The Red Pyramid: Book summary and reviews of The Red Pyramid by Rick Riordan

The Red Pyramid

The Kane Chronicles, Book 1

by Rick Riordan

The Red Pyramid

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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.

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.

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"Plenty of humor keeps things light, as in Sadie's contemplation of papyrus, made from a river plant: 'The stuff was so thick and rough, it made me wonder if the poor Egyptians had had to use toilet papyrus. If so, no wonder they walked sideways.' .... Readers will be clamoring for the next installment." - Shelf Awareness

"... fun, if formulaic, start to the Kane Chronicles series .... Despite flaws, Riordan delivers another funny yarn with kids in the lead and animal sidekicks that nearly steal the show. Ages 9–12." - Publishers Weekly

"Readers pining for Percy Jackson will find new heroes in Carter and Sadie Kane, and that's not all bad, even if the plot will seem familiar." - Kirkus Reviews

"The humor never takes away from the story or from the overall tone. A must-have book, and in multiple copies. Grades 4-9." - School Library Journal

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I recommend the book The Read Pyramid because it has every thing it's humorous, action, pack, scary,like a Ganesh and a mystery

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This book is awesome :)

Nikkii

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This book was full of exitment and horror! I LOVED it! It has to be on the top of my Favorite book list! :)

Tyler

Best Book Ever
This book was amazing, it had a good plot and was action packed and humorous. I recommend this book to everyone!

Robert Foreman

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I recomend this book because it is very humor. It is also very action packed, and keeps people not wanting to put it down. I recomend the anther; also I have read almost all of his books and he is one of the few authors I read books from.

Lee

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I liked the book it, had a lot of detail ,but if you have to write a report about it don't it will be 10 pages long, trust me i had to write a detailed report and after writing 3,000 words and I only told about the first 5 chapters I realized the most words I could have on the paper was 700 so don't write a report on it but it still is a good book to read

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Rick Riordan Author Biography

Rick Riordan is the multi-award-winning author of the Tres Navarre mystery series for adults and the #1 New York Times bestselling Percy Jackson and the Olympians series for children.

For fifteen years, Rick taught English and history at public and private middle schools in the San Francisco Bay Area and in Texas. In 2002, Saint Mary’s Hall honored him with the school’s first Master Teacher Award.

His adult fiction has won the top three national awards in the mystery genre – the Edgar, the Anthony and the Shamus. He has presented workshops for such organizations as the International Reading Association, the California Association of Independent Schools, the National Council for Teachers of English, the Colonial Williamsburg Teacher Institute and ...

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Rick Riordan: RYE-r-don (first syllable is pronounced like rye bread)

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