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The Red Pyramid (2010)
by Rick Riordan
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Os irmãos Carter e Sadie Kane vivem separados desde a morte da mãe. Sadie é criada em Londres pelos avós, e Carter viaja o mundo com o pai, o Dr. Julius Kane, um famoso egiptologista. Levados pelo pai ao British Museum, os irmãos descobrem que os deuses do Egito estão despertando. Para piorar, Set, o deus mais cruel, tem vigiado os Kane. A fim de detê-lo, os irmãos embarcam em uma perigosa jornada – uma busca que revelará a verdade sobre sua família e sua ligação com uma ordem secreta do tempo dos faraós.
High 3 Almost 4/5
great story, although could be a little bit more.
It accomplishes what it is intended to do, which is to be a fast-paced adventure, mostly for teen boys.
With its 2010 storyline of possession by Egyptian gods, it reminded me naturally a lot of the Egyptian mythos of Stargate SG-1, which had its final season 10 in 2007.
It's basically the story of two siblings who have adventures allying with and battling with various Egyptian gods. The ages of the siblings don't seem quite right, for their actions it seems to me like they should be a bit older, particularly Sadie.
Overall entertaining, with a typical Riordan mix of adventure, humour, and learning about mythology along the way.
I found both the sequels weak; you're better off just reading this first book.
Interesting, compelling, and complex heroes and villains. Each character has a distinctive voice. The Egyptian mythology and magic is completely different from the Riordan’s Greek/Roman mythology series and it actually makes sense. The science and art of this universe’s magic feels realistic and imaginative. Fun and full of depth. Loved this series even more than the Percy Jackson series. Plot was well-paced and without holes. Couldn’t put it down till I reached the end.
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After their father's research experiment at the British Museum unleashes the Egyptian god Set, Carter and Sadie Kane embark on a dangerous journey across the globe--a quest which 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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Melvil Decimal System (DDC)813.6 — Literature English (North America) American fiction 21st Century
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An edition of this book was published by Penguin Australia.
The beginning ties into the end so much better, for why the preamble addresses the reader (within the reader/world). Though I am not holding out a huge hope on this as chapter one of Percy did that and never came back to it after book one.
I do like the tape recording aspect, with comments between the siblings. But I found myself having to correct myself over his strong holds too many times. I feel he has discovered only one or two ways of doing certain things, which he used sensibly in Percy Jackson, but I was disappointed to see him lying on in this one.
That aside I really loved getting to have a children's novel book walk around in the Egyptian Gods. And I'm quite interested and impressed in the fact he decided to keep both series in the same world.