Waiting on Wednesday idea from Jill at Breaking the Spine.
The Kane Chronicles: The Red Pyramid by Rick Riordon.
Published by: Puffin.
Released: 13th May 2010.
Official synopsis: "
Carter and Sadie have nothing in common but their parents: their father Dr. Julius Kane, a brilliant Egyptologist, and their mother, a famed archaeologist who died under mysterious circumstances when they were young. The siblings barely know each other, but one night, their father brings them together at the British Museum, promising a 'research experiment' that will set things right for their family. His plans go horribly wrong. An explosion unleashes an ancient evil - the Egyptian god Set who banishes Dr. Kane to oblivion and forces the children to flee for their lives. Now orphaned, Carter and Sadie must embark on a dangerous quest - from Cairo to Paris to the American Southwest, to save their father and stop Set from destroying everything they care about..."
This book sounds absolutely brilliant! I've always wanted to read Riordon's Percy Jackson series, but never got round to it until recently when I brought the first book, Percy Jacckson and the Lightning Thief. This series however, I intend to get involved right from the get go.
I've always had an interest in Egypt and their myths and different practices. In GCSE History, we did Medicine Through the Ages, and the Egypt section was by far the most interesting and fascinating, only adding to my love of everything Egypt. The pyramids. The Pharaohs. The gods. Everything just feels so magical. Very excited to read this!