Ever since the gods of Ancient Egypt were unleashed in the modern world, Carter Kane and his sister Sadie have been in trouble. As descendants of the House of Life, the Kanes have some powers at their command, but the devious gods haven’t given them much time to master their skills at Brooklyn House, which has become a training ground for young magicians.
And now their most threatening enemy yet – the chaos snake Apophis – is rising. If they don’t prevent him from breaking free in a few days’ time, the world will come to an end. In other words, it’s a typical week for the Kane family.
To have any chance of battling the Forces of Chaos, the Kanes must revive the sun god Ra. But that would be a feat more powerful than any magician has ever accomplished.
First they have to search the world for the three sections of the Book of Ra, then they have to learn how to chant its spells. Oh, and did we mention that no one knows where Ra is exactly?
4 out of 5 stars
I’m going to keep this review pretty short in order to avoid spoilers for the first book, The Red Pyramid.
I can tell that I don’t really like Egyptian mythology as much as I’ve enjoyed Greek and Roman mythology, but I am still enjoying reading these books and learning more about it. I liked that we got to meet some new characters in this book like Jaz, Walt, and Bes. Bes is probably one of my favorite characters out of all of them.
I was glad to see Sadie and Carter’s relationship develop a little more. I enjoyed seeing them become closer as siblings. All of the talks of Sadie and Carter’s crushes got to be a little much at times, but other than that, this was a great read.
I’m looking forward to reading the next book in the series.