Children of the Storm (Amelia Peabody Series #15)

Children of the Storm (Amelia Peabody Series #15)

by Elizabeth Peters

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Overview

The Great War has ended at last. No longer must archaeologist Amelia Peabody and her husband, Emerson, the distinguished Egyptologist, fear for the life of their daring son, Ramses, now free from his dangerous wartime obligations to British Intelligence. But in the aftermath of conflict, evil still casts a cold shadow over violence-scarred Egypt. The theft of valuable antiquities from the home of a friend causes great concern in the Emerson household. Ramses’s strange encounter with a woman costumed in the veil and gold crown of the goddess Hathor only deepens the mystery. And the brutal death of the suspected thief washes the unsettling affair in blood—setting Amelia on a terrifying collision course with an adversary more fiendish and formidable than any she has ever encountered.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780066214764
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 04/01/2003
Series: Amelia Peabody Series , #15
Pages: 416
Product dimensions: 6.12(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.29(d)
Age Range: 14 - 18 Years

About the Author

Elizabeth Peters earned her Ph.D. in Egyptology from the University of Chicago’s famed Oriental Institute. During her fifty-year career, she wrote more than seventy novels and three nonfiction books on Egypt. She received numerous writing awards and, in 2012, was given the first Amelia Peabody Award, created in her honor. She died in 2013, leaving a partially completed manuscript of The Painted Queen.

Hometown:

A farm in rural Maryland

Date of Birth:

September 29, 1927

Place of Birth:

Canton, Illinois

Education:

M.A., Ph.D. in Egyptology, Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago, 1952

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Children of the Storm (Amelia Peabody Series) 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 40 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I reread the entire series while eagerly awaiting 'Children of the Storm'. It was like visiting with dearly loved friends. 'Children' adds another generation to the wonderful Emerson-Peabody clan, and finally makes Sethos a real and important addition to the family. Ms. Peters' attention to historical detail is, as usual, magnificent. Her characters are wonderfully human, as well as being heroic, intelligent, eccentric... I can't recommend this series of books highly enough. When is the next one being published? Ms. Peters, your public (and of course, Amelia's) awaits.
Guest More than 1 year ago
A full cast of characters and an elaborate mystery make this one of the best Amelia Peabody mysteries to date. The whole Emerson family is in Luxor for this one, along with several of the characters who enlivened previous books in the series. As usual, the mystery is well-developed, and the book is suspenseful up to its gratifying ending. For those new to this series, I recommend reading some of the earlier books first just to add to the enjoyment of this one.
bookwoman247 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
The Amelia Peabody series still hasn't grown stale for me. The characters are so delghtful, their adventures are so exhilarating, and so many wonderful new characters are added, that it is still fresh and more fun than the three-ring circus that their lives often resemble.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 other seemingly unrelated events.
reeread on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
For once, it wasn't Amelia who was in dire danger waiting to be rescued. She has the less familiar experience of being powerless to change anything and simply has to wait before all is revealed and resolved. This episode in her life has her surrounded by many family members, a contrast to those set in the war years when travel was limited.
nolak on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
The book opens with the introduction of Ramses and Nefret's twins, a boy and a girl. The next generation of the Emerson family and that of Abdullah rises to the fore as they all converge on the new family home in the Luxor area. Sethos is disturbed by his daughter's hatred, so Amelia acts as an intermediary to bring them back together. A theft and a murder and strange appearances of someone dressed as the goddess Hathor and kidnapping all combine to cause the family to wonder who is left of their enemies to cause them trouble. It turns up to be someone bent on revenge, but of whose existence they were entirely unaware. The intense ending of the story and the positive outcome make it worth reading. It is fun to see Amelia and Emerson as grandparents as well.
michcard on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
needed something while at the folks' place. I like her style and the characters, but why is the solution based on a fact not in the storyline?
mccin68 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I have fallen in love with these stories as much for the witty, action oriented stories as the narrator Barbara Rosenblat. I have read a few of the stories and found them slightly less enjoyable that hearing the dynamic readings they are such a treat!
bugs5 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
good book, likeable characters, but not a pg. turner
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this series and look forward to the next with baited breath
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
At last! The next generation. As always a terrific mystery and hilarious happenings as can only occur to the Peabody - Emerson's!
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BGWW More than 1 year ago
The Amelia Peabody series is so entertaining I am able to re-read them, and enjoy doing so.
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If your like me and love to read the Amelia Peabody Series you can't leave this one out. This suspenseful book will have you reading all hours of the day. Absolutely wonderful as always.