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The Red Pyramid by Rick Riordan Graphic Novel Review

The Kane Chronicles is an underrated series by Rick Riordan and is always overshadowed by the brilliant Percy Jackson books, however I didn’t know till a search on Amazon that this series had a graphic novel so of course I bought it and it is now time for a review.

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The Story

Since their mother’s death, Sadie and Carter have become near-strangers. While Sadie has lived with her grandparents in London, Carter has travelled the world with their father, the famed Egyptologist Dr. Julius Kane.
One night, Dr. Kane brings the siblings to 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 all the gods of Egypt are waking, and that Set now has his sights on them. To stop him, the duo embarks on a dangerous journey across the globe, one that brings Carter and Sadie ever closer to the truth about their family and its connection to a secret order that has existed since the time of the pharaohs.

Taken from goodreads

The story is the exact same as the book where Carter and Sadie learn that the Egyptian gods did exist and in fact still do. However after an experiment by their dad goes wrong that is when they learn who they truly are.

The story is still great, I do really like this, it shows us the amazing word of Egypt and just how much did it for modern society, but not only that but it teaches us more about the gods as well as there numerous different stories.

The art is really good in the graphic novel, they don’t try to hard to make everything look realistic but you are able to tell who each character is straight away before the name has been said as well as all the locations looking great. The use of bright colours for each of the characters magic is a great choice as when you turn the page it will be the first thing that you see and it makes you want to read on and find out more about why magic is being used and who it is aimed at.

One thing I did find is that without the descriptions from the book being included then the story does feel a bit rushed. With all the descriptions that Rick Riordan used in The Red Pyramid book it helped slow down the story making it a longer and better read for the reader, but with the use of art then the description arent needed and it just felt like the story was just going straight from A to B with no gap in between.

I think with the good story and the good art then if you are a fan of mythology and Rick Riordan then this graphic novel is a must buy but if not then probably try and find something better for the price.

Aaron Morrsi

Graphic Novel

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