I loved the Percy Jackson series so I knew this would be good. But I didn't know just how good it would be. Turns out it was full of surprises and twi..Show More »sts that keeps you guessing until the very last page. Just like with the Percy Jackson series you get a refresher course in & learn more about mythology; this time Egyptian. Both Carter & Sadie Kane are fantastic main characters. Both strong and smart for their ages of 14 and 12 without being unrealistic. The Red Pyramid is not only captivating but hilarious too. You shut the book wanting more. This is definitely a book for all ages.
If you can get your kids to read these books then you are doing them a favor. These books are just plain fun but they also have many hidden treasures..Show More ». The books have legends and history and ancient tales for them to read and maybe even remember. These are lessons that may creep up in school. These books have some fun mixed with knowledge. I cannot think of a better thing for a kid than to read for fun and accidentally learn something. The 30 Clues series is the same. Many historical and geographic facts mixed with a fun story.
Rick Riordan has been writing wonderful stories integrating the myths of gods for some time now and his Kane Chronicles trilogy is a great story using..Show More » the Egyptian gods and the Chaos they can bring to the modern world. This final story in the trilogy wraps up the adventures of Sadie and Carter Kane in a very satisfying way, yet clearly allows for future stories that may well even expand into some of the other territory Riordan has already mapped out.
This story includes all the fun elements of the previous two books--Egyptian gods, Carter and Sadie squabbling and fighting foes together, adventure, danger, exploding objects and places, a little romance, and a premise with such high stakes that the whole world is threatened. And only Carter and Sadie and their band of magicians can save the day, with lots of trials, adventures, and help along the way. Riordan has crafted a tale that obviously appeals to kids and teens, but it's clever and funny enough to keep adults interested and entertained as well.
The two narrators, Kellgren and Free, continue their tag-team narration and do a splendid job. My personal favorite is Kevin R. Free, who voices Carter and the other characters (except for Sadie) wonderfully. Katherine Kellgren does a great job too, but her Sadie is sometimes too whiney and overbearing--just like the character in the book, come to think of it. Together, these two narrators bring the story to life and add a great deal to the overall experience, just as the best audiobook narration should.
While this book wraps up the Chronicles very well, I'll be eager for any more adventures of the Kanes and/or the other magicians readying themselves for future adventures.