Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Guest Review (From the Mind of a 10 Year Old)

The Serpent's Shadow

By: Rick Riordan

Published: May 1, 2012 by Hyperion Books

406 pages

Source: Personal hardback copy

(Goodreads / Amazon)

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.

A couple of weeks ago I featured a Guest Review from my 10 year old son.  I decided I liked that idea so much that I would interview him each time he finished a book.  Plus, he's a ham and enjoys being featured on my blog.  This is the 3rd and final book in the series of the Kane Chronicles.

Q. How long did it take you to finish this book?
A. About 2 weeks, I think, and I got 100% on my AR test for it.

Q. Were you happy with the ending of this series? Why or why not?
A. Yes and No.  No because I think the story of the Kane Chronicles could keep on going and I'm sad to see it end.

Q. Who was your favorite character and why?
A. My favorite character is Carter, because he is one of the heroes of the story and he has a Khopesh, which is a type of Egyptian sword.  The funniest character was Felix, because he likes penguins and he always brings up an army of penguins in battle.

Q. Why is Rick Riordan your favorite author?
A. So far I have read 2 of his series.  He writes about Greek and Egyptian mythology which are my favorite type of books to read.  He likes to put a twist in the story when you don't expect it.  For instance, he'll try to put a bad situation in the story and just when you think it's about to end he puts in a twist.

Final thoughts about this book:
I really think this series could keep going, but if it doesn't it is still a great story to read and I encourage you to check it out.  I rate this book 5 stars!


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