Tomb of the Golden Bird (Amelia Peabody, #18)
Banned forever from the eastern end of the Valley of the Kings, eminent Egyptologist Radcliffe Emerson's desperate attempt to regain digging rights backfires—and his dream of unearthing the tomb of the little-known king Tutankhamon is dashed. Now Emerson, his archaeologist wife, Amelia Peabody,... show more
Banned forever from the eastern end of the Valley of the Kings, eminent Egyptologist Radcliffe Emerson's desperate attempt to regain digging rights backfires—and his dream of unearthing the tomb of the little-known king Tutankhamon is dashed. Now Emerson, his archaeologist wife, Amelia Peabody, and their family must watch from the sidelines as Lord Carnarvon and Howard Carter "discover" the greatest Egyptian treasure of all time.But the Emersons' own less impressive excavations are interrupted when father and son Ramses are lured into a trap by a strange group of villains ominously demanding answers to a question neither man comprehends. And it will fall to the ever-intrepid Amelia to protect her endangered family—and perhaps her nemesis as well—from a devastating truth hidden uncomfortably close to home . . . and from a nefarious plot that threatens the peace of the entire region.
Format: mass market paperback
Publish date: March 27th 2007
Pages no: 576
Edition language: English
As always excellent narration by Barbara Rosenblatt. Once again, the mystery is thin (if you can even call it a mystery since everything just kind of fizzles out). But by book 18 time spent with the Emersons is like visiting old friends. Always enjoyable.
Not awful, but a far cry from Peters' Amelia Peabody series, both in the quality of writing and the quality of plotting. The plot was predictable here and the romance not convincing; still, it had its share of excitement towards the end and some of the descriptions of the Valley of the Kings in moon...
This was an enjoyable read, but it wasn't spectacular. Despite the sense of urgency in the last 100 pages with Tommy locked in a tomb, and she doesn't know what part of the country she's in, without food or water and waiting for a murderer to come back (and I would think the dehydration for the 12 o...