Tuesday, March 25, 2014

The Red Pyramid by Rick Riordan

The Red Pyramid by Rick Riordan is a first person story with two narrators and two main characters. The book is filled with suspense action and it has a classic theme of good vs. evil.

Carter and Sadie are the main characters. Carter travels the world with his father and Sadie lives in London with their Grandparents. Sadie only gets to see her dad once a year, and that is on Christmas. But this time thing get out of hand when their dad goes missing through the ground in a museum. He is trying to summon a Great Egyptian god Osiris, but accidentally summons the evil god Set.”You think the house can stop me? Those old fools can’t even stop arguing among themselves. Now let the story be told anew. And this time you shall never rise!”(26). Said Set. From this point on Sadie and Carter’s mission is to stop set from destroying the word. They find out that they have powers, because both their parents are descendants from really powerful Egyptian gods. “The two of you… you come from the blood of two ancient families, both of which have a long, complicated history with the gods. You are the most powerful Kane children to be born in centuries.”(73). They both fight Set in Phoenix on Camelback mountain, Carter and Sadie can’t kill Set because he is too powerful. But they can trap him in a coffin, so he can’t do any more harm to the world.

The way Rick Riordan writes is fascinating in the way that it makes your sides on the front of your seat in suspense, but he also writes in a comical way sometimes.”Wha-what?” asked Sadie. “Nothing, were just being chased by slaying machines. Go back to sleep.”(118). “Wo-seer, i-ei. Osiris come” (23).in the story their dad is summoning Osiris and it is suspenseful because the reader does not know what the consequences are. I really like this book but I did not connect with it because I do not believe in the Egyptian gods, and how they worship them

. Riordan, Rick. The Red Pyramid. New York: Disney/Hyperion, 2010. Print.

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