The Red Pyramid (The Kane Chronicles, Book 1) by Rick Riordan, 528 pages, 2010
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.
I am pleased to provide the following review by my 12-year-old son, William.
Review by William:
I think that this book was very interesting, it had lots of twists and turns and a lot of parts were unexpected. My favourite character is Carter as I found him to be funny and he fought a lot. I think the most memorable character would have to be Zoe due mainly to the twist at the end and her romance with Carter. All of the characters were very well made up and I liked the way Sadie and Carter each took turns narrating their own chapters and how they talked to each during each of their chapters. I like how it showed their own points of view in the chapters which they wrote.
I learned a lot about Egyptian mythology and a lot about Egypt and enjoyed it so much that I want to learn even more about it.
I strongly recommend that you read this book although just a warning, you may not get any sleep due to the suspense.
Rating 5 out of 5