Ever since their mother's death, siblings Carter and Sadie have been near strangers. While Sadie's lived with her grandparents in London, Carter has traveled the world with their father, the brilliant Egyptologist, Dr. Julius Kane.
Then one night, they are reunited when their father takes them to the British Museum, hoping at last to set things right. Instead, he unleashes the Egyptian god Set, who banishes him to oblivion and forces the children to flee for their lives.
Soon, Carter and Sadie discover that the gods of Ancient Egypt are waking, and the worst of them--Set--is after the Kanes. To stop him, the siblings must embark on a dangerous journey across the globe--a quest leading them ever closer to the truth about their family, and their links to a secret order that has existed since the time of the pharaohs.
After their archeologist father accidentally awakens long dormant Egyptian gods, Sadie and Carter must run for their lives. Separated when their mother died mysteriously years ago, Carter travels the world with their Egyptologist dad, while Sadie lives in London with their maternal grandparents. Seeing each other only twice a year, the kids are not close at all. But everything changes when they find themselves racing around the world, hiding from the god Set and finding out what really happened to their family. This is the first in the Kane Chronicles series, by the bestselling children's book author Rick Riordan, known for the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series.
- Juvenile Fiction
- Comics + Graphic Novels / General, Legends + Myths + Fables / General
- 9-12 years
- August 16, 2011
- Rick Riordan