Guardian of the horizon: Amelia Peabody Series, Book 16
A hitherto lost journal of the indomitable Amelia Peabody has been miraculously recovered: a chronicle from one of the "missing years" -- 1907-1908 -- shedding new light on an already exceptional career, a remarkable family . . . 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, prince of the mysterious Lost Oasis, the charismatic herald 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.
Driven by loyalty -- and a fear that the evil forces opposing Tarek's rule will now exploit the royal heir's grave illness -- the family sets off in secret for the land time forgot -- a mountain fortress from which they narrowly escaped ten years before. Braving the treacherous desert climate on a trek fraught with danger at every turning, guided only by a crumbling map, the Emersons are unaware that deception is 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 have ensnared Nefret once again, as she is helpless to save those she loves most from the prison of the Lost Oasis.
Guardian of the Horizon is rich with suspense, surprises, unforgettable characters, and the intoxicating atmosphere that has earned its author 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.
British -- Egypt -- Fiction
Detective and mystery stories, American
Egypt -- Fiction
Egyptologists -- Fiction
Excavations (Archaeology) -- Fiction
Historical fiction, American
Peabody, Amelia (Fictitious character)
Peabody, Amelia (Fictitious character) -- Fiction
Women archaeologists -- Fiction
Level 6, 22 Points
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Readers have long wondered what befell the Emerson clan during the years before the Great War. Now, at last, the silence is broken and the truth revealed of a perilous journey to a secret and mysterious place hidden deep in the heart of the unforgiving desert. An adventure prompted by loyalty to an endangered friend -- and spurred on by lies and treachery -- it leads Amelia Peabody and her intrepid family into a nest of vipers lying in wait at a remote mountain fortress. And when a dark past and a shocking mystery are ultimately discovered, a loved one may be lost forever.
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|record_details||ils:CARL0000216604|Book|Books|1st ed.|English|William Morrow,|c2004.|xii, 399 p. ; 24 cm., overdrive:20f65328-5c7e-4155-8ad6-e07edf8ffd8f|eBook|eBook||English|HarperCollins|2009|, overdrive:a6463fe3-5bb8-409c-8bca-716f3c8c652d|eAudiobook|Audio Books||English|HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books|2004|, overdrive:fb31e945-cf30-4a73-acf6-27de81932715|eAudiobook|Audio Books||English|HarperCollins|||
|series||Amelia Peabody mysteries|
|series_with_volume||Amelia Peabody mysteries|11|
|subject_facet||British -- Egypt -- Fiction, Detective and mystery stories, American, Egypt -- Fiction, Egyptologists -- Fiction, Excavations (Archaeology) -- Fiction, Historical fiction, American, Peabody, Amelia (Fictitious character) -- Fiction, Women archaeologists -- Fiction|
|title_display||Guardian of the horizon|
|title_full||Guardian of the Horizon Amelia Peabody Series, Book 16, Guardian of the horizon / Elizabeth Peters|
|title_short||Guardian of the horizon|
|title_sub||Amelia Peabody Series, Book 16|
|topic_facet||British, Detective and mystery stories, American, Egyptologists, Excavations (Archaeology), Fiction, Historical Fiction, Historical fiction, American, Mystery, Peabody, Amelia (Fictitious character), Women archaeologists|