This book is the first in a trilogy called the Kane Chronicles (The Red Pyramid, The Throne of Fire, Serpent's Shadow). Similar to other Riordan books, the Red pyramid is based on mythology, Egyptian this time. Carter and Sadie Kane were orphaned after the death of the father and put under their uncles control. They soon find out their family line is powerful magicians, and when the dangerous gods of Egypt are waking, they must train with their uncle and embark on a dangerous quest to discover who they really are. Rick Riordan's flawless writing has you turning the page in these books. I recommend these books for anyone old enough to be interested in fantasy books, with a dash of mythological history.