The third and final installment in The Kane Chronicles by Rick Riordan lived up to my expectations. He kept up the humor from the previous books and wove Egyptian mythology fluidly along with incredible action scenes. His writing and dialogue between the main characters, Sadie and Carter, is the kind of banter and occasional signs of love for one another that one would think actual siblings would have. There are surprises at every turn and even though the conclusion is different from what you originally might think it would be, Rick Riordan concludes the stories in a perfect way. The secondary characters are unique and work for the story. His character descriptions and situations have you actually caring for what happens to Sadie, Carter, and their friends. A wonderful and enjoyable read, Rick Riordan reminds us why we love his stories.