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He Shall Thunder in the Sky: An Amelia Peabody Novel of Suspense (Amelia… (edition 2010)

by Elizabeth Peters

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In 1914, as the tides of war rise, Egypt is threatened by attacks. Espionage abounds, pulling in several members of the Peabody Emerson household. Amidst a growing tangle of disguises and deceptions, Emerson's nemesis, the Master Criminal, appears.
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Title:He Shall Thunder in the Sky: An Amelia Peabody Novel of Suspense (Amelia Peabody Mysteries)
Authors:Elizabeth Peters
Info:Harper (2010), Mass Market Paperback, 656 pages
Collections:Your library, read
Rating:****1/2
Tags:fiction, Amelia Peabody, Egyptology, Egypt, WWl

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He Shall Thunder in the Sky by Elizabeth Peters

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Synopsis: 'The novel takes place in 1914, as Ramses Emerson works undercover to gather intelligence for the British military, Nefret returns from studying medicine in Switzerland, and Percy Peabody returns to wreak revenge on the Emerson family for past events. The Emerson have acquired the firman for part of the Giza concession, but of course are distracted by the criminal element, and eventually by a startling revelation from the Master Criminal, Sethos himself.'
Review: It's about time that Ramses and Nefret finally get together. However, Nefret is almost too docile. ( )
  DrLed | Apr 24, 2021 |
I picked up this audiobook having never heard of the series before. In fact, I didn't realize it was one in a series until I started listening, I only noted that it was a highly rated book when I decided on a whim to purchase it. I really loved it! The reader was extraordinary in handling the huge cast of characters and the story managed to contain both overt and subtle humor without sacrificing drama, suspense, and even a little romance. I've been yearning for another since I finished it but the next book in the series is only available in MP3 in abridged format and there's no way I want to sacrifice any part of the story.

A good, fun read. I can see why the series has a following! ( )
  Nikchick | Mar 21, 2020 |
I picked up this audiobook having never heard of the series before. In fact, I didn't realize it was one in a series until I started listening, I only noted that it was a highly rated book when I decided on a whim to purchase it. I really loved it! The reader was extraordinary in handling the huge cast of characters and the story managed to contain both overt and subtle humor without sacrificing drama, suspense, and even a little romance. I've been yearning for another since I finished it but the next book in the series is only available in MP3 in abridged format and there's no way I want to sacrifice any part of the story.

A good, fun read. I can see why the series has a following! ( )
  Nikchick | Mar 21, 2020 |
"There is no use pretending this is an ordinary season for us, Aunt Amelia," Nefret said quietly. "How can it be, with a war going on, and the Canal less than a hundred miles from Cairo? Sometimes I find myself looking at people I've known for years, and wondering if they are wearing masks - playing a part of some kind."

World War 1 has caught up with the Emerson-Peabody clan, and I think this is the best book so far. (Although, really Nefret - EVERY season involves someone who is not what they seem/claim to be. Don't blame the war for that!)

It feels a bit like an ending - a lot of loose ends are tied up, a few mysteries revealed, and a couple of major antagonists killed off. BUT there are more books and I'm here for them.

(Actually I am juuuust starting to burn out on this series, but not enough to stop yet.)

(Also my two precious babies have finally sorted out their feelings and I have a powerful need to see more of them in love with each other. I'm a sap.) ( )
  a-shelf-apart | Nov 19, 2019 |
The outbreak of WWI renders the books political, which doesn't go well with their other aspects. WWII did that to the Dorothy Sayers novels, of course.
  themulhern | Jan 27, 2019 |
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