He Shall Thunder in the Sky

He Shall Thunder in the Sky

An Amelia Peabody Mystery

Book - 2000
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"Passion among the pyramids. Forged antiquities. A country at war. A camel in the garden. A cameo by Lawrence of Arabia. Add in Peters's trademark intelligent plotting, engaging characters, and stylish writing and we can hardly ask for anything more."

-- Cincinnati Enquirer

One of the most beloved characters in mystery/suspense fiction, archeologist and Egyptologist Amelia Peabody bravely faces gravest peril in Cairo on the eve of World War One in New York Times bestselling Grandmaster Elizabeth Peters's magnificent Egyptian adventure, He Shall Thunder in the Sky. The San Francisco Examiner calls these heart-racing exploits of Amelia and her courageous family, the Emersons, "pure delight." But perhaps the New York Times Book Review states it best: "Between Amelia Peabody and Indiana Jones, it's Amelia--in wit and daring--by a landslide."

Publisher: New York : W. Morrow, c2000.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780380976591
0380976595
Characteristics: 400 p. : map ; 25 cm.

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DorisWaggoner
Nov 07, 2016

The multiple subplots hold together in this series entry better than in some. The humor is, as always, superb. I've recently read a bio of Lawrence of Arabia, and clearly Peters has done a lot of research on the period for this book, as many historical characters play bit parts in this story. Many loose ends of prior series entries get tied together. And the surprise ending make clear that there will be more books to come--but not precisely what we can expect from this writer who has her characters well under control. I docked her half a star for a slow start, but once the action begins, it's fast and furious.

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KatherineHere
Feb 21, 2016

I read them all, enjoyed them all. Elizabeth Peters was a bright star.

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savtadina
Jan 07, 2014

Amelia Peabody #12

I've enjoyed this series, for the Egyptian archeology as well as the parody of characters, but the few books before this book had begun to drag a bit.

This one tied a lot of things together. I was fascinated by the German/Turkish intrigue in Egypt and the naivete of some--but not all-- of the British; the archeology was less involved, but still there were interesting facets and the author's referring to changes in Egypt and archeology in the few years since the first book took pace. This book brought to a climax the issues dealing with "evil" characters but also left open much more for the future.

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