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The Kane Chronicles

(The Kane Chronicles #1-3)

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The Red Pyramid
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”
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Kindle Edition, 1520 pages
Published May 14th 2013 by Disney Hyperion (first published May 15th 2012)
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Shannon Rodewald
May 20, 2013 rated it it was amazing
His mix of mythology and modern life makes you feel like you could go out and find the magic.
Nor Fasihah
Mar 04, 2014 rated it it was amazing
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Madi
Aug 15, 2014 added it
See my reviews for The Red Pyramid, The Throne of Fire, and The Serpent's Shadow. :)
Benhardi Dicka
Feb 25, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
In this series, Riordan tells the story of Egypt myth. From this series I got many sources of knowledge about Ancient Egypt mythology such as their civilization, magic, symbols, hieroglyphs (Egypt writing system), and statues. Reading Riordan’s books feel like go back to the ancient history in the myth world. I never get bored with his writing though. Meeting with gods, do the quest, battle with ancient monsters and saving the world. The Kane chronicles is one of the series I found interesting i ...more
Arch
Oct 25, 2015 rated it liked it
This series was good, but I felt as the series progressed it sort of lost itself.

I'll explain what I mean by this, by briefly giving a review of each book.

The Red Pyramid:
The first, and strongest, book in this series, it delightfully introduces us to a new world with a cast of diverse and interesting character, really, what could go wrong? It had an awesome conclusion and finale.

The Throne of Fire:
I'm not even sure what went wrong here. The first half was fine, I suppose, with even some good s
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704 Ben
Nov 24, 2012 rated it it was amazing
so i recently read the (AGAIN)the Kane Chronicles. it's quite a lovely story one reason being the idea "princess gets kiddnapped sir Bollock must save her" so on so forth... I'm quite sick of the idea of that...but forget my ranting it is a great story, theme and so on. its about saving the world with magic and going to different dimensions and all kinds of epic adventuring that would make anyone happy. also it appears to have LOL's in the book witch i admit i did laugh even though most jokes in ...more
Matthew Mccarthy
Dec 19, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: owned
These books were just.... Just..... How do I say this?....Life changing. I am a diehard Rick Riordan fan and this is easily the best series Rick has written. I love Percy Jackson and all, but the Kane Chronicles just blew me away. I believe they were better than any of the Heroes of Olympus or Percy Jackson and the Olympians books.
Keepmeon
Apr 12, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Best humour found anywhere on the world. I don't care who you are, READ IT, READ IT, READ IT!!!!!!!
Catherine
Well, I must say I was excited to begin this series. I expected so much, given the Egyptian setting and mythology, but the series fell a bit flat. Unfortunately, there wasn’t a lot of character development even though we were told it was occurring - tell me versus show me. No one ever seemed to be in real danger during the battles, and most of the characters/scenes seemed to float along.

Sadie seemed front and center in all three novels, so much so that the series could easily have been called 'T
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Kelli
Jun 04, 2013 rated it liked it
I think I need to take a break from Riordan's book for a while because they are starting to all feel the same. Different kids and Gods, but all the same basic story. These Egyptian ones feel cheesier than the Greek/Roman ones and some of the things aren't quite as creative (but maybe that's because of the research he has, not his writing?). And I find it really hard to keep track of all of the names because he uses SO many in the series, many of them similar (again, I realize that is because he ...more
Mkittysamom
Teens and Egyptian Gods/Goddesses plus magic =

MY Dream Series! I've always loved Egyptian Mythology and Rick Riordan is a genius! He has created an fantasy series with all of my favorite elements! Plus Hot Gods.. I had fun reading every page! I love the author's humor...the poo jokes! I can't say enough about The Kane Chronicles! Best Fantasy I have read in a long time and I'm an adult :) This is my indulgence and I hope to re-read it again with my kids!
Jennifer
Jan 04, 2015 rated it it was amazing
The Kane Chronicles are three books about the Kane siblings and their connection to the history and deities of Ancient Egypt; we read these as books on CD

My 11 and 9 year old girls loved them, and I did, too! They are exciting, and meticulously researched, and bring what could be dusty history to life in a way that kids and adults can appreciate

I cannot recommend them enough, and we are looking forward to author Riordan connecting the Kanes to Percy Jackson and his crew
Kalda Orso
Apr 30, 2014 rated it really liked it
Blood line of the Pharaohs?

Egyptian magic, turning picture and words into reality. Take a walk into the daut meet the gods of Egypt. Battle with the forces between Chaos and Ma'at. Will the assistance of Horus the falcon war God and Isis the goddess of magic help save the house of life? Or will Apophis swallow Ra?
gay sunflower
Apr 07, 2015 rated it liked it
sadie is an innacurate representation of english people bc a) we do not all have cats b) we do not all listen to adele and c) nobody drinks ribena have you had that stuff god its disgusting


this series made me realise, i do not like boys. ew
Wulfette Noire
Jan 30, 2018 rated it liked it
I love the Egyptian mythology and the idea that the Kane's and the rest of their team are not demi-gods but more of a vessel for the gods and magic users. The thing is, unlike with the Percy Jackson series or the Heroes of Olympus, I could not relate to any of the characters. Sadie is just annoying instead of cheeky, Carter is likeable but was not given enough time to develop. The romances felt pushed too and sometimes even out of place. I read all three, and still didn't feel connected to the c ...more
Allen McDonnell
Dec 19, 2018 rated it really liked it
Enjoyable

I enjoyed this trilogy of adventures with the Egyptian mythos and magicians, but the focus on just the brother and sister was too exclusive for my taste. In mr. Riordan's Greco-Roman demigod stories there are a well developed ensemble of characters rather than such a narrow focus, and I find I enjoyed those novels a bit more than these ones. I would still say these are well worth reading and give the series four stars.
Caitlin
Jun 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing
OMG! Words cannot express how incredible this series was. It has to be one of the most amazing series I have ever read. I'm not going to lie to you all I read the whole series in 2 days sat by the pool- even dealing with the fact I had to sit in the shade so I didn't get light glare from my iPad to read it. I highly HIGHLY recommend.
Phoebe Dillard
Sep 23, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: fantasy, mythology, magic
Another great series by Rick! I absolutely loved these books they are so fun to read and filled with intrigue as to what'll happen next. The narrative is very unique and I thought the fact that he made the whole series a set of interviews made the whole thing that just more interesting!!
Alexander
May 24, 2017 rated it it was amazing
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Briard
Dec 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I liked those a lot. Refreshingly different from the Percy Jackson and Magnus Chase books, the Kane Chronicles kept me on my toes with all new villains and beasts to conquer.
Alicia Hicks
Feb 22, 2017 rated it really liked it
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Creative and fun read! I read through them fairly quickly. Well written and summarized. The characters are very endearing. Enjoy!
Amy
May 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: fantasy, audio-books, 2018
Fantastic stuff, as usual! I wish there was more!
Codruța
Jun 01, 2019 rated it really liked it
Great book, I had fun reading it.
Akash Singh
Dec 16, 2017 rated it liked it
It might sound like Percy Jackson but sorry for the disappointment. This series got a whole new narration, and plot. You won't loose any act of surprise.
Chad Shamrowicz
Mar 27, 2018 rated it really liked it
As usual it's an interesting view of a mythological pantheon told from the viewpoint of young adults. Light reading, humor and plenty of get to the point action. Highly recommend.
Ebony Tay
Jan 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Rick Riordan is the best author ever
Cormac
Nov 19, 2017 rated it really liked it
Magical way of writing the Ancient Egyptian tales
Chris Mitchell
Feb 23, 2019 rated it really liked it
Solid

Slow start, good finish to the series. Character development continues from the first two. Worth the read, but for sure a YA novel.
Sachi96
Oct 09, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
it's good, easy to read, interesting storylines, full of magic and adventures.
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The Kane Chronicles (3 books)
  • The Red Pyramid (The Kane Chronicles, #1)
  • The Throne of Fire (The Kane Chronicles, #2)
  • The Serpent's Shadow (The Kane Chronicles, #3)
“There’s my baby!” I cried, quite carried away. “There’s my Poochiekins!” Ammit ran at me and leaped into my arms, nuzzling me with his rough snout. “My lord Osiris!” Disturber lost the bottom of his scroll again, which unraveled around his legs. “This is an outrage!” “Sadie,” Dad said firmly, “please do not refer to the Devourer of Souls as Poochiekins.” 8 likes
“Not really. My understanding of magic is fairly straightforward. Hit enemies with a sword until they’re dead. If they rise again, hit them again. Repeat as necessary. It worked against Set.” 8 likes
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