Red Pyramid Review

Amber Cowden, Staff Writer

The Story
“The Red Pyramid” by Rick Riordan is a book filled with non-stop action, humor and suspense in a epic tale of loyalty and heroism. In the story, Carter and Sadie Kane discover that the gods of Ancient Egypt are waking, and the worst of them, Set, has a frightening scheme. To save their father, they must embark on a dangerous journey, a quest that brings them ever closer to the truth about their family and its links to the House of Life, a secret order that has existed since the time of the pharaohs.

The Good
“The Red Pyramid” is really a big page turner. The action of the book makes the readers want to read more. In the book, there is a lot of action. For example, the character Amos fights Desjardins, the new chief, to save some time for Carter, Sadie and Zia.

The characters become likeable over the course of the story, and you see in their point of view what they are going through: confusion, fun, and action.

The Bad
The story is action-packed, to the point that there can be a lot of violence in it. There is a scene when Carter and Sadie have to fight each other to see if they are godlings. Another thing is that Carter at 14 years old, and Sadie at 12 years old, are pretty young and they have to go through this mess to save their dad.

There are a lot of history lessons in the book about Ancient Egypt. In the start of the story it starts with important info before he actual story, which can confuse some people. If the reader doesn’t know a lot about Egyptian history, they could get lost.

The Bottom Line
Even though there is a little bit too much violence in “The Red Pyramid”, it is a page turner filled with action and humor. It deserved an “A”.