The Red Pyramid: The Graphic Novel
Written by Rick Riordan, adapted by Orpheus Collar
Release Date: October 2, 2012
Since their mother’s death, Sadie and Carter have become near-strangers. While Sadie has lived with her grandparents in London, Carter has traveled 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.
The heart-stopping action and magic explode off the page in The Red Pyramid, The Graphic Novel, based on the worldwise best-selling novel by Rick Riordan.
I loved this! Although I haven’t read the novel, I felt it was a very well-done adaption. The artwork was gorgeous and made me want to read the full-length novel. I connected with the characters of this book much faster than PERCY JACKSON AND THE OLYMPIANS: THE LIGHTNING THIEF but I have always loved Egyptian mythology more than Greek. The more I read, the harder it was to put down.
The beginning, however, felt a bit rushed, as if I’d skipped important scenes. Like with all graphic novel adaptions, things had to be cut from the original so I tried not to let that influence my rating and enjoyment of the book. This is one of the reasons I want to read the full-length novel – I feel as if I’ve missed certain things by reading the graphic novel.
I will definitely be reading the two sequels: THE THRONE OF FIRE and THE SERPENT’S SHADOW. This graphic novel is a must-read, especially if you’ve read and loved THE RED PYRAMID. I hope you check it out!