The Serpent's Shadow

The Serpent's Shadow

eBook - 2012
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In their exciting final adventure, Carter and Sadie Kane are the mortal world's only hope of defeating the forces of chaos.
Publisher: New York, New York : Disney/Hyperion eBook, [2012]
ISBN: 9781423163275
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Characteristics: 1 online resource.
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc

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Carter and Sadie Kane aren’t normal teens, they have to save the world. After struggling to find a way to defeat Apophis in the looming war, they finally find a way, and they must do whatever it takes to succeed. However not only do they have to deal with the end of the world, but they have teenage drama. It’s not normal drama either, their drama is godly.

All-in-all It was a good book. It has a perfect balance between action and drama. This Book is for everyone that likes fiction, because of this balance. So If your looking for your next series I would definitely give this one a try.

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Chun-Hung H Liu
Jul 15, 2020

After bringing back Ra the Sun-god and the King of the Gods of Egypt, Carter and Sadie Kane have discovered more problems. Ra is still old and senile; Carter and Sadie weren’t able to successfully defeat Apophis, who is the demonic chaotic serpent-god who wants to end the world, though they were able to slow down Apophis’ evil plan by temporarily disabling him. Although he is disabled, he will rise again but this time stronger than ever.

However, Apophis isn’t the only enemy. The Kanes must also face another enemy: rebel magicians. Some magicians like the idea of chaos returning, and some just hate the Kanes. So our main characters must try to end the chaos and fight off the rebel magicians at the same time. In order to defeat Apophis once and for all, they must find Apophis’s sacred shadow and use it against him. And now almost every spirit and everybody is dying as the world wanes. The Kanes must do this as quickly as possible in order to stop chaos from rising.

Being the third installment in this trilogy, this final part of the series is truly thrilling. This book has reached the climax of the entire series. This book to me is the best part of the trilogy because after all this hard work trying to fight off enemies, after all this trouble, after all this mess, they are finally fighting Apophis and FINALLY defeating him once and for all. Then after that, all of this pandemonium has ended and everything can finally go back to normal. Basically, this is like one of the parts where everyone is fighting with each other and finally, the hero beats the villain and everything can go back to normal and everything can calm down and none of this will ever happen again.

Author of the Serpent’s Shadow Rick Riordan throws in a lot of humor in this book which is funny because there is humor in a very serious event. Then after that what he does is he does a lot of descriptive writing in order to make the book a lot more interesting and makes it feel like the characters are alive in some sort of way. I also like the nature of how this book is written. The way the book is written doesn’t feel like it intimidates readers too much, because of the narrative flow of the book. The entire novel shifts between the narration of the Kanes in order to understand both of their emotions and feelings, making the plot easier to understand. Basically, this book is good because it uses descriptive writing and also the characters in the book make the story feel more radiant and alive and is good for people who are reading for fun.

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blue_lion_622
Nov 27, 2019

This book is absolutely outstanding! It is so inspiring to see what all of the trainees can do after training for not even a year! This book is jam packed full of epic battles, crazy adventure, etc. As with all of Riordan's other mythology books, this book reminds me that, ancient civilizations are still very much alive today. Their customs, languages, and especially their mythologies and beliefs live on, and will live on forever.

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kathyulrich
Jun 03, 2019

Book 3

People who say the Kane Chronicles are horrible must DIE!!! I set the wrath of Isis on you and stuff! :P

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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

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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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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WAFPBih
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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WAFPBih
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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rawan_a1
Apr 06, 2012

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

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qe
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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