The Serpent's Shadow: The Serpent's Shadow by Rick RiordanThe Serpent's Shadow: The Serpent's Shadow by Rick Riordan

The Serpent's Shadow: The Serpent's Shadow

byRick Riordan

Hardcover | May 1, 2012

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He's b-a-a-ack! Despite their best efforts, Carter and Sadie Kane can't seem to keep Apophis, the chaos snake, down. Now Apophis is threatening to plunge the world into eternal darkness, and the Kanes are faced with the impossible task of having to destroy him once and for all. Unfortunately, the magicians of the House of Life are on the brink of civil war, the gods are divided, and the young initiates of Brooklyn House stand almost alone against the forces of chaos. The Kanes' only hope is an ancient spell that might turn the serpent's own shadow into a weapon, but the magic has been lost for a millennia. To find the answer they need, the Kanes must rely on the murderous ghost of a powerful magician who might be able to lead them to the serpent's shadow . . . or might lead them to their deaths in the depths of the underworld. Nothing less than the mortal world is at stake when the Kane family fulfills its destiny in this thrilling conclusion to the Kane Chronicles.
Rick Riordan( is the author of the # 1New York Timesbest-sellingThe Heroes of Olympus, Book One: The Lost Hero;The Heroes of Olympus, Book Two: The Son of Neptune; the#1 New York Timesbest-sellingThe Kane Chronicles, Book One: The Red Pyramid;The Kane Chronicles, Book Two: The Throne of Fire; as well as the five boo...
Title:The Serpent's Shadow: The Serpent's ShadowFormat:HardcoverDimensions:416 pages, 8.75 × 6 × 1.5 inPublished:May 1, 2012Publisher:Disney-HyperionLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1423140575

ISBN - 13:9781423140573


Rated 3 out of 5 by from Strong, Satisfying Conclusion While the first book in this trilogy is the best, in my opinion, this book still has a strong conclusion and wraps up the trilogy nicely.
Date published: 2017-07-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Serpent's shadow Book is amazing from beginning to I end
Date published: 2014-08-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Noooo! Why did it have to end!?!?!? Make MORE! :-)
Date published: 2014-05-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Had a blast! Again great fun read!
Date published: 2014-05-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Serpents shadow The only thing I hated was that this was the last book. Amazing from start to finish, looking forward to the next one.
Date published: 2014-03-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing I love Jordan's way of writing and this was an incredible end to the series. Bravo Riordan Bravo!
Date published: 2013-12-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Epic I really enjoyed this book and I would really like to see rick merge the Kane chronicles and Percy Jackson. That would be awesome because the magic near Long Island could very well be camp half-blood. That would be so AWESOME!!! I would definetly recommend this book to someone else this is awesome READ IT!!!
Date published: 2013-11-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from AMAZING Loved the entire series
Date published: 2013-10-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Real good I found these books real good! I found the demigod books much more emtertaining.
Date published: 2013-08-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesomeness This book was awesome but at the beginning I was confused because I forgot that Egypt had different Gods who weren't Greece or Roman.
Date published: 2013-02-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So awesome!!! The Serpents Shadow is just as great as the first two books in the trilogy, if not better!
Date published: 2012-09-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome This book was GREAT!! And for whoever has read his other books did you notice how Rick made a reference to the Heroes of Olympus. He added Drew and Lacy to the story and they even mentioned Camp Half Blood. Loved that part. When I realized it I laughed my head off.
Date published: 2012-05-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from "An Interesting read" This book is fantastic.When i was reading i couldn't stop. It was so intriguing that i couldnt drop the book. Pure gold from beginnig to end. Although i would have preferred it the plot was more complicated. I like to think while reading a book.
Date published: 2012-02-08

Editorial Reviews

Joined by the Egyptian gods who helped them in previous books (The Red Pyramid, rev. 7/10; The Throne of Fire, rev. 9/11) as well as their fellow teen magicians Zia and Walt, Sadie and Carter Kane face the culmination of peril in this third volume in the Kane Chronicles. Apophis, the Serpent of Chaos, is attempting to achieve his legendary goal of swallowing the Sun God, Ra, and destroying all creation. If Sadie and Carter can collect the knowledge and tools they need from journeys to ancient sites in Egypt and the Duat, the Egyptian underworld, they might be able to perform a spell of banishment on him-but they could just as easily burn themselves out in a spell of such power. As they solve puzzles and fight demons, the siblings grow in confidence and ability. Their wry asides and comedic takes on their predicament keep them accessible to their adventure-loving audience, many of whom will enjoy the romantic byplay between Carter and Zia and between Sadie and Walt. Although little is new in this iteration of Riordan's universe, the climax soundly delivers, and the denouement hints at possible future overlap with foreign gods. Paging Percy Jackson? -anita l. burkam-Horn Book