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I always try to read what my children do, if for no other reason than to give us something to talk about. Because of my eldest, I read “Harry Potter. ” Because of my middle one, I was forced to read “Twilight. ” I may never forgive her for that. For my son, it was Rick Riordan. I may never be able to thank him enough. It was because of him that I discovered Percy Jackson and now, the Kane’s. Even if you know nothing about the Egyptian pantheon (I always preferred the Greeks, myself) you will no doubt get drawn into the trials of the Kane’s. The author has a wonderful way of making all of his characters, mortal and immortal alike, human (for want of a better word). You can easily imagine them as your children and their friends or even the people you grew up with. Don’t pass this one by. And make sure you check out the author’s other works, as well. You never know when and where their paths might cross and you don’t want to be left out, I assure you. Check it out!
About the Author Rick Riordan is also the author of the New York Times #1 best-selling Percy Jackson and the Olympians series: Book One: The Lightning Thief; Book Two: The Sea of Monsters; Book Three: The Titan’s Curse; Book Four: The Battle of the Labyrinth; and Book Five: The Last Olympian. He lives in San Antonio, Texas, with his wife and two sons.
Rick Riordan’s The Kane Chronicles (Bundle): The Red Pyramid, The Throne of Fire, The Serpent’s Shadow MP3 CD – Audiobook, MP3 Audio, Unabridged by Rick Riordan (Author) Review
An entertaining book, with plenty of trademark PJ style mythology. In a nutshell, heres the main thrust of the story. Sadie and Carter have spent much of their life on opposite sides of the world, so they arent your typical brother and sister. Each one thinks the other has a better life. They go on a day out with their dad and he releases ancient Egyptian gods into the present day. Everything goes terribly wrong and he ends up getting swallowed up by the floor of the British Museum. A bad day all round, for him and the kids. Then, Sadie and Carter find out that they are descendants of the pharaohs and thats where their real adventures begin. As the story progresses one of the most important things they learn is that they need each other, and they need to work together. I have to say that although I knew this book contained Egyptian mythology, it was quite a bit heavier on the mythology and more Percy Jackson-like than I had expected (Im a PJ fan). Theres a lot of back story to take in and I have to admit that I may not have caught on to every detail that was revealed. In some parts I thought that the kids seemed a lot older and wiser than their actual age, but this is fiction, so its allowed 🙂 . One thing I noticed though, was that I never really knew who to trust and found myself constantly changing my mind about some characters throughout the story. So, by the end of the book the journey ahead is revealed. Their ultimate destiny is to reunite the gods and magicians to stop chaos from rearing its ugly head. The journey, which includes finding other descendants of the pharaohs to help their cause, will continue in subsequent books. My bottom line: I liked that it kept me engaged. Overall I liked the book and will read the others in the series. This book has way more mythology bound into than I expected. Note: I dont claim to be a pro-reviewer, I am a reader. My reviews are based on my personal thoughts around the story that the book is trying to tell. I try to focus on the story (which is the reason I read) rather than dissect the book and pass comment on typos, writing style or structure. -Read Reviews-
I LOVE me some Rick Riordan!!! His writing has yet to disappoint me. I fell in love with him during student teaching when I started reading the Percy Jackson Series, now I’m waiting on the last novel in the Heroes of Olympus Series. Even though these novels are written for children, they are still a great read for adults. If you have even been interested in mythology, you will love his works. The Kane Chronicles, like the Percy Jackson series, are about children who have powers from Ancient Gods and are destined to save the world. There are great moments in this series of love, bonding, and sadness but like always everything works out for our heroes Carter and Sadie. These two kids are amazing heroes and will have you laughing, sympathizing, and wanting to cry right along with them. As a teacher I am always looking for new reading material to introduce to my students and this is definitely a series they will adore. A great novel for adults, children, and young adults.
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