book reviews by Althea

Guardian of the Horizon – Elizabeth Peters ***

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(Amelia Peabody #16)

This is the third in this series I’ve read – I read #1 and #2 and then suddenly skipped to #16.
I do feel like Peters made a significant effort to make sure that the reader doesn’t have to read all the previous entries, however, that made for a LOT of backstory-catching-up at the outset of the book. It was very slow to get started.

However, once it finally got moving, it was a fun, light adventure involving a journey to return to visit a lost tribe in the Egyptian desert. Plots, double-crossing rogues and colorful characters abound. It’s sometimes a bit silly, but Peters’ extensive knowledge of Egyptology really helps her create the atmosphere of 19th-century Egypt with both accuracy and an obvious affection.


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