Children of the Storm (Amelia Peabody Series #15) (Amelia Peabody #15)
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...more
When I was a very young mother, and had all the time in the world for reading and writing, Ms. Peters' books stimulated my intellect and aroused my imagination. I had no college, and through Vicky Bliss and Amelia Peabody I was inspired to learn who John Donne and Howard Carter were, to read Shakespeare and listen to Handel, and to reach for independen...more
It was particularly fun reading this exac...more
The ending of this novel was one of the best in a long time. Good endings seems to be Elizabeth Peter's unique gift. She has a flair for dramatic surprises.
The family has practically exploded. Writing a story with so many main characters is an accomplishment....more
When the family, now including not only Ramses, Nefret and their two twins, but David and Lia and THEIR two children, plus Sethos, now part of the family too upon his conversion from a life of crime, arrives in Egypt for the new season, they hope - as always - for a season of simple archeological expeditions. Alas, it is not to be.
When Cyrus is the victim of theft of several precious artifacts from the huge...more
Having everyone back again - Walter, Evelyn, David, Lia, etc. - and all the new babies present was just wonderful. The whole cast really just made this book, from top to bottom.
The mystery was fantastic and unexpected. I love when the plots circle back around to pr...more
This particular Amelia adventure is more of the same. But the twi...more
"Deuced lucky," said Bertie, with a broad smile. The brave lad was so pleased with himself that he had actually ventured to interrupt Emerson. "My injury was only a scratch, nothing to speak of, and Nefret said Sethos would be back to normal in a few days. I wouldn't have missed it for the world."
"It did have its moments, didn't it?" I said, returning his smile. "I have always wanted to hear s...more
I got a laugh in the end when the personalities of the children became apparent.
In previous books Sethos seemed to come back to life more than once and after this book, I began to wonder if that might happen to the villain in this book. I wouldn't be too surprised if it surfa...more
The mystery of this book was intriguing and windy, wi...more
As usual Ms. Peter's delivers an action-packed novel drawing her reader into the early 20th century of Egypt. Whether it's running through the streets of Cairo or amongst the tombs of ancient ruins, Peter's storytelling never gets old and keeps her reader guessing along with the characters until the very end. Looking forward to her next novel in the series.
And their past is wreaking havoc on their present - all with a slew of children under foot.
For a while, the mystery is as confusing to me as it is to the family, however, as pieces do fall into place, it does make sense. And certainly continues to have some truly laugh out loud moments.
For the last several novels, their ending both allows for more to be writte...more
The story itself was good and the plot...more
Published April 2003
December of 1919 marks the end of the first year of peace after the Great War. Amelia is looking forward to a magical holiday season in her Luxor home with her handsome husband Emerson, their accomplished son Ramses and his doctor-wife Nefret, who are now parents. Joining them is Emerson's brother Walter and his wife Evelyn who arrive from England. Finally united after years of separation and international turmoil, they are planning to celebrate...more
These books are always fun to read. Love the characters, love the setting, and I have come to enjoy the ridiculous adventures. I look forward to the next book - I'll be sad when I run out of th...more
In this installment, Amelia and co. are on the trail of thieves who've stolen a few very valuable pieces of Ancient Egyptian jewelery from their good friend, Cyrus Vandergelt, as they try to work out a pattern to a number of ot...more
I feel like this series started out fun, but not particularily well-written, and Peters found her voice as a writer as the series developed. Then, the series peaked with He Shall Thunder in the Sky and has deteriorated since then. This was like the beginning of the series -- fun, but not particularily well-written. I love the Emersons, but this is not the Emersons at their best. There are four more books in the series, and I'll finish them, hoping Peters gets her magic back.