Kane Chronicles 1: The Red Pyramid

Kane Chronicles 1: The Red Pyramid

  • Author, Rick Riordan
  • ISBN No. 014132550X
  • No of Pages: 528
  • Language: English

Carter Kane is fourteen and he lives and travels around the world with his Egyptologist father, Julius Kane. He has a younger sister Sadie, who is twelve years old. Sadie lives with her grandparents in London. Julius Kane takes Carter to London to visit Sadie and spend time together as a family during Christmas. After picking up Sadie, Julius takes his children to visit the British Museum. On the way, the children see their father speaking to a man they do not know.

At the museum, Julius, who is actually an Egyptian magician, tries to summon the Egyptian God Osiris. In the process he also releases the other Egyptian Gods born on the Demon Days, Horus, Nephthys, Set and Isis. Set imprisons Julius. The stunned children who are witnesses to the incident are taken into custody by the British police. However, they are rescued from further trouble by the mysterious stranger they saw their father talking to some time earlier.

The man turns out to be Amos Kane, their uncle. He takes them to their family home, a huge mansion. He tells them they can explore the house, but to stay out of the library. So, naturally, the two go to the library. Setís army begins an attack on the mansion. However, Sadieís cat Muffin, who is actually the cat goddess Bast, saves the children. They later meet Zia Rashid who also helps the kids escape.

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