I love short stories and Demigods & Magicians: Percy and Annabeth Meet the Kanes is no exception. There is something about a short story that keeps me interested and excited that a novel cannot match. This isn’t to say that I do not love novels. I would not write so many book reviews if I did not love those as well. However, I find short story collections like Demigods & Magicians to be a breath of fresh air. Thus, I enjoy reading them whenever I get the chance.
The Serpent’s Shadow is definitely the best book out of The Kane Chronicles trilogy. It wraps up the entire story neatly while still leaving room open for more to come. I am interested to see where the Kanes intersect with the demigods. My next entry in The Percy Jackson Project will cover the short stories with overlap between the series.
To be fair, I should have expected The Throne of Fire to grab my attention. I have loved many of Rick Riordan’s books thus far after all. Nevertheless I was not prepared for how much this book dragged me into the narrative. The fact that we read the story through the lens of a recording continues to compel me. This unique manner of storytelling is fascinating. That is to say nothing of the story itself, which is one that I continue to find compelling. Enjoyable? Well there are several caveats that I will get to shortly.
I’m back and things are more interesting than ever as we dive into another installment of The Percy Jackson Project—albeit one that actually doesn’t feature Percy at all! So without further ado, here are my thoughts about The Kane Chronicles: The Red Pyramid.