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Thunder in the Sky epub

by Elizabeth Peters


Thunder in the Sky epub

ISBN: 1841191477

ISBN13: 978-1841191478

Author: Elizabeth Peters

Category: Thriller and Mystery

Subcategory: Mystery

Language: English

Publisher: Constable & Robinson Ltd (May 31, 2000)

Pages: 320 pages

ePUB book: 1682 kb

FB2 book: 1118 kb

Rating: 4.1

Votes: 103

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The extraordinary Elizabeth Peters raises exotic intrigue to a new level with He Shall Thunder in the Sky. If you have never before experienced Amelia and her singular clan, prepare to be enthralled by the droll wit, the richly evoked locale, and a story that twists sensuously and mysteriously like.

The extraordinary Elizabeth Peters raises exotic intrigue to a new level with He Shall Thunder in the Sky. If you have never before experienced Amelia and her singular clan, prepare to be enthralled by the droll wit, the richly evoked locale, and a story that twists sensuously and mysteriously like an asp writhing beneath the desert sun. And longtime devotees will relish the return of dear friends–and await the resolution of a love affair that may change the Emersons’ destiny forever. He Shall Thunder in the Sky. by Elizabeth Peters. To my daughter, Beth, with love. Then Re-Harakhte said: Let.

Peters has gradually increased the drama and the emotional intensity

Peters has gradually increased the drama and the emotional intensity. They keep getting better. I won't give away spoilers, because you'll just get mad at me. Skip River in the Sky and read this one right now. You can go back later if you want to, but I am telling you, go read it right now. I'll wait.

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Elizabeth Peters earned her P. in Egyptology from the University of Chicago’s famed Oriental Institute. The best thing about this book is the relief from the suspense generated in the last book. During her fifty-year career, she wrote more than seventy novels and three nonfiction books on Egypt. She received numerous writing awards and, in 2012, was given the first Amelia Peabody Award, created in her honor. Mostly the romantic suspense. The war stuff is very twisty.

Hmph, said Emerson, glowering at him over the menu. Another of Daoud’s sayings? Not one of his best. He beckoned imperiously to the waiter. Not all the tables were occupied. The hour was early for the Best People

Elizabeth Peters earned her P.

A great number of people booked passage on departing steamers. The louder patriots discussed strategy in their comfortable clubs, and entered into a perfect orgy of spy hunting. The only useful result of that was the disappearance of Mrs. Fortescue. It was assumed by her acquaintances that she had got cold feet and sailed for home; we were among the few who knew that she had been taken into custody.

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.

О книге "He Shall Thunder in the Sky". Egypt and her hoary secrets are no match for New York Times-bestselling Grandmaster Elizabeth Peters and her indomitable archaeologist sleuth Amelia Peabody

О книге "He Shall Thunder in the Sky". Egypt and her hoary secrets are no match for New York Times-bestselling Grandmaster Elizabeth Peters and her indomitable archaeologist sleuth Amelia Peabody. The sand-and-wind blown ambience of this strange and colorful world, the ancient enchantments and delicious menace are more vibrantly realized than ever in this thrilling new adventure that places the intrepid Amelia and her equally remarkable family in the dangerous path of an onrushing World Wa. he pursuit of knowledge must never be deterred by Man’s folly. If you have never before experienced Amelia and her singular clan, prepare to be enthralled by the droll wit, the richly. If you have never before experienced Amelia and her singular clan, prepare to be enthralled by the droll wit, the richly evoked locale, and a story that twists sensuously and mysteriously like an asp writhing beneath the desert su. Beyond the Book" backstories. Find books by time period, setting & theme.

THUNDER IN THE SKY
The best thing about this book is the relief from the suspense generated in the last book. Mostly the romantic suspense. The war stuff is very twisty . Just when you are going in one direction you have to turn and turn and turn. And the end is still a surprise. The characters are so dear by now in the series that having time to read more is such a treat!
Now THIS is a regular Peabody book. I'd read them years ago, and thought I'd take a peek, not realising that ONCE AGAIN I would get hooked by the characters and their "every year a dead body". Enjoyable, and I read the whole series again, with as much enjoyment, if not more, than the first time. Do NOT get The Painted Queen, if you enjoy Amelia et al, because other than the character's names, that book has little to do with the family as we know them.
I think HE SHALL THUNDER...is not just one of the best in the Amelia Peabody series, but one of the best of Peters' books.
For one thing, it's one of the most intricately plotted, even for a writer who excels and exults in convoluted plots. It's satisfying and complete, winding up a number of loose ends in a way I found moving and worthwhile (and no, even after reading the reviews here and getting advance spoilers from friends in the industry, I managed with Amelia-like fortitude not to turn to the last page!)
Peters has pulled off a remarkable accomplishment. While preserving the tongue-in-cheek humor of earlier books in the series, some -from- Amelia, some aimed -at- her, Peters has given HE SHALL THUNDER... a very serious backdrop against the First World War, specifically, the Arab Revolt. I personally howled at the depictions of the Cairo Intelligence Officers, among them T.E. Lawrence, who receives shrift about as short as he was. And you see the formidable Peabody/Emerson menage arrayed against the Turks and the Germans -- some of the Turks and some of the Germans, while preserving the intellectual integrity that is important to them AND managing to excavate with a war going on.
Peters has managed to pull off the feat of growing up her "young" characters like Ramses and Nefret (who shows up much better than in FALCON) while not turning Amelia and Emerson out to pasture, even assuming that they'd let her. After all, she's only Amelia's editor, isn't she?
In and among the fun, the suspense, the historical and archeological information, and the portrayal of familiar characters, you have some wonderful depictions of love between grownups -- as well as those who've only recently come emotionally of age.
This is going to be a hard act to follow, but my hardback money's on Ms. Peters -- and on the redoubtable Amelia.
I have kicked myself for having missed this series as it came out, but now that I am here, I’m glad - what a fabulous experience to read through it uninterruptedly.
If you haven’t read it yet, you are in for such a treat! If you have, well...you’ll probably read it again!
I agree wholeheartedly with the reveiwer "A Customer" who reported the complexity of this story, with plots and sub-plots. Because I so thoroughly enjoy the Amelia Peabody mysteries, I read this one twice to fully understand it. The second round was especially pleasant, as I could see where the author GAVE us all the clues necessary to come to the appropriate conclusions. However, I found that I had tended to gloss over the small details that were cleverly disguised clues. The second read was as good as the first, and well worth the trouble. Not only is the story intriguing and absorbing, but the exposure of the complexities of World War One makes it a valuable history lesson. Ms. Peters has done it again--educated us, enchanted us with an hilarious heroine, and thrilled us with mystery and danger! Does it get any better than this? I don't think so!
I have to admit I had mixed feelings after my first reading of Thunder; I loved seeing all the loose ends tied up, but everything seemed to be a little *too* neat. I think, though, that this may have been because I was racing through the book, to see how Peters could resolve the heartrending cliffhanger she left us with in the previous book. On my next reading, I found myself more caught up in Amelia's anguish over her children's peril, Ramses' extreme stress and nobility, Nefret's attempts to prove herself, and Emerson's reactions as the secrets in his past became major factors in his present.
There are plenty of indications of Peters' careful plotting, references to events in past seasons and revelations of mysteries her readers have debated for years. There are also the seeds of new ones planted (what is Molly really trying to do, and who is she?), so we're guaranteed our anticipation of Peters' next books will be rewarded.
And wait until you find out who Sethos is!
Another wonderful tale of history, war and romance set in the early 20th century. The Emerson Family is highly involved in the political and archeological schemes of that time. And finally, Nefret and Ramses make some choices for themselves.
There were so many frustrating loose ends at the end of A Falcon At The Portal; this one provides closure on so many levels, and is far more enjoyable.
It is now two years after the "Falcon"'s conclusion, and this is the beginning of WWI. In this novel, the Emersons are caught up in a complicating intrigue involving arms, spies and invasions. As a result of the war, and the Germans not being welcome in Egypt, they also score a more favorable excavation site in the shadow of the Giza pyramids.
Once again, Ms. Peters has woven together a fun tale involving archeaology, mystery and life in Edwardian Egypt, and also managed to insert war-time spying as the theme, as opposed to a "mundane" murder. As some of the other reviewers have warned, leave yourself a block of time to read the last 100 pages or so in one sitting: you won't want to put it down!