Saturday, September 24, 2011
Book Review: The Red Pyramid
Book: The Red Pyramid (The Kane Chronicles #1)
Author: Rick Riordan
Genre: Fantasy, Mythology (Middle Grade)
Page Count: 516
Favorite Character: Maybe Bass. Carter and Sadie I love, too.
Plot: (From Goodreads)
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.
Rick Riordan is one of my favorite writers, became of the Percy Jackson series. Anyway, though, Carter and Sadie are really amazing characters and I loved all the Egyptian mythology that is in this book. I, also, love how it's written. As if he wrote it from tapes that Carter and Sadie recorded and sometimes there are little comments from them, which I love.
I'd suggest this book for, really, anyone. It's entertaining and Carter and Sadie and the rest of the characters are likable, lovable even, and diverse and interesting. Especially if you have any interest in Egyptian mythology.
Also, something that made me giggle, especially being a fan of Percy Jackson:
Amos's brow furrowed as he looked across at the Empire State Building.
"Manhattan has other problems. Other gods. It's best we stay separate.”