Parents' Guide to

The Red Pyramid: The Kane Chronicles, Book 1

By Carrie R. Wheadon, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Percy Jackson author tackles more complex Egyptology.

Book Rick Riordan Fantasy 2010
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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this book.

Community Reviews

age 11+

Based on 21 parent reviews

age 18+

Unhealthy Age Gaps

This book is ok writing in general, however it has unhealthy concepts about romance. One of the main romance related plots have a newly 13 year old, and a 16 year old. If you are going to allow your child to read this, please make sure they know that these kind of relationships are not acceptable or safe.
age 10+

the red pyramid

good if like history and learning about different gods that others belive

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (21 ):
Kids say (87 ):

Percy Jackson fans will probably be satisfied, but they have to like ancient history as much if not more than they like god-on-monster action. There are so many gods and their backstories to keep track of, but then that's the history of ancient Egypt: complicated. Now that kids know what a ba is and how to pull things out of the Duat and restore Ma'at, etc., etc., subsequent novels in the series will be an easier read, but this one may take a couple read-throughs to get it all straight.

History lessons aside, this is a fun ride and mostly because Carter and Sadie are such great characters. They also have that signature sardonic wit that Percy was known for. Great one-liners come out of nowhere to lighten the mood when facing all manner of horrible creatures and almost certain death. When they are faced with a scary demon in the underworld it comes out that he's not only Lord of Blood and Wine, but also Lord of Perfume. Sadie asks politely if her brother can have a sample before they sail on.

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