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Title:
The red pyramid
ISBN:
9781441850966
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Library ed.
Publication Information:
Grand Haven, MI : Brilliance Audio, p2010.
Physical Description:
12 sound discs (14 hr., 42 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
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Unabridged.

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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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Since his mother's death six years ago, Carter Kane has been living out of a suitcase, traveling the globe with his father, the brilliant Egyptologist Dr. Julius Kane. But while Carter's been homeschooled, his younger sister, Sadie, has been living with their grandparents in London. Sadie has just what Carter wants -- school friends and a chance at a "normal" life. But Carter has just what Sadie longs for--time with their father. After six years of living apart, the siblings have almost nothing in common. Until now.

On Christmas Eve, Sadie and Carter are reunited when their father brings them to the British Museum, with a promise that he's going to "make things right." But all does not go according to plan: Carter and Sadie watch as Julius summons a mysterious figure, who quickly banishes their father and causes a fiery explosion.

Soon Carter and Sadie discover that the gods of Ancient Egypt are waking, and the worst of them--Set--has a frightening scheme. To save their father, they must embark on a dangerous journey--a quest that brings them ever closer to the truth about their family and its links to the House of Life, a secret order that has existed since the time of the pharaohs.


Author Notes

Rick Riordan was born on June 5, 1964, in San Antonio, Texas. After graduating from the University of Texas at Austin with a double major in English and history, he taught in public and private middle schools for many years.

He writes several children's series including Percy Jackson and the Olympians, The Kane Chronicles, and The Heroes of Olympus, Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard, and The Trials of Apollo. He also writes the Tres Navarre mystery series for adults. He has won Edgar, Anthony, and Shamus Awards for his mystery novels. .

(Bowker Author Biography)


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School Library Journal Review

The first volume (Hyperion, 2010) of Rick Riordan's "Kane Chronicles" series, a nonstop adventure, brings Egyptian mythology to life. Bickering siblings Carter and Sadie are swept away from their Egyptologist father and kidnapped as they try to outsmart evil gods and save humanity from destruction. The story is told alternately by each sibling, offering two very distinct perspectives. Rooted in ancient mythology, the tale features Riordan's trademark humor and witty contemporary dialogue. Narrators Kevin R. Free and Katherine Kellgren perfectly capture the siblings' different natures and the gods' distinct personalities. (c) Copyright 2011. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.