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.