Well, it’s the final book in the trilogy. I’m sad to see the end of the Egyptian gods, but I’m also looking forward to catching up on some other books that I’ve got lying around. Not everything I read is Rick Riordan related! This book seemed shorter than the other two for some reason. Maybe the book I had wasn’t as thick as the previous two? I should check the page counts.
I enjoyed the challenges that both Sadie and Carter had to go through for this book. Battling the biggest snake in the world can’t be easy, especially when you have your annoying sibling right next to you almost the whole way! Again, I enjoy the way Riordan writes. I think he has a brilliant easy-to-understand, yet fast paced and funny style. I also enjoyed the tension throughout the story. I.e. The ever-looming snake and end of the world type stuff. I also like the way the characters are taken on quests. It’s easy for readers to follow and makes for great short stories within the main plot.
I have to echo what I said about the previous books. Although he did get better, the characters Sadie and Carter still sound like one person. The only difference is that sometimes Sadie uses British English words and Carter American English. To be entirely fair, Sadie does talk a lot about her boyfriends, but Carter also talks about his girlfriend, so it’s not like it’s hugely obvious what character you’re reading.
As you can tell, I do recommend this book. It’s a great middle-grade/young adult adventure with lots of fun and exciting things happening that should keep you hooked. You should read the earlier books in the series first though – just for context as this book isn’t a one-off type deal. I’ll be back to read future Sadie and Carter adventures (Riordan kind of left it open).
Fantasy, Young Adult, Middle Grade
May 1st 2012
Carter and Sadie Cane, descendants of the Magical House of Life, are in pretty big trouble.
Despite their bravest efforts, Apophis, the giant snake of Chaos, is still threatening to plunge the world into eternal darkness. Now the Kanes must do something no magician has ever managed: defeat Apophis himself. No pressure there then.
Battling against the forces of Chaos, their only hope is an ancient spell - but the magic has been lost for millennia. Will they find the serpen't shadow, or will they be led to their deaths in the depths of the Underworld?
Don't miss any of the explosive action in the final thrilling instalment the The Kane Chronicles trilogy.