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Guardian of the Horizon epub

by Elizabeth Peters


Guardian of the Horizon epub

ISBN: 0060836849

ISBN13: 978-0060836849

Author: Elizabeth Peters

Category: Literature and Fiction

Subcategory: Genre Fiction

Language: English

Publisher: HarTorch (March 29, 2005)

ePUB book: 1644 kb

FB2 book: 1349 kb

Rating: 4.3

Votes: 574

Other Formats: lrf lit txt lrf





In Guardian of the Horizon Amelia Peabody and her husband Emerson, along with their son Ramses and foster daughter .

In Guardian of the Horizon Amelia Peabody and her husband Emerson, along with their son Ramses and foster daughter Nefret, are summoned back to the Lost Oasis, a hidden stronghold in the western desert whose existence they discovered many years ago (in The Last Camel Died at Noon) and have kept secret from the entire world, including their fellow Egyptologists. Bought this for a friend whose favourite author is Elizabeth Peters (as this author is no longer published in Portugal and the bookstore chain I work for couldn't get a supplier).

Guardian of the Horizon is rich with suspense, surprises, unforgettable characters, and the intoxicating atmosphere that has earned its author the coveted title of Grand Master two times over. The remarkable Elizabeth Peters proves once again that, in the world of historical adventure fiction, she is truly without peer.

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Guardian of the Horizon book. in rereading Guardian of the Horizon this time around, ten years later. I haven't read Elizabeth Peters since her last published novel in 2010. The books that filled in the "missing years" were never that strong.

She is internationally renowned for her mystery stories, especially those featuring indomitable heroine Amelia Peabody. She lives in a historic farmhouse in Frederick, Maryland, with six cats and two dogs.

He returned empty-handed. His failure to find a message from Ramses did not improve his temper, which was already explosive. He had been deeply distressed by our parting with Nefret. it difficult to let her go; she was acting very strangely, and the last look she gave me was one of pitiful appeal. What had they done to reduce a girl of her spirit to such a state? "I will take a little stroll in the garden with you," I offered. It must be lovely in the moonlight. Lovely, bah," said Emerson, sitting down with a thump

Guardian of the horizon. Guardian of the horizon. by. Peters, Elizabeth, 1927-.

Guardian of the horizon. Библиографические данные. Guardian of the Horizon Amelia Peabody. Now, at last, the silence is broken and the truth revealed of a perilous journey to a secret and mysterious place hidden deep in the heart of the unforgiving desert. Readers have long wondered what befell the Emerson clan during the years before the Great War. An adventure prompted by loyalty to an endangered friend - and spurred on by lies and treachery - it leads Amelia Peabody and her intrepid family into a nest of vipers lying in wait at a remote mountain fortress

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It has been ten years since the Emerson's nearly died searching for Willy Forth's fabled lost Oasis and came back with their greatest treasure to date, Nefret Forth. Now a strange young man brings news that something is wrong, suspicious, Ramses, Amelia and Emerson aren't sure what to make of the news, but Nefret believes him. Dodging old enemies and new to avoid the greedy treasure hunters discovering their not so secret, secret Oasis, and thereby giving away it's actually location. Only to find all is not well and their near mythic status as The Great Ones is in almost as much demand as Nefret's former identity as High Priestess of Isis. Undaunted, our ever resourceful heros accomplish near impossible feats to bring justice, civility, a few whiskey sodas and a good cup of tea to far off lands and one list little civilization on the brink.
As with all of Ms Peters' Amelia Peabody series, the books are delightfully written but in very proper English, as was spoken in the Victorian and Edwardian period. Makes you realize how poorly we speak today. As for subject matter, it's the ongoing story of the Emerson family and their adventures in Egypt. I highly recommend this series; as the author explains, she did not know, when writing the first in the series, that the books would become so popular so there are some inconsistencies in the first book that are 'corrected' as the story unfolds. For lovers of the wonders of Egypt and its history, this series is bound to catch and hold your attention. Wonderful!!!!
Love all the Amelia Peabody series, and most of everything else written by Elizabeth Peters. Amelia is a funny, determined and confident adventuress, who with her husband, the "most renowned Egyptologist" ever, her son Ramses and all the associated family members and friends who get involved, always manages to stumble across at least one dead body whenever they set foot in Egypt. And not just the ancient mummified ones.
I find that when I finish one book, I am yearning to head back to Egypt with the family, exploring pyramids, seeing the sunsets over the Nile, shopping in the crowded marketplace, and sitting on the front porch of the grand hotel that overlooks the city.
I read this book in two and a half days as I wanted to finish it as it went a few years back before Ramses got married. This is the first of the Egyptian series to contain so much cursing. Perhaps Ms Peters had already passed away and the manuscript was completed by someone else. I was most surprised by Ramses Indiscretion.
I have read almost all of the Amelia Peabody series and instead of getting tired of the characters, I have become more and more delighted with them. Her plots are all intriguing and her wonderful sense of humor combine into making this my favorite series of books. I would definitely advise the reader to start with book 1 in the series.
There comes a time in every series that covers a large number of years when it isn't possible to go further without the main characters discovering the secret of eternal life. Elizabeth Peters' Emersons - Egyptologists, amateur sleuths, and eccentrics par excellence - have reached a point where the era they chronicle is gradually coming to a close. Trust Peter's to find a solution, though, a new cache of papers that document the 'missing years' of the family's madcap career across the tombs and monuments of Egypt.
Set just previous to the blossoming of Ramses' relationship with Nefret, 'Guardian of the Horizon' documents the return to the 'Lost Oasis,' a last hidden survival of ancient Egypt - the Meroitic civilization that the Emerson's first discovered in the Sudan ('The Last Camel Died at Noon'). Readers will recall that the Holy City was where the Emerson's found Nefret, whom they late adopted. Now, ten years later, Merasen, a young noble, appears in England with a message from Tarek, king of the Lost Oasis, and a close friend of the family. There is illness in the Sudan and it threatens the survival of this hidden civilization. Amelia, Emerson, Ramses, and Nefret quickly set out.
For Amelia and Emerson, setting out on a secret journey means that only half of Egypt knows that something is up. As soon as word gets out that they intend to return to the Sudan to 'excavate,' a whole host of shady characters a drawn by the legends of hidden treasure that are rumored to be at the Lost Oasis. Of course, that means trouble, and the journey to the Sudan is marred by violence, intrusion, and countless twists and turns as the Emerson's carry out one elusive maneuver after another.
When they finally arrive at their destination they discover that nothing is as they expected. Instead of a sick king, they find themselves embroiled in a series of adventures that mix politics, religion, and, of course, just a bit of treasure. While a bit slow in developing, the book builds to a classic Peters' finish, with the Emerson's concocting on scheme after another as they try to extricate themselves unharmed and save the kingdom at the same time.
Elizabeth Peters does a fine job of returning the reader to the Emerson's past without recreating what was originally one of the family's most irritating periods. Instead, the writer allows Amelia and company just enough additional maturity to keep the story interesting without the extreme vaudeville that marked her work at that time. While any reader knows that a certain amount of the experience of reading one of the Emerson stories is rolling one's eyes at some of the more hysterical displays, that has been kept to a low roar. I enjoyed the book, and think that any other fan will do so as well.