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Published:September 16th, 2012 08:06 EST
Red Pyramid, by Rick Riordan Book Review

Red Pyramid, by Rick Riordan Book Review

By Tony Graff

Rick Riordan is changing the way we see mythology. The Greek gods got a face-lift in the Percy Jackson series, and once that series was complete, Riordan moved to the next pantheon without blinking an eye. 


Red Pyramid arrived in bookstores in 2010, and took a fresh look at the ancient Egyptian gods. It follows separated twins Sadie and Carter as they are set on a crash course with one of the most powerful of the Egyptian gods, Set. Along the way, they`ll meet others from the Egyptian pantheon, including Bast, Thoth, and Anubis. 

The characters are very real, and the entire cast was a lot of fun to meet. Red Pyramid also gets high marks in that the main characters aren`t the stereotypical white people that pervade most of literature. Rick Riordan does a great job making this series for everyone.

Overall, the book was enjoyable. The one downside to starting the Kane Chronicles is that at times it read like a Percy Jackson novel with the names changed. With that in mind, Red Pyramid gets a 4 out of 5.