The Red Pyramid - Rick Riordan


So…teens with a mystical heritage saving the world? Oh wait….it’s not Percy Jackson?



“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.”

So my husband loves Rick Riordan. Loves him. I enjoy his stories myself. I love the Percy Jackson series. And I enjoyed reading the The Lost Hero. This book, I liked as well, though as I was reading it I couldn’t help think that I have read this before.

Now, don’t get me wrong. The characters are different and unique, and also the story telling is different.
Sadie and Cater are brother and sister who are telling their story through a voice recorder that it being transcribed. They have a realistic sibling relationship in that they tease each other constantly, but when it comes to people messing with them, that is just not allowed. I should now, I have an older brother and two younger sisters. We can beat the snot out of each other and be nasty and mean, but if an outsider comes along trying to mess with my brother and sisters, get ready because all hell will break loose. Makes for awesome storytelling to have that kind of relationship in the story that everyone can relate to. However, it seems that Riordan likes to have the world hang in the balance. Riordan does what he does best in writing a well balanced story that is action packed as well as providing valuable information in a clever and easy manner. All the characters are well written and likable folk.

I honestly don’t have too much to say about this book only that it was good. I know that’s kind of lame, in that I’m either gushing about a book or condemning it for a waste of ink, paper, and my time. However, Riordan seems to have a talent of writing fun action adventure stories that are great for all ages and making all characters, even the bad guys, likable and fun.  

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