The Red Pyramid by Rick Riordan is filled with adventure, magic, history, and family. Carter Kane has always wished his life was normal. During his and his father’s yearly visit to his sister, things quickly spiral even more beyond his control! Carter has always traveled with his father (an esteemed Egyptian archeologist) and wishes he could live a normal life, going to high school, making friends, and living in an actual house. His sister, Sadie, lives with their grandparents in England and has always envied Carter. On Christmas Eve (the only day they all get to spend together), their father decides to awaken some ancient Egyptian gods to “set things right”, whatever that means. In doing so, he got himself kidnapped and sent the angry god Set after his children, not to mention the crazy people of the House of Life trying to kill them. Their adventure to rescue their father is dangerous, difficult, and forces them to decide whether or not to accept their unbelievable fates!
Switching back and forth between brother and sister, Rick Riordan has managed to create an understanding for the reader of each sibling. I enjoyed how the narrator switched between Sadie and Carter, but at times it was a little bit confusing to discern which one was telling the story. I really loved how enthralling this story was and can hardly wait for the second and third books in this trilogy to come out! The reading level was pretty easy, but it made for a quick read even given the extensive number of pages.
The Kane Chronicles
The Red Pyramid
Second Book (release May 2011)
Third Book (release Spring 2012)
You can read a sneak peak here.
Title: The Red Pyramid
Author: Rick Riordan
Page Nos.: 516
Publisher: Hyperion Publishing
Release Date: May 2010
Available for Purchase: Amazon.com, Barnes and Noble, Costco