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The Kane Chronicles: The Red Pyramid: The Red Pyramid

The Kane Chronicles: The Red Pyramid: The Red Pyramid [Kindle Edition]

Rick Riordan
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A brilliant new adventure series from the best-selling author of Percy Jackson.

Carter and Sadie have nothing in common but their parents: their father Dr. Julius Kane, a brilliant Egyptologist, and their mother, a famed archaeologist who died under mysterious circumstances when they were young.

The siblings barely know each other, but one night, their father brings them together at the British Museum, promising a 'research experiment' that will set things right for their family.

His plans go horribly wrong.

An explosion unleashes an ancient evil - the Egyptian god Set who banishes Dr. Kane to oblivion and forces the children to flee for their lives. Now orphaned, Carter and Sadie must embark on a dangerous quest - from Cairo to Paris to the American Southwest, to save their father and stop Set from destroying everything they care about . . .

About the Author

Rick Riordan is an award-winning mystery writer. He lives in San Antonio, Texas, with his wife and two sons. Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief was the overall winner of the Red House Children's Book Award in 2006.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 2509 KB
  • Print Length: 529 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1423113381
  • Publisher: Puffin (4 May 2010)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B003N7ORNI
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (109 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #7,407 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Rick Riordan is the author of the #1 New York Times bestselling Percy Jackson and the Olympians series for children and the multi-award-winning Tres Navarre mystery series for adults.

For fifteen years, Rick taught English and history at public and private middle schools in the San Francisco Bay Area and in Texas. In 2002, Saint Mary's Hall honored him with the school's first Master Teacher Award.

His adult fiction has won the top three national awards in the mystery genre -- the Edgar, the Anthony and the Shamus. His short fiction has appeared in Mary Higgins Clark Mystery Magazine and Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine.

His Percy Jackson series features a twelve-year-old dyslexic boy who discovers he is the modern-day son of a Greek god. The Lightning Thief was a New York Times Notable Book for 2005. Film rights have been purchased by Twentieth Century Fox and a feature film is in development. The Sea of Monsters was a Child Magazine Best Book for Children for 2006 and a Publishers Weekly and BookSense national bestseller. The third title, The Titan's Curse, made the series a #1 New York Times bestseller, and the fourth title, The Battle of the Labyrinth, had a first printing of one million copies. Rick is also the author of The 39 Clues: The Maze of Bones, another #1 New York Times bestseller. Film rights for The 39 Clues have been purchased by Steven Spielberg and DreamWorks.

Rick Riordan now writes full-time. He lives in San Antonio with his wife and two sons.

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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Another fantastic read from Riordan 16 Feb 2011
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
If you loved Percy Jackson, I'm sure you will like this. Set in seemingly the same world as Percy is (there is a reference to different gods living on the other side of the river) this is the story of Sadie and Carter - brother and sister - who come to realise they are not just ordinary children, but are part of the ancient civilisation of Egypt - gods, magicians and all!

Once again, there are thrills and spills, plot twists and lots of "he's the bad guy, no wait, HE'S the bad guy!". I had just come from reading one of my favourite sci-fi novels Dune and was thinking that a "kids" book would be a bit of a come down. Whilst not having the character depth and philosophy, it is nonetheless and great read for all ages. It has a touch of the Indiana Jones about it, whilst maintaining an originality that is rather rare in books nowadays.

Don't make the mistake of thinking it's a book for kids, and don't be put off by the film of Percy Jackson. If you read this, you are in for a real treat!
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19 of 21 people found the following review helpful
By Smudgey
Like the Percy Jackson books, this book contains funny punch lines, breath taking action and nail biting thrills. Rick Riordan has been extremly clever with everything in the first book of the Kane Chronicals. I didn't fancy the two characters swaping round to tell the story when I first heard about it but when I read it, I thought it suited this book amazingly well and the comments made in the brackets are full of humour when either Carter speaks to Sadie or Sadie speaks to Carter.
I don't want to give to much away but I can recall at the least five different twists at the end of the story. By the end of the story, the siblings have different views on eachother and their personality changes an awful lot. The fact that the whole story is recorded on a tape recoder and that somebody types it out is really quite remarkable.
I think that it was a very sensible move to change from greek to egyptian as it would be the same basic story. Percy Jackson is Greek gods, some good, some bad. If it stayed with the greek mythology, it would be Greek gods, some good, some bad. I totally disaggre with some of the comments made by other readers that it was stupid to change the origin of the story. I should mention a mistake on the last chapter of the book as when Carter ends, Sadie is written at the top (so don't get confused because carter is ending). I will be having a very important chat to the publisher about this mistake!
The simplified verdict is that it is simply fantastic and I can't recall any faults what so ever. I'm not into fantasy that much, more of horror, so coming from me you will now know that this book is a Riordan master piece!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Not as good as Percy Jackson by far! 22 Jun 2013
Format:Mass Market Paperback
I got seduced into looking at this trilogy series while waiting to decide if Heroes of Olympus was going to be any good but then I saw that Rick Riordan had written The Kane Chronicles and the reviews seemed good, so I decided to order them from my local library.

Thank goodness I decided to do this, as I would have been very disappointed had I bought them, I have nearly finished the first book, and I have to say, not a patch on Percy Jackson, the Egyptian theme is certainly not as strong as the Greek Gods (which is where Rick Riordan's strengths lie).

The idea of a transcript is a really confusing idea, does not work for me, and the fact that it switches between the two lead characters (who are a mixed bag themselves), the idea for the book as well, did not strike me as very well planned out either.

I have got the third book from the library and am awaiting the second book, but I don't think that these books are going to be a keeper for me, I am finding them not entertaining enough, a bit too formulaic, and quite frankly, not interesting enough compared to the original Percy Jackson series.

I can understand that Rick Riordan probably wanted to branch out into a different genre rather than the Greek Gods but he should stick to what he knows best, and can make interesting, funny and page-turning, rather than this trilogy which is confusing, not funny, and frankly odd at times throughout the book (and that is just the first one).

I am going to try the other books, but I am not expecting much from them.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars WOW!!!!!!!!!!! 14 Feb 2011
By Frankie
Format:Kindle Edition
I found the red pyramid a very enjoyable read. It was very good and very imaginative. I liked the way that it was being recorded on a tape recorder, and that it swapped between the 2 characters. Overall, I think it was an amazing book and I would definitley reccomend it. 5 stars!!!!!!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great beginning 9 Feb 2011
By Steven R. McEvoy TOP 1000 REVIEWER
Carter and Sadie Kane have their world turned upside down in one night. They are siblings raised apart. Carter was raised while travelling the world with their father, an Egyptologist. Sadie was raised with their maternal grandparents in London England. On one of the two days a year they are allowed to spend together, instantly their lives are changed forever. On that fateful night the Egyptian God, Set, and his siblings are released from their long entrapment. Set traps their father and they must find a way to free him.

Exploring a slew of Egyptian myths and legends, the story is a history lesson wrapped in a thrilling adventure that spans time and continents. In a world where Egyptian magic still exists, and all the old legends have more truth than just myths, it is superbly written and intensely addictive; this story is amazing and leaves you desperate for book two.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Kane Chronicles: The Red Pyramid by Rick Riordan
This book was very hard to put down, the books by the myth genius Rick Riordan are the greatest books i have read, the stories he writes grip me and wont let go. Read more
Published 1 month ago by JOE GOVIER
5.0 out of 5 stars What I thought of The Red Pyramid
I thought this book was brilliant. It was full of mystery and magic put together. I was gripped throughout the book and I found it hard putting it down. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Sarah
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing
Great book, I highly recommended it to people of all ages, great story line, I absolutely loved it!! :) :D
Published 2 months ago by ^.^ meow
3.0 out of 5 stars Worth a look
A good idea and as always a story well told. The characters were less likeable than I would have hoped but definitely worth a read whilst on your jollies. Read more
Published 2 months ago by S Pennington
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!
This is a great book! Sadie and Carter are really funny and Zia is really epic! I recommend this to anyone who likes the Percy Jackson books!
Published 2 months ago by Mrs Kathryn Poulter
i was totally addicted to percy jackson and when i finished the series, i cried my eyes out!!! After, i tried heros of olympus, didnt really work out… I was too attached in Percy,... Read more
Published 2 months ago by langaard
5.0 out of 5 stars Very good
Excellent story very well written and difficult to put down. the characters are very believable and you can easily relate to them
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Kane Chronicles
I really enjoyed this book: it was interesting at the same time as educational and I think that the style of writing really suits it. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Mr. D. Mayson
5.0 out of 5 stars Great
I had read the Percy Jackson books and am up to date with the hero's of Olympus books. The wait for the next book is killing me so I thought I would read these. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Amber West
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome Book Review
This book has me bewildered buy it's awesome, fascinating story line. It actually made me think that Carter and Sadie are rite about Apophis rising and destroying the Earth.
Published 5 months ago by Fifjjf
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