The Serpent's Shadow

The Serpent's Shadow

Book - 2012
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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.
Publisher: New York : Disney/Hyperion Books, c2012.
Edition: 1st ed. --
ISBN: 9781423140573
1423140575
Characteristics: viii, 406 p. :,ill. --

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red_hawk_932
Nov 04, 2017

This book had a fabulous plot! Though I am a bit disappointed because of all the "unnecessary" side adventures. I probably would have enjoyed more without those.

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red_tiger_1897
Mar 18, 2017

this book actually disappointed me a little, SPOILER ALERT there was a lot more talking involved in defeating Apophis. there wasn't as much action as in the throne of fire. I expected it to be like the blood of Olympus, or the last Olympian. this was not what I expected.

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TEENREVIEWBOARD
Sep 25, 2016

Here lies the last book where we learn about Sadie and Carter Kane's adventures to save the world! Actually that would probably be a lie considering the Greek-Egyptian book that came out, but let's ignore that. They face a series of problems, as any good awesome protagonists do, and will either emerge victorious, or not at all. But on the happy side, we get to meet some new characters and re-encounter some old favourites. What will happen in this fantastic finale? What sacrifices, if any, would have to be made? have fun reading like I did! 5/5 Stars.
- @Siri of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library

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MelissaYAReader
Sep 22, 2016

The final book in the Kane Chronicles, and I have to say I am sorry to see the series end. Once more you have magic, fickle Egyptian gods, and the humor and wit of Sadie and Carter Kane. This really is a good series. My son loved it and even quotes parts of the books. I love how Riordan includes humor in his adventure stories--it is a great book for boys.

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ayeshanuma1
Jul 29, 2016

its an ok book I guess. it is the kane chronicles but it way to much suspense. a little over the top

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Neholakoala
Jul 10, 2015

I love the Sadie Anibus Walt triangle!!! Good Carter and Zia are together. Sadie and Walt are together!! YES!!!! (insert fist pump)

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Nymeria23
Feb 11, 2015

Oh my Horus! Loved it! It began with tragedy, continued with power, grew into another great, epic quest that sped through betrayal, revealed secrets, and more unions between magician and Egyptian gods, and finally ended with a great, explosive, satisfying ending! I don't think I could've asked for it to have been done better.

KevinZhang611 Nov 21, 2014

AWESOME BOOK!!! It was very good i just hope this is not the last book but I heard this was the conclusion of the Kane Chronicles. :(

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TSMisDabomb
Oct 20, 2014

RIORDAN FOR LIFE! hes done it again with another amazing finisher to an amazing series

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butterfly_girl
Sep 24, 2014

This book made me sad.
I felt slightly uncompleted when I finished it.
But all and all. I loved it and the whole series.
I'm so glad I found it. it was fun adventurous and dangerous and alittle romance thrown in.

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Nov 04, 2017

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Jan 15, 2016

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luvinhorses
Dec 01, 2015

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Dec 18, 2014

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Marlinthefish
Jun 25, 2014

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312jonn
Jun 05, 2014

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Feb 21, 2014

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K21221019913331W
Jun 24, 2015

"Noble," I agreed. "That's the first word that comes to mind when I think of pigeons."

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ProfesserB
Apr 25, 2015

" Contents
WE CRASH AND BURN A PARTY

I HAVE A WORD WITH CHAOS

WE WIN A BOX FULL OF NOTHING

I CONSULT THE PIGEON OF WAR

A DANCE WITH DEATH

AMOS PLAYS WITH ACTION FIGURES

I GET STRANGLED BY AN OLD FRIEND

MY SISTER ,THE FLOWERPOT

ZIA BREAKS UP A LAVA FIGHT

"TAKE YOUR DAUGHTER TO WORK DAY" GOES HORRIBLY WRONG

DON'T WORRY BE HAPI

BULLS WITH FREAKING LASER BEAMS

A FRIENDLY GAME OF HIDE-AND-SEEK (WITH BONUS POINTS FOR PAINFUL DEATH!)

FUN WITH SPLIT PERSONALITIES

I BECOME A PURPLE CHIMPANZEE

SADIE RIDES SHOTGUN (WORST. IDEA. EVER.)

BROOKLYN HOUSE GOES TO WAR

DEATH BOY TO THE RESCUE

WELCOME TO THE FUN HOUSE OF EVIL

I TAKE A CHAIR

THE GODS ARE SORTED; MY FEELINGS ARE NOT

THE LAST WALTZ (FOR NOW)

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ProfesserB
Apr 25, 2015

" Sadie Kane here.
If you're listening to this congratulations! You survived Doomsday.
I'd like to apologize straight away for any inconvenience the end of the world may have caused you."

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Man123
Jul 20, 2014

this is still really good

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CeriseHood2637
Jun 06, 2014

"awesome"

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swimmer639
Jun 05, 2013

LOVE the chapter titles! "Don't worry, Be Hapi" and "I Become a Purple Chimpanzee" "Sadie Rides Shotgun (Worst. Idea. Ever.)"

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Riami8
May 24, 2013

Weasel cookie

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aqua_puma
Oct 07, 2012

He gave us a toothless grin and hobbled around the roof, muttering, "Weasel,weasel,weasel.Cookies,cookie,cookie,cookie!" he reached into the fold of his loincloth and tossed cookie crumbs in the air like confetti- And yes it's disgusting as it sounds

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nreen
Aug 12, 2012

"Last week she’d [Sadie] created a magical Thermos with googly eyes that levitated around the room, yelling, 'Exterminate! Exterminate!' until it smacked me in the head." - Carter Kane

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nreen
Aug 12, 2012

"'Noble.' I agreed. 'That's the first word that comes to mind when I think of pigeons.'"

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ayeshanuma1
Jul 30, 2016

Carteret and Sadie Kane''s last nut most fanamonal adventure yet

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Man123
Jul 20, 2014

kinda good

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CeriseHood2637
Jun 06, 2014

the chaos serpent came and young kanes stop him. the best. book .ive. ever . read.

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EBeaudoin
Nov 15, 2012

The "Serpents Shadow" is the epic conclusion of Rick Riordan's Kane Chronicles. In the "Serpents Shadow" the siblings, Sadie and Carter Kane (who have led there friends through unbelievable dangers), have their final battle with Apophis, the chaos snake, in Egypt

Yavril Jul 21, 2012

*Spoilers if you have not read the first 2 books* Carter and Sadie Kane are almost finished their quest, defeat the "Serpent", Apophis. But the road is bumby and they start to wonder if this quest is even possible. And add that to their personal dramas, they are almost completely overwhelmed. But never the less, they struggle on, knowing that if they fail, then all of mankind will perish.

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NobleSlug
Jun 23, 2012

Carter and Sadie Kane find themselves on the eve of the apocalypse with no clue what to do and a thousand and one problems to deal with before they can even think of confronting their ultimate enemy: Apophis. In the conclusion to the Kane Chronicles series, both characters find themselves in a race against time as they scramble to gather the pieces of the puzzle surrounding Apophis and unite the House of Life before it's too late.

Cutepip Jun 13, 2012

1 word. WOW! my absolute fave book. VancouverCanuck is being rude and irrelevant. He might want the one by another author. YOU NEED TO READ THIS BOOK!!!!!! If you want to know why then read the quotes section

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someone_random
Apr 06, 2012

i have only 4 words to describe this book.... this book is awesomeeeee <3

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Mar 14, 2012

deasssssssssssss

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chicken_nugget Jun 14, 2012

Other: umm.........ya there s no violence in this book well maybe a little but not gore and blood and machine guns

Cutepip Jun 13, 2012

Other: THE BEST BOOK EVER!!! ok for any age. VancouverCanuck is 100% lying. READ IT!!!

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maria_23
Jun 09, 2012

Other: umm vancouvercanuck??? not at all :D cleanest book in the world..

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