Sunday, November 21, 2010
The Red Pyramid by Rick Riordan is the first installment in his new series The Kane Chronicles. Following in the steps of his enormously popular Percy Jackson and the Olympians series, this new series takes the reader into the world of ancient Egypt. Told as though the book was the transcript of a digital recording made by Carter Kane (14 years old) and his sister Sadie Kane (12 years old), the chapters switch back and forth between the two telling the story of their experience. It all starts with them being reunited after six years of living apart. In short order an explosion at the British Museum causes the disappearance of their father, world renowned Egyptologist Julius Kane. From this point on the siblings are on a non-stop roller coaster of an adventure. This time instead of Greek gods, its the Egyptian gods that are battling it out. As the young heroes try to find their dad, they begin to discover their real link to the ancient House of Life and their role in a race to stop the most of dangerous of the ancient gods. Fast paced action, loads of mythological creatures and a good dose of humor will keep any reader turning pages.