Lord of the Silent

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Lord of the Silent
First edition cover for Lord of the Silent
Author Elizabeth Peters
Country United States
Language English
Series Amelia Peabody mysteries
Genre Historical mystery
Publisher William Morrow
Publication date
Media type Print (hardback & paperback)
Pages x, 400 pp
ISBN 0-380-97884-9
OCLC 46833594
813/.54 21
LC Class PS3563.E747 L67 2001
Preceded by He Shall Thunder in the Sky
Followed by The Golden One

Lord of the Silent (2001) is the 13th in a series of historical mystery novels, written by Elizabeth Peters and featuring fictional sleuth and archaeologist Amelia Peabody.

Plot introduction[edit]

In this installment, which takes place during the 1915-1916 season, newlyweds Ramses and Nefret Emerson spend their time living on their family's dahabeeyah on the Nile, while the rest of the group remains at the house near Giza, where their excavations continue. Between the antics of Ramses' former associates in the smuggling trade, the reappearance of the Master Criminal, and yet another unknown adversary with a rich find, little time is permitted for romance...but of course, the younger Emersons make the most of it.

Explanation of the novel's title[edit]

The title of the book refers to Amon-Re:

"Amon, King of the Gods, Lord of the Silent / who comes at the voice of the poor ... who gives bread to him who has none ... father of the orphan, husband of the widow ... though the servant offends him, he is merciful." (Composite from various prayers, from the front matter of Lord of the Silent)

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