The author, Elizabeth Peters was, herself, an archaeologist who held a PhD in Egyptology  from the University of Chicago. She is the author of several scholarly works, including Temples, Tombs and Hieroglyphs , Red Land, Black Land , and Two Thousand Years in Rome . Clearly her passion for Egypt and Egyptology is reflected in her main character and the setting of this novel. She died in August 2013, but left us with a series of "Amelai" novels, of which this is the first
My question to you, regardless of how far you have read to this point, is whether or not you think that the exposition [a literary device used to introduce background information about events, settings, characters etc. to the audience or readers--
http://literarydevices.net/exposition/] of this novel is believable. Be specific in your answer. Do you like Amelia? Why or why not? What do you think of Evelyn? Can you predict what might happen to Amelia and Evelyn? What are you basing your prediction on? What do you think of the book so far?
Remember, if you have read quite far into the novel, you might give something away for other readers in the class, so note a "spoiler alert" if you are revealing a plot twist that others might not have reached at this point!
I can't wait to see what you think of this novel by one of my favorite authors!
T. Barb :)