Title: The Serpent’s Shadow
Author: Rick Riordan
Series: The Kane Chronicles
Pages: 401
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Puffin Books
Published:  May 2012

He’s b-a-a-ack! Despite their best efforts, Carter and Sade 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. 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…

Cater and Sadie are back for one last fight in The Serpent’s Shadow, the last installment in The Kane Chronicles.

The Kane Chronicles are translated from recordings that the Kane siblings sent to Rick Riordan. Every few of the chapter’s change prospective, from Cater to Sadie, with hilarious brother/sister bantering.

Battling to return Ma’at – order – and destroy Chaos, Cater and Sadie are joined by their friends, to save the world.

In the Serpent’s Shadow we see more of the gods we already love with a few new editions (including a not so friendly ghost). We also see lots of action, a little less humor, but a bit more romance in this installment. Riordan sums up the trilogy perfectly. I was not disappointed.

I’m happy to say that the concluding chapter gives us fans hope that we will see our favorite characters reappear in Heroes of Olympus series.

If there are any fans out there who loved the world of Percy Jackson and the Greek gods, and are thinking about reading The Kane Chronicles, make sure you do (if only for the cross over references later).

You can find more of Rick Riordan’s amazing series, including Percy Jackson on his Goodreads Page

4 Stars: I really liked it. I recommend it.