Review: The Kane Chronicles – Rick Riordan

Posted August 8, 2014 in 5 Star Ratings / Leave a comment!

Kane Chronicles

The Kane Chronicles by Rick Riordan

Where did I get it?

I bought the boxed set at Costco!


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.


These covers fit well with the story. I’m pretty happy with them.

Initial Thoughts

I was really nervous to start this series. I loved Percy Jackson and The Heroes of Olympus and I did’t want this one to disappoint. I was unsure about switching from the Greek gods to the Egyptian ones but I got used to it pretty quickly.

My New BFF

I loved all the characters but I really enjoyed Sadie. She was fun to read about and had a lot of funny, sarcastic comments that kept me entertained. She was a little younger than the age I usually read about but she felt so much older. Also her powers were really cool and I’m jealous.

My Crush

I had a huge crush on Anubis, the god of funerals, during this whole book. Of course I picked a god. He was always described as super attractive so that’s what sucked me in first. I also loved how he wasn’t supposed to help humans but he always showed up at the perfect moments. He was also really sweet with Sadie even though there’s a huge age difference there. I just loved everything about him.

Writing Style

His writing is the same throughout all of his books. He’s great as describing the situation and I always love how he incorporates the gods in fun ways. He never disappoints.

Closing Thoughts

I really enjoyed this trilogy. There was nothing bad about it for me. It kind of felt the same as Percy Jackson but at the same time he used the gods in such different ways that it was still different. I loved that about these books. I also like how they’re really quick to read. The introductions to all three books dove right into the story but we still get a lot of background information at the same time. Another thing that really impressed me was the mixed races. Carter and Sadie are sibling but Carter is black and Sadie is white. I like the subtleness of him using that in the story and not making a big deal about it. It was very refreshing.

5 out of 5 stars


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