The Red Pyramid: The Graphic Novel

Rick Riordan (Author) Orpheus Collar (Author)
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Product Details

Price
$21.99  $20.23
Publisher
Disney-Hyperion
Publish Date
October 02, 2012
Pages
192
Dimensions
6.0 X 9.1 X 1.0 inches | 1.25 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9781423150688

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About the Author

Rick Riordan (www.rickriordan.com) is the author of the New York Times #1 best-selling The Kane Chronicles, Book One: The Red Pyramid and Book Two: The Throne of Fire. His other novels for children include the New York Times #1 best-selling The Heroes of Olympus, Book One: The Lost Hero and Book Two: The Son of Neptune, as well as the five books in the New York Times #1 best-selling Percy Jackson and the Olympians series. He lives in San Antonio, Texas, with his wife and two sons. Orpheus Collar (www.orpheusartist.com) is a storyboard artist and illustrator who received his BFA from the Maryland Institute of Art. He has contributed his coloring skills to numerous titles, including The Amazing Spider-Man and Ultimate X-Men. Orpheus also provided the storyboards for The Lightning Thief: The Graphic Novel. Orpheus lives in Los Angeles, California. Orpheus Collar (www.orpheusartist.com) is a storyboard artist and illustrator who received his BFA from the Maryland Institute of Art. He has contributed his coloring skills to numerous titles, including The Amazing Spider-Man and Ultimate X-Men. Orpheus also provided the storyboards for The Lightning Thief: The Graphic Novel. Orpheus lives in Los Angeles, California.

Reviews

3Q 5P J M Sadie and her brother, Carter, hardly know each other. Separated after their mother died under mysterious circumstances, Sadie has enjoyed a stable, if mundane, upbringing by their grandparents in London. Meanwhile, Carter grew up traveling the globe with their Egyptologist father, Dr. Julius Kane, helping with research and archaeological digs. When Dr. Kane arranges a visit on Christmas Eve at the British Museum, the family reunion turns tragic when he unleashes the Egyptian god Set, who wastes no time in banishing Dr. Kane from this world. Sadie and Carter are mysteriously immune to Set's attacks, and they find themselves suddenly thrown into a centuries-old battle between the Egyptian gods. Strange dreams, unusual powers, and allies who are definitely not human make it clear that Sadie and Carter each have a part to play in defeating this ancient enemy. Established fans and newcomers alike will delight in this graphic adaptation of Riordan's Red Pyramid (Hyperion, 2010). Packed with intense action sequences and a large cast of dynamic characters, this highly condensed version is busy without being overwhelming. Out of necessity, much of the dialogue is dedicated to explaining actions and events, but a constant stream of humor prevents the reader from getting bogged down by logistics. The colorful artwork has an almost painting-like quality, setting it apart from typical graphic novel illustration, and some clever visual jokes and thoughtful use of panels make good use of the format. Expect high demand for the first volume in this new graphic series.-Summer Hayes. VOYA"