THE RED PYRAMID by Rick Riordan

THE RED PYRAMID

From the "Kane Chronicles" series, volume 1
Age Range: 10 & up

KIRKUS REVIEW

The gods sure are busy in New York City. Manhattan was the site of the climactic battle of the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series. Now, Brooklyn is the base for Riordan’s new series involving Egyptian gods. Similar story, different gods. In fact, fans of The Lightning Thief and its sequels will find themselves put through familiar paces here—short chapters with catchy titles, cheeky characters, a lightning-paced plot, humorous banter between characters, gods with mysterious connections to their human counterparts, young protagonists with powers not yet realized and a world in grave danger unless the humans get involved. Here, it’s 14-year-old Carter Kane and his 12-year-old sister Sadie, African-American siblings, who must battle the gathering forces of chaos. Lacking the more leisurely development of characters and settings of The Lightning Thief, this tale explodes into action from chapter one, when Dr. Kane, at the British Museum, unleashes mysterious forces that Carter and Sadie must stop. Readers pining for Percy Jackson will find new heroes in Carter and Sadie Kane, and that’s not all bad, even if the plot will seem familiar. (Fantasy. 10 & up)

Pub Date: May 4th, 2010
ISBN: 978-1-4231-1338-6
Page count: 528pp
Publisher: Disney-Hyperion
Review Posted Online:
Kirkus Reviews Issue: April 15th, 2010




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