The Red Pyramid [Kane Chronicles]

By Riordan, Rick

Publishers Summary:
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.

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ISBN
978-1-42311-338-6
Publisher
Disney Hyperion


REVIEWS

School Library Journal

Reviewed on June 1, 2010

Gr 4-9 Riordan takes the elements that made the "Percy Jackson" books (Hyperion) so popular and ratchets them up a notch. Carter, 14, and Sadie, 12, have grown up apart. He has traveled all over the world with his Egyptologist father, Dr. Julius Kane, while Sadie has lived in London with her grandparents. Their mother passed away under mysterious circumstances, so when their father arrives in London and wants to take them both on a private tour of the British Museum, all is not necessarily what it seems. The evening ends w...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Magazine

Reviewed on July 1, 2010

Siblings Carter and Sadie Kane are plunged into a world of Egyptian gods and monsters when their father, secretly a powerful magician and descendant of the pharaohs, disappears after a failed spell blows up the Rosetta Stone and summons five gods into the mortal world. Fleeing assassination orders from the underground House of Life, the brother and sister begin to discover their new powers—to read hieroglyphics, to work spells using Divine Words, to create ghostly av...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Guide

Reviewed on January 1, 2010

Carter and Sadie's father is a magician and descendant of the pharaohs; he disappears after a failed spell summons five gods into ...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Junior Library Guild

Reviewed on June 1, 2010

While the book has a dark undercurrent, Rick Riordan adds levity to the story through Carter and Sadie’s bantering, a series...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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