The Red Pyramid

The Red Pyramid

eBook - 2010
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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.
Publisher: [United States] : Disney Book Group, 2010
ISBN: 9781423142492
Branch Call Number: eBook hoopla
Characteristics: 1 online resource
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Jun 03, 2019

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Jul 09, 2018

this is a great book. This not my favroiut book but tis is a verry intresting book when u litsen to it on a aduio book. there is a lot of action in the storyt when cater and and his sister go to a museume with there dad and they finde out who he realy was a magisian. read this book i give it 4.2 star

Mar 13, 2018

Winged kuribo was in it! I am so happy I read this book!

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.

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.

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 :)

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.

Oct 22, 2016

really good book will keep you up all night.

Sep 25, 2016

The book The Red Pyramid by Rick Riordan is set in the real world, with a few additions. Most importantly, the ancient Egyptian gods. Sadie and Carter are descendants of the Pharaohs of ancient Egypt and are kept apart most of their lives: Sadie living with her grandparents in London, and Carter traveling the world with their dad, Dr. Julius Kane, an Egyptologist. The book, told as a narrative by the two main characters Carter and Sadie is humorous and will inspire a passion for egyptian mythology in those who read it (It definitely did for me!). I love this book! It is possibly my very favorite Riordan book. Rating 4/5
- @Redibis of the Teen Review Board of the Hamilton Public Library

This was such an interesting book. It is based on Egyptian mythology. We get to meet so many characters and the brother-sister bond of Carter and Sadie is so delightful. Not gonna lie, I was pretty bored at the start but as the book went on, it definitely got more interesting. One of the best things I liked about this book was world building, which makes the book more complicated (in a good way). The use of mythology was also great as well. To be honest, I didn't think I was going to like this book because I do not really like mythology, but it really surprised me. This was a totally appropriate book for kids to read. I would recommend this book to teenagers and adults aged 12-19. I give this book a 3 out of 5 stars.
- @terrificbooklover of the Teen Review Board of the Hamilton Public Library

On one of their infrequent visitations, siblings Sadie and Carter take a nice trip to the British Museum in London with their Egyptologist father Julius Kane—during which he blows up the Rosetta Stone, releasing five imprisoned ancient Egyptian gods: Isis, Osiris, Horus, Set, and Nephthys. I really enjoyed this book, it taught me a lot about perseverance and tolerability. I love all Rick Riordan books and I think he is an excellent writer, he captures the moment just perfectly.
- @SecretBlossom of the Teen Review Board of the Hamilton Public Library

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

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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 a certain character is discovered to really be a shabti and breaks into pieces.

Jul 28, 2017

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

Jul 28, 2017

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

Oct 22, 2016

Violence: A lot of violence and magic

Nov 28, 2014

Other: Rierie is lying

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.

Jan 20, 2012

Other: no sexual or coarse language just violence

Feb 05, 2011

Coarse Language: This title contains Coarse Language.

Feb 05, 2011

Sexual Content: This title contains Sexual Content.

Feb 05, 2011

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

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Jul 30, 2016

Carter and Sadie lanes first adventure read it

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.

Jun 21, 2014

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

Dec 13, 2012


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.

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.

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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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

Jul 20, 2015

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

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

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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