Demigods and Magicians

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Percy and Annabeth Meet the Kanes

Rick Riordan

Disney Hyperion, 2016 compilation

Percy Jackson’s back! For those of you who don’t know who Percy Jackson is, he is the demigod son of Poseidon and my second favorite fast-action hero of all time (the first is Harry Potter, but that’s a whole other discussion). I’ve read and reviewed all the Percy Jackson books (GO HERE)  as well as the brother and sister team of Carter and Sadie Kane. It’s been a year since I read Percy and this was a fun refresher and a reminder of how much I enjoyed reading him.

So, here’s the story, plus a little background. Percy Jackson and his cohorts are all about the Greek gods (you know, Zeus, Athena, Hades, etc.); the Kanes’ are all about the Egyptian gods –still important if not as well known (Isis, Osiris, Horus, etc.). In this book, a compilation of 3 previously published short stories, the Greek heroes and the Egyptian heroes are brought to together to help defeat a mortal who raised himself from the dead and is now bent on combining the power of the Greek gods and the magic of the Egyptian gods to become a god himself and devour all the other gods, thereby increasing his own power. The book also has the first chapter of the author’s series on the Norse gods – but I didn’t read it. I want to save all of that fun for when the whole book comes in at the library and I get to read all of it.

The book is small, a really fast and fun read – a great way to introduce these heroes in to the lives of some adolescents you may know – giving them fun, action, a smidge of history, a teensy bit of romance and heroes with sound, moral values. Highly recommended!

Rating 5 paws

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Reviewer: Toby
I read this book as a part of the Summer Reading Challenge, 2016!
Topic: Read a Best-Selling Book
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Go HERE for our reviews of the Percy Jackson books!  We’ve read the Kane siblings’ books but have not reviewed them.
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