Monday, September 2, 2013

LEANN'S REVIEW: The Red Pyramid (Rick Riordan) Kane Chronicles #1

Title: The Red Pyramid

Author: Rick Riordan

Format: Paperback

Series: Kane Chronicles

Published: April 5th 2011 by Hyperion Book

ISBN13: 9781423113454

Source of copy: Bought at Barnes and Noble


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.

(Image and information courtesy of Goodreads; Summary lifted from actual book)


I absolutely love when an author takes history or old stories and put a new reviving twist on them. Rick Riordan does a fantastic job of this. I love his stories and this one is no different.

This book is written from two points of view and not only that it is written as if it is a diary recorded after the events. I love it. The author brings humor and adventure to these classic tales.

It is a bit longer than the average youth book but I still read it entirely too fast. Love it.


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