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In their exciting final adventure, Carter and Sadie Kane are the mortal world''s only hope of defeating the forces of chaos.

“Fans of the Riordan magic--equal parts danger, myth, and irreverence--will embrace this new series with open arms.”― The Horn Book
  • #1 New York Times best-seller
  • Rick Riordan, a master at making mythology fun and relevant, takes on ancient Egypt
  • Told in two points of view, one male and one female
  • Combines witty, relatable heroes, gods and monsters, prophecies and curses, and non-stop action
  • Ideal for middle grade readers, but older readers will enjoy it, too
  • Soon to be adapted into a movie for Netflix, with Rick attached as producer
He''s b-a-a-ack! Despite their best efforts, Carter and Sadie Kane can''t seem to keep Apophis, the chaos snake, down.

Now Apophis is threatening to plunge the world into eternal darkness, and the Kanes are faced with the impossible task of having to destroy him once and for all.

Unfortunately, the magicians of the House of Life are on the brink of civil war, the gods are divided, and the young initiates of Brooklyn House stand almost alone against the forces of chaos.

The Kanes'' only hope is an ancient spell that might turn the serpent''s own shadow into a weapon, but the magic has been lost for a millennia. To find the answer they need, the Kanes must rely on the murderous ghost of a powerful magician who might be able to lead them to the serpent''s shadow . . . or might lead them to their deaths in the depths of the underworld.
Nothing less than the mortal world is at stake when the Kane family fulfills its destiny in this thrilling conclusion to the Kane Chronicles.

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Amazon Exclusive: What are Sadie and Carter Kane Reading?

Sadie Kane: "Reading? You should talk to my brother the genius… Sometimes I read books about London and occasionally I try to learn new hieroglyphics, but mostly I’m too busy with trainees and trying to defeat Apophis.”

My Reading List:

The Symbolic World of Egyptian Amulets by Philippe Germond

Treasures of the British Museum by Marjorie Caygill

The Annotated Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens

The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

City Secrets London: The Essential Insider’s Guide by Robert Kahn and Tim Adams

The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde

Concise Dictionary of Middle Egyptian by R.O. Faulkner

Egyptian Love Spells and Rituals by Claudia Dillaire

Gone With the Wind by Margaret Mitchell

Carter Kane: “I read a lot. That’s why Sadie calls me Mr. Wikipedia. My dad is a pretty big history buff, so I read classics and try to learn as much as I can about Egypt and my ancestors. It’s good research when you’re trying to saving the world.”

My Reading List:

The Penguin Historical Atlas of Ancient Civilizations by John Haywood

Falconry: The Essential Guide by Steve Wright

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain

The Autobiography of Martin Luther King, Jr., by Martin Luther King and Clayborne Carson

The Egyptian Book of the Dead translated by Robert P. Winston and Wallace Budge

Civil Disobedience by Henry David Thoreau

The Pharaohs of Ancient Egypt by Elizabeth Payne

The LA Lakers: 50 Amazing Years in the City of Angels by the LA Times Sports Staff

Britannia in Brief: The Scoop on All Things British by Leslie Baker and William Mullins

The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas

Review

Joined by the Egyptian gods who helped them in previous books (The Red Pyramid, rev. 7/10; The Throne of Fire, rev. 9/11) as well as their fellow teen magicians Zia and Walt, Sadie and Carter Kane face the culmination of peril in this third volume in the Kane Chronicles. Apophis, the Serpent of Chaos, is attempting to achieve his legendary goal of swallowing the Sun God, Ra, and destroying all creation. If Sadie and Carter can collect the knowledge and tools they need from journeys to ancient sites in Egypt and the Duat, the Egyptian underworld, they might be able to perform a spell of banishment on him-but they could just as easily burn themselves out in a spell of such power. As they solve puzzles and fight demons, the siblings grow in confidence and ability. Their wry asides and comedic takes on their predicament keep them accessible to their adventure-loving audience, many of whom will enjoy the romantic byplay between Carter and Zia and between Sadie and Walt. Although little is new in this iteration of Riordan''s universe, the climax soundly delivers, and the denouement hints at possible future overlap with foreign gods. Paging Percy Jackson? -anita l. burkam Horn Book"

Riordan''s Kane Chronicles trilogy concludes with a smash, as Carter and Sadie Kane once again try to save the world from the forces of Chaos. The giant Chaos snake Apophis and his rebel magician allies are on the rise. Luckily, Carter and Sadie Kane are back, ready to fight Apophis and restore Ma''at, the order of the universe. The ghost of an ancient psychotic magician offers help: Find the shadow of Apophis, capture it and use it for an execration spell that will pop the evil god so far into the Duat-the magical realm that coexists with our world-that he will never return. As in the previous volumes-The Red Pyramid (2010) and The Throne of Fire (2011)-the tale is told in the alternating and still-fresh voices of Sadie and Carter. Beyond the explosive action and fireworks, Riordan deftly develops the theme of the duality of the universe-order versus chaos, living a normal life versus risking the extraordinary, being protected by parents versus growing up and stepping out of their shadows. A rousing adventure with plenty of magic and food for thought. Other gods and future stories are hinted at in the conclusion; in the meantime, Riordan''s The Kane Chronicles Survival Guide is available to maintain the spell. (glossary, list of gods and goddesses) (Fantasy. 10-14) Kirkus"

3Q 4P M The third book in the Kane Chronicles series, The Serpent''s Shadow opens with a sense of intrigue. An unnamed narrator claims to be transcribing audio recordings left behind by siblings, Carter and Sadie Cane. A mysterious introduction draws readers in right away-the narrator claims, "The tape arrived at my home in a charred box perforated with claw and teeth marks that my local zoologist could not identify." What adventure-loving teen could fail to be drawn in with such a start? As the story progresses, the siblings continue their study of ancient Egyptian writings and spells, both of which frequently come in handy as they fight against the wrath of evil gods and solicit the help of a few friendly ones. The fast pace and time travel will appeal to readers who like adventure reads. Not only does Riordan keep the plot moving along through 400 pages, he does a good job of balancing the story for new readers and fans of the series. There is enough backstory to keep first-time Riordan readers informed, but not so much that this tale gets bogged down. A solid adventure read, The Serpent''s Shadow will have additional appeal to teens who are interested in Egyptian mythology.-Anna Foote. VOYA"

About the Author

Rick Riordan, dubbed “storyteller of the gods” by Publishers Weekly, is the author of five #1 New York Times best-selling middle grade series with millions of copies sold throughout the world: Percy Jackson and the Olympians, The Heroes of Olympus, and the Trials of Apollo, based on Greek and Roman mythology; the Kane Chronicles, based on Ancient Egyptian mythology; and Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard, based on Norse mythology. Rick collaborated with illustrator John Rocco on two #1 New York Times best-selling collections of Greek myths for the whole family: Percy Jackson’s Greek Gods and Percy Jackson’s Greek Heroes. Rick is also the publisher of an imprint at Disney-Hyperion, Rick Riordan Presents, dedicated to finding other authors of highly entertaining fiction based on world cultures and mythologies. He lives in Boston, Massachusetts with his wife and two sons. Follow him on Twitter at @RickRiordan.

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While I do enjoy the story, it is starting to feel repetitive. Sorry, sir, I will not be purchasing more.
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Teaches children history without them knowing it
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I love this entire series...Rick Riordan wrote a great trilogy bringing Ancient Egypt into modern times. As a parent, what I like the best about this series is that my kids learned Egyptian history and mythology without realizing it...sort of like slipping a vitamin into... See more
I love this entire series...Rick Riordan wrote a great trilogy bringing Ancient Egypt into modern times. As a parent, what I like the best about this series is that my kids learned Egyptian history and mythology without realizing it...sort of like slipping a vitamin into mashed potatoes. The kids ate it up and learned something at the same time. I took my kids to the Field Museum in Chicago shortly after my oldest read this series, and I was amazed at how much she knew...she saw statues and could immediately identify them and tell the basic story about them just because of this series.
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Yet Another Book My Daughter Told Me To Get yes, it''s another of those teen/young adult/preteen books that is sucking all the oxygen out of the room. yeah, i''m fine with her reading, but sometimes i wish she''d go upstairs and see what is already on the... See more
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yes, it''s another of those teen/young adult/preteen books that is sucking all the oxygen out of the room. yeah, i''m fine with her reading, but sometimes i wish she''d go upstairs and see what is already on the shelves.

So it must be good - i haven''t heard any complaints about it (unlike the Artemis Fowl movie), and she does like them. It is a series, so I''ll probably have to end up shelling out for the other books at some point.
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The Serpent''s Shadow ~ The Kane Chronicles (Book 3)
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Rick Riordan ''Despite their bravest efforts, Apophis, the giant snake of Chaos, is still threatening to plunge the world into eternal darkness. Now the Kanes must do something no magician has ever managed ~ defeat Apophis himself. No pressure there then. Battling against...See more
Rick Riordan ''Despite their bravest efforts, Apophis, the giant snake of Chaos, is still threatening to plunge the world into eternal darkness. Now the Kanes must do something no magician has ever managed ~ defeat Apophis himself. No pressure there then. Battling against the forces of Chaos, their only hope is an ancient spell - but the magic has been lost for a millennia. Will they find the serpent''s shadow, or will they be led to their deaths in the depths of the Underworld?''
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the bad guys get punished and all is well
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on January 18, 2015
Book 3 in Kane Chronicles. Carter and Sadie Kane and their trainees are getting ready to face the god Apophis, Lord of Chaos. They need a special item, hidden in a touring exhibition of Egyptian artefacts on view in a Texas museum. Unfortunately, the Book of Apophis, the...See more
Book 3 in Kane Chronicles. Carter and Sadie Kane and their trainees are getting ready to face the god Apophis, Lord of Chaos. They need a special item, hidden in a touring exhibition of Egyptian artefacts on view in a Texas museum. Unfortunately, the Book of Apophis, the fifth and last copy written by the magician Setne is destroyed and there is a massacre, which is blamed on the Kane`s. The balance between Ma`at and Chaos must be restored, which means Ra the Sun god has to be found and resume his nightly journey through the sky. Bast the cat goddess, who had been bound into Sadie`s cat Muffin,after being freed from her endless battle with Apophis tells them she has asked an old friend to help out while she returns to see how close Apophis is to feeing himself. Starting their journey in London for Sadie`s birthday, disasters ensue, from possessed grandparents and a stand off on Waterloo Bridge, then a limo ride to St Petersberg with Bes the dwarf god in spedos before the Egyptian Queen barque through the land of the dead passing through each "House" in turn, facing challenges on the way. Of course things work out, the bad guys get punished and all is well.
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Not up to the usual standard
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on April 26, 2014
Red Pyramid (the first book) was purchased because I couldn''t get hold of the Percy Jackson book I needed at the time. Sadly in my opinion this trilogy does not come up to Mr Riordan''s expectedstandard. In the Percy books, we got used to in depth characters, good continuity...See more
Red Pyramid (the first book) was purchased because I couldn''t get hold of the Percy Jackson book I needed at the time. Sadly in my opinion this trilogy does not come up to Mr Riordan''s expectedstandard. In the Percy books, we got used to in depth characters, good continuity in the story lines, plenty of descriptive narrative taking us from place to place & situation to situation. The Kane chronicles lack much of that. The main characters are irritating and very juvenile, despite supposedly being the next pharaohs of Egypt. They get into a fight/situation/place and whoops, its all over, they won and they are already in the next fight/situation/whatever. They manage to learn all sorts of new magic (of which they supposedly have no previous knowledge) apparently through the ether as there is no description of their lessons/reading etc. Disappointing given how good the Percy books are
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Another winner from Rick Riordan
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My son has worked his way through all of the Mr. Riordan''s offerings. A big fan of the original Percy Jackson range, the Kane chronicles has maintained his interest. Some good tie-ins and cross references too.
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I bought this book for my youngest son for his birthday, third and final book in the Kane Chronicles series, and so far it hasn''t made it to the shelf. Not only did the Birthday boy himself read it but also his brother before they started the series again to read all three...See more
I bought this book for my youngest son for his birthday, third and final book in the Kane Chronicles series, and so far it hasn''t made it to the shelf. Not only did the Birthday boy himself read it but also his brother before they started the series again to read all three a second (and third) time, at the moment there is some sort of competion going on as to first to get to the book gets to read it, involving some compicated rules and 2 bookmarks in the same book. All in all I''d say that it must be a good read, and if they put it down for more than 5 minutes maybe I''ll get a chance to find out what the fuss is about.
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