When young magicians Carter and Sadie Kane learned how to follow the path of the ancient Egyptian gods , they knew they would have to play an important role in restoring Ma'at —order—to the world. What they didn't know is how chaotic the world would become.
The Chaos snake Apophis is loose and threatening to destroy the earth in three days' time. The magicians are divided. The gods are disappearing, and those that remain are weak. Walt , one of Carter and Sadie's most gifted initiates, is doomed and can already feel his life force ebbing. Zia is too busy babysitting the senile sun god, Ra , to be of much help. What are a couple of teenagers and a handful of young trainees to do? There is, possibly, one way to stop Apophis, but it is so difficult that it might cost Carter and Sadie their lives, if it even works at all.
It involves trusting the ghost of a psychotic magician not to betray them, or worse, kill them. They'd have to be crazy to try. Well, call them crazy.
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Sadie sees a face in the wall, which tells that they will not understand the scroll and they instead need a golden box. However, the nome is attacked, and the scroll is destroyed. To save everyone from getting killed, Sadie summons Ma'at, repulsing the forces of chaos but almost losing her life. They discover that all of the 51st nome has been destroyed, and all of the magicians killed by the minions of Chaos. At the 21st nome in Brooklyn, they discover that the golden box Sadie was told to retrieve by the wacko magician, Uncle Vinnie is the shadow box of King Tut.
Horus, the Egyptian God of War, visits Carter as a pigeon and hints a connection between shadows and statues. Carter suspects that there is a better way to execrate Apophis than perhaps blowing himself and Sadie into crazily small pieces, and decides to consult Thoth, the Egyptian god of Knowledge. He tells everybody at dinner and Sadie makes him go to their school dance. However, there are some spells he can't cast since he's a ghost, so he needed Carter and Zia's help.
Sadie manages to bind him and unbind Carter and Zia. Sadie manages to capture the shadow and they turn back to Setne, but he disappeared, bindings and all. However, they have bigger problems: the shadow called for reinforcements and an army of demons are marching toward them. Tawaret arrives with the gods from the Fourth House Sunny Acres and saves them from a tragic death. The fight gave the old gods and goddesses a purpose, and Bes has returned to his old ugly self, just in time to get them to Ra's sun barge, which is just passing by.
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When they get on board, Ra is still old and senile, but is reborn as a more fit old man once he merges with Zia. They arrive in Giza to find Bast distracting Apophis as best as she can. The rebel magicians are already there, guarding the door to the Hall of Ages, where Amos is trapped with the hit squad.
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When they enter, Amos holds his own against the magicians because he is now the host of Set, and manages to keep Set's power in check. Sadie and Carter channel Isis and Horus and join the fight, but they're all subdued. Her lieutenant, Kwai channels Apophis, and is killed, but manages to cast one last spell "bring down" to destroy the Nome. Sadie channels Isis' power and manages to speak the most difficult Word of Power of all: "Ma'at" and restores the Nome, passing out in the process. In order to do the execration, they must face the serpent. Zia escapes, blowing up Apophis' head in the process but the gods have to withdraw, as Chaos and Ma'at are so intertwined that by pushing away and banishing Chaos, the forces of Ma'at must also be pushed away.
Though Ra has returned, he offers Horus the throne, and Carter takes the throne of the Pharaoh in the First Nome as well. Walt has gone missing, and Bast and Bes have also withdrawn. Their father is just happy that they're alive and succeeded in saving the world. Because Walt is Anubis' eye and mortal host, he doesn't have to withdraw from the world and can stay with Sadie. Carter takes Zia out on a date in the Mall of America.
She tells him that she will be staying in Brooklyn House. They share a passionate kiss and start a relationship. Setne is still on the loose with the Book of Thoth and Brooklyn House has had an influx of initiates, as have most of the Nomes in the world.
They explain that they'll be so busy that there probably won't be any more recordings. The book ends with an invitation to anyone with pharaoh's blood to join the House of Life. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. The Serpent's Shadow Cover of first edition. This article's plot summary may be too long or excessively detailed. Please help improve it by removing unnecessary details and making it more concise. 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.
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