Friday, May 30, 2014

Staff of Serapis (Percy Jackson and Kane Chronicles Crossover #2) by Rick Riordan

This is the second short story crossover between the Kane Chronicles and Percy Jackson series'.  The Staff of Serapis follows what happens when Annabeth Chase runs into Sadie Kane on a New York subway platform.  Here's the cover and the blurb:

Riordan has already released a crossover story that involves Percy Jackson meeting Carter Kane from the Kane Chronicles series that involves Egyptian mythology. This short story has been a long time coming for fans, who have been wanting to see the two worlds collide for quite a while.

Luckily, Riordan has been planning more crossover stories like this, the next of which will involve Sadie Kane meeting Annabeth Chase. We definitely can’t wait for that interaction! The reaction to the first crossover story, “Son of Sobek,” was very positive, so we’re sure fans will enjoy the second and third just as much.

In this adventure, Annabeth encounters more oddities in the subway than usual, including a two-headed monster and a younger blond girl who reminds her a little of herself. . . .

This was a fun read. When I originally tried to get into the Kane Chronicles Books, I just could not get into them.  I gave up a quarter of the way into the first book.  But, reading these crossovers, I can really see why my eldest son loves them so much.  I really enjoyed watching Carter and Percy realize that they were not the only kids in the world leading strange lives but watching Sadie and Annabeth meet... that was priceless.  Of course, young ladies handle the situation much better than their male counterparts.  They each kind of react with an "ok, sure" to the idea that their are gods other than their own out there.  The girls are so alike that it is almost spooky to watch them work together to deal with the Staff of Serapis.  I can't wait for the third installment of this crossover that it seems that Mr. Riordan is leading up to.

You can find the Staff of Serapis on Amazon and B&N.  If you missed it, you can find the Son of Sobek on Amazon and B&N as well.  The crossovers can be found on Goodreads here.  Rick Riordan can be found on his website and on Twitter.  I give The Staff of Serapis 5 Fairies for a great short story that made me fall in love with Sadie Kane and left me wanting more crossover between the two series'.

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