From the author of the phenomenally successful Percy Jackson novels comes a terrific series set in Ancient Egypt rather than in Ancient Greece. Rick really has his finger on the pulse when it comes to delivering what 9+ kids want in terms of all-action adventure. This one is the second in the series; the first was The Red Pyramid. Just click on Rick's name above to view all his books featured on the site.
Rick Riordan explains the story of the Kane Chronicles in this video. Press play to watch.
Ever since the gods of Ancient Egypt were unleashed on the modern world, Carter Kane and his sister, Sadie, have been in big trouble. As descendants of the magical House of Life, they command certain powers. But now a terrifying enemy - Apophis, the giant snake of chaos - is rising.
If Carter and Sadie don't destroy him, the world will end in five days' time. And in order to battle the forces of chaos, they must revive the sun god Ra - a feat no magician has ever achieved. Because first they must search the world for the three sections of the Book of Ra, then they have to learn how to chant its spells ...Can the Kanes destroy Apophis before he swallows the sun and plunges the earth into darkness ...forever?
‘Storytelling that will get readers hooked.’ - Philip Ardagh in The Guardian
‘Witty and inspired. Gripping, touching and deliciously satirical’ - The Times
‘A fantastic blend of myth and modern’ - Eoin Colfer, author of Artemis Fowl
‘Sure to become a classic’ - Sunday Express
|Publication date:||1st March 2012|
|Suitable for:||11+ readers, 9+ readers|
|Genres:||Fantasy / Magical|
A World Book Day Author 2019 Rick Riordan is an award-winning mystery writer. He lives in Boston with his wife and two sons. Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief, Rick's first novel featuring the heroic young demigod, was the overall winner of the Red House Children's Book Award in 2006 and is now a blockbuster film franchise, starring Logan Lerman. Rick Riordan is also the author of the #1 New York Times bestselling Percy Jackson and the Olympians series for children and the multi-award-winning Tres Navarre mystery series for adults.For fifteen years, Rick taught English and history at public and ...More About Rick Riordan