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 should start this review out by saying I’ve been waiting for The Red Pyramid since it was first announced. I’ve read and loved almost everything Rick Riordan has written; from his mystery series, to his Percy Jackson series, and I must say this book didn’t disappointed.
The Red Pyramid takes place in the same universe as the Percy Jackson series and as such is arranged in a very similar fashion. That said, fans of the Percy Jackson series should know that, at least in this book, no character from Riordan’s other series makes an appearance in The Red Pyramid. Instead The Red Pyramid focuses on protagonists Carter and Sadie Kane, decedents of the ancient pharaohs, as they learn to accept the roles of the gods in their lives and battle the god of chaos, Set.
Riordan is likely to impress even the most skeptical fantasy reader with this young adult blockbuster. It is filled with exciting action, relatable characters, and enough mythology and imagination to make even Percy Jackson jealous. But what makes The Red Pyramid so amazing is the way the book just catches your attention and never lets go. I personally picked up the book and couldn’t put it down, finishing it in a matter of hours.
The Red Pyramid is an exciting and invigorating novel that anyone, no matter their age will love. It is written well and with an incredible amount of zest, making The Red Pyramid, in my opinion a perfect summer read.
10 out of 10
Publisher: Hyperion Children
Published: May 4, 2010