The Great War has ended at last. Archaeologist Amelia Peabody and her husband, Emerson, the distinguished Egyptologist, no longer fear for the life of their daring son, Ramses, now free from his dangerous wartime obligations to British Intelligence. Delightful new additions to the growing Emerson family and new wonders waiting to be discovered beneath the shifting Egyptian sands mark a time of new beginnings in Luxor.
However, the theft of valuable antiquities from the home of a friend, including a magnificent gold bracelet adorned with the image of the goddess Hathor, causes great concern. Ramses's encounter with a woman costumed in the veil and gold crown of Hathor herself only deepens the mystery.
With those in her circle suddenly plagued by a series of "accidents", Amelia attempts to connect these troubling threads into a pattern. But her investigation is setting her on a collision course with an adversary more formidable than any she has ever encountered.
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This is an abridged version, so fans will be very disappointed. It is choppy and hard to follow in comparison to Peters' usual fabulous witty prose. We want the full version!
Children of the Storm
Don't waste your money on any abridged versions of the wonderful Peters' books. They cut all that is distinctly Peters: the humor, characters & even plot development passes over pages and pages in favor of a poorly designed one sentence. Bertie and Walter are almost non-existent and their roles in the rescue are completely left out. I got impatient waiting for the unabridged versions and purchased the three abridged audio books. Terrible recordings, terrible mistake.
ABRIDGED EDITION - Don't Waste Your Money
Disappointing, yet again. To top off all of the removals of detail and character development, the last 8 pages have been completely left out. Go buy the real book; it will be much more satisfying.