The Kane Chronicles Book One and Two: Rick Riordan

 Rick Riordan is just a great story teller. Specifically he is a great mythical storyteller. I’ve always been fascinated with ancient lore and mythology and his books have been extremely easy and enjoyable reads. If you haven’t read the Percy Jackson or the Lost Hero series yet, you’re missing out. They are very “young adult” (especially the first few of Percy Jackson) but as the heroes progress, so do the books in terms of being a bit more enjoyable for adults. 

This series is Rick’s take on Egyptian mythology and I loved it and am definitely going to be getting book three when it comes out in May. Again, it’s written for a YA audience, but at over 500 pages it keeps you engaged. I also love how all three series are referenced in each series… pretty cool how it’s all woven together.

4 stars and recommend.

Amazon Red Pyramid Description:
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.

  • Paperback: 544 pages
  • Publisher: Hyperion Book CH; Reprint edition (August 16, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1423113454
Amazon Throne of Fire Description:

In this exciting second installment of the three-book series, Carter and Sadie, offspring of the brilliant Egyptologist Dr. Julius Kane, embark on a worldwide search for the Book of Ra, but the House of Life and the gods of chaos are determined to stop them. 

  • Hardcover: 464 pages
  • Publisher: Hyperion Book CH (May 3, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1423140567
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