Monday, January 1, 2007

The Red Pyramid (Kane Chronicles Series #1) - Rick Riordan

I love mythology and I loved reading the Percy Jackson series because (as I have already posted) I love magic and fantasy and stuff that could never really happen.  This series is about a brother and sister who lived with different family members until a catastrophe brought them together again.  I loved reading the book, but the Sadie character's voice in the audio book drove me up the wall.  (What is it with me not really liking the female characters of late?) I really like how Rick wrote Sadie in the book and he was able to write for a female amazingly even though he is male.  The book is like a lot of other books written for YA (young adults) at this time, where the young heros have to find out who they are and then save the world.  If you are looking for a series of books like that then this is for you.

My Grade: B-


Since their mother's death, Carter and Sadie have become near strangers. While Sadie has lived with her grandparents in London, her brother has traveled the world with their father, the brilliant Egyptologist, Dr. Julius Kane.
One night, Dr. Kane brings the siblings together for a "research experiment" at the British Museum, where he hopes to set things right for his family. Instead, he unleashes the Egyptian god Set, who banishes him to oblivion and forces the children to flee for their lives.
Soon, Sadie and Carter discover that the gods of Egypt are waking, and the worst of them —Set— has his sights on the Kanes. To stop him, the siblings embark on a dangerous journey across the globe - a quest that brings them ever closer to the truth about their family and their links to a secret order that has existed since the time of the pharaohs.

Age Range: 9-11

The Red Pyramid (Kane Chronicles Series #1) by Rick Riordan: Book Cover

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