The Kane Chronicles
When the gods of Ancient Egypt are accidentally unleashed into the modern world, siblings Carter and Sadie Kane discover that they are descended from the most powerful magicians, and only they have the power to set things right!
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Siblings Carter and Sadie Kane have just had their world rocked—by a real rock, the Rosetta Stone, which their father has just blown up. And that’s just the beginning.
The explosion released five powerful Egyptian gods—Isis, Horus, Set, Osiris, and Nephthys—from the Stone. The gods need mortal hosts to survive. Isis chooses Sadie; Horus chooses Carter. Without permission, that is, so neither of the Kanes have a clue they’re godlings.
Hosting a god is a crime the world of Egyptian magic, however. The punishment is death. When the head of the magical order, the House of Life, discovers their secret, he orders their swift execution.
Luckily, Carter and Sadie are swifter.
In the days that follow, they learn to channel the power of Isis, goddess of magic, and Horus, the falcon god of war. Sadie becomes adept in casting spells, while Carter taps into combat magic. With Isis and Horus on their side—or rather, on their insides–they thwart a plot hatched by Set, the god of evil, to raze the earth’s landscape and turn it into a desert, his personal place of power.
Afterward, the gods tempt the Kanes with the chance to become their permanent hosts. Doing so would give them unimaginable power. But it would come at a cost, for eventually, the gods’ energy would burn them up.
Instead, the Kanes decide to revive an old and forbidden form of magic: the path of the gods. Followers learn to channel the god’s power without hosting the god. They open the doors to Brooklyn House and begin training initiates in the ancient pathways.
And not a moment too soon, for Apophis, the serpent of Chaos, is stirring deep within the Duat. If he rises, then the world is doomed.
But will the Kanes and their trainees be ready for what is to come?