The Red Pyramid is a fantasy-adventure novel based on Egyptian mythology written by Rick Riordan. It is the first novel in The Kane Chronicles series. The book follows the Kane siblings, Carter and Sadie, as they discover they are descended from both . The Red Pyramid had a first printing of one million copies. The Red Pyramid book. Read reviews from the world's largest community for readers. Since his mother's death six years ago, Carter Kane has been li. Book 1. The Red Pyramid. Since their mother's death, Carter and Sadie have become near strangers. While Sadie has lived with her grandparents in London, .
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The Red Pyramid is a fantasy, adventure novel written by Rick Riordan and is the first installment of The Kane Chronicles. Julius picks up Sadie, and she discovers that one out of the two days of the year they get the They go to Paris and retrieve a book from Desjardins' property which tells them how to defeat Set. Compre The Red Pyramid (The Kane Chronicles Book 1) (English Edition) de Rick Riordan na medical-site.info Confira também os eBooks mais vendidos. The Red Pyramid (The Kane Chronicles, Book 1) [Rick Riordan] on medical-site.info *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Since their mother's death, Carter and.
The story is told as a transcription of a recording made by Sadie and Carter Kane , detailing the rise of the Egyptian gods in the modern world. 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. 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.
Fourteen-year-old Carter Kane has been traveling around the world since he was eight years old. He was home schooled by his father, Julius Kane , who is a famous Egyptology scientist.
Both siblings were separated at a very young age, Sadie to live with her grandparents, and Carter with his father. Julius picks up Sadie, and she discovers that one out of the two days of the year they get the spend together was going to be occupied by a trip to British Museum.
Before heading there, Carter and Sadie spy on their dad talking to a strange man named Amos. They had no idea what the adults were talking about, but when Sadie pops out to say hi to her dad, Amos disappears.
While at the museum, Sadie and Carter noticed that their dad was extremely interested in one specific artifact, the Rosetta Stone. Julius Kane ends up blowing the artifact up by trying to summon Osiris.
He also accidentally releases the other children of the Demon Days: Nephthys , Isis , Horus , and Set. Set, the Egyptian god of chaos and storms and the most evil of the gods, ends up locking Julius in a sarcophagus and sending him through the floor. And, if you get though the first pages you may enjoy yourself.
Now is it worth having to get through that to find the good stuff? I'm not entirely sure. The set up is promising, as the two narrators and protagonists relay their plan to take an entire record of their adventure and then hide it in a locker and some school for the right person to find.
If you read the opening chapter of The Lightning Thief and loved its warning, you'll thoroughly enjoy this. But it quickly became gimmicky to me, as Carter and Sadie take turns telling the tale, they also interrupt each other to crack awfully corny jokes and spout "witty" one liners. I think it would have been better to leave that narrative device to the opening and closing.
Otherwise it distracts you from what is going on in the plot, which is quit more important than Sadie telling Carter how hilarious he was when a bird pooped on his face.
And on the note of the characters, I'm all for alternating chapters between character perspectives, I've always loved it and find it highly effective as a way to open up the plot.
But here, well, the characters speak a tad to similarly. I mean very early on Sadie uses her British accent heavily, but later in the book its almost completely gone, to the point where i had to check the top of the page to make sure i was reading a Sadie chapter. It wouldn't happen too often, but when it did i always felt a tinge of frustration. And it was always 2 Carter chapters, then 2 Sadie chapters.
It seemed like an odd way to set everything up, why not just do 1: The only other thing that bothered me was the length.
It took way too long to do what The Lightning Thief did in under pages. Don't get me wrong, they do have fun battles, with a pretty cool magic system. But i found the battles went by too fast one God they literally best by stuffing it with salsa so it turns into a cow. The most work Carter does is open huge vats of the hot Mexican sauce. On the positive side, Sadie and Carter do grow to respect one another and become pretty likable in the end.
I still refuse to believe their age, 12 and 14? It just didn't fit their personalities to me, but i guess they're mature for their age. And on the reference above to all the other books, I'm not saying he copied from them, i simply meant there were similarities in story, characters and plot locations.
Like the old church that Clary and her paranormal friends stay at in City of Bones is quite similar to the "First Nome" in this book. The twins from the Nicholas Flamel books have a similar relationship that Carter and Sadie have albeit far more mature. And the magic system felt inspired by J. Rowling's famous teen magician, with similar uses of wands, the need to speak spells, and generally same types of spells fire, wind, ice, light, etc.
I guess the big question is will i read the sequels? And again, i'm forced to say I'm not entirely sure. There is a great twist in the end, and i'd love to see how it plays out and what happens. I most likely will, i just really hope they don't get progressively bigger.
Unless it's stuffed with cool and lengthy battles, and a lot less stupid pre-teen distractions, i'm out.
View all 92 comments. Sep 02, Maureen rated it really liked it. I really really enjoyed it! The world building wasn't super solid - I think that was my main and only issue, but the rest was so great.
I also appreciate that though it's still about mythical gods, it's not an exact copy of what PJO is. It's super different and stands on its own as a really unique and interesting story. I love Carter and Sadie and I'm really excited to read the rest of the trilogy!
View all 5 comments. It is the first novel in The Kane Chronicles series. The novel was first published in the United States on May 4, The novel opens with Carter and his father Julius Kane going to visit Carter's sister Sadie, who has lived with her maternal grandparents since the death of their mother, Ruby Kane.
Julius, who is secretly a magician, but posing as a simple Egyptologist, takes the siblings to the British Museum, where he tries to bring Osiris the Egyptian god of the Underworld back into the mortal world.
His magic also has the unintended side effect of summoning the gods Horus, Isis, Nephthys, and Set, as well as alerting the magicians Zia Rashid and Michel Desjardins to his actions, which are illegal in the magic community. Set, a god of chaos, captures Julius and destroys the museum.
Unbeknownst to Carter and Sadie, each of the gods chooses a mortal host from the humans in the room. Carter and Sadie are taken to Brooklyn by their uncle Amos, who tells them they are descended from a long line of magicians, beginning with the Egyptian pharaohs Ramesses the Great and Narmer. He also explains the grave danger Set poses to the world, and goes to find him. While he is away, the mansion is attacked by Set's minions.
Once there, Carter and Sadie discover they are hosts to the gods Horus and Isis, respectively. They train in magic until the magicians' leader Iskandar dies and Michel Desjardins orders their deaths for collaborating illegally with the gods.
The siblings escape and formulate a plan to defeat Set hoping to rescue their father and clear their names within the magic community. They travel to Set's lair in New Mexico, gathering ingredients for a magic spell and evading hostile monsters and magicians. Bast sacrifices herself while defending Carter and Sadie from Sobek; they encounter Amos and then Zia. The foursome heads to Set's hideout where they learn the final piece of the spell they need from a dying Zia, the unknowing host of Nephthys.
Carter, Sadie, Horus, and Isis use the spell to subdue Set, although they stop short of completely destroying him because they realize his actions were dictated by a far worse enemy Apophis, a much more powerful god of chaos. Desjardins reluctantly allows Carter and Sadie to go free after they part with Horus and Isis.
After a tearful goodbye with Zia, who turns out to have been a magical copy of the real young magician, Carter and Sadie return to Brooklyn. They visit their father, now in the underworld with their ghostly mother. As a gift, Osiris hosted by the deceased Julius helps Bast return to the mortal world. Carter and Sadie describe their plans to recruit other magicians to illegally study the path of the gods, while the former also resolves to seek out the real Zia Rashid.
Nov 16, Robin Bridge Four rated it really liked it Shelves: What makes him special???? Well there are a few things that I really like about his writing. Carter and Sadie argue like real siblings would and I totally enjoyed their interactions and teasing of each other. Seriously there is always something happening.
The stories move along quickly with chases, fights and discovery scenes everywhere. There are lots of clues along the way and some of them can be misleading until you get to the big picture of it all. There is a new interesting interpretation of them and how they interact with the world. It is new and exciting and I really loved how it was all shown and explained.
I get so upset when reading a book and not understanding how powers work. I want to feel like if I lived in this world I too could do magic. So I appreciate it when authors incorporate learning how to use the magic in their story. After this book I was sure I could do the magic of this world if I was in it. RR totally has a good voice and knows where his story is going.
I never feel at the end that he has just thrown something in at last minute to fix everything. It is a fantastic trait to have in a story teller.
But now through a series of events they are thrown together and must find a way to work with one another to save their father. With the help of a few unusual friends they must find ways to unlock the Power of the Gods Egyptian ones within themselves and try to save the world.
Easy peasy…. If you add a few Gods, an albino crocodile, a cat named muffin, some spunky clay creations, a secret magical society and an orangutan with some special dietary needs together and shake you come up with one hell of a good time. I liked the Percy Jackson stories just a tad better but if you like mythology then this could be a great time for you too.
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Lloro de felicidad con este libro, es maravillosa la forma en que Rick te mete en la historia, como hace que creas que todo es real, como te hace parte de la magia. Rick y todos sus libros son maravillosos! View all 4 comments. The answer is no one. He never ceases to amaze me with the ideas he's coming up with, and although one could say that his books and ideas are being recycled I downright disagree with that notion.
He's written about the Greek Gods, about the Roman Gods and then the Egyptian Gods, and each time he comes up with completely different ideas and twists to encase his stories in. Carter and Sadie Kane are two siblings, they've never seen much of each other since their mother died and their father took custody of Carter the eldest whereas Sadie was taken under their grandparents' care. Carter is that smart, humble kid, who's always there to help and Sadie is that outgoing, sassy girl you were classmates with when you were in elementary school.
And now, let's fast forward to the part where the Egyptian Gods are unleashed and they find shelter in human hosts. Amongst these Gods, there is the worst of them, the God of Chaos, Set who's hell bent upon destroying the world.
So, the kids learn who they are which is for you to find out I mean, were their parents Gods? Or are they Gods themselves? Or maybe they're just common humans trying to save the world? You may think you're a little too familiar with this storyline, especially if you're an avid Riordan reader, but you'll be up for a surprise, trust me.
This somehow felt a lot more fast-paced than all of his other books. Usually, Mr. Riordan takes his time with the characters and the plot but in this one everything was faster than usual and I admit that I loved the change. I'm saving my five stars for the next book, this was just shy of getting it. En The Red Pyramid nos encontramos con Sadie y Carter Kane, dos hermanos que han vivido separados desde la muerte de su madre.
Isis, Horus, Set, Osiris y Nephthys. Adoro como Rick Riordan les infunde ese humor tan peculiar a sus personajes. Lo amo profundamente y adoraba cuando coqueteaba con Sadie. Apr 19, Aaron Vincent rated it did not like it Shelves: I reasoned out that I can't choose which one is better cause both made learning history fun and both have that cool factor reliving the things in the past.
Now, I have suspicion that I unknowingly can see the future cause The Red Pyramid is exactly the combination of both books. Is that a good thing? Yes, if it had been well executed. Let's review that sentence: Its given that Egyptian History is not as fascinating as the Greek and Roman History but egyptian culture has that sense of mystery that Riordan could have played. I didn't get the Egyptian feel to it at all.
The existence of the egyptian gods in the book is not that cool either. The whole god thing is like just for the sake of having them. You can substitute them with normal people's name and would have still the same effect. The spells are cool. The thing about glowing hieroglyphs after saying the spell is brilliant but I can't see "Ha-di" replacing "Alohomora" for young people getting locked out when they go home late It's pretty easy to guess why I know this.
The storyline even gets repetitive: Sadie and Caine goes to one place. They start bickering. It's my review: One of them falls asleep and their soul drifts somewhere. Enemy attacks them. They fight a little. Their company fights alone to download time for them while they run. They eventually be reunited with that someone. The whole recording thing is distracting most of the times especially the [: It would have been better if it's only on the beginning and the end just like in the Lightning Thief.
As for the main characters, Sadie and Carter is the least likable sibling I ever read. They are not awesome nor annoying, they are just blah.
They continuously throw corny jokes and weak sarcasms. And at some point, their voice on the chapters gets confusing. I have to look up to the top of the page to be sure who is talking.
Even towards the end, I still didn't get what kind of personality they have. Now I am unsure if I will still follow this series. Maybe if Riordan will able to redeem himself on The Last Hero a book that tells about something he is really good at , I will read the second installment for the Kane Chronicles to make up for the time while waiting for the second Heroes of Olympus book.
Don't worry Rick Riordan, I still like you and I understand that you, like every writers out there, sometimes just needs the pay check. View all 17 comments. Apr 09, Ann rated it it was amazing Shelves: I quite enjoyed Riordan's new adventures featuring the Kane siblings, Carter and Sadie I believe 14 and 12 years of age Sadie and Carter's mother died when they were young, and since then they have had to live apart - Sadie with her mother's parents in London, and Carter with his father, traveling the world looking for Egyptian artifacts.
Since they I quite enjoyed Riordan's new adventures featuring the Kane siblings, Carter and Sadie I believe 14 and 12 years of age Since they only see each other once a year or so, it nicely adds to the story to have their relationship develop and evolve. When visiting the museum something goes terrible wrong, and Carter and Sadie discover that there may be more to their father, and the Kane family, than they realized. I listened to the audio book, which I thought was wonderful!
It is narrated by Kevin R. Free and Katherine Kellgren. Because the story is told both by Carter and Sadie, each narrator reads the appropriate section. The book is very suited to an audio recording, as it is supposed to be Carter and Sadie making a recording of the events that have transpired. I enjoy the Percy Jackson books, and I think that this book has a similar style, a similar since of fun and lightness, but happily it didn't feel the same, like I was reading the same story just with differently named characters.
To me, Red Pyramid felt a little more mature and complex not in a bad way, just in that the protagonists are older, there's more history, details, etc. I enjoyed this, and - like the Percy Jackson books with Greek mythology - The Red Pyramid made me intrigued with Egyptian mythology and history the author's note, by the way, is fantastic!
Also, it was very nice and refreshing to have the Kane siblings be mixed race, with a black father and white mother. Not only does this bring about some interesting sibling points since Carter is darker and Sadie lighter they are often not perceived to be brother and sister but I also thought Riordan handled it all really well, not making a big deal about, letting the story still be the story, but with a few mentions here and there where this is mentioned. I'm hoping that there will be more to this series, and I'm anxiously awaiting reading the rest - I mean, what's not to love with dueling avatar half-man-half-bird forms, wands and staffs, and a protective cat?
View all 29 comments. Aug 03, Priscilla rated it really liked it. Such a fun, entertaining read! Initial thoughts: Interactive with the reader. Riordon pulls you into the story! Amazing Egyptian mythology! Gods, and magic everything! Elements that remind me of Percy Jackson and Harry Potter. Searching for streaming and downloading options Common Sense is a nonprofit organization. Your download helps us remain independent and ad-free.
Get it now on Searching for streaming and downloading options A lot or a little? The parents' guide to what's in this book. Educational Value A near-constant barage of ancient Egyptian history that can either be glossed over to get to the action or researched further.
Stories of numerous gods, of the House of Life, the pyramids, their view of the afterlife why the Egyptians prefer to live on the East side of the river, for example -- it's all here.
There's lots of vocab to take in: ba, Duat, Ma'at, etc. A glossary would have been helpful but wasn't included.