The Red Pyramid (Kane Chronicles Series #1) (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)

The Red Pyramid (Kane Chronicles Series #1) (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)

by Rick Riordan
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Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780606412056
Publisher: Turtleback Books
Publication date: 04/24/2018
Series: Kane Chronicles Series , #1
Edition description: THIS EDITION IS INTENDED FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY
Pages: 576
Sales rank: 1,218,223
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 7.60(h) x 1.60(d)
Age Range: 9 - 12 Years

About the Author

Rick Riordan is best known for his bestselling young reader book series Percy Jackson and the Olympians and award-winning adult mysteries featuring San Antonio P.I. Tres Navarre. Children across the globe have followed Percy and friends on their adventures through the popular follow up series, Heroes of Olympus, and enjoyed the movies adapted from the first two Percy Jackson and the Olympian books, The Lightning Thief and Sea of Monsters. Riordan intertwines humor and masterful storytelling set against Greek, Roman, or as in The Kane Chronicles, Egyptian mythology.

Hometown:

San Antonio, TX

Date of Birth:

June 5, 1964

Place of Birth:

San Antonio, TX

Education:

B.A. in English and History, University of Texas

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bookomouse More than 1 year ago
I am really thinking Riordan has found his niche. I have enjoyed the previous series, and this one is on par with its predecessor. The characters were great and just when you thought everything was going to be ok, something bad would happen. The way the author worked the characters into the story was great. You could always count on meeting a new god or major player just around the corner. I would highly recommend this to anyone pre-teen or above.
passionreader More than 1 year ago
I must say Rick Riordan has a great start for a new series. If you just loved his Percy Jackson series then you will love this new series! The Red Pyramid is easy and fun to read, plenty of adventure to enjoy and laugh's in this book.I can't wait for the next book in the series. Great book for the young and old!
Daisy4 More than 1 year ago
The Red Pyramid (Kane Chronicles Series #1) was just an astonishing, well-written book. This book is full of magical pages that holds your breath until the end. Sadie and Carter make a great and idealistic replacement for all-star Percy and Annabeth. Sadie and Carter as siblings go through mythological adventures trying to stop the evil to rise. Rick Riordan, you did it again!!! I would recommend this to every Percy Jackson fan because it holds you and you can't stop reading. Author Rick Riordan uses his creativity to form a fictional story, with great characters, about Ancient Egypt. The unexplainable adventures takes you to Egypt to present-day New York. I would also recommend other wonderful books written by the indistinguishable author. These books include "The 39 Clues: The Maze of Bones" which brings you to another fascinating adventure. Also the upcoming series :"the Heroes of Olympus: The Lost Hero" So once again I dare you to read just a wonderful book :"The Red Pyramid" and find out by yourself how great is it!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Told by two perspectives, the reader will have a more diverse sense of what the siblings are thinking. Has the same charm as Riordan's other series, but with pounds of egyptian sugar. The main characters had such depth, that children could relate to how they were thinking. Finished the book in two days, it's so hard to put down, and soon enough, everyone will be dying during the interim until the sequel. The genres of this book are: fantasy, adventure, some mystery, and romance.
Nwingate More than 1 year ago
Though not as good as the Percy Jackson books, this book is highly recommended! The story line, and action are both amazing. As well as reading this for fun, it's educational. Riordan somehow managed to mixed a great book, with a great learning experience that's hard to forget! VERY GOOD!
AnyaTheWriter More than 1 year ago
It seems that Mr. Riordan has a new trick up his sleeve. I was blown away by The Olympians series and was just thrown off my feet by the next series. The Red Pyramid is humorous, exciting and feels is so real. You will not be disappointed in this book. I completely recommend it! You have got to read this!
Balina More than 1 year ago
Received it as a gift- I loved every minute reading this.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is the first eBook i got for my Nook and I was not disappointed. I highly recommend this book! Especially if u enjoyed "The Lightning Thief" books. You will not be bored i assure you. This book keeps you on the edge of your seat. :)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I NEED THE HOUSE OF HADES I ALREADY HAD A TINY TEMPER TANTRUM BECAUSE IT HASN'T COME OUT YET I NEED IT NNNNOOOOOWWWWWW!!!!!! TAP YES IF YOU AGREE!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am totally speachless from this book. I personally luuuvvv Rick Riordan, and I think all of his books were great, but this was the best one of all( series I mean ). I love the Egyptian mythology, finally something that is not all about Percy Jackson ( I luuuuuv those books by the way). This also kinda helped me with my home studieng on Egypt( parents, arnt they so nice, I already have 8 hours of school and only 4 hours of sleep , but did you really have to add in 4 hours of studieng for each subject). I usually read books this big in like 2 days. But with this book, it was so interesting, i read it in 5 days ! Everyone should read. Awsome book. Thank you Mr. Riordan. YAAARRR TO ALLL!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book killed it for me. The action was very good so was the story. The book is a little bit slow paced at the start of the book. Highly recomend!
PierreJulien More than 1 year ago
Hello, I'm a 24 year old male and I'm addicted to Rick Riordan middle-school-novels. I am a huge fan of Percy Jackson, and was very excited for Sadie and Carter to make their ways into my heart. I stayed up until 3:44am Central Time, waiting for the email to tell me that the e-book I had purchased was now ready for download. And I started reading then and could not put it down! The story was so inviting, and just like the Percy Jackson series, taught me so much about mythology (and what I can learn for comparing to to modern day myths and folklore.) Rick Riordan knows his stuff, and you can tell that he spends an awful amount of time researching his stuff. I am so impressed with his writing. I was glad that it didn't remind me of Percy Jackson. And could NEVER picture a clashing of the two. Too many gods and ancient myths flying around would not be aesthetically pleasing. But separate, Percy or Sadie & Carter are amazing. You will not be disappointed in this book, adult, teenager, or child. The only thing I can think of to complain about is knowing how my son will complain when I only read him a chapter a night! I know he'll want more just like I did!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Greek or Egyptian mythology, Rick Riordan does not disappoint. Like the Olympians series, this series switches points of view between brother and sister, giving you a well rounded story. However, the story is told like you are listening to a audio recording. As a audiobook this is probably really cool and I would buy into the premise. As a book, it's a little off putting. You can easily get past this though. They rarely draw attention to this device, except when they switch narrators and the occasional aside. This is a must read and I'm dying to read the rest of the series.
Amajorbibliophile More than 1 year ago
"The Red Pyramid" is the first installment in the Kane Chronicles and is written by Rick Riordan, author of the best-selling Percy Jackson and the Olympians series. Action-packed and full of twists and turns, this is a fantastic read which keeps the reader on the edge of their seat from the very first page! Egyptian mythology comes to life in this book, but it does not at all repeat Percy Jackson, which centers around Greek mythology. The main characters are boy-and-girl siblings, and the book is written in first-person, so every two chapters it switches whose point of view it is in. This provides a unique style which keeps the reader fully entertained. After finishing this book, all readers will eagerly await the release of the second book in this new, exciting series! "The Red Pyramid" combines action, humor, suspense, and mystery into a wonderful tale of myth and magic sure to captivate everyone who reads it!
kep99 More than 1 year ago
This book was very good! It is about Egyption gods, one trying to take over the U.S.. Carter and Sadie Kane have to stop him from taking over the country. Anyway, the book is lengthy, but if you like it, you will finish it quick. I didn't realize how long it was until the end!!
Tanya Estes More than 1 year ago
It is spectacular!!!!!!When I finish it I will read it over,and over again!!'!!
Bookworm13AG More than 1 year ago
This was a great book and I recommend it to anyone who liked the Percy Jackson books. I admit I wasn't all too excited about the whole Egyptian mythology thing, but it turned out that I really enjoyed it in the end. However, I do not think the character Carter was very developed. I wanted him to be like Sadie or Bast who really drew me in and were very developed. At the end of the story, it didn't feel like he was one of the main characters, if you know what I mean. Other than this, I thought it was a great read and I loved it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It was an amazing story. Very goood detail with enchanted words. Rick riordan can not fail with his book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Oh my god this book was Awesome i love the chatacters
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love Rick Riordan's books soooo much! He has an amazing style and I recommend him to almost everyone! I really liked this new twist of style. Instead of writing this book as a story with first person, its written as a recording going back and forth between the two protaginists. My only complaint was that this book was a little creepy, just a little and that it was hard to get an image of the characters. But otherwise this book is amazing. What are you doing still reading? Buy it already!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Just cant stop reading!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Oh my gosh. This is such an incredible book! It's my first Rick Riordan book and I love it! It has an incredible story and just enough humor,too. When I finish this book, I'm going to read The Lightning Thief. If this book is so good, I'm sure the other one will be too! The characters are so rich, and I love the narration switches between the two of them! My favorite character is either Sadie or Muffin. All I can say is get this book! You will not regret it! Ok, I hope this review was helpful!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I'm a HUGE Percy Jackson fan, so I was super excited about this. I was just SLIGHTLY disappointed by this book. Just four small criticisms: 1) In the first Sadie chapter, I think Riordan may have laid on the British thing a little too thickly; I was always aware of it, but it got better toward the end of the book. 2) The author gave a lot of information at once for the reader to take in, so I found it a little confusing at times. 3) Some parts failed to capture and hold my interest in their monotony, but again, it got better toward the end. 4) It reminded me a little of the first Children of the Lamp at times, a book I didn't enjoy very much. Personally, I'd rather see the Percy spinoff series as opposed to this, but I'm not picky when it comes to Rick Riordan :) I think he's a great author and very much deserves all the success he's gotten.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Overall, this was a pretty solid book. Of course the writing and the story is a bit simplistic, but it is a book meant for a younger audience. Despite that, I thoroughly enjoyed the read. I blazed through it in about three days. This was do to the combination of it being a fairly easy read, and the story pushing me along. I think it was a good start to my summer reading, and I am looking forward to reading the next book in the series when it comes out.
Jamie_E More than 1 year ago
The balance between order and chaos, or Ma'at and Isfet, is thrown into disarray one late Christmas Eve, when the Rosetta Stone, housed in the British Museum, is blown to bits by Julius Kane in the presence of his children Carter and Sadie. The explosion releases five Egyptian gods into the world of the living, some of whom immediately snatch onto hosts, and the last, Set, who escapes to Phoenix to build the Red Pyramid. Carter and Sadie, as the union of two powerful families, the Kanes through their father and the Fausts through their mother, are thrown into the struggle to defeat Set. Pursued across Europe, Egypt and America by Set's minions and the House of Life, an ancient order of Egyptian magicians, Carter and Sadie (usually with some friendly assistance) fight off threat after threat and begin to learn the true nature of their magical powers. The Red Pyramid has basketball-playing baboons, sand portals that form at obelisks and pyramids, floating servant balls of fire, and a riverboat ride down the Mississippi that leads to the Land of the Dead. It is full of non-stop action, courtesy of Sobek, god of crocodiles, Serquet, goddess of scorpions, Set's animal and many other chaos-loving gods and demons. Carter and Sadie both narrate the story, switching every other chapter or so, and each have great, individual point-of-views. Sadie is a 12 year old, quick-witted, tough-talking American that speaks like a Brit, as she has lived in London from the age of six. Carter is a well-dressed, brave, intelligent fourteen year old that grew up on the road (or should I say plane) traveling with his tight-lipped father. Carter and Sadie grew up apart for the past six years, and secretly resent the other for the life that was forced upon them. But over the course of the book, they grow on each other and begin to form a brother-sister bond that goes beyond the normal annoying sibling variety. Also, I really enjoyed the intricate, interesting storyline full of Egyptian history and mythology. This novel is a great tool for learning as it has action, adventure, a little romance as well as an in-depth lesson on Egyptian history, mythology and culture. Plus, it is relatable for kids and teens today, mentioning YouTube, the Internet, Hurricane Katrina and even Clive Cussler-not to mention two noticeable references to the world of Percy Jackson and the Olympians, which was Rick Riordan's first full-scale god-and-mortal-ultra-war-in-America creation. And this series, the Kane Chronicles, will undoubtedly be just as great, if not better, and just as record-breaking. I know that both Percy Jackson and the Twilight series have been dubbed the new Harry Potter as they have kept kids reading and have morphed into huge money-making franchises, and this series will be an amazing addition to that short, well-deserving list. I will be on watch for the continuation of the Kane Chronicles over the years to come, waiting as impatiently as possible for the next great sequel.