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The Red Pyramid by Rick Riordan
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really liked it

“Fairness does not mean everyone gets the same,” Dad said. “Fairness means everyone gets what they need. And the only way to get what you need is to make it happen yourself. Do you understand?”

I always adore Rick Riordan’s ability to turn odd and boring mythologies into fun stories. The first I read was the famous Percy Jackson and The Olympians series. Basically this series has a lot of similarities to Percy Jackson series only it’ a Egypt instead of Greek and magicians instead of demigods. Of course there were silly gods and goddesses too but the magicians didn’t worship them, they feared and fought them.

This first book of the series tells of Carter and Sadie Kane, brother and sister, who found out that they were magicians after their father, magician too, performed a forbidden spell and accidently freed five most powerful Egyptian gods. Osiris, Horus, Isis, Nephtys, and Set. Carter and Sadie then were brought to a magician organization in Egypt, The House of Life, where they found out that they had involuntary each hosted one of the escaped gods, Horus and Isis. So Carter and Sadie escaped the house od life with the minimum magic they had learned, two not-so-helpful Egyptian gods inside their heads and their pet cat Muffin/the cat goddess, set off to save their lives and prevent the evil god, Set, to build The Red Pyramid and started the end of the world.

The story, though I can’t say it’s original since it has a lot of similarities to Rick Riordan’s own other books, was quite exciting. The writing style is fun. It’s a first person POV like so many books, but it was funny how it’s like Carter and Sadie sent to Rick Riordan to write their recorded message about their adventure so other young magicians could read.
The following is a transcript of a digital recording. In certain places, the audio quality was poor, so some words and phrases represent the author’s best guesses. Where possible, illustrations of important symbols mentioned in the recording have been added. Background noises such as scuffling, hitting, and cursing by the two speakers have not been transcribed. The author makes no claims for the authenticity of the recording. It seems impossible that the two young narrators are telling the truth, but you, the reader, must decide for yourself.

In the end, it’s a really fun narration with sometimes some funny squabbles between the two narrators. Both Sadie and Carter had their own unique personalities and style and they complemented each other.
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August 3, 2015 – Shelved

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