Fans of Rick Riordan surely has heard and read of The Percy Jackson and The Kane Chronicles crossover before which involves the encounter of Percy Jackson and Carter Kane in The Son of Sobek. For a short story, The Son of Sobek was written with such an interesting plot that readers would crave for more. Hence, when I found out that Rick Riordan released another short story – now involving Annabeth Chase and Sadie Kane –, I immediately bought a copy from one of our local bookstores. The Staff of Serapis is bundled with the paperback edition of The Mark of Athena.
Here’s the plot description from Goodreads:
Riordan has already released a crossover story that involves Percy Jackson meeting Carter Kane from the Kane Chronicles series that involves Egyptian mythology. This short story has been a long time coming for fans, who have been wanting to see the two worlds collide for quite a while.
Luckily, Riordan has been planning more crossover stories like this, the next of which will involve Sadie Kane meeting Annabeth Chase. We definitely can’t wait for that interaction! The reaction to the first crossover story, “Son of Sobek,” was very positive, so we’re sure fans will enjoy the second and third just as much.
In this adventure, Annabeth encounters more oddities in the subway than usual, including a two-headed monster and a younger blond girl who reminds her a little of herself. . . .
First it’s Percy Jackson and Carter Kane, and now it’s Annabeth Chase and Sadie Kane. It’s kind of intriguing to read about two protagonists from two different worlds and backgrounds meeting each other “accidentally” by some mysterious force and have them work together as a team to defeat a villain. In this book’s case, it’s Serapis who they have to fight against. Rick Riordan amazingly crafts a unique story and utilizes a certain god as a mean to intersect the world of Greek and Egyptian mythologies. He surely has an impressive imagination and the way he translates it through his stories keeps readers entertained from beginning until the end.
I love how despite the differences, Rick Riordan is still able to show some similarities in the lives of demigods and magicians. Moreover, Annabeth and Sadie both possess different personalities and yet they team up to defeat Serapis. Along the way, they discover new knowledge and information about each other’s worlds and surprisingly, that doesn’t stop them from being friends in the end. Overall, The Staff of Serapis is another masterpiece of Rick Riordan. Even though the story is short, it still kept me glued to the seat. I would definitely look forward reading about Percy and Annabeth and Carter and Sadie meeting up if ever Rick Riordan will plan to write a story about them.