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Guardian of the Horizon (Amelia Peabody Mysteries) (edición 2005)

por Elizabeth Peters

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A lost journal of Amelia Peabody has been miraculously recovered: a chronicle from one of the "missing years" -- 1907-1908 -- shedding light on an already exceptional career...and an unexpected terror. Ousted from their most recent archaeological dig and banned forever from the Valley of the Kings, the Emersons are spending a quiet summer at home in Kent, England, when a mysterious messenger arrives. Claiming to be the teenage brother of their dear friend Tarek, he brings troubling news of a strange malady that has struck down Tarek's heir and conveys his brother's urgent need for help only the Emersons can provide. The family sets off in secret for the mountain fortress from which they narrowly escaped ten years before. The Emersons are unaware that deception and treachery are leading them onward into a nest of vipers -- where a dreadful fate may await. For young Ramses, forced to keep his growing love for the beautiful Nefret secret, temptation along the way may prove his ultimate undoing. And a dark past and grim obligation has ensnared Nefret once again, as she is helpless to save those she loves most from the prison of the Lost Oasis. Rich with suspense, surprises, unforgettable characters, and the intoxicating atmosphere that has earned her the coveted title of Grand Master two times over, the remarkable Elizabeth Peters proves once again that, in the world of historical adventure fiction, she is truly without peer.… (más)
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Título:Guardian of the Horizon (Amelia Peabody Mysteries)
Autores:Elizabeth Peters
Info:Avon (2005), Edition: First Thus, Mass Market Paperback, 448 pages
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I struggled to get through this one and often tuned out of the audiobook, finding that when I focused again I really hadn't missed anything and could still follow what was going on. It was strange and frustrating to go back in the series timeline and deal with a pre-Ramses/Nefret relationship, knowing everyone survives (granted the main characters always do, but it still removed that element of suspense), and pre-Sethos revelations. The entire book seemed like filler to a series that didn't need it. Narrator Barbara Rosenblat, as always, brought Amelia and the cast to life and injected a familiar depth and humor to the characters that makes me keep coming back to this series. She got me through this book, but overall the plot and character actions did not hold up to standard Elizabeth Peters. ( )
  hissingpotatoes | Dec 28, 2021 |
If I could give it less, I would. Technically, after it hit a certain point I began to skim. Is she really that desperate that she is scraping out the dregs of the plotline barrel to come up with this? Also, it crossed a moral barrier that I just couldn't approve of... Really! The reason these books were so good was because they were clever, funny, originally voiced AND clean. ( )
  OutOfTheBestBooks | Sep 24, 2021 |
Synopsis: 'The story begins in summer, 1907, ten years after the Emersons' expedition into the Nubian desert in The Last Camel Died at Noon, when the Emersons were lured to a Lost Oasis where the remains of a Meroitic - Ancient Egyptian civilization that had avoided the outside world for centuries still survived. It was during that journey that the Emersons brought back Nefret Forth to live with them in England. A messenger from the Lost Oasis now appears at their home in Kent, pleading for help for their friend, King Tarek, and they have no choice but to go to his aid, though they mistrust the young man who claims to be Tarek's younger half-brother.
This time it is Ramses who experiences the feeling of foreboding that normally assails Amelia, as they head off to the Sudan and into the desert to help their friend. Unlike their first trip, they bring a far larger force, in full awareness that the Lost Oasis will no longer be a secret no matter what the outcome of this expedition. It soon becomes apparent that the Emersons are not the only ones interested in the Lost Oasis. They run into too many people who are interested in their travel plans, and ultimately bring some unexpected guests with them. These include a British adventurer who has in his company a mysterious young woman. The girl unsuccessfully attempts to seduce Ramses, but he remains strangely attracted to her, although he is really in love with Nefret.
Upon their arrival, the family finds things have indeed become desperate for King Tarek, who has been deposed by the father of the duplicitous messenger who brought them to the oasis. The usurper's plan is to obtain the endorsement of the Emerson family in order to neutralise any popular resistance this regime. Nefret, who up until now has seemed to miss her old life, is taken from the group and made to resume her position as high priestess. When Amelia catches an intruder in their quarters, she is relieved to find that it is her old enemy and admirer Sethos, and he promises to help rescue Nefret.
Amelia is up to her usual plotting and lists, Emerson is as bombastic as ever, Ramses plays the part of the action hero, and the assistance of Selim and Daoud becomes essential to the Father of Curses and the Sitt Hakim.'
Review: Chronologically, this book covers the time period immediately after The Ape Who Guards the Balance. This isn't as interesting as the first book that dealt with the Oasis. ( )
  DrLed | May 14, 2021 |
I decided to read these in internal chronological order (rather than publishing order) so this is coming straight after [b:The Ape Who Guards the Balance|64255|The Ape Who Guards the Balance (Amelia Peabody, #10)|Elizabeth Peters|https://images.gr-assets.com/books/1297727767s/64255.jpg|62382].

Not my favourite of the series - [b:The Last Camel Died at Noon|66528|The Last Camel Died at Noon (Amelia Peabody, #6)|Elizabeth Peters|https://images.gr-assets.com/books/1297727723s/66528.jpg|2501349] redux, with less mystery. I like action-hero Ramses, and I like that he has moments of self-doubt. Nefret was... odd, in this one. Not sure what to make of her trance and revelations at the end. Amelia and Emerson are as loveable as ever, although I did notice that their sex life seems to have dropped off a bit in this book (I mean... it was mentioned a lot before). ( )
  a-shelf-apart | Nov 19, 2019 |
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Peters has set GUARDIAN OF THE HORIZON in 1907, predating her previous historical novel by more than a decade... , the device revitalizes Amelia, allowing the daring explorer and her manly husband, Radcliffe Emerson (honored in Egypt as ''the Father of Curses''), to go tearing across the Sudan desert on a mission fraught with danger.
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A lost journal of Amelia Peabody has been miraculously recovered: a chronicle from one of the "missing years" -- 1907-1908 -- shedding light on an already exceptional career...and an unexpected terror. Ousted from their most recent archaeological dig and banned forever from the Valley of the Kings, the Emersons are spending a quiet summer at home in Kent, England, when a mysterious messenger arrives. Claiming to be the teenage brother of their dear friend Tarek, he brings troubling news of a strange malady that has struck down Tarek's heir and conveys his brother's urgent need for help only the Emersons can provide. The family sets off in secret for the mountain fortress from which they narrowly escaped ten years before. The Emersons are unaware that deception and treachery are leading them onward into a nest of vipers -- where a dreadful fate may await. For young Ramses, forced to keep his growing love for the beautiful Nefret secret, temptation along the way may prove his ultimate undoing. And a dark past and grim obligation has ensnared Nefret once again, as she is helpless to save those she loves most from the prison of the Lost Oasis. Rich with suspense, surprises, unforgettable characters, and the intoxicating atmosphere that has earned her the coveted title of Grand Master two times over, the remarkable Elizabeth Peters proves once again that, in the world of historical adventure fiction, she is truly without peer.

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