So at the time I read this book, I hadn't yet read the Percy Jackson series by the same author. I own all five books in that series, but I stopped rea...moreSo at the time I read this book, I hadn't yet read the Percy Jackson series by the same author. I own all five books in that series, but I stopped reading them after the first one. I can't really say why. I picked up this book on the sole strength of how much I love the books in the Kane Chronicles by Rick Riordan.
Can I just say that I throughly enjoyed this book? I can't really say that this book is better than the original Percy Jackson series as I haven't read them yet, but in my opinion, this book can hold it's own.
I could not stop giggling when I read this book. The humor in this book, just as it was in the Kane Chronicles, just didn't stop. I am not really sure what it is about the Satyr's that makes them so funny, but it just works. Give that satyr a bit of a complex and a megaphone and the hilarity just doesn't stop.
One thing I did appreciate about this book was not only the introduction of new characters, but the fact that each chapter or two was told from a different viewpoint. I find that with these stories, getting the different view points works very well as each character has their own part to play in the story. The best part of this book and in fact this series, is that not only does it get kids excited to read, but it teaches them quite a lot about mythology and in terms that they can understand. (less)
I really like this series of books. Much better than the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series (the...moreMini Review: Originally posted to All I Ever Read
I really like this series of books. Much better than the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series (they are both written by the same author). This is book number two in the Kane Chronicles series. The series is scheduled to conclude in Spring 2012 with the publication of the third as yet unnamed book in the trilogy.
The book follows siblings Sadie and Carter Kane as they try to revive the missing sun go Ra in hopes of doing so preventing Apophis from escaping his prision. Rather than being completely on their own this time around as they try to save the world in 4 days, they have the help of some of the new magicians they have been training as well as the dwarf god BES.
I must say that this book was laugh out loud funny in some instances and I thoroughly enjoyed it. Sadie and Carter are 12 and 14 in this book respectively, but in terms of the way they are written, it is not really obvious. They find themselves in mortal danger again and again and manage to come through with little to no adult supervision. If only my life had been this interesting when I was 12!(less)