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The Red Pyramid
The Kane Chronicles, Book 1
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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...
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...
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  • 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. From the creator of the hit Percy Jackson series.
 

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  • DOGO Books girl123456 - OMG! This book is amazing,it is so cool. It is all about adventure and magic it is so cool. I will give you a summary In the book Red Pyramid by Rick Riordan Sadie and Carter’s mother died and they are forced to live separate. Carter lives with his dad who is an archeologist, so Carter doesn’t get a normal life because they travel a lot. Sadie lives in London with her grandparents and lived a normal life, but Sadie only gets to see Carter and her dad twice a year. When her dad and Carter came to see Sadie, their dad insisted to go to a museum. All didn’t go well in the museum, their dad told Sadie and Carter to stay out of the room he was in; in the museum, but they didn’t. Instead they snuck into the room and hid behind wood. They saw their dad holding what looked like a boomerang, but were actually a wand. He was writing hieroglyphics with it, on the Rosetta Stone. Their dad was trying to summon gods. When he finally succeeded the god trapped him in a coffin and the coffin vanished in the floor. Sadie and Carter didn’t know what was going on and why their dad had magic. When the police came, they asked Carter and Sadie (in separate rooms) what had happened. They both had told the truth, but the police did not believe them. The police kicked them both out of London to go to U.S.A. In New York their uncle had a mansion to protect the children from evil magic. They all went from London to New York, and got there in a magic boat. The time it took to get to New York was only a couple of minutes! As they got to know what they do and what they are, they also realized they had to defeat Set from destroying the world. They met a couple people like Bast, the cat goddess. They met Zia, the magician of the house of life, and Thoth, the god of knowledge. They fought a lot of battles, but you will the end.
  • Publisher's Weekly

    April 12, 2010
    This fun, if formulaic, start to the Kane Chronicles series opens with a signature Riordan move: an explosion. Siblings Carter and Sadie have been living apart since their mother’s mysterious death. On Christmas Eve, archeologist Julius Kane and son Carter, 14, show up in England for one of their two days a year with Sadie. Julius ushers his children to the British Museum, where he blows up the Rosetta Stone, unleashing five Egyptian gods and causing his own disappearance. The kids’ Uncle Amos whisks them to a Brooklyn mansion, where he reveals that the Kanes descend from powerful Egyptian magicians. Swap Egyptian mythology for Percy Jackson’s Greek gods and you’ve got the best part of this—an ancient history lesson seamlessly unfurled in a rip-roaring adventure. Told in alternating chapters by Carter and Sadie, the novel begins with a warning that the book is a “transcript of a digital recording,” a distracting gimmick, and the attempts to make Sadie sound English by dropping in British slang are intermittent. Despite those flaws, Riordan delivers another funny yarn with kids in the lead and animal sidekicks that nearly steal the show. Ages 9–12.

  • School Library Journal

    Starred review from 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 with the apparent destruction of the Rosetta Stone, the disappearance of Dr. Kane, and the kidnapping of Carter and Sadie. More insidiously, it leads to the release of five Egyptian gods, including Set, who is their mortal enemy. Carter and Sadie discover the secrets of their family heritage and their ability to work magic as they realize that their task will be to save humanity from Set, who is building a destructive red pyramid inside Camelback Mountain in Phoenix. The text is presented as the transcript of an audio recording done by both children. Riordan creates two distinct and realistic voices for the siblings. He has a winning formula, but this book goes beyond the formulaic to present a truly original take on Egyptian mythology. His trademark humor is here in abundance, and there are numerous passages that will cause readers to double over with laughter. The humor never takes away from the story or from the overall tone. A must-have book, and in multiple copies."Tim Wadham, St. Louis County Library, MO"

    Copyright 2010 School Library Journal, LLC Used with permission.

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