At the onset of the Red Pyramid, Carter and Sadie Kane reunite after having lived separately since their mother's death. Sadie has been with their grandparents in London, while Carter has been traveling the globe studying Egyptology with their father. This, of course, caused jealously between the two and created a situation when they were practically strangers. However, there is something they don't know. Members of their family are members of a secret society called the House of Life, which has existed since the time of the Pharaohs. Talk about a bombshell. Then to beat it all, their father inadvertently sets the most evil of all the Egyptian gods, Set loose on the world. This leaves Carter and Sadie with no choice but to attempt to defeat him. Along the way, they are met with lots of characters from Egyptian mythology, obstacles, and unexpected friendships. Fortunately, they are able to send Set back to his place.
Luckily, the third book in the series, The Serpent's Shadow (read chapter one here) is due out May 1. I am hopeful that more of my favorite character, Bast will be included. Also, I am optimistic that Sadie will be able to find a cure for Walt. So much to consider! This is a great series. If you haven't already, check it out.