Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Waiting on Wednesday: The Red Pyramid

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

This week's pre-publication "can't-wait-to-read" selection is:
The Red Pyramid (The Kane Chronicles, Book 1) by Rick Riordan, due out May 4, 2010.

Editor's Description
Since their mother’s death, Carter and Sadie have become near strangers. While Sadie has lived with her grandparents in London, her brother has traveled the world with their father, the brilliant Egyptologist, Dr. Julius Kane.

One night, Dr. Kane brings the siblings together for a "research experiment" at 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 the gods of Egypt are waking, and the worst of them--Set--has his sights on the Kanes. To stop him, the siblings embark on a dangerous journey across the globe--a quest that brings them ever closer to the truth about their family, and their links to a secret order that has existed since the time of the pharaohs.

Rick Riordan is also the author of the New York Times #1 best-selling Percy Jackson and the Olympians series: Book One: The Lightning Thief; Book Two: The Sea of Monsters; Book Three: The Titan’s Curse; Book Four: The Battle of the Labyrinth; and Book Five: The Last Olympian. He lives in San Antonio, Texas, with his wife and two sons.

What's your "waiting on" pick this week?

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  1. I can't wait for this one, too :)

  2. Great pick! My students LOVE Rick Riordan!

  3. Sounds like a compelling story!

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  4. I actually have this one on my wishlist as well, so great choice ;)

  5. I am really excited about this one too. I had it on one of my WoWs not too long ago and have it pre-order. Great pick

  6. I am excited to read this one too! Excellent choice! :)

  7. I really want to read something by this author! This one looks excellent!

  8. Great pick! I can't wait for this one either! My WOW is at The Crowded Leaf.

  9. Rick is awesomeness. I hope this series is as fun as Percy. Great pick!

  10. My nephews will love the Red Pyramid. Thanks for sharing this! I am looking forward to "Her Mother’s Diary," which is coming out tomorrow. The story is a fiction thriller and involves a woman who comes from a wealthy family who decides to get involved with some drug lords and loses her parents because of it. In the synopsis it describes her searching for money her mother had hidden before the murderers or drug lords find it. Looks like a great page turner.

  11. This sounds like a fun start to a new series. Something I can enjoy and hopefully encourage my 10 year old son to read. I love that he and I can share books :) Great choice!


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