He Shall Thunder in the Sky: An Amelia Peabody Mystery by Elizabeth Peters

He Shall Thunder in the Sky: An Amelia Peabody Mystery

byElizabeth Peters

Kobo ebook | October 13, 2009

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“Passion among the pyramids. Forged antiquities. A country at war. A camel in the garden. A cameo by Lawrence of Arabia. Add in Peters’s trademark intelligent plotting, engaging characters, and stylish writing and we can hardly ask for anything more.”

Cincinnati Enquirer


One of the most beloved characters in mystery/suspense fiction, archeologist and Egyptologist Amelia Peabody bravely faces gravest peril in Cairo on the eve of World War One in New York Times bestselling Grandmaster Elizabeth Peters’s magnificent Egyptian adventure, He Shall Thunder in the Sky. The San Francisco Examiner calls these heart-racing exploits of Amelia and her courageous family, the Emersons, “pure delight.” But perhaps the New York Times Book Review states it best: “Between Amelia Peabody and Indiana Jones, it’s Amelia—in wit and daring—by a landslide.”

Title:He Shall Thunder in the Sky: An Amelia Peabody MysteryFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:October 13, 2009Publisher:William MorrowLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0061801143

ISBN - 13:9780061801143


Rated 5 out of 5 by from Couldn't put it down I never start one of these books unless I have the time to just sit and read because I want to keep reading until the end then I want more. Great suspense and writing style. The characters and stories draw you in.
Date published: 2018-01-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from One of the Best in the Series! This book is fantastic. It's witty, charming, and fascinating. Elizabeth Peters at her very best!
Date published: 2017-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Peabody/Emerson book so far!!! This was the BEST Emerson/Peabody book yet!! I LOVED this one!! The Emersons are back in Egypt, but nothing is "as usual" this year. There is a threat of war and the British are fearful of an attack on the Suez Canal by those locals opposed to British rule and desiring Egypt's independance. Because of this, many Egyptians are interned in India - including the Emerson's son-in-law David. This is particularly upsetting for the family, since David's wife, and Emerson's niece, Lia is ready to deliver her first baby any day and is back in England with her parents. Ramses, who is ostensibly opposed to the war, has become a pariah among the British expatriates in Egypt and has collected quite a quantity of white feathers. But it quickly becomes apparent that Ramses is more involved in the war than anyone realizes. And, of course, where Ramses goes, Emerson, Amelia, and Nefret are soon to follow! All the Emerson nemesises make appearances - Sethos and Percy in particular cause a great deal of trouble for the family. Not much Archeology is done in this outing, but the story is full of excitement, danger and drama. Without giving any spoilers, there are are number of BIG revelations and surprises delivered in this book which is why it's my favourite so far. We also get the usual banter between Peabody and Emerson, and Ramses and Nefret, which is probably THE BEST feature of these books. Although the story of the war and the sad and frightening aspects it brings have a serious tone - very respectfully handled by Elizabeth Peters by the way - the overall tone of the book is full of the quirks and lovable aspects hanging around with the Emersons always deliver. The revalations previously mentioned can be expected to change the tone and approach of the coming books, but absolutely in a great way and I'm ver looking forward to those coming books as a result. If you love the Emersons, you will not be disappointed in this installment at all!!
Date published: 2010-12-08