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 the world with their father, the brilliant Egyptologist, Dr. Julius Kane. One night, Dr. Kane brings the siblings together for a "research... show more
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.
Publish date: May 4th 2010
Pages no: 516
Edition language: English
Series: Kane Chronicles (#1)
I was really excited for this series after finishing the first two of the author's works. Having thoroughly enjoyed Mr. Riordan's Greeks and Roman renditions; I was left feeling disappointed with the first book in his Kane series. Which is a shame because I love Egyptian myths and the overall histo...
Boring with incredibly simplistic writing. Yes, I know it's middle grade fiction with children as the target audience, but so was the first Harry Potter and The Hobbit, which both offered immediately engaging characters, fascinating new-but-familiar worlds, and a sly humor that sucked me in immediat...
I know I'm super late, but I'm finally jumping on the Rick Riordan bandwagon. I wanted to start with The Lightning Thief, but I couldn't find it at the library, so I read The Red Pyramid instead. And I really liked it! Egyptian mythology! YES. YES. YES. I'm not too familiar with Egyptian mythology...
The Red Pyramid by Rick Riordan, is a book about two kids who find out they have magical powers from ancient Egypt. It begins with visitation day when Carter and his dad, Julius, go see Sadie, Carter’s sister, in England, and go to the museum which has the Rosetta Stone. Julius destroys the stone, r...
2.5 starsI found it ironic that just few days ago, I finished Riordan's The Sword of Summer, and it was one of my favorite books of the year, and now I (kind of) finished this and this was my least favorite book of his. I picked this up because I was still on a high after reading Riordan's latest an...