Guardian of the Horizon

Guardian of the Horizon

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Ousted from their most recent archaeological dig and banned forever from the Valley of the Kings, the Emersons are spending a quiet summer at home in Kent, England, when a mysterious messenger arrives. Claiming to be the teenage brother of their dear friend, Tarek, Prince of the mysterious Lost Oasis, the charismatic herald brings troubling news of a strange malady that has struck down Tarek's heir and conveys his brother's urgent need for help only th Emersons can provide. The family sets off in secret for the land time forgot to a mountain fortress from which they narrowly escaped ten years before.
Publisher: New York : HarperCollins, 2011, c2004.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780066214719
0066214718
9780061999383
Call Number: PETERS
Characteristics: 526 p. ; 19 cm
Subjects: Historical fiction.
Mystery fiction.
Egypt -- Fiction.
Egyptologists -- Fiction.
British -- Egypt -- Fiction.
Women archaeologists -- Fiction.
Excavations (Archaeology) -- Fiction.
Peabody, Amelia (Fictitious character) -- Fiction.

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DorisWaggoner
Nov 05, 2016

Sequel to "The Last Camel Died at Noon," which has the best title, at least, in the entire series. It's 10 years later, and at loose ends, the Emersons are visited in England by a relative of their friend, the ruler of the Lost Oasis in the Sudan, who needs their help. They blithely go off, never thinking anything can go wrong. Everything does, but of course Amelia, with the help of her family, and some others, gets out of all the troubles. The plot is a bit strained, but the humor's grand.

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Aug 20, 2015

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