Monday, December 14, 2015

The Red Pyramid by Rick Riordanamy,

The Red Pyramid by Rick Riordan - 516 pages
Book 1 - The Kane Chronicles

Carter and Sadie Kane are devastated when their dad blows up the Rosetta Stone on Christmas Eve.  The worst part isn't that the police think their dad is a terrorist and that they were accomplices -- the worst part is that their dad released five Egyptian gods and one them overtook their dad and sealed him into a coffin.  Now they have to work together to rescue their dad and stop the Egyptian god Set from taking over the United States.

This is the first book in the Kane Chronicles by Rick Riordan -- the writer of the Percy Jackson books.  It is his take on Egyptian mythology.  The book is presented as a recording of the story of Sadie and Carter -- which worked well, especially as I listened to the audio version.  The two narrators did a great job of differentiating between the characters but yet still making it clear who was talking.  I thought the book was a little slow to start but seemed to pick up as it neared the end.  While it wasn't as engrossing as the two Percy Jackson series, I am intrigued enough to listen to the next two books in the series.

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