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Children of the Storm de Elizabeth Peters
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Children of the Storm (edição: 2003)

de Elizabeth Peters

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The fifteenth adventure for Amelia, Emerson and the whole Peabody-Emerson clan! At last the Great War is over. Amelia, her distinguished Egyptologist husband Emerson and their extended family are preparing for another season of excavation in Egypt. To everyone's great joy their son Ramses and his wife Nefret have become parents. Amelia, enjoying her role of fond (yet firm) grandmother, hopes that for once, this will be a quiet year with Ramses no longer undertaking perilous missions for British intelligence and no old enemies on their trail. Amelia is sadly mistaken. Past dangers cast shadows across the seemingly peaceful present, and a new adversary - unlike any Amelia has ever encountered - will chart a course that puts her beloved family directly in the path of destruction.… (mais)
Membro:Phoenixis
Título:Children of the Storm
Autores:Elizabeth Peters
Informação:New York: William Morrow, c2003. xv, 400 p. ; 24 cm. 1st ed
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Children of the Storm de Elizabeth Peters

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Synopsis: 'The 1919 season opens with the Vandergelts and Emersons packing the God's Wives treasures found (in the previous book) for Cyrus Vandergelt by his adopted son Bertie. Just after the Service d'Antiquités representative comes to inspect their work, several items disappear together with the conservator Cyrus had hired on Sethos's recommendation. The conservator's skeleton is found later in the desert, without the objects. These events coincide with a visit from Emerson's brother Walter, his wife Evelyn, their daughter Lia and her husband David (the Emersons' adoptive son), plus their small children.
Meanwhile, the Emersons meet up with Justin Fitzroyce, a young person with a strange mental malady, and his companion, François, who quickly develops a dislike of the family after Ramses mistakes his attentions to the boy for physical abuse. Justin is travelling with his grandmother, the elderly, sometimes confused, Mrs Fitzroyce; also with them is her companion, who turns out to be Maryam, the teenage daughter of Sethos, fallen on hard times. Amelia tries to befriend Maryam and helps her to rebuild her relationship with her father when he arrives to visit. She also reassures Maryam that the Emersons were not responsible for the death of the girl's mother, Bertha.
Along the way, the Emerson family is dogged by a series of mysterious events ranging from strange pranks to near-fatal accidents. Most of these seem to be directed at the Arab servants, including Selim, who is badly injured when a motor-car imported by Emerson crashes as a result of the wheel-nuts having been removed. The exception is a mystery attacker who targets Maryam. In addition, Ramses is temporarily taken prisoner and drugged by a mysterious woman disguised as the goddess Hathor. The same woman later reappears at the temple ruins during the night but the Emersons fail to apprehend her.
As the head of the Service arrives to take possession of the treasure for transport to Cairo, Nefret is captured by the criminal gang intent on stealing the treasure, and held prisoner on the dahabeeyah belonging to the FitzRoyces, as is Emerson when he impetuously comes to rescue her. "Justin" is revealed as Maryam's elder half-sister and "Mrs FitzRoyce" as an old associate of Bertha's. Through Emerson's efforts, Nefret escapes through a window of the boat, to be picked up by passing fishermen; meanwhile Maryam, who is implicated in the plot, shows her true loyalties by rescuing Emerson.
The final chase scene has Amelia, Rameses, Sethos, Selim, Daoud, Cyrus, Walter, and Bertie racing down-river armed to the teeth to rescue Nefret and Emerson, and is unlike any other scene in the Amelia series.'
Review: It was refreshing to have Emerson rescued rather than the other way around. ( )
  DrLed | May 14, 2021 |
Review: Children of the Storm by Elizabeth Peters. 4 Stars 01/07/2018

The book was a slow start but it didn’t take long to know whose who and than the story captivated me. It’s been a long time since I have read a book by Elizabeth Peters. This is the 15th book of a The Amelia Peabody series that I only read a few books from but I still remember some of the characters. In this book Peters introduces all the Emerson’s family members and her creation of some of the characters was spot on. The story starts just after the Great War in the Emerson’s home in Egypt.

With plenty of mystery and suspense is narrated by Amelia’s own opinionated point of view. I don’t think the family really has anything to say about who narrates the story….Of course, Emerson always looks forward to his wife to run the family. They are a great couple and they bring some humor to the story. Amelia Peabody oversees all the projects and events that take place. Even with crime involved she knows how to handle the issues and situations and calls all shots.

The entire family is involved in archaeological projects in one way or another. Members of the family are: Amelia, Emerson, Walter, Evelyn, Ramses, Nefret, their twins, David, Lia, and their two children, plus all of Abdullah’s family are working on Emerson’s discovery of an ancient city while also helping a family friend Cyrus with his discovery of three princess tombs.

The action begins when Ramses is kidnapped and than he escapes. Cyrus has been robbed of some of his findings and the thief is dead in the desert. The family’s malicious cats behaving like cats, typical toddler behavior, Gargery’s attitude as valet, and Fatima continues pouring tea. Sethos arrives and meets his daughter; a boat is tampered with and sinks no casualties. Nefret is abducted and stowed away on a ship and Emerson follows her and is imprisoned. Than the main event proceeds down the Nile River but Amelia is in pursuit…
  Juan-banjo | Jan 9, 2018 |
This is late in the Amelia Peabody series, so the cast of characters has grown quite large and perhaps hard to navigate for those who haven't read other books. For my part, I enjoyed revisiting these charming and eccentric characters.

(I listened on cassette.)
  Connie-D | Jan 17, 2016 |
Children Of The Storm (Amelia Peabody #15), by Elizabeth Peters
★★★★ and a ♥ for the series as a whole

Synopsis: At last the Great War is over. Amelia, her distinguished Egyptologist husband Emerson and their extended family are preparing for another season of excavation in Egypt. To everyone's great joy their son Ramses and his wife Nefret have become parents. Amelia, enjoying her role of fond (yet firm) grandmother, hopes that for once, this will be a quiet year with Ramses no longer undertaking perilous missions for British intelligence and no old enemies on their trail.
Amelia is sadly mistaken. Past dangers cast shadows across the seemingly peaceful present, and a new adversary - unlike any Amelia has ever encountered - will chart a course that puts her beloved family directly in the path of destruction.
In A Sentence: Yet another decent novel from one of my favorite series, but I’m looking forward to the end.
My Thoughts: I confess that while I really love this series, I’ve reached the point where I’m getting tired of the books. The last 3 or 4 novels are really not Elizabeth Peter’s best works. The story, while a little different from the first few, is a bit more tedious than the previous ones. Either it’s because I’ve been reading the stories back-to-back, or it’s because the book isn’t as amazing as her earlier works.
Don’t get me wrong, I did enjoy this book. Like all the other stories, this mystery had elements of excitement, humor, and intrigue. There is a bit of a plot twist that I hadn’t anticipated when I first read this novel several years ago, and the action is fairly fast-paced, but after having read over a dozen books before this one, all with the action, humor, and mystery, I’m exhausted and I’m ready to move on. But I’m determined to finish the series, and there are only 3 books left, one of which I haven’t read yet. So moving on and moving forward! On to the next Amelia Peabody adventure!
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  Spirolim | Jan 13, 2016 |
This is first Amelia Peabody set after World War I; her family has now been enlarged by twins born to Ramsses and Nefret, and the whole family is returning to Egypt for excavation without, presumably, the wartime intrigues. But of course danger does ensue. Incidentally, though the title is presumably explained by the epigraph from an ancient Egyptian text, I cannot help suspecting that Peters, as a professed admirer of H. Rider Haggard, was influenced by his novel Child of Storm,, one of his Zulu series. ( )
  antiquary | Sep 14, 2015 |
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The fifteenth adventure for Amelia, Emerson and the whole Peabody-Emerson clan! At last the Great War is over. Amelia, her distinguished Egyptologist husband Emerson and their extended family are preparing for another season of excavation in Egypt. To everyone's great joy their son Ramses and his wife Nefret have become parents. Amelia, enjoying her role of fond (yet firm) grandmother, hopes that for once, this will be a quiet year with Ramses no longer undertaking perilous missions for British intelligence and no old enemies on their trail. Amelia is sadly mistaken. Past dangers cast shadows across the seemingly peaceful present, and a new adversary - unlike any Amelia has ever encountered - will chart a course that puts her beloved family directly in the path of destruction.

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