The Kane Chronicles: The Red Pyramid

Carter and Sadie barely know each other, let alone their father, the brilliant Egyptologist Dr Julius Kane. But one night, their father brings them together at the British Museum, promising a ‘research experiment’ that will set things right for the family. Until his plans go horribly wrong. An explosion unleashes a cruel and ancient evil – the Egyptian deity Set, the god of chaos and the night, who banishes their father into oblivion. Alone and fleeing for their lives, Carter and Sadie must embark on a dangerous quest, racing from Cairo and Paris to the American Southwest in a desperate attempt to save their father – and their world. Rip-roaring adventure steeped in Ancient Egyptian mythology from Rick Riordan, the author of the Percy Jackson books.

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  • not for me

    Um – first of all, what the heck is the cover supposed to be? Puny-looking-Carter and Set smashing a glowing yellow lemon? And peeps, I have been to Washington D. C. (because I AM American) and that is not how it looks. Anyways, CARTER WEILDS A KOLPESH WHICH IS SUPPOSED TO BE C U R V E D. By the way, the branding on the cover seems like whoever designed it just wanted to attract PJO fans by name-dropping Percy three times WHEN HE’S NOT EVEN IN THE BOOK.

    WARNING: Small spoilers ahead.

    This book was BORING. Partly because half of it was traveling in airplanes, spiritually, or with portals. But they were all separate so it wasn’t too bad. Also, the main characters were sidetracked the WHOLE time and when they realized it it seemed like every effort was wasted. Also, is it just me or did they get out of trouble TOO easily? Another reason in because in The Red Pyramid, Sadie and Carter took turns narrating – when they first did, it was okay because Sadie used her British accent heavily. But later in the book their voices blended together to the point where I had to look at the top of the page to figure out who was narrating. Lastly, in the Magic Salsa Incident all Carter did was slice open containers of salsa while Sadie just blew up things. Same with the Land of the Dead where Sadie just answered a bunch of Anubis’s questions while Carter just stood in another place wondering where they went. (Read before about what I said about them getting out of trouble too easily.) I guess this book wasn’t too bad, I guess, but it still is one of my least favorite RR books.

    19 August 2020

  • This is just like percy jackson only with egyptian gods and monsters.

    9 March 2014

  • Very interesting, I like books with Egyptian back grounds

    8 March 2014

  • loved it

    It is an excellent book! Rick Riordan has successfully managed to introduce the ancient Egyptian gods in the modern world. He is brilliant as he knows all about Greek, Roman and Egytian mythology and has made them entertaining and mysterious, broadening our mind. Hats off to him!

    26 May 2013

  • This is a great book using the real world but mixed with a fantasy world absolutely perfect.

    7 March 2013

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    Rick Riordan

    Rick Riordan is blockbuster author of the best-selling Percy Jackson books, The Kane Chronicles and the Magnus Chase series.


    Rick won the Askews and Red House Children’s Book Awards for Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief in 2006, and was named the US Children’s Choice Author of the Year in 2011.

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