- Taschenbuch: 656 Seiten
- Verlag: Harper (23. Februar 2010)
- Sprache: Englisch
- ISBN-10: 006195165X
- ISBN-13: 978-0061951657
- Größe und/oder Gewicht: 10,6 x 3,8 x 19 cm
- Durchschnittliche Kundenbewertung: 81 Kundenrezensionen
- Amazon Bestseller-Rang: Nr. 292.195 in Fremdsprachige Bücher (Siehe Top 100 in Fremdsprachige Bücher)
He Shall Thunder in the Sky: An Amelia Peabody Novel of Suspense (Amelia Peabody Series, Band 12) (Englisch) Taschenbuch – 23. Februar 2010
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He Shall Thunder in the Sky completes an internal quartet (which also includes Seeing a Large Cat, The Ape Who Guards the Balance, and The Falcon at the Portal) within Elizabeth Peters's legendary series starring Amelia Peabody, the intrepid Edwardian Egyptologist, her husband, Emerson, and her extended family. The quartet comprises not only Amelia's diary of those years but also parts of a mysterious "Manuscript H," an omniscient viewpoint that allows a glimpse into the minds of Amelia's son--the dashing and brilliant Ramses--and her ward, Nefret Forth, as they mature into adults with their own secrets and agendas. The Falcon at the Portal left readers hanging impatiently in the enormous rift that book's events gouged between Ramses and Nefret, both madly in love but unrelentingly proud.
The winter of 1914-15 finds the Peabody-Emerson family back in Cairo--now under British martial law, with the Suez Canal under constant threat of attack from the Ottoman Empire. The city's young Englishmen are rushing to enlist, except for Ramses, who is widely scorned for his pacifism. Yet Amelia and Emerson soon find out that Ramses is (literally) playing a mysterious and potentially explosive part in the conflict between Egyptian nationalists and the British authorities, for reasons both political and familial. Nefret, for her part, is still running a health clinic for the city's fallen women and trying to avoid the attentions of Percy, Amelia's odious nephew. In the meantime, the Emersons' excavations at Giza reveal an unexpected treasure so remarkable that the uneasy Amelia immediately senses the fine hand of Sethos, the Master Criminal (who through many previous books has alternately plagued her and protested his boundless affection for her), at work. The climax and denouement are entirely worth the price of admission--tying up a decade's worth of loose strings and explaining some nagging points so subtle that less observant readers might easily have missed them. It's Peters's great gift that in the grand scheme of things, no clues are wasted. Her plotting is wonderfully complex and intriguing, and it fits seamlessly into the detailed historical background she builds so carefully. It may have taken years for her to complete this four-part dance (she promises more Amelia Peabody mysteries in the future), but she's charmed us right out of our dancing slippers along the way. --Barrie Trinkle --Ce texte fait référence à une édition épuisée ou non disponible de ce titre.
I can't wait for the next Peabody story... I really do think Elizabeth Peters' books are great entertainment. (Angela Rippon)
A writer so popular that the public library has to keep her books under lock and key. (Washington Post Book World)
Think Miss Marple with early feminist gloss crossed with Indiana Jones... accomplished entertainment. (Guardian) --Ce texte fait référence à l'édition Taschenbuch.
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As Ramses has grown, so has his friend David (who look enough alike to be brothers) and his "sister" Nefret. Their relationship with each other, and with the Emerson Srs, gets better with each passing book. Even my mom (another longtime fan) commented that one of the best things in Thunder is the characters- Peters has stayed true to her characters, and we see how even in Falcon, she was always true to Nefret.
In Thunder, loose ends are tied up with the characters we have grown to know and love (or hate)- Abdullah, Selim, Sethos, Percy, Wardani, Asslimi, and more. The continuity and foreshadowing - Amelia's famous premonitions- is fantastic from Crocodile on the Sandbank to Thunder in the Sky.
My only hope- in the next book, can we have less international intrigue and more good old-fashioned tomb robber villians? Peters has made characters so strong that they don't need spygames to be riveting- a few of Amelia & Emerson's discussions will do the trick! I have given my copy of the book to my sister to read (my mom has already finished it) so that I won't be tempted to let it interfere with my finals next week, but as you can see I'm such a Peabody Addict that I am here writing my review. As Amelia would say, "Brava!" Ms Peters, you moved me to tears first with Abdullah's death in Ape that Guard the Balance, but Thunder made me cry, laugh out loud, and cheer several times throughout the book. Thank you, once again.
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