The Kane Chronicles

The Kane Chronicles by Rick Riordan


The Kane Chronicles: The Red Pyramid by Rick RiordanThe Red Pyramid (2010)

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.

The Kane Chronicles: The Throne of Fire by Rick RiordanThe Throne of Fire (2011)
Ever since the gods of Ancient Egypt were unleashed in the modern world, Carter Kane and his sister Sadie have been in trouble. As descendants of the House of Life, the Kanes have some powers at their command, but the devious gods haven’t given them much time to master their skills at Brooklyn House, which has become a training ground for young magicians. And now their most threatening enemy yet – the chaos snake Apophis – is rising. If they don’t prevent him from breaking free in a few days’ time, the world will come to an end. In other words, it’s a typical week for the Kane family. To have any chance of battling the Forces of Chaos, the Kanes must revive the sun god Ra. But that would be a feat more powerful than any magician has ever accomplished. First they have to search the world for the three sections of the Book of Ra, then they have to learn how to chant its spells. Oh, and did we mention that no one knows where Ra is exactly?
Narrated in two different wisecracking voices, featuring a large cast of new and unforgettable characters, and with adventures spanning the globe, this second installment in the Kane Chronicles is nothing short of a thrill ride.

The Kane Chronicles: The Serpent's Shadow by Rick RiordanThe Serpent’s Shadow (May 1, 2012)
When young magicians Carter and Sadie Kane learned how to follow the path of the ancient Egyptian gods, they knew they would have to play an important role in restoring Ma’at—order—to the world. What they didn’t know is how chaotic the world would become. The Chaos snake Apophis is loose and threatening to destroy the earth in three days’ time. The magicians are divided. The gods are disappearing, and those that remain are weak. Walt, one of Carter and Sadie’s most gifted initiates, is doomed and can already feel his life force ebbing. Zia is too busy babysitting the senile sun god, Ra, to be of much help. What are a couple of teenagers and a handful of young trainees to do? There is, possibly, one way to stop Apophis, but it is so difficult that it might cost Carter and Sadie their lives, if it even works at all. It involves trusting the ghost of a psychotic magician not to betray them, or worse, kill them. They’d have to be crazy to try. Well, call them crazy.
With hilarious asides, memorable monsters, and an ever-changing crew of friends and foes, the excitement never lets up in The Serpent’s Shadow, a thoroughly entertaining and satisfying conclusion to the Kane Chronicles trilogy.

The Kane Chronicles Survival Guide by Rick RiordanThe Kane Chronicles Survival Guide (March 20, 2012)
Fans of The Kane Chronicles series will adore this gorgeous primer on the people, places, gods, and creatures found in Rick Riordan’s #1 New York Times bestselling series. Boasting lenticulars, an easy-to-assemble trading card pyramid, and full-color diagrams and maps, this deluxe, lavishly illustrated guide teaches readers how to compile secret messages, read hieroglyphics, and recite ancient magic spells. Featuring enough information and extras to satisfy avid followers and budding Egyptologists alike, this guide will cast a spell on readers of all ages.

The Kane Chronicles: The Red Pyramid, The Graphic Novel by Rick RiordanThe Red Pyramid: The Graphic Novel (October 2, 2012)
Since their mother’s death, Carter and Sadie have become near-strangers. While Sadie has lived with her grandparents in London, Carter has traveled the world with their father, the famed Egyptologist Dr. Julius Kane. One night, Dr. Kane brings the siblings together to 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 all the gods of Egypt are waking, and that Set now has his sights on them. To stop him, the duo embarks on a dangerous journey across the globe, one that brings them ever closer to the truth about their family and its connection to a secret order that has existed since the time of the pharaohs. The heart-stopping action and magic explode off the page in The Red Pyramid, The Graphic Novel, based on the worldwise best-selling novel by Rick Riordan.

The Son of Sobek by Rick Riordan featuring Percy Jackson and Carter KaneThe Son of Sobek (May 7th, 2013)
The two worlds of The Kane Chronicles and Percy Jackson & the Olympians collide in this awesome short story by Rick Riordan. Percy Jackson meets Carter Kane! The short story can be found in the The Kane Chronicles: Serpent’s Shadow Paperback edition which comes out May 7th, 2013.

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16 Comments

  1. Hosmar - August 27, 2015

    In IMDB has been confirmed the Red Pyramid’s movie, is that true?

    • percyjacksonlover123 - August 28, 2015

      If I were you I would not really believe imdb since imdb is a database site that is run by the community which means anyone can get there by signing up and post something fake on it. Imdb just lets anyone sign up and post whatever they feel like. Mostly no one probably knows the red pyramid movie got put on imdb so I would not really believe it. Plus I have not been able to find articles where it says they even considering making the Kane chronicles into a movie.

    • Megan - December 12, 2015

      I would not believe IMDB unless they have a source to prove that Rick Riordan gave rights over to the Kane chronicles the red pyramid. Unless the Percy Jackson struggling to do a 3 movie has to do with Rick Riordan working with a writer,Producer and director on developing the kane chronicles the red pyramid as a movie.

  2. Nicole - October 2, 2014

    the books are so good

  3. iLikeTheUDK - February 9, 2014

    Hope they’ll make it into a movie. There were rumors about that going around the web something like 3 years ago, and apparently nothing came out of it. Which sucks, because I happened to find an actress who I think could’ve played Sadie brilliantly (and around that time she was barely a year older than Sadie was in the book) – Julia Joyce, an English actress who was born in 1998, and looks a lot like Sadie does in the illustrations (and, in this sample here http://www.ajmanagement.co.uk/index.php/actor/julia-joyce presumably recorded around that time, too, she sounds EXACTLY like I imagined Sadie does).
    That’s one of the main roles, then. Wish the supposed casting team had found her.

  4. Merleah Kane or Sadie Kane - December 25, 2013

    If they make a movie sign me up I look like Sadie only shorter hair and not as thin as she is.

  5. Daughter-of-Athena - September 3, 2012

    Reading the plot on wikipedia just isn’t the same as reading the actual books

  6. Daughter-of-Athena - August 30, 2012

    Any fan of PJO and HoO will love these – funny, adventurous and a good read.

  7. Daughter-of-Athena - August 30, 2012

    I’ve read the 3 main books, *SPOILER ALERT* and it’s mentioned to be in the same dimentio as Percy Jackson, as Carter Kane states that he sees a boy riding a black pegasus, which is assumed to be Percy in either The Titan’s Curse or The last Olympian. Several times Manhatten is mentioned to have “other gods”

  8. Annabeth Chase - August 20, 2012

    I’ve Never read these. They must be good coming from Rick Rordan though. Has anyone ever read them? If so, please leave a comment addressed to Annabeth Chase about what you thought about the books.

    • Rebecca King - August 21, 2012

      I haven’t. I’m hoping to get them from the library soon.

    • Chilea - March 14, 2015

      I’ve read the books and, honestly, I like them better than HoO. At least the Serpent’s Shadow had a better ending than Blood of Olympus. There were more characters too, it reminded me a lot of the PJO series, in fact I found it more relatable with PJO than HoO, but that’s just my opinion. It was a really good read and I highly suggest it

    • LOL - June 25, 2016

      Annabeth Chase: i have EVERY SINGLE BOOK Rick Riordan wrote and they are SOOOOOO amazing!

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