Summary Of The Book After writing about Greek Gods and demigods, Rick Riordan turned his attention to Egypt for a new series. The Red Pyramid is the first of a series where the main characters are descended from Pharaohs and Egyptian magicians.
Carter Kane is fourteen and he lives and travels around the world with his Egyptologist father, Julius Kane. He has a younger sister Sadie, who is twelve years old. Sadie lives with her grandparents in London. Julius Kane takes Carter to London to visit Sadie and spend time together as a family during Christmas. After picking up Sadie, Julius takes his children to visit the British Museum. On the way, the children see their father speaking to a man they do not know.
At the museum, Julius, who is actually an Egyptian magician, tries to summon the Egyptian God Osiris. In the process he also releases the other Egyptian Gods born on the Demon Days, Horus, Nephthys, Set and Isis. Set imprisons Julius. The stunned children who are witnesses to the incident are taken into custody by the British police. However, they are rescued from further trouble by the mysterious stranger they saw their father talking to some time earlier.
The man turns out to be Amos Kane, their uncle. He takes them to their family home, a huge mansion. He tells them they can explore the house, but to stay out of the library. So, naturally, the two go to the library. Set’s army begins an attack on the mansion. However, Sadie’s cat Muffin, who is actually the cat goddess Bast, saves the children. They later meet Zia Rashid who also helps the kids escape.
They are taken to Egypt, to the House Of Life, to be trained as magicians. But, when the chief of the magicians dies and a new one takes over, the children are seen as a threat and they have to flee.
The Red Pyramid then takes the two children around the world, from Egypt to Paris to Washington, as they try to find a way to stop Set and rescue their father.
About Rick Riordan Rick Riordan is an American writer. He is the author of the Percy Jackson series and The Kane Chronicles. Some of his novels are The Sea of Monsters, The Lightning Thief, The Throne of Fire, The Serpent's Shadow, Big Red Tequila, and Cold Springs.
Rick Riordan was born in Texas in 1964. After graduating from the University of Texas, he was a teacher at the Presidio High School for some years. His first successful novels were a series of detective fiction for adults, the Tres Navarre series. He has won numerous awards for his books, including the Shamus Award, Rebecca Caudill Award, Mark Twain Award and the Edgar Award.
Richard Russell "Rick" Riordan, Jr. ( born June 5, 1964) is an American author. He is known for writing the Percy Jackson & the Olympians series, which is about a twelve-year-old boy who discovers he is a son of Poseidon. His books have been translated into 42 languages and sold more than 30 million copies in the US. Twentieth Century Fox has adapted the first two books of his Percy Jackson series as part of a series of films. His books have spawned related media, such as graphic novels and short story collections. Riordan's first full-length novel was Big Red Tequila, which became the first in a series, the Tres Navarre series. His big breakthrough was The Lightning Thief (2005), the first novel in the five-volume Percy Jackson series, which placed a group of adolescents in a Greco-Roman mythological setting. Since then, Riordan has written The Kane Chronicles trilogy and The Heroes of Olympus series. The Kane Chronicles (2010-2012) focused on Egyptian mythology; The Heroes of Olympus was the sequel to the Percy Jackson series. Riordan also helped Scholastic Press develop The 39 Clues series and its spinoffs, and penned its first book, The Maze of Bones (2008). His most recent publications are two books in the Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard series, based on Norse mythology. The first book of his The Trials of Apollo series based on Greek mythology, The Hidden Oracle, was released in May 2016.