Kids Books, Mystery, Teen

The Red Pyramid–Rick Riordan

In his new book series ‘The Kane Chronicles’, Rick Riordan receives a recording from two adolescents, Carter and Sadie Kane, 14 and 12, after they have found that they are descendants of ancient Egyptian pharaohs (Narmer and Ramesses the Great).

They discover all this because after years of Carter being toted around the world with his father, Julius, and Sadie living with her mothers parents in London, England, Julius attempts to summon Osiris through the Rosetta Stone in the British Museum.

   Obviously, there is a lot more to this story. And it was a good read, easy enough since it’s meant for kids who are preteens. I liked it because I learned a lot about Egyptian Gods and Goddesses (I hadn’t really been into them before, but this started a spark of curiosity about them.) and it was nice to hear their stories in this format.

   As always, excellent writing and interesting story and plot line. Carter and Sadie are such polar opposites that it was nice to read each side of their story in a way that was them talking to me instead of just a third person narrative.

      And yes, I do have a mini-crush on Anubis now. Couldn’t be helped, my teenage self loved a guy in leather jackets and combat boots.

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