The Red Pyramid by Rick Riordan
(The Kane Chronicles, Book 1)

72%

12 Critic Reviews

I'd recommend this book to children and teenagers who like long, funny adventure books full of surprises.
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Synopsis

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. From the creator of the hit Percy Jackson series.
 

About Rick Riordan

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Author Bio: Rick Riordan (www.rickriordan.com) is the author of three different mythology-based series for Disney-Hyperion: the best-selling Percy Jackson series, the Kane Chronicles, and The Heroes of Olympus series. The first book in the Kane Chronicles, The Red Pyramid, was a number 1 New York Times bestseller. The five books in the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series have sold millions of copies, been published in more than thirty countries, and inspired a major motion picture. Rick's novels for adults include the hugely popular Tres Navarre series, winner of the top three awards in the mystery genre. He lives in San Antonio, Texas, with his wife and two sons.
 
Published April 28, 2010 by Disney Hyperion. 529 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Action & Adventure, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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Critic reviews for The Red Pyramid
All: 12 | Positive: 8 | Negative: 4

Guardian

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Reviewed by Annabeth16_Sadie14 on May 19 2014

I'd recommend this book to children and teenagers who like long, funny adventure books full of surprises.

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Guardian

Good
Reviewed by hankenstein on Aug 25 2012

All in all, this the most enjoyable book I have read in a long time. If you want to find info on lots of Egyptian things but don't want to be bored, then this is the book for you!

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NY Journal of Books

Above average
Reviewed by Chris Eboch on Jul 19 2014

Overall, Riordan’s writing is smooth, with good pacing and dramatic cliffhanger chapter endings. Though the book is over 500 pages long, it’s a fast read, if sometimes a confusing one.

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NY Journal of Books

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Reviewed by Chris Eboch on May 04 2010

Though it’s hard to look back and remember exactly what happened, let alone in what order, the intense action keeps the pages turning, and an overall goal of saving their father and the world drives the story forward.

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Publishers Weekly

Above average
on Dec 30 2016

...a distracting gimmick, and the attempts to make Sadie sound English by dropping in British slang are intermittent. Despite those flaws, Riordan delivers another funny yarn with kids in the lead and animal sidekicks that nearly steal the show.

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BookPage

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Reviewed by Robin Smith on May 20 2010

Sadie and Carter spend most of their time fighting monsters and one another and just a bit of time really getting to know each other. No doubt future volumes in this action-packed adventure series will flesh out this sister-and-brother team a little more thoroughly.

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BlogHer

Above average
Reviewed by Karen T. Smith on Jul 05 2010

In spite of the different terminology, long length, and slight confusion on who the narrator is, it's still a good read. There's plenty of interest and intrigue.

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Shelf Awareness

Good
on Dec 30 2016

Riordan mined Greek myths for the lineage of Percy and his fellow campers at Half-Blood. Now he drills into the depths of Egyptian history and lore for the page-turning Kane Chronicles.

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Ex Libris

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Reviewed by Andrea on Jun 12 2010

If you're a fan of the Percy Jackson series, read this! Just keep in mind that you may have issues with it's length and pacing.

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Mrs. Jensen's Book Reviews

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Reviewed by LMW on May 30 2011

This book reminded me that my family should be really important to me...I would agree with Bruce Handy from NY Times when he says "fans young and old will eat this book up". I promise you that this book definitely won't be a waste of your time.

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The Book Slooth

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Reviewed by Ismé on Aug 20 2010

The Red Pyramid is a novel that is original. Simple as that. The characters are funny, imaginable and easy to relate to. The plot weaves the modern world in with that of the Ancient gods in true Riordan style...

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Bookable Reads

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Reviewed by Ruperto Prieto on Oct 17 2010

I gave the book 3 ½ Stars: Could've Been Better. In terms of the plot, the story was really okay. But it didn't impressed me towards the middle and end.

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