I liked it well enough but it probably my least favorite Rick Riordan book. Carter was a good character. I liked that he was home schooled and smart. Sadie had some attitudepersonality and some good quips but mostly annoyed me. She seemed bratty. The brother and sister duo are pretty cool. They set off to save their father and realize that they are descended from the ancient Egyptian pharaohs. Set, the god of mischief, is up to his shenanigans and plans to take over the world. But it appears that Set may not be their only problem of the Egyptian god variety. They have help from Bast, the cat goddess and various other gods and goddesses along the way. Enjoyable and worth the read but not as good as the Percy Jackson series in my opinion.