enlarged by twins born to Ramsses and Nefret, and the whole family is returning to Egypt for excavation without, presumably, the wartime intrigues. But of course danger does ensue. Incidentally, though the title is presumably explained by the epigraph from an ancient Egyptian text, I cannot help suspecting that Peters, as a professed admirer of H. Rider Haggard, was influenced by his novel Child of Storm,, one of his Zulu series. ( )
  antiquary | Sep 14, 2015 |
Return once again with New York Times bestselling Grand Master Elizabeth Peters to a remarkable land of mystery, where murderous intrigues swirl in the Egyptian desert wind . . . The Great War has ended and archaeologist Amelia Peabody welcomes the advent of a season of joy that marks a time of new beginnings, with delightful additions to the Emerson family.

But evil still casts a shadow over this violence-scarred land. The theft


With members of her circle plagued by mysterious "accidents," Amelia must connect these threads into a recognizable pattern. Will her investigation set her on a collision course with an adversary more fiendish than any she has ever before encountered? Elizabeth Peters was born in Illinois and earned her Ph.D. in Egyptology from the University of Chicago's famed Oriental Institute. ( )
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  Tutter | Feb 28, 2015 |
Now with Ramses as a married adult with chidlren, he's actually written as a believable and somewhat likable character. He's also delightfully quiet! The series is back to pace of the first book except that it's at least twice as long. ( )
  pussreboots | Sep 20, 2014 |
I read the first Amelia Peabody novel a long time ago. I do not normally read romances, they irritate me. But stroppy 'old' Miss Peabody rescuing Evelyn and then clashing with such obvious deliberate fun with Emerson made for hilarious reading. And Elizabeth Peters was in no danger of getting her historical details or Egyptology wrong. I hate authors who can’t do their research, or only do superficial research.

Over the years novels have followed as the Emerson clan produced children who grew up and now it is the fifteenth novel, 'Children of the Storm', WWI is over, everyone hopes for peace, Amelia has grandchildren to guard and the archaeology continues. The plot this time I felt a little melodramatic but still the characters are good fun, and the events exciting - I am afraid I laughed when the boat sank! - and Amelia brings it all together and gets her precious family and friends home in nearly one piece.

A cheerful, cheering read and definitely one for the Miss Peabody fans. Just the sort of novel to curl up with for a cosy night in. I would suggest that anyone who really wants to get the most out of the novels start with the first because it gives you clear insight in to Amelia Peabody and that is where you will either love her or she will drive you nuts. Diving into the later novels without understanding Amelia means you may well be annoyed by her bossy and managing ways and miss out on all the fun when she needles Emerson and he needles her. ( )
  p.d.r.lindsay | Jul 19, 2014 |
My blog post about this book is at this link. ( )
  SuziQoregon | Jan 27, 2014 |
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The day of the children of the storm.

Very dangerous, Do not go on the water this day.

- Excerpt from an ancient Egyptian horoscope
To Joan Hess

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The encrimsoned sun sank slowly toward the crest of the Theban mountains.
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A Great War has ended, but evil still casts a long shadow over a violence-scarred land. One woman -- an adventurer and archaeologist with a brilliant mind -- must now confront a dreadful adversary more fiendish and formidable than any she has ever encountered. But by doing so, she may be feeding the flames of a devastating firestorm that threatens the fragile lives of the tender and innocent.

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