Saturday, September 22, 2012
The Red Pyramid by Rick Riordan
Author: Rick Riordan
# of Pages: 549 (Paperback)
Rating: 4 stars
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.(
This book is narrated by brother and sister Carter and Sadie Kane. Carter was amusing while I found Sadie to be obnoxious for the first half of the book. When their father disappears, Carter and Sadie set off on a great adventure to find him. At the same time, the Egyptian god, Set, is determined to gain full power.
I was very intrigued by the Egyptian history and mythology. My only complaint is the length of the book. It took me a while to finish it.