Book Review – The Serpent’s Shadow by Rick Riordan

the serpents shadow.jpgHe’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.

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gold_star-svggold_star-svggold_star-svggold_star-svg  4/5 Stars

Again I read this via audio book, and really enjoyed the narration.

I also found this time that I didn’t see the kids as so young any more, and Sadie in particular annoyed me less. I really like Zia and Walt’s storylines too, though as before Felix and his penguins are my favourite! 💙😂 I seriously want a Felix story with his backstory on why he loves those penguins so much!

I won’t spoil the end of the trilogy, but I felt this book was not as good as red pyramid, but better than the second book. It moved a bit better and had a little more purpose.

The gods were a little more involved too, and I think that plays on what works for the Percy Jackson series. This series isn’t as strong, but it’s good fun and a nice way to learn about some of the Egyptian myths for younger kids.  To read my reviews of the rest of the series go here: The Red Pyramid and The Throne of Fire.

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