The Red Pyramid (The Kane Chronicles: The Graphic Novels, #1) by Orpheus Collar

The Red Pyramid (The Kane Chronicles: The Graphic Novels, #1)

Since their mother's death, Sadie and Carter have become near-strangers. While Sadie has lived with her grandparents in London, Carter has traveled the world with their father, the famed Egyptologist Dr. Julius Kane. One night, Dr. Kane brings the siblings to 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 liv...

Details The Red Pyramid (The Kane Chronicles: The Graphic Novels, #1)

TitleThe Red Pyramid (The Kane Chronicles: The Graphic Novels, #1)
Release DateOct 2nd, 2012
GenreSequential Art, Graphic Novels, Fantasy, Mythology, Young Adult, Childrens, Middle Grade

Reviews The Red Pyramid (The Kane Chronicles: The Graphic Novels, #1)

  • Anne
    3.5 starsI picked this out for the same lazy reason that I read the graphic version of Ender's Game. I did't really want to fool with the book, because the reviews were sort of sketchy.But.I liked Riordan's other stuff. You know, the Percy Jackson series and then Roman spin-off, Heroes of Olympus.I think I made the right choice. Maybe.This story kind of runs along the same vein as the other two series. Kids with no idea that they are descended fr...
  • Helen 2.0
    Great art! Sadie's expressions were the perfect mix of apathy and sarcasm. The graphic novel's story left out much of the fluff and humor of the written version, which I understand was a necessary evil to keep the graphic version as short and condensed as it was. However because of the necessary cuts I would recommend the graphic novel only to those seeking to reread the series; if you've never read the Kane Chronicles the written version is a be...
  • Devann
    I thought this was a much better adaptation than the Percy Jackson comics simply because they actually took their time and used those 60 extra pages so it didn't feel like you were rushing through every major plot point. I'm still kind of baffled by the art because the faces are just really bad at times, but overall I thought this was a really great adaptation and definitely a fun quick read if you want to refresh yourself on what happened in the...
  • Ivy
    5 starsVery good comic book. Liked the fact that the story is revolving around Egyptian mythology. Also liked the main charcters, Carter and Sadie Kane. Can't wait to read more of the Kane Chronicles books!!!!
  • Anna
    Now I remember why I love this series so much! This art was beautiful and very well done, story is amazing. I just love this Egyptian mythology and Kane Chronicles ❤ It's hard to imagine these characters so young so in my head they are few years older xD
  • Nancy The book junkie
    Rating: 3.75/5Review to come!
  • Danielle
    Read this review and more on my blog.This is the graphic novel adaptation of The Red Pyramid by Rick Riordan.Set around Egyptian mythology, this graphic novel is a very accurate adaptation of the original novel.The art style was better than not, with the actual adaptation of the novel not being the clearest at times (the novel is written as an audiobook. Read the novel, you will understand what I mean). Once I had figured out how they adapted the...
  • Alexis Barnett
    Once again Rick Riordan astounds me. He is truly an amazing and accomplished writer, and has written so many great novels and series. In this particular book, he wows us with another original plot and idea. Sadie and Carter Kane descendants of Egyptian Pharaohs of magic. They travel long and far on a quest, and learn many things about themselves, as well as the world, in modern day and when Egyptians ruled. Rick Riordan has done his research, he ...
  • David Caldwell
    A graphic adaptation of the first novel in the Kane Chronicles.The Kane children find out that they are descended from the pharoahs of Egypt.Because of this they can use Egyptian magic and even summon the Egyptian gods.They must use these new powers to fight and stop Set from destroying North America and they only have a few days to do it.As with any graphic novel you trade detailed writing for a visual telling of the story.So how good it is depe...
  • Samythenerdybeasty
    Uncle Rick provides another epic adventure in mythology! I have always enjoyed Egyptian history and folklore so this series is rapidly becoming one of my favorites! A middle grade adventure centered around a pair of 13 year old siblings set on saving the world from chaos ridden gods. Fans of the Percy Jackson books will enjoy the familiar writing style, but also appreciate the differences that highlight an all new plot and not simply due to the v...
  • Booknut
    Man, this looks A-MA-ZING!! As long as they stay true to the descriptions (and make Anubis as hot as I imagine him to be :D) I'm sure it'll be great!!
  • Grace
    Actual Rating: 3.75 out of 5 stars.The first graphic novelisation of Papa Rick's most underrated series. It was definitely a pleasure to revisit this story and be able to visualise it all!I appreciate Sadie and Carter Kane and the rest of the cast of characters just as much or maybe even more than the first time I read this series.The art style worked well with the story and this graphic novelisation didn't leave too much of the original source m...
  • Alexandra Calaway
    I was going to hate this even if the goddess Bast hadn't been reduced to a leopard-print catsuit wearing babysitter to two stupid, incompetent children who left her die multiple times but it sure didn't endear the book to me any further. I still absolutely hate Rick Riordan's style but I'm sure the kids in my book club loved this one. I'm just thankful it's over and I cheated by reading the graphic novel version. If I never read another Riordan b...
  • Kushnuma
    This is the first in the series. I enjoyed reading this, although some parts were different to the book.
  • Abel
    Story Plot- A+Illustration- AColor- A+Layout- A+Lettering- A+Rating/Grade- A+Which is better way for the adaptation of Source Material Book rather than a faithless Movie? Answer is Graphic Novel. This Non-Stopping Action And Adventure Story Based on Mythology is Absolutely Blast and Bought on the Comic Book Style Back To Life by Adapting Writer, Artist, And Colorist Orpheus Collar, Who collaborating work with Robert Venditti (Adapting Writer of G...
  • Megan
    I enjoyed reading this version of The Red Pyramid, just as much as I did the original story.This book is the story of Sadie and Carter Cane who have only seen each other twice a year since they were little after their Mom died and Sadie's Grandparents won custody of her to stay in England. Carter has spent most of his life traveling to all sorts of places which his Dad who is a renowned Egyptologist.On the night Sadie is picked up by her Dad and ...
  • Ashley
    I'm very glad that I chose to read the 192-page graphic novel over the 516-page tome of this book. Because, while the story was interesting enough, it was very much a dump of Egyptian mythology, and I have no idea what was really going on or who most of the Gods were. Perhaps this would have been a better read if I were familiar with the mythology? The art was pretty, and I think that helped hold my attention and keep me reading through the story...
  • Larissa Is Reading
    I can usually get through a graphic novel in a day, even in 3 hours, but I couldn’t get through this one without forcing myself to just finish it! It took me 16 days ☹ I liked it, but I wasn’t into it like I was into the Olympian series. I still want to read the book because I’m sure I missed a lot of details and dialogue. I can usually get through a graphic novel in a day, even in 3 hours, but I couldn’t get through this one without ...
  • kim hannah
    I read this with the actual novel. Just putting an image with the names.
  • Allie
    There were a few scenes from the book that I wish they'd included as I saw them as pretty important parts, and I wasn't a fan of a couple of details that were changed, but all in all, it was a good adaptation! I absolutely loved the little easter eggs they put in there, (view spoiler)[*cough* Riordano's Pizza and Sadie's Camp Half-Blood shirt *cough* (hide spoiler)], and the artwork was amazing! I'm really excited to see how the next one is!
  • Emily
    I read the novel version of this and really enjoyed it, as I do most Riordan books, but I found the graphic novel version suuuuper confusing. I don't remember feeling this way after the novel, but it's been a while since I read it.It just didn't translate well as a graphic novel, for me at least, but I did really like the artwork.
  • Jonathon P.
    This was one of the best graphic novels that I've read! Before reading this, I've read the original Red Pyramid book and I enjoyed that quite a bit so this book I enjoyed as well. I love how Rick Riordan always keeps you guessing. This was a fairly quick read that is very enjoyable. So if you are looking to read a graphic novel, I recommend this one.
  • Arin
    This was...okay. The graphics were great, though I did picture some of the characters very differently. I felt that some very important scenes from the original book were left out of this, however, and that is what truly ruined this graphic novel for me.
  • Emily Lu
    I really like, love this book because it like everything. Drama, Excitement, everything a reader could want! I read this book mainly because I LOVED the Percy Jackson series.I like gods : greek , egyption , all of the really cool ones. This is one of my favorite books! Sadie and Bast (Muffin) are my favorite, though I know lots of people probably like Zia. I must admit, Zia is pretty cool.
  • André
    Okay, the characters may be a little different from what I imagined but still I think this is a graphic novel goodly done
  • LunaLovegood
    It was good, but they messed the story line up a bit and some pictures just look WRONG.
  • Helen Tran
    I loved the Kane Chronicles and was disappointed to see that The Shadow Serpent was the last book in the series so that Rick Riordan could continue the Percy Jackson series, which also is a good series.When i found that this book was coming out, I bought it, eager to read. Although I had read the Red Pyramid rather a long time ago, I still remembered the plot. The drawings and images were greatly done and really portrayed the feelings and emotion...
  • Noe
    I liked the storyline a lot, but a lot of little art errors kind of took away from it in some areas. (Such as face/mouth anatomy errors, bulging eyes, front-view mouths on 3/4 view figures, and the use of non-drawn elements photoshopped onto other drawn elements in a way that was quite noticeable.)There were times where I could easily tell that some elements were photoshopped in, such as the sand circles, it was clearly slapped on and only partia...
  • Rachel
    This is a great book and a wonderful way to start off the Kane Chronicles, though I was really disappointed to find out that Rick Riordan stopped writing the series only after 3 books. However, all the action and adventure in the text makes up for it all. The book starts off with 2 siblings, Sadie and Carter who see each other only twice a year. Their mother had been killed and Carter traveled around the world with his father, who is an Egyptolog...
  • May
    Of Riordan's series, I much prefer The Kane Chronicles mainly because of the relationship between Carter and Sadie. The graphic novel is a faithful adaption of the book which I listened to as an audio. As a graphic novel, the illustrations are beautifully done and with nicely condensed text to make sure none of the key elements have been forgotten. My only complaint is the size of this novel which is more like a slightly enlarged manga-sized book...