The Serpent’s Shadow – A Book Review


Goodreads Synopsis: He’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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My cousin had a copy of this book and I felt like reading something fun last week, so I sat down and read it in a few days.

I really enjoy Rick Riordan’s books, from the original Percy Jackson series, to the Hero’s Of Olympus to the Kane Chronicles.   I love his funny, at times childish style. His characters are all lovable and interesting to follow.  As a kid I was a big fan of mythology in general, so to have them adapted to the modern world was a dream come true.
So it was funny when I picked up the last of the Kane series, because I forgot how much I enjoyed the crazy battles and funny lines that Riordan is known for.

When I first read the series a couple years back I hadn’t been able to finish the trilogy, and I remember not liking it that much.  But reading The Serpent’s Shadow  brought back lots of fond memories, and overall I just loved it.  Carter is my favorite character, I love how real he is. How he feels like he can’t lead very well, and his love for Zia is so adorable.  Sadie’s character annoys me, I feel like she’s a bit silly and mean to her brother. Don’t get me wrong her powers are cool, I just think she spends too much time thinking about guys.  Of course the book follows the same Riordan plot, I know this bothers some people. But I didn’t mind it, I think because I haven’t read any of his books in awhile

In the end I enjoyed the book, I gave it four stars on Goodreads.


  1. Hmm… I haven’t read any Riordan. I’m not that into Greek myth, I guess? But I love fun books! 🙂

    (Also… I don’t think I’ve said anything about it yet, sooo… your blog looks different! 😀 ‘Tis simple and… clean! I like. ^_^)

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