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The Red Pyramid (The Kane Chronicles: The Graphic Novels #1)

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Since their mother's death, Sadie and Carter have become near-strangers. While Sadie has lived with her grandparents in London, Carter has traveled the world with their father, the famed Egyptologist Dr. Julius Kane.
One night, Dr. Kane brings the siblings to the British Museum, where he hopes to set things right for his family. Instead, he unleashes the Egyptian god Set,
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Hardcover, 192 pages
Published October 2nd 2012 by Disney-Hyperion
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Anne
3.5 stars

I picked this out for the same lazy reason that I read the graphic version of Ender's Game. I did't really want to fool with the book, because the reviews were sort of sketchy.
But.
I liked Riordan's other stuff. You know, the Percy Jackson series and then Roman spin-off, Heroes of Olympus.
I think I made the right choice. Maybe.

This story kind of runs along the same vein as the other two series. Kids with no idea that they are descended from gods...need to save the world. The twist (if yo
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Helen 2.0
Apr 30, 2016 Helen 2.0 rated it really liked it
Great art! Sadie's expressions were the perfect mix of apathy and sarcasm. The graphic novel's story left out much of the fluff and humor of the written version, which I understand was a necessary evil to keep the graphic version as short and condensed as it was. However because of the necessary cuts I would recommend the graphic novel only to those seeking to reread the series; if you've never read the Kane Chronicles the written version is a better way to start and will make you laugh like cra ...more
Ivy
5 stars

Very good comic book. Liked the fact that the story is revolving around Egyptian mythology. Also liked the main charcters, Carter and Sadie Kane.

Can't wait to read more of the Kane Chronicles books!!!!
David Caldwell
Oct 21, 2012 David Caldwell rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A graphic adaptation of the first novel in the Kane Chronicles.The Kane children find out that they are descended from the pharoahs of Egypt.Because of this they can use Egyptian magic and even summon the Egyptian gods.They must use these new powers to fight and stop Set from destroying North America and they only have a few days to do it.

As with any graphic novel you trade detailed writing for a visual telling of the story.So how good it is depends on two factors.The first is the artwork of cou
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Booknut
Jun 22, 2012 Booknut rated it it was amazing
Man, this looks A-MA-ZING!! As long as they stay true to the descriptions (and make Anubis as hot as I imagine him to be :D) I'm sure it'll be great!!
Danielle
Nov 02, 2013 Danielle rated it really liked it
Read this review and more on my blog.

This is the graphic novel adaptation of The Red Pyramid by Rick Riordan.

Set around Egyptian mythology, this graphic novel is a very accurate adaptation of the original novel.

The art style was better than not, with the actual adaptation of the novel not being the clearest at times (the novel is written as an audiobook. Read the novel, you will understand what I mean). Once I had figured out how they adapted the mixed narration style of Sadie and Carter Kane, T
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Margaret
Feb 27, 2017 Margaret rated it it was ok
It was good, but they messed the story line up a bit and some pictures just look WRONG.
Rachel
Jun 14, 2015 Rachel rated it it was amazing
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Alexis Barnett
Apr 19, 2015 Alexis Barnett rated it it was amazing
Once again Rick Riordan astounds me. He is truly an amazing and accomplished writer, and has written so many great novels and series. In this particular book, he wows us with another original plot and idea. Sadie and Carter Kane descendants of Egyptian Pharaohs of magic. They travel long and far on a quest, and learn many things about themselves, as well as the world, in modern day and when Egyptians ruled. Rick Riordan has done his research, he includes many real facts and stories, and even cha ...more
May
Of Riordan's series, I much prefer The Kane Chronicles mainly because of the relationship between Carter and Sadie. The graphic novel is a faithful adaption of the book which I listened to as an audio. As a graphic novel, the illustrations are beautifully done and with nicely condensed text to make sure none of the key elements have been forgotten. My only complaint is the size of this novel which is more like a slightly enlarged manga-sized book as opposed to the traditional 8 1/2 x 11 book siz ...more
Stacey
Jan 01, 2016 Stacey rated it really liked it
The adaption from the written novel to the graphic novel is not bad. As usual, quite a bit gets lost in shortening the story. Unfortunately, some of the missing pieces were plot devices I found interesting, or I felt went along well with the flow of the novel.

In that case, the graphic novel feels a bit more rushed, and less well thought out.

I would definitely recommend the read, though, whether you read the written novel or not.
Ashley
Sep 17, 2015 Ashley rated it it was ok
I'm very glad that I chose to read the 192-page graphic novel over the 516-page tome of this book. Because, while the story was interesting enough, it was very much a dump of Egyptian mythology, and I have no idea what was really going on or who most of the Gods were. Perhaps this would have been a better read if I were familiar with the mythology? The art was pretty, and I think that helped hold my attention and keep me reading through the story.
Austin Phadoungsyavong
The family need protect pyramid and destroy evil and same name like in history pyramid name person or old weapon that dangerous for kids but can yourself protect or protect friend and family when first training or try best warrior and magician pyramid but that story is real name history and fiction add another charter.
Parker
Aug 14, 2014 Parker rated it liked it
Pretty good book. I LOVE graphic novels, and I saw this in the bookstore. The drawings are REALLY good, but I actually just prefer the real novel.
Noor
Jan 22, 2015 Noor rated it really liked it
Id give this 3.5 mainly because a lot of events have not been included and the characters were not how i imagined them to be
Stacy
Sep 10, 2015 Stacy rated it really liked it
The book brings you to the world of magic and gods of Egypt. Because of this book I love things about the ancient Egypt.
Lena
May 01, 2013 Lena rated it it was amazing
I thought the images were so amazing! I can't wait to read the other graphic novels in the series, but I wish I wouldn't have to wait so long for them to come out!
Andrea
Feb 08, 2016 Andrea rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: i-own-tbr
need more plot based on characters , especially the romances
Ahna
Mar 10, 2015 Ahna rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book was great it got a little boring at the end ,but over all it was very good
Grace
Apr 19, 2016 Grace rated it it was amazing
Shelves: books-i-have
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Heaven Ashlee
Feb 26, 2017 Heaven Ashlee rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I'm not gonna write a full review of this! I already read the actual Kane Chronicles so I was curious how it would do transferred to graphic novelization and I was not disappointed!
Ivan Garcia
Nov 21, 2016 Ivan Garcia rated it it was amazing
The book i'm reading is The Red Pyramid (The Kane Chronicles: The Graphic Novels,#1). This is a book about Sadie and Carter discover that the gods of Egypt are a waking.The book was good because it made me keep on reading it.

The book was about Ruby and Julius they were about to a leash all of the gods. They were about to do a thing to take out the gods and it was going to be bad and they could not stop it. Ruby told Julius to stop the thing they were doing and they were to late and they were goi
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Chloe
Jan 09, 2017 Chloe rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Great story. plot twists somewhat expectable. Loved the book. I will be reading the normal book soon for sure. This keeps the humor of Ricks other books but I still liked his other books like The Heroes of Olympus series and Percy Jackson and the Olympians series.
Cathy
This was definitely a graphic novel, it's very wordy. I'm not sure it converted very well to the action format, it just required too many words to get the story across. Or maybe the author just wasn't willing or able to edit it enough to fit the graphic novel format, because it's really a very true telling of the story in the original novel. But there were some cool visuals, like the great room in the New York nome. And having Carter's comments in blue and Sadie's in yellow was a good touch that ...more
Brenda Lower
Jun 14, 2013 Brenda Lower rated it really liked it
From my blog at: http://brensbookstoread.blogspot.com/

Carter Kane has lived with his dad ever since his mom died. But they don't really have a home: instead they travel the world, looking at historical artifacts- specifically Egyptian. When they go to London to visit his sister Sadie, his dad starts acting weird, takes them to the British Museum, and everything goes crazy.

Sadie misses having a family, but doesn't really know how to connect with her archaeologist dad or her slightly geeky and qui
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Helen Tran
Oct 21, 2014 Helen Tran rated it really liked it
I loved the Kane Chronicles and was disappointed to see that The Shadow Serpent was the last book in the series so that Rick Riordan could continue the Percy Jackson series, which also is a good series.

When i found that this book was coming out, I bought it, eager to read. Although I had read the Red Pyramid rather a long time ago, I still remembered the plot. The drawings and images were greatly done and really portrayed the feelings and emotions of the character through their facial expression
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Grace
Sep 28, 2013 Grace rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed reading The Red Pyramid by Rick Riordan. Sadie and Carter Kane are not just your average teenager siblings. Their mom passed away when they were younger and Carter stayed with his dad and Sadie moved in with her grandparents. Carter and his dad travel the world to study the Egyptian pyramids and Sadie lives a normal teenage life in London, England. They only see each other twice a year and are more like strangers than brother and sister. Until one night when Carter and their dad ...more
Andrea
Dec 24, 2015 Andrea rated it really liked it
I think I'm starting to get hooked on graphic novels. Thank you Rick Riordan and a couple of my nerdy friends. :)

I read this series last summer so this one is a little easier to remember. Whereas comparing Percy Jackson and the graphic novels is kind of fuzzy. A friend of mine recently ordered this one after breezing through the Percy Jackson graphic novels (well the ones that are out anyway). And she generously offered to let me read this one first. So, naturally I jumped at the opportunity. Ce
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Alison
Dec 28, 2016 Alison rated it liked it
It was fine, but not anything special.
Rachel Hoechstetter
Apr 20, 2014 Rachel Hoechstetter rated it it was amazing
The Red Pyramid by Rick Riordon is about siblings Carter and Sadie Kane and their exciting journey to keep the Egyptian gods of chaos from destroying the world. The Kane children are the connection between two bloodlines of Egyptian pharaohs and are powerful magicians. Yet, neither of them know. After their mother died, Carter was raised with his father, and traveled the world. Sadie was raised by her mother’s parents, in England. When their father tries to host Osiris (god of the dead), Carter ...more
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