Trailer ¾ The Red Pyramid PDF by ë Rick Riordan I quite enjoyed Riordan s new adventures featuring the Kane siblings, Carter and Sadie I believe 14 and 12 years of age though I thought Sadie seemed older , who are introduced to the possibilities that Egyptian mythology may be a bit real than they realized.
Sadie and Carter s mother died when they were young, and since then they have had to live apart Sadie with her mother s parents in London, and Carter with his father, traveling the world looking for Egyptian artifacts Since they only see each other once a year or so, it nicely adds to the story to have their relationship develop and evolve.
When visiting the museum something goes terrible wrong, and Carter and Sadie discover that there may be to their father, and the Kane family, than they realized.
I listened to the audio book, which I thought was wonderful It is narrated by Kevin R Free and Katherine Kellgren Because the story is told both by Carter and Sadie, each narrator reads the appropriate section The book is very suited to an audio recording, as it is supposed to be Carter and Sadie making a recording of the events that have transpired I enjoy the Percy Jackson books, and I think that this book has a similar style, a similar since of fun and lightness, but happily it didn t feel the same, like I was reading the same story just with differently named characters To me, Red Pyramid felt a little mature and complex not in a bad way, just in that the protagonists are older, there s history, details, etc I enjoyed this, and like the Percy Jackson books with Greek mythology The Red Pyramid made me intrigued with Egyptian mythology and history the author s note, by the way, is fantastic.
Also, it was very nice and refreshing to have the Kane siblings be mixed race, with a black father and white mother Not only does this bring about some interesting sibling points since Carter is darker and Sadie lighter they are often not perceived to be brother and sister but I also thought Riordan handled it all really well, not making a big deal about, letting the story still be the story, but with a few mentions here and there where this is mentioned I m hoping that there will be to this series, and I m anxiously awaiting reading the rest I mean, what s not to love with dueling avatar half man half bird forms, wands and staffs, and a protective cat Buddy read with a few friends at Buddies books and BaublesRick Riodan RR is one of the few M.
G authors I read, I mean I m in my 30s so usually a M.
G book isn t going to hold my attention but RR is one of the few authors who can pull it off and does it well at that What makes him special Well there are a few things that I really like about his writing He writes teens like teens They aren t 12 16 year olds who act like they are in their 30s they are kids, behaving like kids Carter and Sadie argue like real siblings would and I totally enjoyed their interactions and teasing of each other Action.
Action Seriously there is always something happening The stories move along quickly with chases, fights and discovery scenes everywhere There are lots of clues along the way and some of them can be misleading until you get to the big picture of it all The mythology used is fantastic and so well thought out I love RR s interpretation of the Egyptian gods, magic and lore There is a new interesting interpretation of them and how they interact with the world It is new and exciting and I really loved how it was all shown and explained The magic and world building I get so upset when reading a book and not understanding how powers work I don t care if it takes a little while to roll it out but I NEED to understand it I want to feel like if I lived in this world I too could do magic I m still convinced I would have done as well as Hermione at Hogwarts if I got an invitation.
So I appreciate it when authors incorporate learning how to use the magic in their story After this book I was sure I could do the magic of this world if I was in it Interesting cohesive story and plotting that lend to a bang up conclusion RR totally has a good voice and knows where his story is going I never feel at the end that he has just thrown something in at last minute to fix everything It is a fantastic trait to have in a story teller.
There are a ton of reviews on this so I ll just say Sadie and Carter were separated and raised apart after the death of their mother six years ago But now through a series of events they are thrown together and must find a way to work with one another to save their father With the help of a few unusual friends they must find ways to unlock the Power of the Gods Egyptian ones within themselves and try to save the world Easy peasy.
if they can quit squabbling long enough.
If you add a few Gods, an albino crocodile, a cat named muffin, some spunky clay creations, a secret magical society and an orangutan with some special dietary needs together and shake you come up with one hell of a good time.
I liked the Percy Jackson stories just a tad better but if you like mythology then this could be a great time for you too.
Since His Mother S Death Six Years Ago, Carter Kane Has Been Living Out Of A Suitcase, Traveling The Globe With His Father, The Brilliant Egyptologist, Dr Julius Kane But While Carter S Been Homeschooled, His Younger Sister, Sadie, Has Been Living With Their Grandparents In London Sadie Has Just What Carter Wants School Friends And A Chance At A Normal Life But Carter Has Just What Sadie Longs For Time With Their Father After Six Years Of Living Apart, The Siblings Have Almost Nothing In Common Until NowOn Christmas Eve, Sadie And Carter Are Reunited When Their Father Brings Them To The British Museum, With A Promise That He S Going To Make Things Right But All Does Not Go According To Plan Carter And Sadie Watch As Julius Summons A Mysterious Figure, Who Quickly Banishes Their Father And Causes A Fiery ExplosionSoon Carter And Sadie Discover That The Gods Of Ancient Egypt Are Waking, And The Worst Of Them Set Has A Frightening Scheme To Save Their Father, They Must Embark On A Dangerous Journey A Quest That Brings Them Ever Closer To The Truth About Their Family And Its Links To The House Of Life, A Secret Order That Has Existed Since The Time Of The Pharaohs The Red Pyramid Kane Chronicles 1 , Rick RiordanThe Red Pyramid is a 2010 fantasy adventure novel based on Egyptian mythology written by Rick Riordan It is the first novel in The Kane Chronicles series The novel was first published in the United States on May 4, 2010 The novel opens with Carter and his father Julius Kane going to visit Carter s sister Sadie, who has lived with her maternal grandparents since the death of their mother, Ruby Kane Julius, who is secretly a magician, but posing as a simple Egyptologist, takes the siblings to the British Museum, where he tries to bring Osiris the Egyptian god of the Underworld back into the mortal world His magic also has the unintended side effect of summoning the gods Horus, Isis, Nephthys, and Set, as well as alerting the magicians Zia Rashid and Michel Desjardins to his actions, which are illegal in the magic community Set, a god of chaos, captures Julius and destroys the museum Unbeknownst to Carter and Sadie, each of the gods chooses a mortal host from the humans in the room Carter and Sadie are taken to Brooklyn by their uncle Amos, who tells them they are descended from a long line of magicians, beginning with the Egyptian pharaohs Ramesses the Great and Narmer He also explains the grave danger Set poses to the world, and goes to find him While he is away, the mansion is attacked by Set s minions With help from Sadie s cat Muffin, who is host to the goddess Bast, and Zia Rashid, they escape to Cairo Once there, Carter and Sadie discover they are hosts to the gods Horus and Isis, respectively They train in magic until the magicians leader Iskandar dies and Michel Desjardins orders their deaths for collaborating illegally with the gods The siblings escape and formulate a plan to defeat Set hoping to rescue their father and clear their names within the magic community They travel to Set s lair in New Mexico, gathering ingredients for a magic spell and evading hostile monsters and magicians Bast sacrifices herself while defending Carter and Sadie from Sobek they encounter Amos and then Zia The foursome heads to Set s hideout where they learn the final piece of the spell they need from a dying Zia, the unknowing host of Nephthys Carter, Sadie, Horus, and Isis use the spell to subdue Set, although they stop short of completely destroying him because they realize his actions were dictated by a far worse enemy Apophis, a much powerful god of chaos Desjardins reluctantly allows Carter and Sadie to go free after they part with Horus and Isis After a tearful goodbye with Zia, who turns out to have been a magical copy of the real young magician, Carter and Sadie return to Brooklyn They visit their father, now in the underworld with their ghostly mother As a gift, Osiris hosted by the deceased Julius helps Bast return to the mortal world Carter and Sadie describe their plans to recruit other magicians to illegally study the path of the gods, while the former also resolves to seek out the real Zia Rashid 2016 1 1391 536 9789645668936 21 1 1391 396 33 32 13.
It takes strength and courage to admit the truth Honestly, who does it better than Rick Riordan when it comes to middle grade fantasy books The answer is no one He never ceases to amaze me with the ideas he s coming up with, and although one could say that his books and ideas are being recycled I downright disagree with that notion He s written about the Greek Gods, about the Roman Gods and then the Egyptian Gods, and each time he comes up with completely different ideas and twists to encase his stories in.
Carter and Sadie Kane are two siblings, they ve never seen much of each other since their mother died and their father took custody of Carter the eldest whereas Sadie was taken under their grandparents care Carter is that smart, humble kid, who s always there to help and Sadie is that outgoing, sassy girl you were classmates with when you were in elementary school And now, let s fast forward to the part where the Egyptian Gods are unleashed and they find shelter in human hosts Amongst these Gods, there is the worst of them, the God of Chaos, Set who s hell bent upon destroying the world.
So, the kids learn who they are which is for you to find out I mean, were their parents Gods Or are they Gods themselves Or maybe they re just common humans trying to save the world You may think you re a little too familiar with this storyline, especially if you re an avid Riordan reader, but you ll be up for a surprise, trust me.
This somehow felt a lot fast paced than all of his other books Usually, Mr Riordan takes his time with the characters and the plot but in this one everything was faster than usual and I admit that I loved the change.
I m saving my five stars for the next book, this was just shy of getting it.
Lloro de felicidad con este libro, es maravillosa la forma en que Rick te mete en la historia, como hace que creas que todo es real, como te hace parte de la magia.
La mitolog a Egipcia es incre ble, aprend muchas cosas sobre ello de la mejor manera Rick y todos sus libros son maravillosos Rese a Completa It takes strength and courage to admit the truth.
Am profundamente este libro No s por qu demonios no lo hab a le do antes Por todos los dioses de Egipto En The Red Pyramid nos encontramos con Sadie y Carter Kane, dos hermanos que han vivido separados desde la muerte de su madre Sadie se ha quedado en Londres con sus abuelos, mientras que Carter ha viajado por todo el mundo con su padre, que es egipt logo Un d a, en uno de los raros momentos en los que Carter y su padre Julius visitan Londres, van por Sadie y visitan el Museo Brit nico Pero cuando est n frente a la Piedra Rosetta, su padre les dice que intentar arreglarlo todo y empieza a hacer cosas extra as Total, el pobre hombre no arregla nada, hace que la Piedra explote y libera a cinco poderos simos dioses egipcios Isis, Horus, Set, Osiris y Nephthys En medio de la confusi n su padre desaparece y Set les advierte que va a tener su venganza y a acabar con el mundo, as que ahora la misi n de Sadie y Carter es evitarlo Ya les dije que am este libro Lo am Lo am Lo am Me hac a much sima falta leer algo con unas voces narrativas tan divertidas Sadie y Carter son absolutamente incre ble como narradores, tienen las dosis perfectas de sarcasmo, comedia y dramatismo Adoro como Rick Riordan les infunde ese humor tan peculiar a sus personajes Es decir, pueden estar en el abismo enfrent ndose a el Caos primordial y a n as logran decir algo tan agudo y absurdo que te olvidas de que est n a punto de morir Si me siguen desde hace alg n tiempo, sabr n que soy una fan y amante perdida de la mitolog a Si bien la griega y la romana son mis favoritas, tambi n me encantaron mis clases en la universidad sobre la mitolog a egipcia Y leer este libro me hizo recordar tant simas cosas Me encanta que Rick Riordan se atreva a darle su propio giro a las diferentes mitolog as, sin que por ello se vuelvan irreconocibles o una parodia de s mismas Y es que, claro, en la mitolog a egipcia no eran importantes solo los dioses y sus representaciones terrenales, sino tambi n los faraones y los magos Y la forma en la que Rick plantea la enemistad entre los antiguos magos y los dioses en The Red Pyramid es interesant sima Me gustaron much simo Carter y Sadie como personajes, pues a pesar de que llevan separados un mont n de a os, muy pronto vuelven a tener una din mica de hermanos que ir an hasta el fin del mundo para salvar al otro Adem s, creo que Rick supo darles una personalidad s per marcada a cada uno y, sobre todo, me gust la diferencia de reacciones ante la gran revelaci n de su relaci n con el antiguo Egipto Sadie y Carter son chicos fenomenales y que, a pesar de verse envueltos en la aventura m s peligrosa de sus vidas, saben llevar las cosas de una manera inteligente Quiz de mis partes favoritas era cuando se ve an enfrentados a decisiones dificil simas y a la posibilidad de adquirir poder infinito, pero recordaban su parte humana y se quedaban con los pies en el suelo Y los dioses Ay, no s ustedes, pero ador las voces de Isis, Horus y, sobre todo, de Anubis Voy a crear ya mismo el club de fans de Anubis Lo amo profundamente y adoraba cuando coqueteaba con Sadie Aunque, debo admitirlo, me sent a un poco inc moda shippe ndolos porque, claro, Anubis debe tener milenios y Sadie s lo tiene como doce a os Pero no me importaba Y quiero que est n juntos Perd n, perd n pero, en serio, Anubis es la combinaci n perfecta de adorable y coqueto, y me recuerda un mont n a Nico Di Angelo El final me gust un mont n y ya quiero ver c mo reaccionan todos los jugadores a la revelaci n sobre Set, Apophis y c mo van a evitar que el mundo caiga en manos de todo el Caos primordial.
I ranked Rick Riordan s The Lighting Thief 5th on my Top Ten Fave books for 2009, tied with Michael Scott s The Alchemist I reasoned out that I can t choose which one is better cause both made learning history fun and both have that cool factor reliving the things in the past Now, I have suspicion that I unknowingly can see the future cause The Red Pyramid is exactly the combination of both books Is that a good thing Yes, if it had been well executed Let s review that sentence Yes, if it had been well executed Yeah, as what my stars above saysdon t look up to the sky dumbass, I mean the rating stars , it is not an awesome book Its given that Egyptian History is not as fascinating as the Greek and Roman History but egyptian culture has that sense of mystery that Riordan could have played I didn t get the Egyptian feel to it at all The existence of the egyptian gods in the book is not that cool either Thoth playing Rock Band is not as cool as Ares riding the Big Bike or Horus being cranky is not as funny as Dionysius being stubborn The whole god thing is like just for the sake of having them You can substitute them with normal people s name and would have still the same effect The spells are cool The thing about glowing hieroglyphs after saying the spell is brilliant but I can t see Ha di replacing Alohomora for young people getting locked out when they go home lateIt s pretty easy to guess why I know this The storyline even gets repetitive Sadie and Caine goes to one place.
They start bickering Shut up, Sadie and Carter It s my reviewRead the book to get the sarcasm One of them falls asleep and their soul drifts somewhere.
Enemy attacks them.
They fighta little .
Their company fights alone to buy time for them while they run.
They eventually be reunited with that someone.
The whole recording thing is distracting most of the times especially the remarks It would have been better if it s only on the beginning and the end just like in the Lightning Thief.
As for the main characters, Sadie and Carter is the least likable sibling I ever read They are not awesome nor annoying, they are just blah Forgettable They continuously throw corny jokes and weak sarcasms And at some point, their voice on the chapters gets confusing I have to look up to the top of the page to be sure who is talking Even towards the end, I still didn t get what kind of personality they have Now I am unsure if I will still follow this series Maybe if Riordan will able to redeem himself on The Last Hero a book that tells about something he is really good at , I will read the second installment for the Kane Chronicles to make up for the time while waiting for the second Heroes of Olympus book Don t worry Rick Riordan, I still like you and I understand that you, like every writers out there, sometimes just needs the pay check Peace Update I ve recently degraded this to a one star from a two when I realized how much of a disappointment it was This review is, as a result, a lot nicer than I d like it to be If you d like, just add a lot unnecessary cursing and asides about that idiotic taco sauce showdown Sigh Now I can t stop thinking about that goddamn battle any Damn it.
If you re thinking Oh it s just Percy Jackson with Egyptian Gods , you d be correct But, in it s own weird way, it s a bit At one point there s a little bit of Cassandra Clare sMortal Instruments , someSecrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamelby Michael Scott, and even a tad bit ofHarry Potterthrown in And, if you get though the first 200 300 pages you may enjoy yourself.
Now is it worth having to get through that to find the good stuff I m not entirely sure The set up is promising, as the two narrators and protagonists relay their plan to take an entire record of their adventure and then hide it in a locker and some school for the right person to find If you read the opening chapter ofThe Lightning Thiefand loved its warning, you ll thoroughly enjoy this But it quickly became gimmicky to me, as Carter and Sadie take turns telling the tale, they also interrupt each other to crack awfully corny jokes and spout witty one liners I think it would have been better to leave that narrative device to the opening and closing Otherwise it distracts you from what is going on in the plot, which is quit important than Sadie telling Carter how hilarious he was when a bird pooped on his face.
And on the note of the characters, I m all for alternating chapters between character perspectives, I ve always loved it and find it highly effective as a way to open up the plot But here, well, the characters speak a tad to similarly I mean very early on Sadie uses her British accent heavily, but later in the book its almost completely gone, to the point where i had to check the top of the page to make sure i was reading a Sadie chapter It wouldn t happen too often, but when it did i always felt a tinge of frustration And it was always 2 Carter chapters, then 2 Sadie chapters It seemed like an odd way to set everything up, why not just do 1 1 The only other thing that bothered me was the length It took way too long to do whatThe Lightning Thiefdid in under 400 pages Don t get me wrong, they do have fun battles, with a pretty cool magic system But i found the battles went by too fast one God they literally best by stuffing it with salsa so it turns into a cow The most work Carter does is open huge vats of the hot Mexican sauce.
On the positive side, Sadie and Carter do grow to respect one another and become pretty likable in the end I still refuse to believe their age, 12 and 14 It just didn t fit their personalities to me, but i guess they re mature for their age.
And on the reference above to all the other books, I m not saying he copied from them, i simply meant there were similarities in story, characters and plot locations Like the old church that Clary and her paranormal friends stay at inCity of Bonesis quite similar to the First Nome in this book The twins from the Nicholas Flamel books have a similar relationship that Carter and Sadie have albeit far mature And the magic system felt inspired by J.
K Rowling s famous teen magician, with similar uses of wands, the need to speak spells, and generally same types of spells fire, wind, ice, light, etc.
I guess the big question is will i read the sequels And again, i m forced to say I m not entirely sure There is a great twist in the end, and i d love to see how it plays out and what happens I most likely will, i just really hope they don t get progressively bigger Unless it s stuffed with cool and lengthy battles, and a lot less stupid pre teen distractions, i m out.