Jun 29, 2010

Book Review - The Red Pyramid

The Red Pyramid
By - Rick Riordan


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.

REVIEW: By C.K. Bryant

4 1/2 out of 5 STARS

I wasn't sure I was going to like this book because I'm not really into the whole Egyptian thing, but I have to admit that once I began reading it I was hooked. I love the unique idea of Sadie and Carter recording their journey. I especially fell in love with the way this brother and sister gave each other a hard time throughout the book. It made it so much more real for me.

I do have to admit, that about 3/4 of the way through I got a little tired of all the battles and thought that Sadie and Carter should have done more on their own. It seemed like whenever things got a little rough, a new god would appear and help them out. I felt like the author was trying to cram as much of the Egyptian world into the book as possible. HOWEVER, by the end I was very please and even shed a few tears, some happy and some sad.

I highly recommend this book to any adventurous boy or girl. It has something for both. There's no bad language or scenes a parent might cringe at. It is, however, a seriously LONG book, so plan on having it in your hands for a few days.

1 comment:

  1. Ooh, it sounds like a read to learn about Ancient Egypt. Me and the kids are researching today how and why cats were worshiped then. Fun! Thanks for the review, Chris!

    btw--I love the new blog look! :)