Sadie and Carter are facing doomsday: Apophosos, the chaos serpent, has all but escaped, magicians are dying and turning on each other, and the sun god, Ra, that they rescued is still a senile, babbling old man.
Never fear! With a bit of luck, some improvisation, and help from the gods, the Kane siblings are poised to save the world or go down trying.
I love Riordan's characterization of the Egyptian gods, and although there wasn't much in this story that surprised me, I still enjoyed the humor and action that have become his trademarks. I'm a bit annoyed at some of the series overlap that seems to be happening, and I predict that the Romans will soon try to invade Egypt: that's the only way, right?
Fans of the series will love this, folks who've read his other work will probably enjoy it, and overall, I was pleased.
What are you reading this week? Make sure you wander over to the other 100 Books participants and see what they're up to.
Speaking of Egypt, I wanted to direct your attention to the Google homepage today: it's Howard Carter's 138th birthday! Long live the memory of one of my childhood heroes.