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5.0 out of 5 stars A Clever Mythological Fantasy! I Loved This Book!, 7 Aug. 2010
This review is from: The Kane Chronicles: The Red Pyramid (Hardcover)
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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Initial post: 21 Feb 2012 15:13:36 GMT
Rich Whitman says:
Anything with pyramids, tombs and exploring is right up my alley, so I'll check this book out. I do like more adult themes along this line that have that Tomb Raider/ Indiana Jones feel, like The Crisis Artifact (The Crisis Trilogy), The Chaos Pendulum (The Crisis Trilogy) and The Catastrophe Scroll (The Crisis Trilogy) so if you have any suggestion for more fiction novels along the line of the Kane Chronicles or the Crisis Trilogy, please reply:)

In reply to an earlier post on 27 May 2012 20:40:24 BDT
Last edited by the author on 27 May 2012 20:41:28 BDT
Sorry i don't read many books about exploring or adventue novels. This is Smudge on a different account
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