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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  • 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

  • loved it

    Carter and Sadie Kane are siblings that have special, magical powers in them! Their parents are magicians and Carter and Sadie find out that in a trip to the British museum.

    6 March 2013

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    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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