July 22nd, 2009


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I am currently listening to "The Ape that Guards the Balance". I am not sure this is going to be very comfortable because I think I know too much.

The kidnapping attempt wasn't Sethos' style (nor, I think, is he stupid enough to order the manhandling of someone he's tried so hard to woo). But, if not him, then who? Bertha comes immediately to mind - she could easily be Sethos' partner or second-in-command. And SHE wants Amelia dead. Slowly and painfully, if possible, which would make a rather violent and painful kidnapping attempt decidely her style.

Now, the 'children' know almost nothing of Bertha.

And then there's that reading teacher, with the burly servant and the offer of tea.

Oh, very uncomfortable.

(on a side note, the possiblity of a partnership of some kind between Sethos and Bertha is amusing, if only because they both want one half of the Peabody-Emmerson pair alive and the other dead, but they don't agree on which is which.)

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On a side note (to the few that have read the Amelia Peabody series) I saw a review that complained about the jumps to the other manuscripts. At which, my mind boggled. Not only because it's just the author's way of changing POV, but because it really does tell amusing bits of the story.

Now, "Manuscript H" is decared to be of unknown authorship, but it's pretty obvious that Ramses wrote most of it. Then there's the editorial tidbit that it also seems to have had additions from other hands (obviously both David AND Nefret, from the in-mind detail). So, reading some of what Ramses writes, knowing that Nefret has to have read it as some point (most likely with his knowledge) - I want to both laugh and cry. I am not sure spouses (what? It's been forshadowed since he first laid eyes on her. And I read the reviews for later books.) should read the teenaged angsting of their S.O., especially when they are angsting about said spouse.

Oh! And those letters from Nefret to 'dearest'? I'm betting on Lia.