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The Son of Sobek [Kindle Edition]

Rick Riordan
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,272 customer reviews)

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Book Description

In this e-book short story by Rick Riordan, Carter Kane is investigating rumored sightings of a monster on Long Island when he runs into something else: a mysterious boy named Percy Jackson. And their meeting isn't exactly friendly. . . . Includes a sneak peek chapter from HOUSE OF HADES, Book Four in the Heroes of Olympus series.


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  • File Size: 3106 KB
  • Publisher: Disney Hyperion (June 18, 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00CJ05D6U
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,929 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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154 of 167 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Satisfied My Inner Fangirl July 10, 2013
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If I had to choose one word to sum up all the books that Rick Riordan writes, I would have to invent a new word. That's my honest answer. If you have never read a Percy Jackson book, or a Kane Chronicles book, or even the Heroes of Olympus series, I have three words of advice for you:
1) Crawl out from under that rock you have been hiding under.
2) Buy his books and read them.
And 3) Read his books over and over again until you have drilled every single word into your brain.

If you have never ever ever liked a PJO, HoO, or a KC book, please come with me. We shall go to the nearest mental institution and have your brain checked. I mean, really. Riordan is just to amazing for someone in their right mind not enjoy his books.

Now, this is my honest review of the Son of Sobek...

Some people would argue that the Son of Sobek was "a waste of my money," or "too short for my liking," but seriously. Did you not read the cover? It obviously declares that it's a "SHORT STORY" which therefore, by definition, makes it a "SHORT STORY." It's shocking to me how so many people reviewed it poorly because of this. I found the length great, actually. The Son of Sobek was a great introduction of possibly a budding new series about the crossover between PJO and the KC series. What's better than our favorite two heroes fighting a giant crocodile and then in the end enjoying burgers at a nearby diner? Nothing is better.

The Son of Sobek (as noted in the title) really did satisfy my inner fangirl. It will certainly keep my mind out of the mishap Percabeth is in currently. I really really really really REALLY hope this took place AFTER the Mark of Athena. I just want my Percabeth to be okay... Zeus knows what troubles they're facing in Tartarus! Sorry...
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35 of 37 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Nothing Better Than Percy Meets Carter! June 29, 2013
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Carter Kane has battled and won against Egyptian Gods and Goddesses. Percy Jackson has done the same with Greek Gods and Goddesses. If the Greek and Roman mythological figures and beasts can come together in The Heroes of Olympus, why can't Greek and Egyptian mythology come together? Well, speculate no further! In The Son of Sobek, Carter and Percy have to do the hardest thing two heroes can do- work together.

Carter is confident (somewhat) that he can handle the giant bedazzled crocodile that is terrorizing Long Island. That is, before it eats him. being squished inside the gullet of a giant crocodile isn't exactly his idea of a good time, but at least the croc was big enough to eat him in one gulp instead of biting him in half. While Carter is still trying to figure out what to do next, the croc spits him up, right in front of some strange kid. When it is clear the kid can see the croc, not some watered down version mortals would see, he realizes this is no normal boy. Together, Carter Kane and Percy Jackson must get rid of a crocodile that likes to munch on cars and can flatten a house. But there is something more disturbing going on. Something that would send an Egyptian monster right into the heart of Camp Half-Blood, thus bringing together Carter and Percy.

OK, I hate to speculate, but this felt like Riordan was setting up a massive new series that brought together Eyptian, Roman, and Greek mythology. *insert loony squeal here* I hope this really is the case and this wasn't just one lone short story, because nothing would be better than seeing everyone come together for a final series (because honestly, a world where there are no more Kane and Jackson novels to come out is just a world not worth living in!). This was a fabulous little story that gives you just enough of a tease to keep you sated until House of Hades comes out! So fingers crossed. Mr. Riordan, we want a series where they all come together and throw the world for a loop! Puh LEASE?!
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60 of 68 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars utterly funny! May 26, 2013
By Magda
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Nothing could be more exciting than seeing Percy and Carter together! We get the chance of having our favorite characters (and heroes) join forces to fight a monster. The way Rick Riordan develops the story is funny, fast and totally gripping, so much so that we end up wanting more!
If this is going to be the first of other stories, I can barely wait!
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21 of 26 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Not the way I expected it...but amazing as it is May 6, 2013
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Being an avid Percy Jackson and The Kane chronicles fan, I was expecting a rather more action packed union...all the same,I am very happy with the way Rick Riordan has put the story together.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Egypt meets Greece in New York July 9, 2013
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I have to love any of the Rick Riordan books. If you are reading the Percy and the Olympian series, you will want to read this short story. I think it will be a helpful back story when we get into the next book about Percy and Annabeth's time in Hades. While I love Percy, the Kane chronicles are my favorite reads, so this is a good blend of the two
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30 of 39 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Not What I Expected May 11, 2013
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It was a great story, and too short in my opinion. It would have been better if it had both Percy's and Carter's point of view. Other than that it was great.
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18 of 24 people found the following review helpful
By K McK
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Summary pretty-much says it all; it's a nice short story that satisfies our Percy Jackson craving, and gives us a great crossover while we're at it.

One criticism, though: it did seem a little... fanficky. That's not a knock against its quality (sometimes fanfics are written by really good authors), but rather a remark about its impact on the canon universe. The way it ends, it seems to be foreshadowing a big impact on both canon universes, and following up on the vision at the end of the Kane Chronicles. I really hope that's the case! :) But there's also a big problem with that... it's never established just how this fits into Percy Jackson's story. If this story is supposed to have any sort of greater impact on Percy Jackson and Carter Kane, then we need to know how, and especially when, this fits into Percy's story. Without that, we're left with tantalizing clues that this will have a major impact in the future, but also left with a sense that it CAN'T have an impact in the future, because this story doesn't fit into the canon universe anywhere.

It obviously takes place after the start of the Heroes of Olympus series, because escaping through the Doors of Death is mentioned. But it takes place with Percy in Long Island. But Percy hasn't been back to Long Island since the start of the Heroes of Olympus series; first he was asleep, and then he was in California, then Alaska, then back to California, and then they pretty-much flew straight to Rome. They never stopped in New York, and certainly not in a context where Percy could just go off on his own to hunt a random monster that was killing pegasi. So... does this story take place in the future, after the end of the Heroes of Olympus series? That's about the only theory that makes sense...
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars I feel like there is more to the story and besides
This book is very interesting because I want to keep reading more than what is written. I feel like there is more to the story and besides, there is a cliff hanger at the end. Read more
Published 14 hours ago by Isidora Subotic
5.0 out of 5 stars absolute perfectness
Great with funny and awesome storyline great,is what I can only say about it man if I were to suggest it to another person I would say yes
Published 15 hours ago by #97
4.0 out of 5 stars Hmm...
This book... well, it gives a lot of info for the little amount of pages in the book. Very well written. Read more
Published 1 day ago by Gestrid
5.0 out of 5 stars Worth it!
This was a great cross-over between the two series. Totally worth the pocket change I used to buy it.
Published 2 days ago by Spencer
5.0 out of 5 stars Percy meets his match.
Nice crossover and prelude for crossover series.
Published 2 days ago by Rumoldo Layug
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
it was like any other book from Rick Riordan, amazing.
Published 3 days ago by Michael Tyson
4.0 out of 5 stars Mid grade excitement, better than Staff of Serapis
Tween reader at home got "Staff of Serapis", "Blood of Olympus" and this one on the same day. Read more
Published 3 days ago by Docling
5.0 out of 5 stars Thanks
Cool book! I loved it! I like the way you made Carter meet Percy. I hope they meet again in another book.
Published 5 days ago by Daniel P Higham
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome
it would be amazing if you could make a short sequel to this book. I know about the Lambeth and Sadie one, but I'm talking about Percy and Carter. Read more
Published 6 days ago by David Blanke
5.0 out of 5 stars great
It is a truly astonishing book I expected just a fan fiction type book but it was truly great I love it
Published 8 days ago by Ace
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Rick Riordan is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series, the Kane Chronicles, and the Heroes of Olympus. He is also the author of the multi-award-winning Tres Navarre mystery series for adults.

For fifteen years, Rick taught English and history at public and private middle schools in the San Francisco Bay Area and in Texas. In 2002, Saint Mary's Hall honored him with the school's first Master Teacher Award.

While teaching full time, Riordan began writing mystery novels for grownups. His Tres Navarre series went on to win the top three national awards in the mystery genre - the Edgar, the Anthony and the Shamus. Riordan turned to children's fiction when he started The Lightning Thief as a bedtime story for his oldest son.

Today over 35 million copies of his Percy Jackson, Kane Chronicles, and Heroes of Olympus books are in print in the United States, and rights have been sold into more than 35 countries. Rick is also the author of The 39 Clues: The Maze of Bones, another #1 New York Times bestseller.

Rick Riordan now writes full-time. He lives in Boston with his wife and two sons.


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No Audiobook form?
I did not get any audio inside the book, unless that feature is only available to people who have a kindle device. I only have my ipad. I have emailed amazon, and I will be very annoyed if they come back and say that you can't get the audio through the kindle app, but didn't bother to put that... Read More
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