Disney-Hyperion has launched the first book in Rick Riordan's new series, The Kane Chronicles. The Red Pyramid
launches today with a one million copy first printing. Rick Riordan is the creator of the 15 million copy-selling blockbuster Percy Jackson & the Olympians series. Riordan's new fantasy series brings ancient Egyptian mythology to life in a modern-day setting. When a magical accident unleashes the Egyptian gods on the modern world, siblings Carter and Sadie Kane discover that it is up to them to put things right. As descendants of the greatest Egyptian magicians, they must find a way to defeat the evil god Set before he can destroy them.
Riordan will embark on a two week, 11-city tour to promote the book. The launch of the book includes The Red Pyramid Puzzle
, an online experience, featuring a series of five puzzles based on Egyptian mythology and the lore of The Kane Chronicles. Fans who are able to successfully complete all five puzzles will be entered to win an all expense paid trip for two to meet Rick Riordan during his fall US tour.