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I uite enjoyed Riordan s new adventures featuring the Kane siblings Carter and Sadie I believe 14 and 12 years of age though I thought Sadie seemed older who are introduced to the possibilities that Egyptian mythology may be a bit real than
they realizedSadie and Carter s mother died when they were young and since then they have had realizedSadie and Carter s mother died when they were young and since then they have had live apart Sadie with her mother s parents in London and Carter with his father traveling the world looking for Egyptian artifacts Since they only see each other once a year or so it nicely adds to the story to have their relationship develop and evolveWhen visiting the museum something goes terrible wrong and Carter and Sadie discover that there may be to their father and the Kane family than they realizedI listened to the audio book which I thought was wonderful It is narrated by Kevin R Free and Katherine Kellgren Because the story is told both by Carter and Sadie each narrator reads the appropriate section The book is very suited to an audio recording as it is supposed to be Carter and Sadie making a recording of the events that have transpired I enjoy the Percy Jackson books and I think that this book has a similar style a similar since of fun and lightness but happily it didn t feel the same like I was reading the same story ust with differently named characters To me Red Pyramid felt a little mature and complex not in a bad way ust in that the protagonists are older there s history details etc I enjoyed this and like the Percy Jackson books with Greek mythology The Red Pyramid made me intrigued with Egyptian mythology and history the author s note by the way is fantasticAlso it was very nice and refreshing to have the Kane siblings be mixed race with a black father and white mother Not only does this bring about some interesting sibling points since Carter is darker and Sadie lighter they are often not perceived to be brother and sister but I also thought Riordan handled it all really well not making a big deal about letting the story still be the story but with a few mentions here and there where this is mentioned I m hoping that there will be to this series and I m anxiously awaiting reading the rest I mean what s not to love with dueling avatar half man half bird forms wands and staffs and a protective cat It takes strength and courage to admit the truth Honestly who does it better than Rick Riordan when it comes to middle grade fantasy books The answer is no one He never ceases to amaze me with the ideas he s coming up with and although one could say that his books and ideas are being recycled I downright disagree with that notion He s written about the Greek Gods about the Roman Gods and then the Egyptian Gods and each time he comes up with completely different ideas and twists to encase his stories inCarter and Sadie Kane are two siblings they ve never seen much of each other since their mother died and their father took custody of Carter the eldest whereas Sadie was taken under their grandparents care Carter is that smart humble kid who s always there to help and Sadie is that outgoing sassy girl you were classmates with when you were in elementary school And now let s fast forward to the part where the Egyptian Gods are unleashed and they find shelter in human hosts Amongst these Gods there is the worst of them the God of Chaos Set who s hell bent upon destroying the worldSo the kids learn who they are which is for you to find out I mean were their parents Gods Or are they Gods themselves Or maybe they re ust common humans trying to save the worldYou may think you re a little too familiar with this storyline especially if you re an avid Riordan reader but you ll be up for a surprise trust meThis somehow felt a lot fast paced than all of his other books Usually Mr Riordan takes his time with the characters and
the plot but in this one everything was faster than usual and I admit that I loved but in this one everything was faster than usual and I admit that I loved changeI m my five stars for the next book this was ust shy of getting it 1 The Red Pyramid 2 The Throne of Fire 3 The Serpent s Shadow Fair means everyone gets what they need And the only way to get what you need is to make it happen yourself. 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 re. .
I grew up a huge fan of Egyptian mythology and history plus I loved the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series when I finally picked it up a couple of years ago so it was long overdue that I pick up the Kane Chronicles trilogy I felt like I d never heard of people raving about this series nearly as much as any of RR s other series so I wasn t sure what to expect but within ust a few chapters of the audiobook for this one I was so impressed Sadie and Carter had such distinct entertaining voices I loved the banter and bickering between the two of them and than anything I absolutely adored how uickly the two of them fell into these protective caring sibling feelings for each other despite having been apart so much in their childhoodsWhile the plot itself felt rushed and convenient than a few times that s something I generally expect from a lot of MG books so it didn t take away from my enjoyment too much On the other hand I really loved the casual representation with Sadie and Carter being biracial and the commentary on how Carter lived through so many different experiences than Sadie with Carter being dark skinned and Sadie being white passing I think the only big detractor from my enjoyment of this first installment was the weird forced beginnings of romance here which proved to be a big issue later in the series sadly I don t care for romance in MG novels to begin with but especially romance as unnatural as the ships we see in this series That said they were minor in The Red Pyramid so this first book still got an easy 4 stars from me Buddy read with Ellyn The Red Pyramid Kane Chronicles 1 Rick RiordanThe Red Pyramid is a 2010 fantasy adventure novel based on Egyptian mythology written by Rick Riordan It is the first novel in The Kane Chronicles series The novel was first published in the United States on May 4 2010 The novel opens with Carter and his father Julius Kane going to visit Carter s sister Sadie who has lived with her maternal grandparents since the death of their mother Ruby Kane Julius who is secretly a magician but posing as a simple Egyptologist takes the siblings to the British Museum where he tries to bring Osiris the Egyptian god of the Underworld back into the mortal world His magic also has the unintended side effect of summoning the gods Horus Isis Nephthys and Set as well as alerting the magicians Zia Rashid and Michel Desjardins to his actions which are illegal in the magic community Set a god of chaos captures Julius and destroys the museum Unbeknownst to Carter and Sadie each of the gods chooses a mortal host from the humans in the room Carter and Sadie are taken to Brooklyn by their uncle Amos who tells them they are descended from a long line of magicians beginning with the Egyptian pharaohs Ramesses the Great and Narmer He also explains the grave danger Set poses to the world and goes to find him While he is away the mansion is attacked by Set s minions With help from Sadie s cat Muffin who is host to the goddess Bast and Zia Rashid they escape to Cairo Once there Carter and Sadie discover they are hosts to the gods Horus and Isis respectively They train in magic until the magicians leader Iskandar dies and Michel Desjardins orders their deaths for collaborating illegally with
the gods The siblings escape and formulate a plan to defeat Set hoping to rescue their gods The siblings escape and formulate a plan to defeat Set hoping to rescue their and clear their names within the magic community They travel to Set s lair in New Mexico gathering ingredients for a magic spell and evading hostile monsters and magicians Bast sacrifices herself while defending Carter and Sadie from Sobek they encounter Amos and then Zia The foursome heads to Set s hideout where
They Learn The Final Piece Of The Spell They Need learn the final piece of the spell they need a dying Zia the unknowing host of Nephthys Carter Sadie Horus and Isis use the spell to subdue Set although they stop short of completely destroying him because they realize his actions were dictated by a far worse enemy Apophis a much powerful god of chaos Desjardins reluctantly allows Carter and Sadie to go free after they part with Horus and Isis After a tearful goodbye with Zia who turns out to have been a magical copy of the real Search 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 Oung magician Carter and Sadie return to Brooklyn They visit their father now in the underworld with their ghostly mother As a gift Osiris hosted by the deceased Julius helps Bast return to the mortal world Carter and Sadie describe their plans to recruit other magicians to illegally study
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Just Percy Jackson With Egyptian Gods You D Be Correct Percy Jackson with Egyptian Gods you d be correct in it s own weird way it s a bit At one point there s a little bit of Cassandra Clare s Mortal Instruments some Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel by Michael Scott and even a tad bit of Harry Potter thrown in And if you get though the first 200 300 pages you may enjoy yourselfNow is it worth having to get through that to find the good stuff I m not entirely sure The set up is promising as the two narrators and protagonists relay their plan to take an entire record of their adventure and then hide it in a locker and some school for the right person to find If you read the opening chapter of The Lightning Thief and loved its warning you ll thoroughly enjoy this But it uickly became gimmicky to me as Carter and Sadie take turns telling the tale they also interrupt each other to crack awfully corny okes and spout witty one liners I think it would have been better to leave that narrative device to the opening and closing Otherwise it distracts you from what is going on in the plot which is uit important than Sadie telling Carter how hilarious he was when a bird pooped on his faceAnd on the note of the characters I m all for alternating chapters between character perspectives I ve always loved it and find it highly effective as a way to open up the plot But here well the characters speak a tad to similarly I mean very early on Sadie uses her British accent heavily but later in the book its almost completely gone to the point where i had to check the top of the page to make sure i was reading a Sadie chapter It wouldn t happen too often but when it did i always felt a tinge of frustration And it was always 2 Carter chapters then 2 Sadie chapters It seemed like an odd way to set everything up why not Mr. Fullswing Vol. 7 just do 11The only other thing that bothered me was the length It took way too long to do what The Lightning Thief did in under 400 pages Don t get me wrong they do have fun battles with a pretty cool magic system But i found the battles went by too fast one God they literally best by stuffing it with salsa so it turns into a cow The most work Carter does is open huge vats of the hot Mexican sauceOn the positive side Sadie and Carter do grow to respect one another and become pretty likable in the end I still refuse to believe their age 12 and 14 Itust didn t fit their personalities to me but i guess they re mature for their ageAnd on the reference above to all the other books I m not saying he copied from them i simply meant there were similarities in story characters and plot locations Like the old church that Clary and her paranormal friends stay at in City of Bones is uite similar to the First Nome in this book The twins from the Nicholas Flamel books have a similar relationship that Carter and Sadie have albeit far mature And the magic system felt inspired by JK Rowling s famous teen magician with similar uses of wands the need to speak spells and generally same types of spells fire wind ice light etcI guess the big uestion is will i read the seuels And again i m forced to say I m not entirely sure There is a great twist in the end and i d love to see how it plays out and what happens I most likely will i Civil-military Relations In Pakistan just really hope they don t get progressively bigger Unless it s stuffed with cool and lengthy battles and a lot less stupid pre teen distractions i m ou. Nd the worst of them Set has his sights on the Kanes To stop him the siblings embark on a dangerousourney across the globe a uest 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 pharaoh. .