Book review: The Red Pyramid (The Kane Chronicles, Book 1)

Posted on Wednesday, May 12th, 2010

The red pyramid The Kane Chronicles, Book 1Rick Riordan is the author of the New York Times bestselling ‘Percy Jackson and the Olympians’ series for children. Now he released his first book of ‘The Kane Chronicles’. The adventure begins with ‘The Red Pyramid’.

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 around 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 sight 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 link to a secret order that has existed since the time of the pharaohs.

Riordan again does a great job of pulling ancient mythology into the modern world. He really grounds his story and makes it believable. By the end of the book you really know the characters and are ready for their next adventure.

So hurry up to read this novel. Book 2 is expected by spring 2011 and book 3 by spring 2012.


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Our rating: ★★★★½


  • Author: Rick Riordan
  • Hardcover: 528 pages
  • Publisher: Hyperion Book CH; 1 edition (May 4, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1423113381
  • ISBN-13: 978-1423113386


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Tagged as Action, Adventure, Egyptian, Fantasy, Fiction, Horror, Mystery, Pyramid, Review, Rick Riordan, Science fiction, Young Adult+ Categorized as By year, 2010, By rating, 4 Stars, By genre, Fantasy

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