Summer Read: The Red Pyramid
This Fun Summer Read battles the ancient gods of Egypt.
Author: Rick Riordan
Publisher/Date of Publication: Disney, Hyperion Books, 2010
Number of Pages: 516
Recommended age of readers: 9-12
I also am an Egyptian mythology buff so I thought it would be right up my alley and it was! If you like the Harry Potter series or the Percy Jackson books, you will like The Red Pyramid because it is filled with action, comedy, Egyptian sorcery, and magic.
The Red Pyramid is about two siblings, Carter and Sadie Kane, who were separated at an early age after an accident kills their mother. As it turns out, they share the blood of the pharaohs and they have magic powers beyond belief!
Carter and Sadie discover that the gods of Ancient Egypt are waking and the worst God, Set, has a scheme to wipe out the entire continent of North America with a storm 10 times more powerful than the storms of the Sahara Desert!
To save their dad, the siblings have an awesome adventure and meet many friends along the way. They face danger and discover truths about their family when they find out about a secret order that has existed since the time of the pharaohs.
This is a great book that will keep you turning the pages to find out what is going to happen next!
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PHOTOS: (TOP) The cover of The Red Pyramid by Rick Riordan. (Image Courtesy Disney, Hyperion Books) (BOTTOM) Kid Reporter Jacob Schroeder's favorite place to read is a hammock! (Photo Courtesy Jacob Schroeder)