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The Red Pyramid (The Kane Chronicles, Book 1) Paperback – August 16, 2011
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In this first of the Kane Chronicles, Riordan again does a great job of combining humor with action and adventure. This book as a lot to explain in terms of the mythology it is based on, I think most readers on average know less about Egyptian mythology than Greek. However, Riordan again explains it in a way that brings it to life. And once all of the ground work is laid in terms of what is going on in the story everything zooms along at a really fun pace.
Carter and Sadie Kane were raised separately after the sudden and tragic death of their mother. Carter has spent the last half dozen years traveling the world with his father, a noted Egyptologist. Living out of a suitcase and never staying in one place for long, Carter is quiet and a little socially awkward. Sadie on the other hand was raised in London by her grandparents. Even though she's the younger of the two she has a much more forceful personality than her brother. She is loud, wears combat boots and streaks her hair with crazy colors. Carter and his father only are allowed to see Sadie twice a year.
Carter and Sadie barely know each other when the actions of their father leave them on a crazy adventure with only a cat, named Muffin, to help them out.Read more ›
① - He writes teens like teens. They aren’t 12-16 year olds who act like they are in their 30s they are kids, behaving like kids. Carter and Sadie argue like real siblings would and I totally enjoyed their interactions and teasing of each other.
② - Action….Action….Action. Seriously there is always something happening. The stories move along quickly with chases, fights and discovery scenes everywhere. There are lots of clues along the way and some of them can be misleading until you get to the big picture of it all.
③ - The mythology used is fantastic and so well thought out. I love RR’s interpretation of the Egyptian gods, magic and lore. There is a new interesting interpretation of them and how they interact with the world. It is new and exciting and I really loved how it was all shown and explained.
④ - The magic and world building. I get so upset when reading a book and not understanding how powers work. I don’t care if it takes a little while to roll it out but I NEED to understand it. I want to feel like if I lived in this world I too could do magic. I’m still convinced I would have done as well as Hermione at Hogwarts if I got an invitation. So I appreciate it when authors incorporate learning how to use the magic in their story. After this book I was sure I could do the magic of this world if I was in it.
⑤ - Interesting cohesive story and plotting that lend to a bang up conclusion.Read more ›
First, in "The Red Pyramid", we're introduced to two amazing lead characters who both share in the story's narration. Carter Kane, age 14, is an African American teen who has lived with his father, Julius, his entire life...due to what is described as an ugly custody battle between Julius and his former in-laws (Julius' wife, mother to both Carter and Sadie Kane, died when the children were quite young). Sadie Kane, age 12, looks caucasian (taking after their mother) with light skin, blue eyes, and hair she likes to put colored streaks throughout. Because of the custody agreement, Sadie lives in London year-round with her grandparents - seeing her brother and father only two times per year, which has resulted in the siblings being more like distant relatives to each other. Julius is an archeologist, traveling around the world studying ancient Egyptian artifacts and bringing his son Carter along with him wherever he goes. Carter, because of his father's teachings, is an awkward 14 year old boy, a bit hesitant and unsure of himself. Sadie, on the other hand, despite being two years younger than Carter, is quite a bit more bold, quick to speak her mind and very sure of herself and her opinions. I must say, I loved both Carter and Sadie Kane...for their differences as well as how they grow together as siblings! I cannot reveal much more than this without revealing too much of the book...Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
like all your myth books there are traces of percy and is AWESOME!!!!!!!!! keep writing and i'll keep reading. Read morePublished 21 hours ago by Nicholas Clark
This action and adventure filled book is a close second to to the Percy Jackson series because that will always be my favorite.Published 1 day ago by NATALIE R PRITCHARD
Wow man this book was the best. I had so much fun reading it. I will definitely recommend reading this.Published 3 days ago by myla
A good read. I've become a Rick Riordan fan, having read most of his other series, and this one does not disappoint. Read morePublished 11 days ago by C. St John
Scoot over Percy Jackson is the worst review in history because Percy jackson is the best book series ever.The Kane series is probably good but not as good as Percy Jackson.Published 12 days ago by Kaori Ikeuchi-Feldman
My son is actually excited about reading, he is enjoying this book!Published 12 days ago by T. Buhrig
I for one loved the book and can't wait to read the second book. The Egyptian background was confusing at times but if after reading the whole book you understand it pretty well.Published 15 days ago by Squeaky 1401
This book is okay. Not very interesting, got bored easily, wouldn't recommend it. Sort of stupid. I just want Riordan to know that there are tons of 'egyption gods comming alive'... Read morePublished 16 days ago by Amazon Customer
I am writing this review on behalf of my 7 yr old son who is reading at a 4th grade level. He loves to read, but has fallen into the habit of selecting books for his AR tests and... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Amazon Customer