THE KANE CHRONICLES, MAY 5TH

We have had a few questions about the new Rick Riordan half-blood series. The series is called The Kane Chronicles and the first book is The Red Pyramid due to come out May 5th this year.

Synopsis: Carter and Sadie Kane are the descendants of powerful Egyptian magicians; when an accident turns Egyptian gods loose in the modern world, the youngsters are the only ones who can come to the rescue.

Speakeasy (http://blogs.wsj.com/speakeasy/) has an exclusive mini-excerpt from Rick Riordan’s “The Kane Chronicles, Book One: The Red Pyramid“:

We only have a few hours, so listen carefully.

If you’re hearing this story, you’re already in danger. Sadie and I might be your only chance.

Go to the school. Find the locker. I won’t tell you which school or which locker, because if you’re the right person, you’ll find it. The combination is 13/32/33. By the time you finish listening, you’ll know what those numbers mean. Just remember the story we’re about to tell you isn’t complete yet. How it ends will depend on you.

The most important thing: when you open the package and find what’s inside, don’t keep it longer than a week. Sure, it’ll be tempting. I mean, it will grant you almost unlimited power. But if you possess it too long, it will consume you. Learn its secrets quickly and pass it on. Hide it for the next person, the way Sadie and I did for you. Then be prepared for your life to get very interesting.

Okay, Sadie is telling me to stop stalling and get on with the story. Fine. I guess it started in London, the night our dad blew up the British Museum.