THE RED PYRAMID by Rick Riordan

Book 1: THE KANE CHRONICLES

Since their mother’s death, Carter and Sadie have become near strangers. While Sadie has lived with her grandparents in London, her brother has traveled the world with their father, the brilliant Egyptologist, Dr. Julius Kane.

One night, Dr. Kane brings the siblings together for a “research experiment” at the British Museum, where he hopes to set things right for his family. Instead, he unleashes the Egyptian god Set, who banishes him to oblivion and forces the children to flee for their lives.

Soon, Sadie and Carter discover that the gods of Egypt are waking, and the worst of them–Set has his sights on the Kanes. To stop him, the siblings embark on a dangerous journey across the globe — a quest that brings them ever closer to the truth about their family, and their links to a secret order that has existed since the time of the pharaohs.

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Naughty Little Tidbits: Disrespect Loving Authority Figures, Disrespect Rules/Laws

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Teenagers?Yes
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Comments: I really like this author. I would probably rate this book a little lower in the entertainment categories however I am balancing my ratings with my son's who LOVED this book. This is for 9-13 year olds I would think. It has lots of interesting history and mythology in it and the plot was pretty good but I was a bit bored through-out and it was really hard to get through a few spots. My 9 yr old did NOT have that problem. He drove me crazy wanting to listen to this. It really is a great adventure for his age. Also it was very clean. A bit sassy in spots and some potty words but beyond that, totally appropriate.

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