The Kane Chronicles, The, Book One: Red Pyramid

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Hyperion Book CH, May 4, 2010 - Juvenile Fiction - 528 pages

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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I recently re-read this book, and thought it would be a good idea to review it. Most people have heard of the Percy Jackson series, but may not be familiar with the Kane Chronicles. The Red Pyramid ... Read full review

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It is a really good book. I chose to read it at first mainly because it was Rick's. His books have always been exciting,enticing and mind captivating. It is a must read book mainly for kids. At first I couldn't understand it, but when I finished the first few chapters, I found it interesting and also both quite same and also quite different from the Percy Jackson series. It's quite different mainly because the main characters are part of the same family,Carter Kane, Sadie Kane and Amos Kane(though not really one of the main characters but plays a good role). I highly recommend it for Egyptian and other mythology fans.It also seems that the facts about Egyptian mythology in this book are true in real life, but with an extra twist. Afterall, it's the 'extra twist' that makes the difference and what lets your ba travel into the deep realms of modern-life Egyptian myths!  

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Rick Riordan ( is the author of all the books in the New York Times best-selling Percy Jackson and the Olympians series: The Lightning Thief; The Sea of Monsters; The Titan's Curse; The Battle of the Labyrinth; and The Last Olympian. His previous novels for adults include the hugely popular Tres Navarre series, winner of the top three awards in the mystery genre. He lives in San Antonio, Texas, with his wife and two sons.

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