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Saturday, June 12, 2010

The Red Pyramid

Title: The Red Pyramid
Publisher: Disney Hyperion
Author: Rick Riordan (Author of the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series)
Rating: 5/5
Summary on inside cover of book: Since his mother's death six years ago, Carter Kane has been living out of a suitcase, traveling the globe with his father, the brilliant Egyptologist Dr. Julius Kane. But while Carter's been homeschooled, his younger sister, Sadie, has been living with their grandparents in London. Sadie has just what Carter wants - school friends and a chance at a "normal" life. But Carter has jut what Sadie longs for - time with their father. After six years of living apart, the siblings have almost nothing in common. Until now.

On Christmas Eve, Sadie and Carter are reunited when their father brings them to the British Museum, with a promise that he's going to "make things right." Byt all does not go according to plan: Carter and Sadie watch as Juluis summons a mysterious figure, who quickly banishes their father and causes a fiery explosion.

Soon Carter and Sadie discover that the gods of Ancient Eygpt are walking, and the worst of them -Set- has a frightening scheme. To save their father, they must embark on a dangerous journey - a quest that brings them ever closer to the truth about their family and its links to the House of Life, a secret order that has exsisted since the time of the pharaos.


If I had to explain this book in one word, it would be: amazing. The adventure of Carter and Sadie Kane is intense and leaves you wanting more of the Kane Chronicles. Rick Riordan tells Ancient Eygptian mythology in a brand new way.

I love the way this book was written. It's Carter and Sadie's P.O.V alternating back and forth every two chapters. The story is written as if it was published off a recording. It has comedy and suspense that leaves you tearning the pages wanting to find out what happens. I couldn't put this book down. I sat reading this hoping that it wouldn't end, and when it did, I sat there dazed and hoping that Rick Riordan would release his next book soon.

This story had a great plot and climax and the pace was set just right, not too fast, not too slow.

I highly recommend picking this book up though I would read the Percy Jackson and the Olympians Series first because during the first chapters, when they question why they're in Brooklyn, one of the characters hints that there are "other gods" that lived in Manhattan.

Thank you


1 comment:

  1. Good review! I'm glad it holds its own against the Percy books. It's on my TBR, and I cant' wait to read it.


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