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Lord of the Silent

Lord of the Silent

Written by Elizabeth Peters

Narrated by Barbara Rosenblat


Lord of the Silent

Written by Elizabeth Peters

Narrated by Barbara Rosenblat

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4.5/5 (14 ratings)
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6 hours
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Released:
Jul 31, 2005
ISBN:
9780060853211
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Description

Undeterred by world war and enemy submarines, Amelia Peabody -- Grandmaster Elizabeth Peters's indomitable archaeologist-sleuth -- once again sets sail for Egypt, where ghosts of an ancient past and specters of a present-day evil hover silently over an inscrutable land.

With son Ramses, his wife, Nefret, and a few unwelcome additions in tow, the elder Peabody-Emersons embark on a dangerous sea voyage to Alexandria, ultimately ending up in Cairo for their annual excavations. But in this autumn of 1915 the exotic, alluring city is not what it used to be. Cairo has been transformed into an armed camp teeming with enemy agents, and shockingly bold tomb robbers are brazenly desecrating the ancient sites.

Amelia's foremost priority is to prevent the War Office from pressing Ramses into service again, on the same sort of job that almost cost him his life the previous year. But in these terrible days of global conflict and relentless skullduggery, no place in Egypt is safe. Even remote Luxor provides no guarantee of safety, especially after Amelia discovers a fresh corpse resting in an ancient tomb.

The grim discovery presages further trouble for the Emersons, as the sinister conundrum pulls them all into a bubbling morass of corruption, intrigue, and international espionage deeper and more fiendish than any they have hitherto encountered. Death follows death, with abduction and an assault on Amelia herself intensifying the chaos of a world at war.

Yet there is an even darker danger in store for the Emersons. Can it be that one of Amelia's oldest and most dangerous adversaries will intervene to alter the family's destiny? Tantalizing clues suggest that this may be so and point toward an archaeological discovery of unparalleled importance -- and the resurrection of a voice that has been silent for millennia.

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Publisher:
Released:
Jul 31, 2005
ISBN:
9780060853211
Format:
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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.


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  • (4/5)
    The Ramses/Nefret angst is not entertaining, but otherwise this book was as enjoyable as the others in the series.
  • (4/5)
    This follows He Shall Thunder in the Sky, so Ramesses and Nefret are finally enjoying (definitely enjoying) the pleasures of married life. The archvillan Sethos has been revealed as having a relatively speaking good side, Meanwhile Amelia Peabody and her husband carry on investigating another murder at an archaeological site as usual.
  • (4/5)
    Just when you think Ms. Peters characters are getting a little too familiar, she flings another interesting character and situation at you. The Master Criminal has been a shadowy presence throughout the series, but here he is in bright daylight and is just as amusing and interesting as the Emerson family has been. Plus there's lots of newlywed Ramses and Nefret to enjoy - oh and there's a mystery too (though that sometimes gets lost in the humor!)
  • (4/5)
    "an amelia Peabody Mystery"despite never having heard of Amelia peabody I enjoyed this book. Egyptiology and the very uppercrust. although she was supposed to despare at her peers she was so much one of them. Meeting people from the train, numerous servants - as trusted as they may be definitivly not friends or part of the family. but told in a way that is just so much part of life (ofcourse servents do not have lives of their own, they are here to serve the family)So much of this book referes back to previous episodes that their must be numberous of books but only having read this one I found it a little irritating, was I have to have read them the repitition would have been realy annoying.despite these it was a book that held my attention - if not my heart.
  • (4/5)
    Another really good story by Peters! She is also fantastic at character creation & development. Her characters always feel so real. They really bring life to the story. Looking forward to seeing what the Emersons get into next...
  • (4/5)
    The saga of the Egyptological Emerson family continues. Lord of the Silent begins with their return to Egypt as WWI threatens, yet again, to pull them into its midst.Even as they retreat to their beloved Luxor they are not immune to the effects of the war.When Amelia discovers a recently dead body in a tomb, which is then followed by the discovery of others, they are plunged right into the thick of things, as usual.Meanwhile, Amelia is busy trying to keep her son Ramses from being compelled to accept another dangerous undercover assignment and she is also working to discover if their arch nemesis is at work once again.Fun, fun, fun!
  • (5/5)
    I love how each book in this series is better than the preceding one. Its 1915 and the extended Emerson family is in London, but hoping to be able to make the hazardous trip to Egypt. Eventually some of the family arrive in Egypt and the usual mixture of murder, mayhem and archaeology ensues. The Master Criminal is back, or is he? As a result of the events from 'He Shall Thunder in the Sky' Ramses's life comes under threat, so he and Nefret move to Luxor, ostensibly to ensure that the tombs they've previously excavated haven't been robbed, while Amelia and Emerson remain in Cairo, and as a result there are two parallel and complimentary narratives as each couple gets entangled in a series of adventures and misadventures. All of this, plus the reappearance of some old friends and adversaries makes for a superb read.