Thursday, May 17, 2012

The Serpent's Shadow Review

406 pages

He's b-a-a-ack! Despite their best efforts, Carter and Sade 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. 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...

And once again Rick Riordan has created an awesome ending to a great series. This series has only improved since the first book and came to a strong ending. I love ancient Egyptian mythology and I think that this novel does an excellent job of incorporating that into a real world adventure. Carter and Sadie are their usual amusing selves and narrate this novel in an entertaining and fun way. Finally their battle with Apophis comes to a head and both Carter and Sadie have to make decisions that will change the lives of both them and all their friends. I loved the different unexpected twists that pop up in this story. There is a lot of action and adventure that will keep you immersed in the world of the Kanes. I can definitely see a crossover series in the future between Percy Jackson and the Kanes (please? lol). I definitely recommend this novel and series if you're a fan of mythology, magic, and other works from Rick Riordan.