Super sad that this is “supposed” to be the last book in Riordan’s Kane Chronicles series which start with The Red Pyramid. However, fingers crossed, this isn’t actually the case. I got the feeling after reading this book that maybe (hopefully) a book combining Egyptian mythology with the Greek/Roman mythology is in the future.I love Riordan’s junior fiction books, but I do find the Kane Chronicles more difficult to follow than the Percy Jackson or Lost Heroes of Olympus series. Most likely because I am just more familiar with Greek mythology than Egyptian mythology. That being said, I love being able to learn more about Egyptian mythology through this series.
I tend to recommend these books to just about everyone, but particularly middle school aged boys, because they are SO fun! Riordan’s writing style is funny and fast-paced and in my experience, boys are the toughest to sort to find a book which will keep them interested until the end, but these will keep all reader’s hooked. (Don’t be discouraged girls these are great reads for us too!)
In this book, the battle to stop Apophis, the god of Chaos, is the center of the plot. Of course Carter and Sadie Kane’s messy yet entertaining love lives are also part of the plot line. The Kane children face numerous challenges and obstacles which make for a book packed full of non-stop action and adventure. Don’t start this book unless you have plenty of time to read because it will be one which is really hard to put down.