Review: The Red Pyramid

4:51:00 PM

Author: Rick Riordan
Series: Kane Chronicles #1
Published: April 5, 2011
Publisher: Hyperion Book CH
516 pages (paperback)


 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.

Soon, Sadie and Carter discover that the gods of Egypt are waking, and the worst of them — Set — has his sights on the Kanes. To stop him, the siblings embark on a dangerous journey across the globe - a quest that brings them ever closer to the truth about their family and their links to a secret order that has existed since the time of the pharaohs.


I’m always a big fan of the works of Rick Riordan especially the Percy Jackson and the Olympian series and when I found out that he have another series which is based on Egyptian Mythology, I hastily bought the book. Though it took me awhile to get myself to read this book since it’s quite lengthy and I’m just so busy with school that I didn’t have time to read it.

To be honest, it was quite dull at first but the mysteries in this book are what kept me to continue reading it. And Rick Riordan did not disappoint me, halfway in the book; I was on the edge of my sit already! The main characters—Sadie and Carter are really hilarious. Here are some of the lines from the book that I find so funny ...
 “We were alone in a strange mansion with a baboon, a crocodile, and a weird cat. And apparently, the entire world was in danger.
I looked at Sadie. “What do we do now?” 

 “Amos clapped his hands. “Khufu!”
I thought he’d sneezed, because Khufu is a weird name, but then a little dude about three feet tall with gold fur and a purple shirt came clambering down the stairs. It took me a second to realize it was a baboon wearing an L.A. Lakers jersey.” 

 “Out my left, I saw baboon bum, out my right, my long-lost uncle Amos. Naturally, I decided to focus on the right.”

Even the minor ones are interesting and funny in their own way especially Khufu (Hahaha. I love Khufu!). But what really picks my interest is the similarity of the characters to the characters of Percy Jackson and the Olympians series. Carter reminds me of Annabeth since they both are smart while Sadie reminds me of Percy because of their carefree attitude. Let’s not forget Anubis in which of course, reminds me of my beloved Nico in the PJ series (though I still think that Nico is hotter than Anubis).

All in all, this book did its job—to keep me entertained during the whole duration of reading this book. If you love mythology and adventure, then this might be the right book for you. Give it a go, fellow bookworms!

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