The Serpent’s Shadow by Rick Riordan (The Kane Chronicles #3)

Genre: MG, Fantasy, Mythology
Page #: 406
Publisher: Hyperion Books
Published in: 2012 Official Synopsis

He’s b-a-a-ack! Despite their best efforts, Carter and Sadie 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. The Kanes’ only hope is an ancient spell that might turn the serpent’s own shadow into a weapon, but the magic has been lost for a millennia. 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. Nothing less than the mortal world is at stake when the Kane family fulfills its destiny in this thrilling conclusion to the Kane Chronicles


My Review

I liked The Serpent’s Shadow a lot. I think it was definitely a satisfying conclusion to this series. It tied up all the loose ends. I really like Riordan’s use of humor and sarcasm in his writing. I also think it’s interesting how the book is presented as being the transcripts of audio recordings. That’s pretty unique. I’m also just a big fan of mythology in general, especially Egyptian mythology, so I obviously loved that entire aspect of the story.

There wasn’t anything I specifically disliked about The Serpent’s Shadow or The Kane Chronicles, but I definitely don’t think it was as strong of a series as Percy Jackson and the Olympians. That being said, I would still recommend this book to anyone who is interested in exciting, funny stories, who is interested in mythology, or who enjoyed Percy Jackson and the Olympians. Just be aware that it’s not exactly the same. It’s still good. Just different.

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