Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Book Review: The Red Pyramid (Kane Chronicles #1) by Rick Riordan

The Red Pyramid (Kane Chronicles #1)
By Rick Riordan
Release Date: May 1st, 2010
Number of Pages: 544
Format: Paperback
Source: Bought
Rating: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

Blurb from Goodreads:
One curse. Two heroes. And an evil that won't stay buried.

Carter and Sadie Kane's dad is a brilliant Egyptologist with a secret plan that goes horribly wrong. An explosion that shatters the ancient Rosetta Stone and unleashes Set, the evil god of chaos.

Set imprisoned Dr Kane in a golden coffin, and Carter and Sadie are forced to run for thier lives. To save their dad, they must embark on a terrifying quest from Cairo and Paris to the American South-west and discover the truth about their family's connection to the House of Life: an Egyptian temple of magic that has exsisted for thousands of years.

The Pharoahs of ancient egypt are far from dead and burried. And so, unfortunately, are their Gods....

My Review:
'I guess it started the night our dad blew up the British Museum'

It. Was. POW. I enjoyed the narration that alternated between Carter and Sadie. It was awesome how Rick Riordan managed to portray the voices of both Carter and Sadie individually different. The beginning was just a very, very, minutely slow but after that it got very magic-packed. I only had problems with all the Egyptian gods' names and roles. I got kind of confused at first as I was more versed and familiar with Greek mythology than Egyptian mythology.

I love the use of magic in The Kane Chronicles. Riordan has wrote another blockbuster novel. Finished the whole book in one seating. It was that good and addictive. I also appreciate how family sacrificial love and relationships themes were weaved into a story. The ending was a bittersweet one. A very touching one.

A recommended read to all.

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