The Serpent on the Crown
New York Times bestselling master of suspense, Elizabeth Peters, brings an exotic world of adventure, intrigue, and danger to vivid life, in a tale as powerful as ancient Egypt.
The Emersons have returned to the Valley of the Kings in 1922 and Amelia Peabody and her family look forward to delving once more into the age-old mysteries buried in Egypt's ever-shifting sands. B...more
In terms of the way the book is written I can understand pragmatic reasons for the author wishing to switch betwee ...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
I love the humor, the mysteries, the recurring cast of characters, the exotic locale of Egypt, the archeological information (Peters had a PhD in Egyptology), and especially the main character of Amelia Peabody Emerson a ...more
The culprit is obvious from page 1 but no matter - I read these books because they're wonderfully domestic and this was no exception. I loved following Amelia and Emerson on their adventures (the ending is quite romantic), Nefret and Ramses (so interesting to see how Amelia sees their relationship as very similar t ...more
This is not really my type of book, so I suspect the hardcover made it into possession by way of my mom. This is definitely a Mom Book; there's danger, violence and romance without being shockingly graphic. One c ...more
If you like this series, then you'll love this one. Same scenario, same people (Peabody, Emerson, Ramses, Nefret and Cyrus) but different mystery and different tomb in the Valley of the Kings. Of course, you know someone is going to be in mortal danger - no difference here. As predictable as it is, it's enjoyable anyway. I love the edition of Ramses and Nefret's four year old twins. They're a hoot!
Second read August 22, 2014
Now I'm following the series in order and it's ...more
I love it that Sethos is part of The Family in these later books, its so delightful.
And the Children! Omg they're too much!
(view spoiler)[In the end when Emerson confessed to Amelia that he prayed--or threatened, LOL--to whatever deity might be interested that he would give up every tomb in Egypt for Amelia's life....AHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!! They are the most epic couple in literary history. Hands down. (hide spoiler)] ...more
This book is set in 1922, and the Emersons return to the Valley of the Kings. T ...more
To boot, the woman who read the story Barbara Rosenblat, did a wonderful job.
After all, the Emersons are on the case, and the Father of Curses does a great exorcism- even if it takes a while to take effect.
It starts with a widow and an artifact. The widow claims her husband had the life sucked out of him by a curse attached to a small and very valuable artifact. She insists the curse will kill her and begs Emerson to take it. She refuses to leave with it. Emerson takes it, but only for safekeeping.
Then 2 younger people arrive. The ...more
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