Ever since their mother’s death, siblings Carter and Sadie have been near strangers. While Sadie’s lived with her grandparents in London, Carter has traveled the world with their father, the brilliant Egyptologist, Dr. Julius Kane. One night they are reunited when their father takes them to the British Museum, hoping at last to set things right. Instead, he unleashes the Egyptian god Set, who banishes him to oblivion and forces the children to flee for their lives. Soon, Carter and Sadie discover that the gods of Ancient Egypt are waking, and the worst of them—Set—is after the Kanes. To stop him, the siblings must embark on a dangerous journey across the globe—a quest leading them ever closer to the truth about their family, and their links to a secret order that has existed since the time of the pharaohs.
Rick Riordan is the author of all the books in the New York Times best-selling Percy Jackson and the Olympians series: The Lightning Thief, The Sea of Monsters, The Titan's Curse, The Battle of the Labyrinth, and The Last Olympian. His previous novels for adults include the hugely popular Tres Navarre series, winner of the top three awards in the mystery genre. He lives in San Antonio, Texas, with his wife and two sons.