The Red Pyramid is the first book in The Kane Chronicles trilogy. It’s a trilogy by Rick Riordan about Egyptian mythology. Even though it’s the same author as the Percy Jackson books, the story’s feel is really different. If you want, you can check out my reviews for the Riordanverse at the end of this article!
The gods of Egypt are waking, and Seth, the most dangerous one, has targeted the Kanes.
Sadie and Carter Kane discovered that the pharaohs aren’t all dead and buried. And neither are their gods. The Kanes are descendants of powerful magicians and the only ones who can stop Seth, the god of chaos, from coming back on earth. For this, they will have to accept help from an unexpected place. The goddess Isis has settled in Sadie’s mind, while Horus lives in Carter’s. It is then that both siblings will start to hunt Seth, the god of the Red Pyramid.
As I said a lot of times before, I kind of became obsessed with Rick Riordan this year! So when I finished reading Heroes of Olympus, I decided to take a look at what else he wrote besides Greek and Roman mythology.
Before I started reading The Red Pyramid, I was really looking forward to it. I loved Egyptian mythology and Ancient Egypt when I was a kid. We even went to Luxor with my family and saw the Valley of the Dead when I was a kid. With this, plus the fact that I became a Percy Jackson fan this year. I was kind of disappointed when I started reading the book. Of course, this has nothing to do with the story or the characters. But the format. I got so used to seeing demigods that I was kind of disappointed when that wasn’t the case in this book.
But, overall, I really enjoyed the story!
As I said before, since the book kind of disappointed me initially, I was really reluctant to finish it. But when I got about halfway through the book, I started being really engaged with the book, the story, and the characters! I loved this aspect of magic and how it stays faithful to how ancient Egyptians thought of magic.
Should you read The Red Pyramid?
Yeah, you should read The Red Pyramid, especially if you like YA or Egyptian mythology.