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A River in the Sky By Elizabeth Peters,

  • Title: A River in the Sky
  • Author: Elizabeth Peters
  • ISBN: 9780061246265
  • Page: 195
  • Format: Hardcover
  • From New York Times bestselling author Elizabeth Peters comes one of her most baffling and intriguing mysteries in her phenomenally popular Amelia Peabody series.August 1910 Banned from the Valley of the Kings, Amelia Peabody and husband Emerson are persuaded to follow would be archaeologist Major George Morley on an expedition to Palestine Somewhere in this province ofFrom New York Times bestselling author Elizabeth Peters comes one of her most baffling and intriguing mysteries in her phenomenally popular Amelia Peabody series.August 1910 Banned from the Valley of the Kings, Amelia Peabody and husband Emerson are persuaded to follow would be archaeologist Major George Morley on an expedition to Palestine Somewhere in this province of the corrupt, crumbling Ottoman Empire the Holy Land of three religions Morley is determined to unearth the legendary Ark of the Covenant.At the request of British Intelligence, Emerson will be keeping an eye on the seemingly inept Morley, believed to be an agent of the Kaiser sent to stir up trouble in this politically volatile land Amelia hopes to prevent a catastrophically unprofessional excavation from destroying priceless historical finds and sparking an armed protest by infuriated Christians, Jews, and Muslims Meanwhile, Amelia s headstrong son, Ramses, working on a dig at Samaria, encounters an unusual party of travelers and makes a startling discovery information that he must pass along to his parents in Jerusalemif he can get there alive.
    A River in the Sky From New York Times bestselling author Elizabeth Peters comes one of her most baffling and intriguing mysteries in her phenomenally popular Amelia Peabody series August Banned from the Valley of

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    1. This is the final book in the Amelia Peabody series, which makes me sad, because it s one of my top two absolute favourite series ever, and I wish it could go on forever Although this book is the last in the series, timing wise it s much earlier in the Emerson family s timeline But it harkens back to the early days, when the family and their motley group of friends, relatives and loyal retainers continuously ended up in troublesome situations, usually involving murder, or at least mayhem.This ti [...]

    2. Elizabeth Peters has been a long time favorite author and her Amelia Peabody books are one I pick up again and again to relive the adventures.I was so excited when I saw this book was coming out as it meant that I would get to visit again with old friends I was even excited to find out that this book took place in 1910, well before the last The Serpent and the Crown which sees the Emmerson family all grown up and well onto the next generation I was however disappointed Though I did feel that I [...]

    3. I really love the Amelia Peabody series, and this book was satisfying in that it s always nice to read Amelia s voice This book was interesting in that it takes place mainly in Palestine instead of familiar Egypt, and while I enjoyed seeing Amelia and family in different scenery, I was disappointed by the relative lack of archeology in the mysteryI would have liked to spend time on a dig I also can t say I m crazy about Peters attempts, in her later books, to revisit those times before Ramses a [...]

    4. In which the Peabody Emersons are embroiled in Middle Eastern politics and follow an Indiana Jones type quest in the Holy Land Tensions are mounting between Britain and Germany and war is coming Emerson is contacted by the War Office to follow an adventurer archaeologist to Palestine to determine whether he is a German spy Emerson and Amelia think Morley is likely an adventurer seeing a Holy relic than a German spy Still, a trained archeologist has to supervise the dig and who better than the g [...]

    5. As much as I love the Amelia Peabody mysteries, A River in the Sky is a tepid and lackluster addition to the series The only reason I am giving it two stars instead of one is because of the fondness I ve built up for the characters over the course of Elizabeth Peters previous novels.This book is missing many of the staples that make the Amelia Peabody mysteries so enjoyable Not only is it not set in Egypt, but there is little to no archeological excavation, and no specific crime to investigate N [...]

    6. I base a lot of my enjoyment of this book, and this series, on my history with the characters of Amelia Peabody and Co A long and cherished history because my obsession with Egypt and it s culture began with these characters, and this novelist I can pinpoint the exact book The Mummy Case Amelia Peabody, 3 that piqued my interest in tombs and mummies ok, ok, my interest is probably also tied into my love hate relationship with zombies and dead Phaoroahs Charlton Heston in The Ten Commandments, ha [...]

    7. I dislike books that skip between several viewpoints I don t like being taken away from a story just when I m getting into it Still, I really enjoyed this book and finished it very quickly I ve revisited it reading or listening and I find it holds up very well One of many joys of this series is how Amelia interacts with the children as they grow up She likes and respects Ramses, for instance, but he ll always be her little boy and sometimes her desire to protect and order him around overcomes he [...]

    8. I got this early as an Advanced Reader s Copy to write a review It was so exciting to read it before anyone else had their hands on it But I m not going to give away my review You ll just have to wait.

    9. Vol 12 Vol 13 Vol 14 Vol 15 Vol 16 Vol 17 Vol 18Note I never wrote reviews for books 1 11, so I didn t both to link them Needless to say, I rated them all 5 stars.After finishing up the last of the chronological series, it was so nice to go back in time to one of the missing Emerson Peabody years I especially love anything that goes back before Ramses and Nefret have children, because if I m honest, I m really not that fond of their kids In the same vein, however, of The Tomb of the Golden Bird, [...]

    10. Amelia Peabody and her husband Emerson are caught up in intrigue, this time traveling to Palestine and Jerusalem, to keep an eye on a German woman, and a would be archaeologist Major Georg Morley Meanwhile their son, working on another dig in Samaria, gets kidnapped because of something he may have heard and a piece of a clay tablet he s picked up Its all typical Amelia Peabody as the intrepid family known far and wide and therefore nothing they do is done quietly manages to muck up and solve th [...]

    11. I read Amelia Peabody books not necessarily for the mystery, but for the fun of having adventures with Amelia, her husband Emerson and their extended entourage of family and friends and various cats A River in the Sky is no different It is possibly the last book in the Peabody series and it is delightful The book s events place it earlier in the Peabody timeline when Ramses is a young man and not yet romantically involved with Nefret This is a novel of political intrigue with possible German and [...]

    12. Overall, this one was definitely a disappointment for me I such high expectations finally we ll find out about that time when Ramses had to get away from Nefret and chose to go join excavations in Palestine should also explain about his fear dread of being whipped in other books it mentions that this comes from when we was in the Middle East and was brutally let down All of the characters are much blander then they ever have been before A lot of the time I was irritated that none of the characte [...]

    13. Set in Jerusalem in 1910, this 19th installment in the Amelia Peabody series has the intrepid Amelia and Emerson embroiled in the spy games of pre World War I Britain and Germany The crumbling and corrupt Ottoman Empire controls Palestine, and Germany is hoping to exploit the Palestinians desire for independence to move in and gain a foothold while Britain remains occupied in Egypt and India Britain, of course, is alarmed by the Kaiser s saber rattling and hopes to check the Germans at every mov [...]

    14. After an appeal from a source they can t refuse, Amelia and Emerson take their archeological crew to the Holy Land, where Ramses is currently working, rather than to Egypt Emerson is interested in Egyptian influence in the area, but their real purpose gets derailed by worry when Ramses doesn t join them on schedule.I love this series, and was happy to travel with the family during this time period again But I have to admit that I was a bit disappointed because the story seemed thin compared earl [...]

    15. The year is 1910, and Germany is trying to establish a foothold in the Ottoman Empire The Emersons, except for Ramses, are at home in England They are visited by would be archeologist Major George Morley, who attempts to persuade Emerson to join him in searching for the Ark of the Convenant in Palestine Additional pressure is applied by the British Intelligence Service, who suspect Morley is actually spying for Germany.Emerson agrees to go to keep an eye on the Major, not because he thinks that [...]

    16. I find Amelia Peabody mysteries infinitely comforting I read my first one when I was in middle school, bored to death without any reading material curse of a future librarian , and I came across my mother s copy of Seeing a Large Cat At that point in my life, I was not what anyone would call a mystery buff and I probably still am not police procedurals and the sort are not my cup of tea, but I gave it a chance since it featured Egypt and archaelogy What I didn t expect was such a charming cast o [...]

    17. The Amelia Peabody series is one that I come back to time and time again I was so excited to read this book and to find out that it is set in 1910 before The Falcon and the Portal but after Guardian of the Horizon A River in the Sky begins with Amelia and Emerson at their home in England with Ramses off in Samaria on an expedition all his own As to be expected, Amelia and Emerson encounter a bit of a mystery that leads them to an area not far from where Ramses is staying With Nefret and others i [...]

    18. Title River is 1910 deluge that floods the Jerusalem underground chamber where Egyptian archaeologists Amelia n e Peabody, husband Emerson Father of Curses , and son Ramses Brother of Demons chase villainous Mansur The matriarch narrates most Manuscript H is the son s from third person After British student has throat slit at her camp site no squeamishness, please Teutonic petite blonde Frau no mention of a husband, should be Fraulein von Eine kidnaps Ramses and brother David is trapped coming t [...]

    19. I was so excited to see a new Amelia Peabody book After book 18, I was truly hoping for of the King Tut intrigue.However, this book goes back in the Peabody timeline, to years before Tut is discovered.I was disappointed, to be honest Since we knew the future for the main characters, there wasn t much suspense when they were in danger Plus, it just didn t seem to really go anywhere Why interrupt the possibilities of the Amelia and Emerson and the gang at Tut s discovery to go back into a seeming [...]

    20. Great Amelia Peabody Emerson adventure This book goes back in time before Ramses and Nefret are married The family is in the Ottoman Empire and embroiled in intrigue and spy vs spy The villains are particularly vicious a team of a german woman and an indian who was educated in England Ramses unwittingly discovers a clue that would ruin their plot to undermine relations in the region Ramses is kidnapped and David tries to rescue him Amelia and Emerson are not far away, in Jerusalem, and Amelia is [...]

    21. This latest addition to the Amelia Peabody collection just doesn t quite do the Emerson family justice For those entrenched in the series, this book takes the reader back to 1910 before Ramses and Nefret are together and the third generation of Peabodys is born Which means that we aren t really covering any new terrain The plot is a pastiche of all the other plots Ramses is held hostage, Ramses is pining for Nefret, Emerson and Peabody are working with the government on a archeological spy missi [...]

    22. Re read Still not a bad fill in for the missing years Lovely listening to Barbara Rosenblat as usual Previous review, April 18, 2010 We re back to 1910 with the Emersons, and it s lovely This reads just like the earliest Amelia books, with familiarly weird conversations and kidnappings and Villains though not the MC and the angsts of youth and age and society The pre WWI scene is refreshing since the post war novels are necessarily a bit darker Amelia and the Professor are petitioned by a crazy [...]

    23. I feel incredibly disloyal giving this book only 2 stars I have LOVED the Amelia Peabody series and I ve read every single book Most of them are 4 star books, with everything I love and nothing I hate Some are 5 star books that are just perfect throughout the entire thing and a few The Snake the Crocodile and the Dog are just amazing and if there were 6 stars, they would get all of them So when I got my hands on this book and saw that it was a lost journal from back before Rameses and Nefret got [...]

    24. Much as I hate to give a book including one of my most favored characters a less than stellar rating this was definitely not the best of the series.Don t get me wrong, the story is engaging and for the most part the characters are as I ve come to know and love them but But, one who is usually not ineffectual is and one who is usually not likely to sit in the background does and one who is normally smart wasn tey all felt off their game.That being said, it was very fun to listen and smile while E [...]

    25. I ve often said that I love these characters so much I would listen to them read the phone book to each other Now I feel like I have Honestly, I found this book kind of boring My attention would often wander There are a lot of history lessons and as they are in Jerusalem this time they are biblical in nature Much like Emerson I prefer the Egyptian history found in the other books Still I can t dislike an Amelia Peabody book And this one certainly had its moments of charm It just didn t have as [...]

    26. I enoyed the authors very descriptive account of the group of people joining Amielia and her husband on their combined archaeological and government observation to Palestine I was expecting history and mystery from the book after reading the back cover The author brings the members of three major religions into the book, each with their own ideas and beliefs This was written well for all countries and ethic grouping that it had to deal with I would read in the series.I think a helpful item for [...]

    27. Thanks to Jamina s loan and my slowed progress getting through this series I am able to fit this book into the series the story timeline almost chronologically instead of reading those published before it first.This one was just the right length and a very enjoyable read A bit lighter than some of the other stories It was fun to see the Emersons in what is now Israel for a change Amelia and Emerson were particularly fun, and I really liked the Ramses sections It had some twists and turns I didn [...]

    28. Normally I love this series, but this was was a bit off for me It is written in hindsight, to fit in between a few old ones The thought of the Emerson family excavating in Jerusalem instead of Egypt was one of the most promising things about this book, but the archeology was practically non existent and the plot could have happened anywhere.

    29. Isn t is just like me to start a series with the LAST book currently published I enjoyed it and felt like it could stand alone for people who haven t read the series like me I will be looking up of these books.

    30. Another chance to hear from Peabody and her interesting family I forgot to read the note about time, so I didn t realize that it was meant to describe an earlier adventure for a few chapters I thought maybe the Emerson s had built a time machine.

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