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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.

  1. Story  – Getting Into It (3) It was harder to get into than the Percy Jackson series. I was not as familiar with Egyptian Mythology and it seemed to strange at the beginning.
  2. Story – Staying Interested (4) The trend I had with all three of the books was read a hundred pages over a month, maybe read something else in-between but then get into it and finish the rest of the book in one evening.
  3. Story – Finish (7) Rick Riordan knows how to end a series well and you can tell they are well thought out stories. Each book ended well enough that I wanted to keep reading the series but was not overly excited anticipating each new story.
  4. Characters (7) The characters are likeable enough but I was not enthralled with any of them and did not have strong feeling good or bad for the heroes or villains.
  5. Writing (8) Rick Riordan writing style is very enjoyable for me. He writes for kids, which can be a little tedious as an adult, but overall I still like his general flow he carries when he writes.

Overall a 34/50 or 3.5 rating from me. It takes too long to get into each story but the excitement is there and it brings enough to keep you invested to read through the series. I see myself reading any of the future mythology series that Riordan puts out in the future.

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