The Serpent's Shadow
Despite their best efforts, Carter and Sadie Kane can't seem to keep Apophis, the chaos snake, down. Now Apophis is threatening to plunge the world into eternal darkness, and the Kanes are faced with the impossible task of having to destroy him once and for all. Unfortunately, the magicians of the House of Life are on the brink of civil war, the gods are divided, and the young initiates of Brooklyn House stand almost alone against the forces of chaos. The Kanes' only hope is an ancient spell that might turn the serpent's own shadow into a weapon, but the magic has been lost for a millennia. To find the answer they need, the Kanes must rely on the murderous ghost of a powerful magician who might be able to lead them to the serpent's shadow...or might lead them to their deaths in the depths of the underworld.
Racial Diversity; Family Relationships; Biracial; Family member death; mixed race; death of parents; biracial child
boy and girl
African American / White
brother and sister
Amazon Editors' Picks: Best Books of the Year, 2012 Berkshire Book Award, 2013, Longlist, Children's Book Goodreads Choice Award, 2012, Nominee, Middle Grade
mythology; magic; quests; brother and sister; fantasy; siblings; adventures; serpents
Riordan, Rick, "The Serpent's Shadow" (2012). Diverse Families. 646.