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The Kane Chronicles Survival Guide

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4.06  ·  Rating details ·  5,756 ratings  ·  157 reviews
Fans of The Kane Chronicles series will adore this gorgeous primer on the people, places, gods, and creatures found in Rick Riordan's #1 New York Times bestselling series. Boasting lenticulars, an easy-to-assemble trading card pyramid, and full-color diagrams and maps, this deluxe, lavishly illustrated guide teaches readers how to compile secret messages, read hieroglyphic ...more
Hardcover, 144 pages
Published March 20th 2012 by Disney-Hyperion Books (first published January 1st 2012)
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Nov 20, 2017 rated it liked it
This is a fun extra for the Kane Chronicles. You definitely should NOT read it before reading the first or second book (It's been a while, so I don't know how much this spoils the series. I think it spoils through the second book though). It doesn't have anything you don't already get from reading the series, but seeing the pictures was nice.
A short ready, and probably only interesting to the Riordan addict.
The illustrations commissioned for the series are pretty cool, and seeing picture of the places we visit in the books are great, but some of these are straight up stock images.
This is great if you took a long break between reading the second book and the last one, serves as a refresher course in all things Kane Chronicles.
Cori Reed
Aug 06, 2018 rated it liked it
2.5 Stars

Cute but doesn't give you any new information about the trilogy.
Only for really big fans of the series. While I love Riordan for giving so much information about mythology and history in his YA books, this companion book was dissatisfying in its depth of coverage of the characters and story and of the mythology and facts, it ended up feeling shallow on all counts. As a fan, I wanted to see more pictures of the kids or characters I was so invested in and it was really disappointing to see so few and to read about so few of them. On the other hand, as an adult ...more
 ♥ Rebecca ♥
This book had a lot more information than I was expecting, more than the Percy Jackson one of similar design, Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Ultimate Guide. It had some Egyptian legends, a timeline of the Pharaohs, and information on mummification and hieroglyphs, information that you wouldn't get just from reading the series. At least I don't think so. I've been immersed in the world of Camp Half-Blood for 13 books so I have absorbed a lot of the information naturally. The Kane Chronicl ...more
Sep 17, 2018 rated it liked it
Cute stories but it don't add anything new to the series. Most of the information here is in the trilogy, so read the trilogy.
May 08, 2012 rated it liked it
Shelves: e-book, own

Learn the details of The Kane Chronicles world in this interactive ebook featuring character profiles, Egyptian History and Egyptian Mythology. Hear exclusive interviews with Carter and Sadie Kane and meet the many Kane Chronicles Characters up close and personal. Learn to read hieroglyphs show your knowledge of the Egyptian world and magic in interactive quizzes. All that and more awaits you in the Kane Chronicles Survival Guide.

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May 31, 2017 rated it it was ok
This book doesn't provide a whole lot of new information, but it was fun to read and the art was a nice extra.
Mar 04, 2016 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Could have better content - missed the chance to clear up distinctions between fantasy and archaeology.
Emily Porcupine
Jul 09, 2014 rated it it was amazing
haha SO COOL!!
Amanda Mic Perkins
Jan 25, 2017 rated it it was amazing
A cool quick review of the Kane Chronicles. I read the series a while ago and really enjoyed it.
Jenny (Jen & Mel's Book Nook)
This was a short little companion to The Kane Chronicles but it was nothing too special. It's not essential reading at all since all of the information gathered here is included in that series anyway.
Vivian Blue
Aug 25, 2018 rated it liked it
It's an easy read with cool pictures and interesting facts. Younger Riordan readers are sure to love the simplicity of it.
Dejanira Dawn
May 17, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2017-reads
Now that I read this, I think it's time to read the last book
Altijd meer willen weten over de familie Kane en de Egyptische goden van de serie van Rick Riordan? Dan heb je het juiste boek te pakken. The Kane Chronicles Survival Guide gaat dieper in op de personages uit deze serie, de goden en de voorwerpen en plekken die voorkomen in het verhaal. Een must voor fans van Rick Riordan.

Als diehard-Rick Riordan-fan moest ik dit boek wel hebben. Binnenkort krijg ik het tweede deel uit de serie, en een gedetailleerde blik hebben op deze boeken wilde ik zeker wel
Gwessie Tee
Feb 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Excellent for anyone aged 9 and over

Utterly loved it its,literally a guidebook all the characters we've met in the series of Kane Chronicles so far, beautifully illustrated and extra information on each. The Kane Chronicles are a a series by the same author who wrote Percy Jackson and the Lightening Thief ( the movie did not do those books justice the books are amazing), in the Kane Chronicles the lead characters Sadie and Carter find out they are Wizards, not like Harry Potter Wizards I am talk
Abby Creel
May 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Pretty Good.
Gözde Yeşilsefa
Feb 20, 2016 rated it really liked it
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Apr 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I love the informational guides that Riordan has published to go with each of his series. This one, discussing the Kane Chronicles was exceptional. It was broken down into several section that discussed, characters, locations, objects, magical disciplines and several other aspects of the series. The book was written with his trademark humor and wit, and was a highly enjoyable read. Among the "informative" aspects were also section like a magazine article interview with Sadie, and the transcript ...more
Ailani Bonilla
May 15, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I thought this book was amazing because it guides you through the Kane Chronicles trilogy. I like the fact that it gives me more information that I didn't already know. For instance, it gives me a background of ancient Egypt, and stories of the gods and goddesses. I also liked that it tells you what path to follow. It makes you feel like you're actually training to be a magician. The only downside of the book is that it mostly talks about magicians and Egypt, and less of the Kane's and I felt i ...more
Ninzy Flores
Dec 16, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Yeah. You know why I gave it 5 stars?
Because it's expensive. The velvet-red-colored cover (like that of the Percy Jackson's series) with changing pictures if you tilt it on one side. The glossy paper. And look how much ink it took! A bit worth it-- if you're really an avid fan of Ric Riordan. Great pictures. Gives you a little knowledge about Egypt, the House of Life & [of course], Magic! ~ blah. blah. The usual meet-the-characters and the-places-they-go or magical-weapons-they-use stuff. Y
May 25, 2016 rated it it was ok
The book was good with amazing illustrations. It was very informative. It told about the Egyptian gods and other mythological in detail. The whole journey of Saddie and Carter Kane was expressed in short. There was a complete bio of the characters given with their whole description. I found it a bit boring but some parts were interesting. Especially the pictures. At first, I just flipped through the book and saw the pictures which were very catchy. The book is good if one wants to know about som ...more
Jill booksandescape
Jan 26, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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The Kane Chronicles: Survival Guide by Rick Riordan is a companion book to the Kane Chronicles series. It contains all you need to know about the world of the Egyptian gods, characters from the Kane Chronicles, and even hieroglyphics. I really enjoyed the way this book felt a lot like a text book one of the magical trainees would have.
Steven Sek
Mar 01, 2017 rated it it was amazing
(∩◕ つ◕)⊃━☆゚.*Want to survive in magical world of Egyptian gods, villains, and magicians. From the high flying Horus to the shady Osiris lord of the underworld. You'll learn spells and much more. Your guide will be Sadie and Carter Kane who are the one's who saved our world from destruction. This fun pack thrilling tour will be the center of your life. ...more
Mar 27, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
What I like about this book is that you can see the letters and symbols that they use for the hieroglyphs and the different gods and goddesses of ancient Egypt. It is quite a good book for studying Egyptology at school in History Grade 5.
Stephanie McKinster
Feb 24, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Another fantastic installment in the Riordan universe!! Can't wait for the next one!!
Mar 28, 2014 rated it it was ok
It was a little too much like just facts that we already knew from the book, it could've been better...
Aug 23, 2015 rated it really liked it
Just a cute little informational book about the characters.
Jun 07, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Great pics and had really interesting facts.
May 05, 2012 rated it really liked it
Really good! I think the only way it could be better if there was like a quiz "what patron go would you have?" or something.
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Rick Riordan is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of many books, including the Percy Jackson & the Olympians series. Please follow him on Twitter and via his official blog.

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The Kane Chronicles (3 books)
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  • The Throne of Fire (The Kane Chronicles, #2)
  • The Serpent's Shadow (The Kane Chronicles, #3)