The Kane Chronicles - Book One Red Pyramid: The Graphic Novel
Since their mother's death, Carter and Sadie have become near-strangers. While Sadie has lived with her grandparents in London, Carter has traveled the world with their father, the famed Egyptologist Dr. Julius Kane. One night, Dr. Kane brings the siblings together to the British Museum, where he... show more
Since their mother's death, Carter and Sadie have become near-strangers. While Sadie has lived with her grandparents in London, Carter has traveled the world with their father, the famed Egyptologist Dr. Julius Kane. One night, Dr. Kane brings the siblings together to 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 all the gods of Egypt are waking, and that Set now has his sights on them. To stop him, the duo embarks on a dangerous journey across the globe, one that brings them ever closer to the truth about their family and its connection to a secret order that has existed since the time of the pharaohs. The heart-stopping action and magic explode off the page in The Red Pyramid, The Graphic Novel, based on the worldwise best-selling novel by Rick Riordan.
Publish date: October 2nd 2012
Pages no: 192
Edition language: English
, Young Adult
, Middle Grade
, Sequential Art
, Graphic Novels
I've heard mixed reviews about this adaption---I have yet to read the original one, so I cannot compare and contrast between the two books.
Man, this looks A-MA-ZING!! As long as they stay true to the descriptions (and make Anubis as hot as I imagine him to be :D) I'm sure it'll be great!!
I desperately wanted to like this book. I find Roman or Greek gods far more interesting than Egyptian. But Egyptian gods and culture have this certain exotic feel about them that Riordan didn't exploit. So now it's just like a Percy Jackson book. Unlike the Percy Jackson series, however, this book...
The story itself was great. However, the narration left a bit to be desired. I'm not sure why Riordan felt the need to do it in the format of a audio tape transcript. He could have done it in a third person omnipresent style and it would have worked just as well, if not better. Not to mention, t...