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5 stars: Completely enjoyable or compelling
4 stars: Good but flawed
3 stars: Average
2 stars: OK
1 star: Did not finish

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Comments for A River in the Sky

A River in the Sky: 04/06/13

 cover art (Link goes to Powells)A River in the Sky by Elizabeth Peters is the 19th book in the Amelia Peabody series, but it comes 12th in line chronologically. It's different from the others, as it's set in Palestine and it's set back in time — just before Children of the Storm.

Peabody and Emerson decide to forego their usual season in Egypt to dig in Palestine. Ramses is to meet up with them but is kidnapped. Mixed in with all of this is a German plot to gain grounds with the Muslims and, of course, the Emersons find themselves right in the middle of things.

I was reluctant to read yet another mystery set in pre-WWI Palestine, and doubly so about revisiting young Ramses. Thankfully Barbara Rosenbladt's performance kept me entertained, though the audio book did become my laundry folding book, meaning I wasn't drawn in enough to want to give it my full attention.

Frankly this book can be skipped. It's filler for the die-hard fans but it's not something especially outstanding.

Three stars

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Comment #1: Monday, April 08, 2013 at 10:32:53

jenn aka the picky girl

I thought the same thing about this one, and honestly, I prefer all of her books that remain in Egypt. They're just so fun!

Comment #2: Wednesday, April 17, 2013 at 14:14:14


I agree. I prefer the ones that stay at actual historical sites within Egypt.