Tuesday, February 16, 2010
Waiting on Wednesday (53)--The Kane Chronicles, Book One: The Red Pyramid by Rick Riordan
Release Date: May 4, 2010 from Hyperion Book CH
Since their mother’s death, Carter and Sadie have become near strangers. While Sadie has lived with her grandparents in London, her brother has traveled the world with their father, the brilliant Egyptologist, Dr. Julius Kane.
One night, Dr. Kane brings the siblings together for a "research experiment" at the British Museum, where he hopes to set things right for his family. Instead, he unleashes the Egyptian god Set, who banishes him to oblivion and forces the children to flee for their lives.
Soon, Sadie and Carter discover that the gods of Egypt are waking, and the worst of them--Set--has his sights on the Kanes. To stop him, the siblings embark on a dangerous journey across the globe--a quest that brings them ever closer to the truth about their family, and their links to a secret order that has existed since the time of the pharaohs.
Since I just recently read The Lightning Thief, I am now a card-carrying member of the Rick Riordan fanclub. This new series looks like it's going to be just as exciting and cool as his last series. Maybe I can finish all of the Percy Jackson books before this new one rolls into town. Yay for Eqypt!! Can't wait!! Another great cover, too.