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The Son of Sobek

(Percy Jackson & Kane Chronicles Crossover #1)

4.26  ·  Rating details ·  38,335 ratings  ·  1,633 reviews
In this e-book short story by Rick Riordan, Carter Kane is investigating rumored sightings of a monster on Long Island when he runs into something else: a mysterious boy named Percy Jackson. And their meeting isn't exactly friendly. . . . Includes a sneak peek chapter from HOUSE OF HADES, Book Four in the Heroes of Olympus series. ...more
Kindle Edition, 40 pages
Published June 18th 2013 by Disney Hyperion (first published May 7th 2013)
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Serena It's best to start with the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series:
The Lighting Thief
The Sea of Monsters
The Titan's Curse
The Battle of the Labyrinth
It's best to start with the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series:
The Lighting Thief
The Sea of Monsters
The Titan's Curse
The Battle of the Labyrinth
The Last Olympian

(There is also The Demigod Files -which has short stories - and the graphic novels of The Lightning Thief, The Sea of Monsters and The Titan's Curse to look into. )

The Kane Chronicles:
The Red Pyramid
The Throne of Fire
The Serpent's Shadow

(The Kane Chronicles: Survival Guide and the graphic novel of The Red Pyramid)

The Heroes of Olympus:
The Lost Hero
The Son of Neptune
The Mark of Athena
The House of Hades
The Blood of Olympus

(The Demigod Diaries and the graphic novel of The Lost Hero; the Percy Jackson-Kane Chronicles Crossover Stories: The Son of Sobek, The Staff of Serapis and The Crown of Ptolemy are collected in Demigods & Magicians. There are also Percy Jackson's Greek Heroes and Percy Jackson's Greek Gods)

*Rick's books are ongoing and these two series are of the same world as the later published works.

The Trials of Apollo (Upcoming 5 Book Series):
The Hidden Oracle
The Dark Prophesy
The Burning Maze
The Tyrant's Tomb
The Tower of Nero
*Camp Half-Blood Confidential

Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard (3 Book Series):
The Sword of Summer
The Hammer of Thor
The Ship of the Dead
*For Magnus Chase: Hotel Valhalla, Guide to the Norse Worlds 9 from the Nine Worlds

There is also now "Rick Riordan Presents" written by other authors featuring works with mythologies around the world, but NOT CONNECTED to the Percy Jackson series and universe.

Roshani Chokshi's Pandava Quartet
Aru Shah and the End of Time
Aru Shah and the Song of Death
Aru Shah and the Tree of Wishes
Aru Shah and the City of Gold

J.C. Cervantes' Storm Runner Trilogy
The Storm Runner
The Fire Keeper
The Shadow Crosser

Dragon Pearl by Yoon Ha Lee

Carlos Hernandez's Sal and Gabi
Sal and Gabi Break the Universe
Sal and Gabi Fix the Universe

Kwame Mbalia's Tristan Strong
Tristan Strong Punches a Hole in the Sky
Tristan Strong Destroys the World

Race to the Sun by Rebecca Roanhorse

Paola Santiago and the River of Tears by Tehlor Kay Mejia

Serwa Boateng's Guide to Vampire Hunting by Roseanne A. Brown (less)
Annette Powlis I found the entire Kane Chronicles to be wonderfully interesting and entertaining. Much better than the Percy Jackson series.

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Feb 03, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
EDIT 6/20/13:

Well that was awesome......... I can't even express my pure love for this crossover. AND THEY TOTALLY GOT THAT THEY WERE FROM DIFFERENT MYTHOLOGIES! *Tears of joy* More! More! More!

What if when the 7 are closing the doors of death Percy calls Carter and.....? Ugh, I can't even. What if the future crossover book includes the Norse Mythology kids?! The best end to HoO would be all four mythologies uniting! 1. I mean..... Can you just imagine all those awesome characters together..? :
Aj the Ravenous Reader
3.5 stars

A refreshing, short read from Uncle Rick the second. <3

Carter coincidentally (or perhaps not) meets Percy in Long Island as Carter tries to capture a huge monster crocodile called “petshuchos”, the son of the crocodile god, Sobek which Percy has been trying to seize for a long time already (Long Island being his home turf). Initially, the meeting wasn’t very civil because of unfamiliarity but they call a truce in a united mission to capture the monster. Of course, it’s Mr. Riordan so
Fantastic as always. Rick Riordan never disappoints his readers.

Do you know what this means?
More Percy!!!

Feb 01, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy
EDIT: 5/9/2013

So I just finished the story. And there's only one word running through my mind:

MORE Dear God, MORE. Please. :'O


EDIT: IT'S OUT YESSS. The version with the SS paperback edition, that is.

So incredibly excited for this! We've been waiting for a crossover ever since Rick wrote 'The Red Pyramid' and we finally have one! :) So. Psyched.

You can read a featurette, here:

Feb 01, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Wooooo guys guys guys, this is so exciting! *hyperventilating*

Feb 16, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

After reading it --

I have no idea about what to kind of still in fangirl satisfaction. (after 5 minutes) *sigh* Ok here i go.
Ok, seriously what do you guys expect? Ofcourse it was AWESOME!! Rick is one of those authors who NEVER EVER fails to satisfy his fans. It was hilarious, amusing, and like all of his books, it had a lot of action. Both were absolutely confused at first, but(view spoiler)
Ahmad Sharabiani
The Son of Sobek (Percy Jackson & Kane Chronicles Crossover, #1), Rick Riordan

After hearing reports about magical disturbances in the Long Island area, Carter Kane goes to investigate. He is unexpectedly swallowed by an enormous crocodile in the marshes at the edge of Moriches Bay on Long Island's south shore while exploring, but is saved by a strange older teenager who forces the monster to regurgitate him. The teenager turns out to be Percy Jackson. After a brief disagreement that leave both c
Feb 02, 2013 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mythology

This has made me happy. First Ally, now Rick!!!
Feb 01, 2013 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition

Though before I read this I'm going to actually have to finish the Kane Chronicles.
May 09, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
It’s so short! There’s hardly a plot! And I'm OK with that!

Yup Carter and Percy meet:
Even if the guy was a jerk, magicians weren’t supposed to go around sucker-punching kids into orbit with the Fist of Horus.

There’s a giant monster:
Unfortunately, the all-American scene was kind of ruined by the monster, who was busily eating a green Prius hatchback with a bumper sticker that read MY POODLE IS SMARTER THAN YOUR HONOR STUDENT.

They have to work out their differences:
“Why do I get to keep him occu
Finally got my hands on the ebook. I actually read it a few weeks ago, but have neglected to write my review of the book.
I thoroughly enjoyed the story and the crossover of Percy and Carter's worlds. The story was good for its length, and I found that it did not disappoint.
Hopefully, we will see more crossovers between the two in future. (view spoiler)
Dec 02, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: fans of both series
2.5 to three stars

Completely forgot I had downloaded this haha :)
Mostly not good reading day so thought I would re-visit a couple old friends <3

“Getting eaten by a giant crocodile was bad enough.
The kid with the glowing sword only made my day worse.

Not bad, it was fun to see Percy and Carter reluctantly teaming up and fighting together but I wish it had been longer. It was 50/50 for me, The humor and characterizations were spot on, just... it felt like it should have been a few pages longer.
Ow man, I really wanted this to be longer - I'd die for a full-length crossover with these two xd
But still, it was amazing :)
Oct 30, 2020 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: re-read-2020
~3.5 stars~
Re-read 10/30/20

This was a fun and quick read. Not sure if it is something I needed, but I will litterly read anything Rick Riordan. I don't think I've ever read anything from him that I've disliked. I think the biggest thing I didn't like about this re-read was that my knowledge on the Kane Chronichals is fuzzy as it has been I think 3 years since I've last read it. Maybe I should have waited to read this after a re-read of at least The Red Pyramid. But it was a cool crossover. I
All my crossover feels are tingling happy happy *rocks back and forth smiling*

*attempts to calm my fangirl heart*
*pops into Hyperion* *hacks computers* *retrieves ALL THE FILES*
THERE'S A COVER PEOPLE!!!*goes to Percy Jackson fans phone line* Quick spread the word!!!
OH MY GODS!!!!! That was amazing. And Hilarious!! I loved it how both Carter and Percy were so shocked and amazed at each other. I wonder how is Percy going to use that hieroglyph. My dream would be to use in in the final battle in the last book of the Heroes of Olympus. Don't you think they might need some Egyptian help from the Brooklyn House Gang?
May 25, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Me right now:

I still can't believe this happened!! A crossover such awesome as Percy and Carter is just so heart warming and precious you just end up smiling the whole freaking day. Totally worth reading even if you haven't read the The Kane Chronicles!! (like me, sorry). But I'm totally hooked on Carter!!
Wow, I mean, Holy Hades!

This is a great cross-over but I was left hanging! I can sense something about this. I hope Rick Riordan will do a series about this cross-over or atleast continue it! And the words Carter said just build up this excited anticipation:

‘Good working with you, Carter.’

We shook. No sparks flew. No thunder boomed. But I still couldn’t escape the feeling that we’d opened a door, meeting like this – a door that we might not be able to close.

‘You too, Percy.’

Please t
Feb 01, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Percy Jackson fans, Kane Chronicles fans, just about anyone
My reaction when I bought this book? Complete and total fangirl freakout(Consisting of squealing, screaming, yelling, dancing, giggling, and thanks the gods- Both Egyptian and Greek -that I had the money to buy it).

(view spoiler)
Amelia Oswald
The story is good but the cover is ugly af. This is not Percy Jackson.
Actual rating: 3,5 stars
May 19, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Okay, so don't kill me but...I haven't read the Kane Chronicles.
I KNOW, I know I feel terrible and I should be executed for this unspeakable crime but, seriously, this short story convinced me to start reading them ASAP.
This little crossover encounter was CRAY. I mean, we already know Percy Jackson is the baddest badass there is and I'm assuming Carter Kane would be the Egyptian equivalent. So together?
The badassery is off the freaking charts.
What I really loved was when they first met
Mar 26, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Anyone else completly freaking out? I am barely holding it together! Percy AND Carter? I missed him so much!!! AHHHHHHHHHHHHH RICK RIORDAN WHY DO YOU DO THIS TO ME?????? Ok calming down. But I am so excited this is going to be completly awesome!!!!!!!

After reading the sample I can only predict that there will be at least a skirmish between Carter and Percy. Personally I have always wanted to know who was stronger. I mean near water Percy is unstoppable also this is before (view spoiler)
Krish Domingo
Apr 28, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
WOW. SUPER EXCITED!!!!!!! There was this part in Throne of Fire that made a reference to the Percy Jackson series that made me smile when i was reading it------ “I looked across the river to Manhattan. It was a great view. When Sadie and I had first arrived at Brooklyn House, Amos had told us that magicians tried to stay out of Manhattan. He said Manhattan had other problems--whatever that meant. And sometimes when I looked across the water, I could swear I was seeing things. Sadie laughed abou ...more
Feb 11, 2013 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
I should have filmed my freak-out session once I found about this. I have to admit, I was a little disappointed by the second and third Kane Chronicles, but I still love the characters and idea. Ever since Carter mentioned seeing pegasi over the river, and Drew and Lacy were at Sadie's school dance... Well... I've been waiting for this a long time! :) ...more
Jamie Coudeville
This was in the back of my paperback copy of book 3 of the Kane Chronicles.
Cute story, look forward to reading more interactions of these two series.
I'm sure I have the other 2 stories around here somewhere.
Jianred Faustino
May 19, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: online-reads
Now, first of, I just want everyone to know how I've been dying to have this cross-over ever since during Red Pyramid where Amos (I think) made some kind of reference that he's very much aware of the gods living in the Empire State building while looking at the building itself across from the East River (I think).

Sadly, I was not able to read the follow-up books of the Kane Chronicles.

Anyways, everyone's debating on what timeline was this meeting done. Imo, this was done before Hera whisked Perc
Aug 13, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
‘What are you?’ I demanded. ‘Part combat magician, part water elementalist? What nome are you with?’
The kid laughed bitterly. ‘Dude, I don’t know what you’re talking about. I don’t hang out with gnomes. Satyrs, sometimes. Even Cyclopes. But not gnomes.’

It’s kind of short story by Rick Riordan where two of the heroes he wrote in two different series meets. Percy Jackson from The Heroes of Olympus series and Carter Kane from The Kane Chronicles series. Both are the lead character.

A giant Egyptian
Sarah Banono
Apr 03, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I found out that this book was coming out TODAY.
And I also found out that it comes out on June 18 as an e-book.
And I also found out that if you buy it as an e-book, you get what Ricky here calls a "gift".
And people, it is not ONLY gift, it is MORE than a gift.
Nov 30, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
Lil' Excerpt:

He stood to go. ‘One more thing,’ he said. ‘If this somebody, whoever threw us together … if he’s an enemy to both of us – what if we need each other to fight him? How do I contact you?’
I considered that. Then I made a snap decision. ‘Can I write something on your hand?’
He frowned. ‘Like your phone number?’
‘Uh … well, not exactly.’ I took out my stylus and a vial of magic ink. Percy held out his palm. I drew a hieroglyph there – the Eye of Horus. As soon as the symbol was complete,
Jules ♈  (witchyrover)
Mar 13, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Actual rating: 4.75 stars

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I honestly do not remember why 2 years ago I rated this book 2 stars. Cause this is SO FREAKING GOOD!!! I loved the encounter between Carter and Percy. I now undrstand that this book is actually to middle graders (or t
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