Category Archives: Kane Chronicles

Stepping Out of the Story

The Crown of Ptolemy, by Rick Riordan – I actually read this a few months ago, if I recall correctly, but I never got around to reviewing it. It isn’t surprising that I liked it, though, is it? This is … Continue reading

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Song of Serapis

I just finished reading The Staff of Serapis, by Rick Riordan, a follow-up to his The Son of Sobek. Like its predecessor, it’s a crossover between his Percy Jackson/Heroes of Olympus and Kane Chronicles series, featuring characters from both and … Continue reading

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Heroes Never Die

The Demigod Diaries, by Rick Riordan – I read a library copy of this book, but that hadn’t stopped some kid from doing all the puzzles in pencil. Oh, well. The reason I checked it out wasn’t for the activities, … Continue reading

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Incest and Peppermints

One thing you’ll note if looking at a genealogy of the Greco-Roman gods is that there’s a lot of incest going on in that family. Kronos married his sister Rhea, and their children included Zeus and Hera, who also married … Continue reading

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Under Neith

When reading The Serpent’s Shadow, I was intrigued by the character of Neith, a hunting goddess I hadn’t heard of before. Apparently she’s actually a quite old deity who took several forms and duties throughout the history of Egypt. She … Continue reading

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There’s an Apophis for That

The Serpent’s Shadow, by Rick Riordan – The third and presumably final book in the Kane Chronicles has Sadie and Carter finally defeating the serpent Apophis, and ties up some other loose ends as well. Among other matters, the story … Continue reading

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If the Shu Fits

I’ve started reading Rick Riordan’s new book, The Serpent’s Shadow, and I have to say I was entertained by the appearance of the primordial Egyptian god Shu as a conservative, prudish old man. This conception of his personality is almost … Continue reading

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