The Kane Chronicles, Book One: The Red Pyramid by Rick RiordanThe Kane Chronicles, Book One: The Red Pyramid by Rick Riordan

The Kane Chronicles, Book One: The Red Pyramid

byRick Riordan

Paperback | August 16, 2011

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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.
Rick Riordan( is the author of theNew York Times#1 best-selling The Heroes of Olympus, Book One:The Lost Hero;theNew York Times#1 best-selling The Kane Chronicles, Book One:The Red Pyramid;as well as all five books in theNew York Times#1best-selling Percy Jackson and the Olympians series:The Lightning Thief;The Sea ...
Title:The Kane Chronicles, Book One: The Red PyramidFormat:PaperbackDimensions:544 pages, 7.75 × 5.25 × 1.25 inPublished:August 16, 2011Publisher:Disney-HyperionLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1423113454

ISBN - 13:9781423113454

Appropriate for ages: 10


Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome not as good as Percy Jackson but still a great story. I love Riordon's writing style and the story was great. It took a while for me to adjust to the different mythology but I absolutely enjoyed it.
Date published: 2017-12-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Brilliant book The book is highly engaging, written by the contrasting viewpoints of Carter and Sadie throughout the novel, and takes you through their battle and journey as they interact with the egyptian gods on an exciting adventure. One of my favorite books to read as an early reader.
Date published: 2017-11-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The red pyramid Bought this for my nephew and he loved it - about age 12.
Date published: 2017-11-25
Rated 3 out of 5 by from The Red Pyramid I loved this book, but I was a little disappointed that it didn't connect with the other mythology books like Magnus chase, Percy Jackson etc.
Date published: 2017-11-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good series after percy Picked up the series after reading percy Jackson. Loved this. A great story with Egyptian background. Bastet rocks.
Date published: 2017-09-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good book Not as good as the Percy Jackson books, but still good. If you have an interest in Egyptian gods, this is a good one.
Date published: 2017-09-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great book! A great book based on Egyptian mythology. Exciting and magical. Although not my favorite series by Rick Riordan it's still a great read.
Date published: 2017-09-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Must read this wonderful series full of adventure! I have been obsessed with Egyptian mythology for the longest time and I always wanted to read a book or series full of adventure based on it. Now I finally found one! I am so excited and cannot wait to begin my reading adventure with the amazing ancient Egyptian mythology!
Date published: 2017-08-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good read! Very admirable, good read. I enjoyed every page, non being a bore. Although comparing it to the Percy Jackson series and Lost hero series, I enjoyed those a bit more. This book is very good in a different way, and has actually intrigued me very much in Egyptian Mythology!
Date published: 2017-07-04
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Probably my least fav series from Rick i wasn't blown away by this series by uncle rick. I found the characters to be too under-developed and similar. This book did have its good points tho, any any fan of Rick Riordan should pick it up, just dont expect the world and youll be fine
Date published: 2017-07-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Egyptian Mythology For Younger Readers Rick Riordan has a unique writing style: he takes complex stories from ancient history and whittles them down into simple, easy-to-understand tales that can be written as fun, engaging books that readers of any age will enjoy. Kids (and older readers) will lose themselves in a fast-paced story, told in the alternating perspectives of Sadie and Carter Kane, but also absorb the finer points of Egyptian mythology - the names of the gods and goddesses, what certain symbols mean, what hieroglyphics are, without going into too much detail so as to leave the reader scratching their head. Perfectly balanced between Ancient Egypt and the modern day world. Recommended to fans of Rick Riordan and those who enjoy reading about Egyptian mythology.
Date published: 2017-06-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great read! Fell in love with the characters, great story. I really couldn't stop reading!
Date published: 2017-06-11
Rated 3 out of 5 by from A lot of explanation This was not the best by Riordan. I loved his Percy Jackson series, but this one didn't keep me as hooked. It was slow at times while he described the mythology. I didn't know any beforehand and I do find it fascinating, but whenever I read a book I am more into the storyline of the characters. The explaining of the mythology was necessary for the storyline I guess but I just didn't like the combination. Maybe the next books in the series will be better because he has all the explaining out of the way. I do intend to continue reading as they come out to see.
Date published: 2017-05-29
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Really Fun Really enjoyed this book. It was so much fun and it's great for any age (you don't need to be young to enjoy this book) because it's filled with magical adventures. Who doesn't like that...!
Date published: 2017-05-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Loving it! What a great series, love it so much
Date published: 2017-04-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved it Loved The Egyptian setting and the characters
Date published: 2017-04-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good Job! I read this book originally as a reading circle/book report read many years ago because my friend told me to. As I was cleaning my book shelf I stumbled across it and gave it another read. It's still a great book! At first read when I was younger it took a while to keep all the gods names straight, but the index at the back really helps, and still helps when studying ancient civilisations. This is definitely a book that transcends ages and time.
Date published: 2017-04-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from great story I love Rick Riordan books. Has a perticular way of making mytholigy fun for all and easy to follow. The red pyramid is interesting since it introduces you to basic Egyptian myths and stories. Alsot true to Rick Riordan's other books in the sence that the intreague is long with spurts of actions between but everything basicly unfolds all in the last 50-70 pages. Enjoy!
Date published: 2017-03-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Nice! A good read... but not memorable...
Date published: 2017-03-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from this book is really good I did not buy this book but i will buy it eventually. I did read it though because my schools library had it. It is really good. I really love how it includes Egyptian gods and goddesses. Once i started reading i couldn't put it down. The plot is amazing although it did not end how i wanted to, but the ending was still good.
Date published: 2017-02-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from It was decent enough I picked this up because I really enjoyed the Percy Jackson series, and the Heroes of Olympus series, but it didn't seem to have the same magic that sparked my interest in the other books. The beginning is slow and does not really build up until half-way through the book, so I found getting through it to be tedious. However, Riordan does do a wonderful job of introducing his readers to the Egyptian gods and did peak my interest enough for me to pick up the rest of the series. 3.5 stars out of 5.
Date published: 2017-02-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 5 sphinxes out of 5! “I guessed his name was Face of Horror. I wondered how long it had taken his mom to think of that. Bob? No. Sam? No. How about Face of Horror?” OH MY GOSH I LOVED IT SO MUCH. Possibly more than the Heroes of Olympus series! I'm not sure if I like my humour less dry wit and more cheesy and cute, but I absolutely adored everything about this story. Sadie and Carter become a team even if the sibs weren't sure about each other all the time, and was so refreshing to have the heroes not be demi-gods -- nice twist Riordan! It was action packed the whole, the threat of dying, new monsters, loads of plot twists and I read through it like the flash. I JUST NEEDED IT ALL TO GO ON FOREVER BECAUSE I LOVED IT. Considering Carter and Sadie are so young, they handle all that comes to them really well; especially after their dad gets stuck in a thing and their entire world goes pear shaped and they discover gods are real. All the historical facts about Egypt and Egypt mythology was lovely too, complimenting the Greek set ups in the other series. All the references to Percy's world etc. though! I also really liked the style the story was told in, with the recordings and stuff because it made it feel like they were talking to me. Overall, this story was a great start of the Kane Chronicles and so much fun!
Date published: 2017-01-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great book! I absolutely loved this book!! It was full of energy, humour, suspense. Exactly how I thought it would be! Besides the fact that the beginning is a little bit slow, the rest was fantastic. I thought it would be very similar to Percy Jackson, but it is different, yet I still found a familiar touch to it. So a big thumb's up for The Red Pyramid! I can't wait to start the next book!!
Date published: 2017-01-20
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Disappointing My daughter practically inhaled the Percy Jackson and Heroes of Olympus, and re-read the books over and over again. Not so with this book. I tried to read it as well, and did not finish it. Not up to the other series' standards.
Date published: 2017-01-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Is you child interested in Egyptian Mythology? Or maybe you want them to be. Either way, like any Riordan teen's book this one is an easy to follow introduction to the Egyptian gods and the customs of Ancient Egypt. Kinda makes you grow up to be a history nerd that's for sure!
Date published: 2016-12-18
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Avoid This book is so boring it hurts
Date published: 2016-12-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Way to start a new series The action is pumping up! I really like it, full of twists and turns. It feels like the Percy Jackson series.
Date published: 2016-12-06
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Okay It's not nearly as good as literally everything else he's written. I actually didn't even bother finishing the series.
Date published: 2016-11-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So Much Good Stuff, So Little Time I'm such a huge book nerd, but i always take time to read through Riordan's books!
Date published: 2016-11-07
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Alright I loved how Rick Riordan incorporated new styles of mythology yet again, btu I don't think it was good as the Percy Jackson series!
Date published: 2016-11-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Cool Its very intresting &cool but in 2014 something I borwoad the book from the libary I didint really like but now just so awesome! Wooooooooooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Date published: 2015-09-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The red pyramid It was very good And i recommend you to read it.i learnd so much about eygption gods just from reading this book.
Date published: 2015-03-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from #superb Perfect way to start such an amazing seiris if you like mythology stories this you should read all Rick Riordan's books!
Date published: 2015-02-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Rick Riordan book's I have been reading his percy jackson series my whole life and then I started reading this series and I loved it. Me and my friends also liked the way he combined percy jackson and the kane chronicles and we think that you should make another book series with both sets of characters. wdvjf
Date published: 2014-12-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from GREAT!!!!! This was the best preview ever I will buy the book now
Date published: 2014-11-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from The red pyramid Research is dead on, images of all characters are graphic, action enough to convert to film with no problems, l like this a lot.. Looking forward to the other books.
Date published: 2014-11-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice Must read this as well the Percy Jackson series!!
Date published: 2014-04-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice I really enjoyed this reading this book over the summer!
Date published: 2014-01-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice A great book, I couldn't put it down, I finished within a day and I'm now in love with the series, can't wait to read the next book :) The author Rick Riordan is also amazing, I read both his Heroes Of Olympus, and Percy Jackson series which were both amazing.
Date published: 2014-01-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from ;;:;)))) Not Percy Jackson but still amazing:-)
Date published: 2013-09-01
Rated 3 out of 5 by from The Red Pyramid This book was awesome. It right up there with Harry Potter. Much more colorful than and more entertaining than I expecting it to be. In a word, Marvelous!
Date published: 2013-06-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awsome This book is so realistic I'm actually believing that their are really Egyptian gods. I'd want to study the path of Horus.
Date published: 2013-05-16
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not up to Riordan standards. Not nearly as good as the PJO series.I found it hard to differentiate between the two narrators when I'm reading. I always has to go back and check to see who was speaking. Carter or Sadie. I also had issues with the number of events that happened in this book. There were many small and forgetful incidents that occured. When I finished, I found it hard to trace back all the things that had happended. Definately too busy. But I enjoyed learning about the different gods but there were A LOT of things that Riordan could have expained better. I'm still unsure of what exactly Duat is. The House of Life is also not well explained considering its importance to this series. So there are the reasons for the 3 stars.
Date published: 2012-08-07
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good book from Rick Riordan Not as good as the Percy series but then again just reading the first Percy Jackson book you would need to read the rest to get the full experience and love for the series. That being said a lot happened in the first book, a lot was explained, and a lot implied. Good start for a series.
Date published: 2011-05-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great beginning Carter and Sadie Kane have their world turned upside down in one night. They are siblings raised apart. Carter was raised while travelling the world with their father, an Egyptologist. Sadie was raised with their maternal grandparents in London England. On one of the two days a year they are allowed to spend together, instantly their lives are changed forever. On that fateful night the Egyptian God, Set, and his siblings are released from their long entrapment. Set traps their father and they must find a way to free him. Exploring a slew of Egyptian myths and legends, the story is a history lesson wrapped in a thrilling adventure that spans time and continents. In a world where Egyptian magic still exists, and all the old legends have more truth than just myths, it is superbly written and intensely addictive; this story is amazing and leaves you desperate for book two.
Date published: 2011-02-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from :D !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I admire Rick's work here, he's style in this book was different from the Percy series but still good. I knew nothing about egyptian gods but the way he explained, made me understand and laugh as well. Rick sure knows how to grab the readers. Hmm I wonder which is better Greek or Egyptian gods, though i see some resemblance. :D Thanks and well done Rick !!!!
Date published: 2010-11-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Book 2? Ok I loved it , but this is book 1 and Rick is coming out with a new searies, what happend to book 2 of THIS searies, on the book cover it says BOOK 1, and all I whant to know is if there is going to be a book 2 or not and I will be so mad if the storie of Sadie and Carter Kane is not continued.
Date published: 2010-09-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Perfect for Percy Jackson fans Great for anyone of any age who enjoy mythology, especially if it's Egyptian. Its got quirky, funny moments kids and adults can appreciate. The story of a brother and sister who discover that they are the by products of two powerful Egyptian wizard bloodlines, they are drawn against their will in a battle between the gods for the salvation or destruction of the earth. Along the way they are alternately befriended and spied upon by a secret society sworn to keep the balance in the world and the gods in their place. Fantastic story. I really liked it, but the story telling is a little off. Narration voice switches back and forth between brother and sister throughout the book. While usually done well, it can be confusing as to who is speaking and doing what if you don't follow the changes closely. Aside from that, great beginning to a new series by an established author.
Date published: 2010-09-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from VERY VERY GOOD rick riordan is an amazing author. this first book of the kane chronicles is a page turner and i'm pretty sure everyone will like it. an extremely good read!!!!!!!!!!
Date published: 2010-09-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Riveting I purchased this for my 10 year old son. He was captivated right from the first chapter. Very well written and a great story line. Can't wait for the next book to come out.
Date published: 2010-07-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from AWESOME Though it was a good book it had almost the same plot as percy jackson. In the first book of percy jackson, at first percy believes that Ares is the real enemy. Then in the end he learns that Ares isnt the real enemy, Krono is. In the Red Pyramid, Sadie and Carter think Set is the real eneny, really it's someone else.
Date published: 2010-07-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from brilliant. simply brilliant. if your a long time fan of Riordan then you will not be dissapointed. Ricks back with his lovable characters, humour, action and suspence and a whole slew of new monsters and adventures. buy it. now.
Date published: 2010-05-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing ! In this book Rick Riordon really captivates me. It's amazing. One thing happens after another.
Date published: 2010-05-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Brilliant I thought this book was abousoutely outstanding! The plot was great and there was a touch of modern-humor. This book was a page turner... a little to much page turning.... must of been the work of Sadie Kane. Even though I enjoyed this book very much, there was still one con: confusion. In this book, Sadie and Carter take turns telling the story. At some points even though I read the name of who was telling the story, I still found myself thinking of the last person telling the story. Overall fantasic book!
Date published: 2010-05-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A Page-Turner The Red Pyramid is fantastic! It keeps you intersted and leaves you hanging at the end. Carter has an amazing personality, but Sadie didn't have as much potential as Carter. You get to know Carter, but Sadie is kind of . . . there. Luckily for us, Rick Riordan will publish a Kane book once a year at spring. Rick Riordan has planned a three-book series, but who knows? I would recommend this book to Egyptian lovers, Rick Riordan fans and anyone who craves adventure.
Date published: 2010-05-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from An adventure worth taking. This novel takes the reader on an adventure with every flip of the page, every word adding more to the excitement the first one brought. You too will find yourself daunted by the enemies, and enthralled by the imagery. Looking back Riordan has perfectly placed pieces to give you a hint of where he was going, a piece of his logic to help you believe, but they are tiny pieces to the awe-inspiring world he has created. This will for a long time sit proudly on my shelf, but as the loved book it is will be taken down so i can loose myself once again in Riordan's world of magic and power, and the battle against greed. Well done, Riordan, well done.
Date published: 2010-05-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from AMAZING!! Ok, first of all, wow! I left a comment three months ago saying it was going to be amazing and I was wrong. It was WAY more than amazing. It was BRILLIANT!!!! Rick Riordan uses his mythology knowledge and puts it together with humour and action and suspense. It is a non-stop intensity book and I am SURE you will love it more than the Percy Jackson books (I can't believe I just said that but it is true)!!!! SO READ THE RED PYRAMID TODAY!!!!!
Date published: 2010-05-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from :) hey for whoever is reading this if you go to the kane there is a sneak peak of the first chapter. sounds pretty good so far. its written in a diary entery. makes me want to keep reading.
Date published: 2010-04-09
Date published: 2010-02-11