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The Serpent's Shadow (Kane Chronicles, #3)Author: Rick Riordan
Series: The Kane Chronicles #3
Publisher: Hyperion Books
Publication Date: May 2012
Genre: Young Adult, Mythology, Fantasy
Pages: 400
Book Description: He’s b-a-a-ack! Despite their best efforts, Carter and Sadie Kane can’t seem to keep Apophis, the chaos snake, down. Now Apophis is threatening to plunge the world into eternal darkness, and the Kanes are faced with the impossible task of having to destroy him once and for all. Unfortunately, the magicians of the House of Life are on the brink of civil war, the gods are divided, and the young initiates of Brooklyn House stand almost alone against the forces of chaos. The Kanes’ only hope is an ancient spell that might turn the serpent’s own shadow into a weapon, but the magic has been lost for a millennia. To find the answer they need, the Kanes must rely on the murderous ghost of a powerful magician who might be able to lead them to the serpent’s shadow . . . or might lead them to their deaths in the depths of the underworld. Nothing less than the mortal world is at stake when the Kane family fulfills its destiny in this thrilling conclusion to the Kane Chronicles.

This last book was just perfect. Sadie and Carter’s plans from the last book didn’t turn out so well so seeing everything resolved was just wonderful. But, naturally, Riordan had to make the reader go through a roller coaster of feelings to get there. The entire novel was just jam packed with action and adventure. I could barely put this book down! Everything just kept happening and I needed to know what would happen next.

The final battle blew me away. It left me feeling relieved, sad, happy and yet also empty. I wanted more and yet the book was over. Riordan is good at making you want the story end. I really enjoyed this series. And now I wonder if Riordan will make a series to connect Percy Jackson and The Kanes into their own series. That would just be awesome to read.

My Rating: ★★★★★