These heroes of the Kane Chronicles trilogy are possibly the highest profile of the siblings in the Riordanverse. We’re big fans, so we’re here to pay tribute.
We’re not sure that one is ever too young, or too old, to discover their magical abilities . . . or more specifically, that they can make cakes explode. Carter and Sadie definitely didn’t waste any time. And let’s not forget that even though a match had already been struck to light the six candles on Sadie’s sixth birthday cake, it was family friction over which of these kids got to blow them out that, well, blew things up.
Tragedy struck them at such a young age, with the loss of their mother and splitting up of the pair. It must’ve been devastating for them, with the bitter custody battle between their father and grandparents causing more stress. Life does go on, of course, and we have to say, we can’t help but revel in the melancholy glamour of it all. Poor Carter traipses the globe, envying Sadie’s comparatively modest life as a London schoolgirl. They’re not just magical. They’re magical and fabulous.
Granted, it took their dad blowing up the Rosetta Stone in the British Museum to bring them together. But hey, whatever it takes. And of course that’s only the beginning. After their father disappears, they learn that they are descendants of the House of Life, get whisked off to Brooklyn by Uncle Amos, and realize just what Julius unleashed back in the U.K. From there it’s all portals, airplanes, and major world destinations to keep the god of chaos at bay. Paris, New Orleans, the Land of the Dead. . . What did we tell you? This duo’s drama is downright luxurious.