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Guardian of the Horizon (Amelia Peabody) [Kindle Edition]

Elizabeth Peters
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In Guardian of the Horizon Amelia Peabody and her husband Emerson, along with their son Ramses and foster daughter Nefret, are summoned back to the Lost Oasis, a hidden stronghold in the western desert whose existence they discovered many years ago (in The Last Camel Died at Noon) and have kept secret from the entire world, including their fellow Egyptologists. According to Merasen, the brother of the ruling monarch, their old friend Prince Tarek is in grave danger and needs their help. However, it's not until they retrace their steps to the Oasis, with its strange mixture of Meroitic and Egyptian cultures, that they learn the real reason for their journey. There's no better company on an archaeological expedition than the Father of Curses and the Lady Doctor, their beautiful Anglo-Egyptian ward and Ramses, the Demon Brother who loves her. If you haven't met the indomitable Amelia yet, this intriguing tale is a great place to start. --Jane Adams, Amazon.com

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In Guardian of the Horizon Amelia Peabody and her husband Emerson, along with their son Ramses and foster daughter Nefret, are summoned back to the Lost Oasis, a hidden stronghold in the western desert whose existence they discovered many years ago (in The Last Camel Died at Noon) and have kept secret from the entire world, including their fellow Egyptologists. According to Merasen, the brother of the ruling monarch, their old friend Prince Tarek is in grave danger and needs their help. However, it's not until they retrace their steps to the Oasis, with its strange mixture of Meroitic and Egyptian cultures, that they learn the real reason for their journey. There's no better company on an archaeological expedition than the Father of Curses and the Lady Doctor, their beautiful Anglo-Egyptian ward and Ramses, the Demon Brother who loves her. If you haven't met the indomitable Amelia yet, this intriguing tale is a great place to start. --Jane Adams, Amazon.com

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • Dateigröße: 627 KB
  • Seitenzahl der Print-Ausgabe: 448 Seiten
  • ISBN-Quelle für Seitenzahl: 0061999385
  • Verlag: HarperCollins e-books; Auflage: Reissue (13. Oktober 2009)
  • Verkauf durch: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Sprache: Englisch
  • ASIN: B000FC1PKM
  • Text-to-Speech (Vorlesemodus): Aktiviert
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5.0 von 5 Sternen Die Rückkehr zur verlorenen Oase 25. Mai 2004
Format:Gebundene Ausgabe
Bislang gab es zwischen den Jahren 1907 bis 1911 eine zeitliche Lücke in den Abenteuern der Archäologenfamilie Emerson. Deshalb ist dieser Band der Amelia Peabody Reihe keine chronologische Fortsetzung der früheren Bände, sondern vielmehr im Jahre 1907/8 angesiedelt. Er knüpft zugleich an den 6. Band "The Last Camel died at noon" an. Zehn Jahre zuvor hatten Emerson, Amelia und Ramses eine verlorene Oase im Sudan aufgesucht, in der Reste der altägyptischen und meroitischen Kultur die Zeiten überdauert hatten. Sie halfen dort Prinz Tarek auf den Thron und brachten auch Nefret Forth mit, die dort geboren wurde. Im Sommer 1907 kommt nun Prinz Merasen aus der Oase nach England und bittet die Emersons erneut Tarek zu helfen, der an einer merkwürdingen Krankheit leiden soll. Nach gründlicher Überlegung beschließen die Emersons - natürlich ein Vorwand - die Grabungssaison im Sudan zu verbringen. Selim und Daoud begleiten sie zur Oase. Die Reise ist nicht ohne Schwierigkeiten, zumal Abenteurer, Sklavenhändler, "verflixte Ägyptologen" und andere zwielichtige Gestalten sich den Emersons an die Fersen heften. Dort angekommen geraten die Emersons und ihre Freunde in die Thronwirren zwischen einem Usurpator und dem rechtmäßigem Herrscher. In all den Verwicklungen verschwindet auch noch Nefret...
Das Buch ist sehr spannend und zugleich witzig und steht nicht hinter den anderen Geschichten zurück. Insgesamt ein Schlüsselroman, zumal Ramses sich nicht sicher wegen seiner Gefühle für Nefret ist und eine andere Frau in Erscheinung tritt, die seine Aufmerksamkeit erregt. Es bleibt zu hoffen, daß noch weitere Geschichte aus den unbekannten Jahren folgen.
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3.0 von 5 Sternen The Last Camel Died at Noon Is Reprised 10. März 2007
Von Donald Mitchell TOP 500 REZENSENT
Format:Taschenbuch
Guardian of the Horizon is a jolt back into the past for fans of Amelia Peabody and her family. The action takes place in 1907-1908 and precedes the timing of the more recent books in the series. Ramses is 20 and Nefret is 23 in this book.

If you have not yet read the outstanding book, The Last Camel Died at Noon, I strongly urge you to read that book before this one. Otherwise, that wonderful book will be spoiled for you.

A mysterious visitor brings a message from Tarek, ruler of the Lost Oasis, saying that Tarek and his son are dying of a disease that cannot be treated. The Emersons are urged to come immediately to see what they can do. But soon, something seems fishy when the messenger acts like he's out to have a good time more than to get back to the Lost Oasis. Despite their misgivings, the Emersons race back to the Middle East and do their best to throw off those who want to follow them.

I was eager to read this book (having read all of the others in the series to date). I was even more eager when I realized that the book involved revisiting the Lost Oasis that was featured in The Last Camel Died at Noon.

Perhaps my high expectations are the problem . . . but I found this book to be far from the usual Peters standard for this series. The archeology angle, for example, is essentially missing. The fiendish opponents aren't so much fiendish as they are incompetently venal. The "mystery" aspect of the book is very transparent. With a few exceptions, the action scenes are of limited interest.

But the biggest disappointment to me was that the lead characters were portrayed in about as uninteresting ways as could be possible. They just didn't seem to be themselves.
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4.0 von 5 Sternen "Conquer by confusion, I always say" 31. Mai 2004
Von Marc Ruby™ - Veröffentlicht auf Amazon.com
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There comes a time in every series that covers a large number of years when it isn't possible to go further without the main characters discovering the secret of eternal life. Elizabeth Peters' Emersons - Egyptologists, amateur sleuths, and eccentrics par excellence - have reached a point where the era they chronicle is gradually coming to a close. Trust Peter's to find a solution, though, a new cache of papers that document the 'missing years' of the family's madcap career across the tombs and monuments of Egypt.
Set just previous to the blossoming of Ramses' relationship with Nefret, 'Guardian of the Horizon' documents the return to the 'Lost Oasis,' a last hidden survival of ancient Egypt - the Meroitic civilization that the Emerson's first discovered in the Sudan ('The Last Camel Died at Noon'). Readers will recall that the Holy City was where the Emerson's found Nefret, whom they late adopted. Now, ten years later, Merasen, a young noble, appears in England with a message from Tarek, king of the Lost Oasis, and a close friend of the family. There is illness in the Sudan and it threatens the survival of this hidden civilization. Amelia, Emerson, Ramses, and Nefret quickly set out.
For Amelia and Emerson, setting out on a secret journey means that only half of Egypt knows that something is up. As soon as word gets out that they intend to return to the Sudan to 'excavate,' a whole host of shady characters a drawn by the legends of hidden treasure that are rumored to be at the Lost Oasis. Of course, that means trouble, and the journey to the Sudan is marred by violence, intrusion, and countless twists and turns as the Emerson's carry out one elusive maneuver after another.
When they finally arrive at their destination they discover that nothing is as they expected. Instead of a sick king, they find themselves embroiled in a series of adventures that mix politics, religion, and, of course, just a bit of treasure. While a bit slow in developing, the book builds to a classic Peters' finish, with the Emerson's concocting on scheme after another as they try to extricate themselves unharmed and save the kingdom at the same time.
Elizabeth Peters does a fine job of returning the reader to the Emerson's past without recreating what was originally one of the family's most irritating periods. Instead, the writer allows Amelia and company just enough additional maturity to keep the story interesting without the extreme vaudeville that marked her work at that time. While any reader knows that a certain amount of the experience of reading one of the Emerson stories is rolling one's eyes at some of the more hysterical displays, that has been kept to a low roar. I enjoyed the book, and think that any other fan will do so as well.
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3.0 von 5 Sternen Far from her best effort. 11. Mai 2004
Von Valerie in FL - Veröffentlicht auf Amazon.com
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I was looking forward to this book, as I do with all of EP's works. I was so disappointed with this book, I had to read it again just to make sure I hadn't imagined it. It felt as if she had written most of this book some time ago, got stuck, and decided later to slap an ending onto it and release it for publication. As another reader noted, there was no reference to the events in this book in any of the other books that followed this one chronologically. I thought that odd, since surely Amelia would have told Emerson at some point later that Sethos was the 'friend'.
The idea to return to the Lost Oasis was a good one, but the execution left something to be desired. Unlike other readers, I was not shocked nor disppointed with Ramses' involvement with Daria (he is human, after all) but I thought her character was not developed enough for me to care about her one way or the other. A little more information on her history would have helped there. I also thought Nefret acted out of character; she is more strong-willed than this book would indicate.
Go ahead and buy this book if you have the rest of the Amelia Peabody series. If you pick and choose only the best of Elizabeth Peters, you can safely skip this one, as it adds nothing to the overall series.
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3.0 von 5 Sternen A little disappointing 4. April 2004
Von Kristiana W - Veröffentlicht auf Amazon.com
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Don't get me wrong, this book was as riotously funny and exciting as readers have come to expect from this series. But it felt to me like Peters was still trying to find her characters between the periods of their lives that she's chronicled before. The result was shaky, I often found myself hunting in the (chronologically) later and earlier books to get a feel for whether a character would have said that or acted that way, at this point in his or her development. Partly because the events of this book were never mentioned in chronologically later books, as Amelia so frequently does, it came across as sort of marooned in time and place. Yes, the book hadn't been written yet, but it didn't feel to me like part of the subtext of the series. I would hate to think the series were running out of steam, but I have to wonder, with so many tidy happy endings made and enemies killed off or reformed, what's left? If Peters plans to continue these forays into the past, I'll look forward to the next books-- but with some reservations.
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4.0 von 5 Sternen The Emersons visit old friends 22. August 2005
Von Jeanne Tassotto - Veröffentlicht auf Amazon.com
Format:Taschenbuch
GUARDIAN OF THE HORIZON takes place during the 'missing years' that period between the events of THE APE THAT GUARDS THE BALANCE and THE FALCON AT THE PORTAL. The family is lured back to the secret oasis, Nefret's childhood home. When they arrive they discover that the intervening years have not been good. Naturally there are plenty of hidden agendas, false identities, harrowing escapes and dramatic rescues awaiting them there. While sorting out the messsy internal politics of the Oasis Ramses manages to get his heart broken and Amelia once again deals with her elusive but persistent 'Master Criminal'.

This novel bridges the earlier and later novels of the series. In the early novels Amelia and Emerson where the 'whole show', they were involved in the all the action and were the romantic leads as well. Ramses and later Nefret and David made only sporatic appearances. In the later novels the younger generation comes more to the fore on both the action and romance fronts. In THE GUARDIAN OF THE HORIZON David is absent for most of the time but his romance is definitely focused on in the early chapters. Ramses begins to take on a more active role in all areas.

This is, as is the rest of the series, a thoroughly enjoyable read. The writing is clever, the style charming, the action is exciting, the plot has plenty of twists and surprises even though the ultimate triumph of the Emersons is never in doubt. There are flaws, however, Ramses romance does seem to break the flow of the story and Nefret's passivity does not seem to be in character. Despite these problems this is a definite must read for fans of the series. For those unfamiliar with this series though, this is NOT the place to start, go back to the beginning and enjoy.
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5.0 von 5 Sternen bitter sweet 29. Juni 2005
Von Jessie loves to read - Veröffentlicht auf Amazon.com
Format:Taschenbuch
It is bitter sweet to go back in time with the Emersons. I never want their adventures to end. Slow start to this book, but, I enjoyed the book after a bit. It was so odd reading about Ramses lusting after someone other than Nefret, and slightly off putting when he sleeps with her! I understand where Ms. Peters was going...it didn't make sense that Ramses and Nefret spent all those years alone...that Ramses waited so long for Nefret, and never encountered anyone else that made his heart (or some other organ) turn over. Now, we see that this wasn't the case. There is a reason Nefret deneyed others, and Ramses did lust after others. Some say that they can't see Ramses loving anyone but Nefret. True. I think though Ramses thought he loved Daria, he was only 20 and didn't really realize himself, that it was just lust. So, in the end the book was good, moving and emotional. Funny as always. I always want to finish the book to see where it goes, but hate being done. I miss being admist the Emersons!

Do read it!
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