The Red Pyramid

The Red Pyramid

Book - 2010
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After their father's research experiment at the British Museum unleashes the Egyptian god Set, Carter and Sadie Kane embark on a dangerous journey across the globe--a quest which 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.
Publisher: New York : Disney : Hyperion Books, c2010.
ISBN: 9781423113386
Characteristics: 516 pages ;,22 cm.

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thereskuck
Oct 11, 2017

i cant believe all these people with all these jerkish comments about this book i love it and i cant imagine not doing so.

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Gwen7154
Jul 28, 2017

An interesting read, although I would have to say I enjoyed Riordan's other works better (excepting Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard; that series was purely TERRIBLE). A little slow-paced and repetitive at the beginning, but it gets better around the one third mark. I was not expecting Carter and Sadie to be hosting Horus and Isis! There was a lack of a solid plot and Sadie kept swearing with "god" (I disapprove of such language).

LPL_MargoM Jul 22, 2017

It took me until halfway in to really start enjoying the book. As a fan of the Percy Jackson series, I expected a similar format with instantly engaging heroes, madcap mythological adventures, and a fast pace. The beginning of the novel feels more than a little repetitive and slow (despite the almost constant chase scenes). I was bound and determined to dislike this book but then, midway through the novel, something marvelous happened. The book allowed itself to slow down, to take in the world, to explore the characters. I began to care, I began to completely love the world Rick Riordan was creating around me. At first, I didn't know if I wanted to finish the book. Now, I'm absolutely excited to pick up the sequel. I feel like this book could have been improved by quite a lot of editing as good portions of the beginning felt unnecessarily long. That being said, I would absolutely recommend this book. If you're like me and have trouble with the beginning, stick with it. The improvement is exponential. I'm so very excited to see where this goes. I'm hooked.

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AuburnHairedJenny
Jun 24, 2017

really good i was up all night reading :) i recomend to anyone who likes percy jackson... cant wait for the next book :):):):):) 5/5 stars :)

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Julie_Anna_2004
Jun 05, 2017

This is a truly amazing story filled with adventure and discovery. This series is a must read!!!! The Kane Chronicles is an exciting plot just as good as Percy Jackson.

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Duck_man
Oct 22, 2016

really good book will keep you up all night.

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TEENREVIEWBOARD
Sep 25, 2016

Of all titles of Rick Riordan's books, I would say the ones in the Kane Chronicles are probably the most direct. But in truth they are all kind of direct, I guess just in reference to perspectives of the readers. But regardless, here we can find out about the story of Sadie and Carter Kane, two undeniably funny characters, through a narration in a record tape. Switching back and forth between the two protagonists, the author creates a hilarious and wild journey across the globe as they try to save the world from Egyptian mythological destruction. Facing a tragic loss, what will the two choose to sacrifice or to gain? 5/5 Stars.
- @Siri of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library

The Red Pyramid is one of Riordan’s best works! Packed to the brim with action and thrilling fun, this novel depicts “recordings” of Carter and Sadie Kane, two siblings that are the all-powerful descendants of Egyptian gods. Brought together through a rash decision by their father Dr. Kane, the Kane siblings learn the truth about their existence and find they must fight a battle against the god of chaos, Set. But nothing is as it seems, classic Riordan fantasy style. This book will take you through modern civilizations and goddess chambers where every twist is unexpected and mysterious. A definite book that kept me awake reading its last pages! Rating 5/5
- @jewelreader of the Teen Review Board of the Hamilton Public Library

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ayeshanuma1
Jul 29, 2016

THE BEST BOOK OF THE SUMMER! love the kane chronicales. so good and filled with mystery and adventure

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masonese
Jul 10, 2016

i loved this book i liked how Rick Riordan can mix a bunch of subjects like mythology and magic and all sorts of other things and not make the reader go wahhhhh......................
the only thing i did not like about it is that it was all over the place
but over all it was 4 and a half stars

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kam_hp_dance
Jul 08, 2016

Such a great book!! I can't wait to read the rest of the series!

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Gwen7154
Jul 28, 2017

Gwen7154 thinks this title is suitable for 12 years and over

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violet_dog_10213
May 07, 2017

violet_dog_10213 thinks this title is suitable for All Ages

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Black_Hamster_25
Mar 22, 2017

Black_Hamster_25 thinks this title is suitable for 10 years and over

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Duck_man
Oct 22, 2016

Duck_man thinks this title is suitable for 7 years and over

blue_goat_171 Oct 21, 2016

blue_goat_171 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 12 and 25

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blue_horse_2508
May 27, 2016

blue_horse_2508 thinks this title is suitable for 10 years and over

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violet_rabbit_12
Apr 14, 2016

violet_rabbit_12 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 12 and 15

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Man123
Jun 17, 2015

Man123 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 14 and 11

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violet_cat_6549
May 11, 2015

violet_cat_6549 thinks this title is suitable for 10 years and over

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Williamrock
Nov 21, 2014

Williamrock thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 10 and 20

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Gwen7154
Jul 28, 2017

Frightening or Intense Scenes: There is a creepy zombie-dude named Face of Horror (Riordan describes vividly). Set is evil. Might be disturbing to younger children when Zia is discovered to really be a shabti and breaks into pieces.

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Gwen7154
Jul 28, 2017

Violence: Quite a bit of fighting; mainly with magic or swords.

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Gwen7154
Jul 28, 2017

Coarse Language: Sadie swore with "god" a LOT.

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Duck_man
Oct 22, 2016

Violence: A lot of violence and magic

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Kennyn172
Nov 28, 2014

Other: Rierie is lying

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Madrigal_0
Jun 20, 2014

Other: WARNING WARNING WARNING This book might make you fall heads over tails for Rick Riordans books. It might also make you stay up late - like, really late.

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summer2301
Jan 20, 2012

Other: no sexual or coarse language just violence

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RieRie
Feb 05, 2011

Coarse Language: This title contains Coarse Language.

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RieRie
Feb 05, 2011

Sexual Content: This title contains Sexual Content.

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RieRie
Feb 05, 2011

Violence: there are some intense and scary (for smaller kids)fights.

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ayeshanuma1
Jul 30, 2016

Carter and Sadie lanes first adventure read it

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K21221019913331W
Jun 25, 2015

It is about a brother and a sister . Who gets involved with egyption magic when their dad was trying to bring their mom back to life.

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221221014928441
Jun 21, 2014

this is about 2 kids trying to find their dad with Egyptian people

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Will_Potter
Dec 13, 2012

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EBeaudoin
Oct 11, 2012

In the book The Red Pyramid, by Rick Riordan,  the sibling protagonists  Carter and Sadie take turns explaining their journey through the USA to stop the Egyptian god of evil,Seth[Set], from destroying North America. Carter and Sadie learn magic from  Egyptian magicians. This book is full of Egyptian myths.

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summer2301
Jan 20, 2012

Sadie Kane and Carter Kane don't live close together...They are the most powerful magicians. Something frantic happens that lets out danger. Sadie and Carter have to save the world before it is taken over by an evil man.

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Coubycheng
Sep 08, 2010

sady and carter are siblings but have been seperated for their own good.They are very powerful magicians and they have to join forces with the gods to deestroy Seth.

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kam_hp_dance
Jul 08, 2016

"We're not done, mister. I expect you to look after my parents. And next time I'm in the Land of the Dead, you and I will have words."

~Sadie Kane

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TrueCanadianGirl
Jul 20, 2015

''Chaos is rising. Apophis is gaining strength, which means we have to gain strength too.''

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nreen
Aug 12, 2012

“Oh no.” I said panic rising in my chest. “No, no, no, somebody get a can opener. I’ve got a god in my head!!”

― Carter Kane, The Red Pyramid

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Bastet_Sakhmet
Jun 30, 2012

Manhattan has other problems. Other gods. It's best we stay separate.

LifefilledNights Sep 13, 2011

"Fairness does not mean everyone gets the same, Fairness means everyone gets what they need. And the only way to get what you need is to make it happen yourself." ~Julius Kane

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