The Serpent's Shadow (Kane Chronicles, Book 3)

By Rick Riordan

He's b-a-a-ack! regardless of their most sensible efforts, Carter and Sadie Kane can not seem to maintain Apophis, the chaos snake, down. Now Apophis is threatening to plunge the realm into everlasting darkness, and the Kanes are confronted with the very unlikely job of getting to break him as soon as and for all. regrettably, the magicians of the home of lifestyles are near to civil struggle, the gods are divided, and the younger initiates of Brooklyn apartment stand nearly on my own opposed to the forces of chaos. The Kanes' simply wish is an historical spell that will flip the serpent's personal shadow right into a weapon, however the magic has been misplaced for a millennia. to discover the reply they want, the Kanes needs to depend on the murderous ghost of a robust magician who may be able to make them the serpent's shadow . . . or may possibly make them their deaths within the depths of the underworld.

Nothing below the mortal global is at stake while the Kane relations fulfills its future during this exciting end to the Kane Chronicles.

Exclusive to the paperback version: "The Son of Sobek", a thrilling new brief tale from Rick Riordan the place Carter Kane meets Percy Jackson!

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He’s after a definite artifact,” I translated. “He’s already destroyed 5 copies of it. The final one in life occurs to be on your Tut convey. ” “Which artifact? ” JD requested. I hesitated. ahead of coming to Dallas, we’d forged every type of protecting spells and loaded up on protecting amulets to avoid magical eavesdropping, yet i used to be nonetheless apprehensive approximately conversing our plans aloud. “Better we convey you. ” I stepped round a fountain, the place younger magicians have been tracing sparkling i like You messages at the paving stones with their wands. “We’ve introduced our personal crack group to assist. They’re ready on the museum. If you’ll allow us to learn the artifact, almost certainly take it with us for safekeeping—” “Take it with you? ” JD scowled. “The show is seriously guarded. i've got my top magicians surrounding it evening and day. you're thinking that you are able to do greater at Brooklyn residence? ” We stopped on the fringe of the backyard. around the road, a two-story-tall King Tut banner hung from the aspect of the museum. Carter took out his cell phone. He confirmed JD Grissom a picture at the screen—a burned-out mansion that had as soon as been the headquarters for the only Hundredth Nome in Toronto. “I’m convinced your guards are good,” Carter stated. “But we’d particularly now not make your nome a aim for Apophis. within the different assaults like this one…the serpent’s minions didn’t go away any survivors. ” JD stared on the phone’s monitor, then glanced again at his spouse, Anne, who used to be fiddling her approach via a two-step. “Fine,” JD acknowledged. “I wish your staff is top-notch. ” “They’re amazing,” I promised. “Come on, we’ll introduce you. ” Our crack squad of magicians was once busy raiding the present store. Felix had summoned 3 penguins, which have been waddling round donning paper King Tut mask. Our baboon buddy, Khufu, sat atop a bookshelf studying The heritage of the Pharaohs, which would’ve been relatively notable other than he used to be retaining the ebook the wrong way up. Walt—oh, expensive Walt, why? —had opened the jewellery cupboard and was once interpreting allure bracelets and necklaces as though they may be magical. Alyssa levitated clay pots together with her earth elemental magic, juggling twenty or thirty at a time in a determine 8. Carter cleared his throat. Walt iced up, his palms choked with gold jewellery. Khufu scrambled down the bookshelf, knocking off many of the books. Alyssa’s pottery crashed to the ground. Felix attempted to shoo his penguins at the back of the until eventually. (He does have really powerful emotions concerning the usefulness of penguins. I’m afraid I can’t clarify it. ) JD Grissom drummed his hands opposed to his Lone big name belt buckle. “This is your outstanding crew? ” “Yes! ” i attempted for a successful smile. “Sorry concerning the mess. I’ll simply, um…” I pulled my wand from my belt and spoke a notice of strength: “Hi-nehm! ” I’d obtained higher at such spells. more often than not, i may now channel energy from my consumer goddess Isis with out passing out. and that i hadn’t exploded as soon as. The hieroglyph for subscribe to jointly glowed in brief within the air: damaged bits of pottery flew again jointly and mended themselves. Books lower back to the shelf. The King Tut mask flew off the penguins, revealing them to be—gasp—penguins.

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