Guardian of the Horizon

Guardian of the Horizon

Book - 2004
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Ousted from their most recent archaeological dig and banned from the Valley of the Kings, the Emersons are spending the summer at home in England when a mysterious messenger arrives. Claiming to be the brother of their dear friend Tarek, prince of the mysterious Lost Oasis, the herald brings news of a strange malady that has struck down Tarek's heir and conveys his urgent need for help. Driven by loyalty the family sets off in secret, braving the treacherous desert climate on a trek fraught with dangers. Guided only by a crumbling map, the Emersons are unaware that deception is leading them onward into a nest of vipers - where a dreadful fate may await.
Publisher: New York : HarperLargePrint, ©2004
Edition: First Harper large print edition
ISBN: 9780060589806
0060589809
Branch Call Number: Lg Print Mystery Pet
Characteristics: xii, 594 pages (large print) ; 24 cm

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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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harley_175
Aug 20, 2015

“Villains are not always villains, and heroes are not always heroic; it is a pleasure to find a villain who is exactly what we took him to be.”

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