One curse. Two Heroes. Five days to save the world.
The Griffin fixed its hungry eyes on Sadie... "Sadie," I said, "drop the scroll."
"Hello? It's stuck to my hand!" she protested. "And I'm on fire! Did I mention that?"
The scroll seemed to have triggered every reservoir of Egyptian magic in the room. Walt and Jaz stood frozen in shock. I supposed I couldn't blame them. This was their first monster.
I took a step towards my sister.
Ever since the gods of Ancient Egypt were unleashed in the modern world, Carter Kane and his sister Sadie have been in trouble. As descendants of the magical House of Life, they command certain powers. But now a terrifying enemy - Apophis, the giant snakes of chaos - is rising.
If Carter and Sadie don't destroy him, the world will end in five days' time. And in order to battle the forces of chaos, they must revive the sun god Ra - a feat no magician gas ever achieved. First they must search the world for three sections of the Book of Ra, and then they have to learn how to chant its spells...
Can the Kanes destroy Apophis before he swallows the sun and plunges the earth into darkness... forever?
Narrated in two different wisecracking voices, featuring a large cast of new and unforgettable characters, and with adventures spanning the globe, this second installment in the Kane Chronicles is nothing short of a thrill ride.
About the Author
Rick Riordan is the author of the #1 New York Times bestselling Percy Jackson and the Olympians series and the Heroes of Olympus series for children and the multi-award-winning Tres Navarre mystery series for adults. For fifteen years, Riordan taught English and history at public and private middle schools in the San Francisco Bay Area and in Texas. In 2002, Saint Mary’s Hall honored him with the school’s first Master Teacher Award. His adult fiction has won the top three national awards in the mystery genre—the Edgar, the Anthony, and the Shamus. His first Percy Jackson book, The Lightning Thief, was a New York Times Notable Book for 2005. The Sea of Monsters was a Child Magazine Best Book for Children for 2006 and a national bestseller. The third title, The Titan’s Curse, made the series a #1 New York Times bestseller, and the fourth title, The Battle of the Labyrinth, had a first printing of one million copies. The series concluded with The Last Olympian, which was also a major national bestseller. Rick Riordan now writes full-time. He lives in Boston with his wife and two sons.
Author : Rick Riordan
Publisher : Puffin
Binding Type : Paperback
Language : English
ISBN-13 : 978-0141335674