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The Serpent on the Crown by Elizabeth Peters
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Oct 22, 2011

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bookshelves: historical-mystery, historical-fiction

I prefer to read series books in publication order, but I have made an exception in this case and skipped over Guardian of the Horizon. That one is a prequel, set earlier in the lives of the Emersons. This series spans four decades, and I have enjoyed watching this family age and grow as the years pass (although the author cheated a little bit concerning Amelia and Emerson's ages) and I don't want to regress them now.

This book is set in 1922, and the Emersons return to the Valley of the Kings. The author is setting up for the discovery of King Tut's tomb in the next book, which is the finale of the series - chronologically, anyway.

There isn't anything new and spectacular in this entry, just the same lovable and amusing characters, the same interesting historical setting, the same goofy murder mystery and outrageous adventure. It's fun stuff.
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