Characters: The Kane Chronicles

Characters who appear in The Kane Chronicles.

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    The Kanes 

Carter Kane

One of the main characters and the eldest child of Julius and Ruby Kane. Is very knowledgeable of Egyptian myths and artifacts and shows enhanced skills in combat. In The Red Pyramid, he becomes the host of Horus, although the god departs from his body by the end of the book.

  • Awesome Moment of Crowning: Towards the end of "The Serpent's Shadow."
  • Badass
    • Badass Boast: "I am Carter Kane! Blood of the Pharaohs,Eye of Horus! And now, Set- brother, uncle, traitor,-I am going to crush you like a gnat."
    • Badass Bookworm: Knows a lot about Ancient Egypt and its myths, as he traveled with his dad for half his life. Sadie often teases him about this. Despite all of this, however, he is very capable of kicking your ass with little more than a curved sword (or his magic combat avatar).
  • Black and Nerdy: Well, mixed race and nerdy, anyway. Sadie even calls him "Mr. Wikipedia".
  • Brother-Sister Team: With Sadie.
  • The Chosen One: Implied to be the one meant to claim the throne of the House of Life and restore it to greatness. He does become pharaoh at the end of The Serpent's Shadow.
  • Cool Sword: His khopesh.
  • Dual Wielding: The crook and flail.
  • Fantastic Racism: Is on the receiving end of this from the police in The Red Pyramid, when the police assume that Carter is an accomplice in his father's "crime", because of his race. Bonus points since Sadie, his sister who looks white, is labeled as simply "troubled".
  • Homeschooled Kids: Spent six years of his life being homeschooled by his dad. Carries some of it over to when he becomes a teacher. School was over for him when his dad was satisfied, so school is over for his pupils when they perform to his satisfaction as well.
  • Kid Hero: Is only fourteen when he becomes a magician. He's fifteen when he becomes pharaoh.
  • Promoted To Parent: In the Brooklyn House.
  • Sharp-Dressed Man: Originally only wears pressed dress shirts and trousers. Sadie thinks it just makes him look like an old man.
  • Sibling Yin-Yang: With Sadie.
  • Socially-Awkward Hero: When it comes to romantic issues, at least.
  • Stock Superpowers: When channeling Horus's abilities.
  • Super Mode: Horus' combat avatar.
  • You Killed My Father: Set killed his father.
  • You Wouldn't Like Me When I'm Angry: Especially if you hurt Zia. When he thinks she's died, he momentarily blacks out and when he comes to, Apophis itself has three huge gash marks, courtesy of yours truly.

Sadie Kane

One of the main characters and the younger sister of Carter. Has the ability to read hieroglyphs with ease and can open portals despite her lack of training thanks to the presence of Isis. In The Red Pyramid, she becomes the host of Isis, although the goddess departs from her body by the end of the book.

Amos Kane

The brother of Julius Kane and the uncle of Carter and Sadie. By the end of The Throne of Fire, he becomes the Chief Lector of the House of Life.

Julius Kane

The husband of Ruby Kane and the father of Carter and Sadie. He is the current host of Osiris.

Ruby Kane

The wife of Julius Kane and the mother of Carter and Sadie. She died prior to the start of the story when she and her husband tried to free Bast from Cleopatra's Needle. She was once a host of Isis.



The falcon god of pharaohs and the sky. He was born on the second day of the Demon Days. Originally a son of Geb and Nut making him brother to Set, Isis, Nephthys and Osiris. Later reborn as a son of Osiris and Isis. Takes Carter Kane as his host, but departs his body by the end of The Red Pyramid.

  • The Ace
  • The All Solving Hammer: According to his own admission, his understanding of magic boils down to hitting the enemy with a sword until they're dead and repeating as necessary if they rise again.
  • Deadpan Snarker
  • The Hero: Expected to save the world from chaos.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: His arrogance, tough demeanor, and demands of duties can be off putting, but he is a courageous warrior who fights for what is right and will stand by a friend.
  • Lunacy: One of his eyes is supposed to be the moon damaged by Set.
  • The Power of the Sun: A sun god with one of his eyes being the sun.
  • We Can Rule Together: A non-villainous variation. Throughout The Throne of Fire and even at the beginning of The Serpent's Shadow, he often offers that Carter become his host again so that they can rule the gods and take on Apophis instead of Ra.
  • You Killed My Father: Set killed his father.


The goddess of magic and motherhood. She was born on the fourth day of the Demon Days. Takes Sadie Kane as her host, but departs her body by the end of The Red Pyramid.


The goddess of felines. She acts as the guardian of Carter and Sadie.


The god of dwarves.


The god of death and funerals. He often shows up to provide plot-relevant advice, and has feelings for Sadie.

  • Betty and Veronica: The Veronica to Walt's Betty for Sadie.
  • Don't Fear the Reaper: He's a pretty nice guy for someone who's in charge of funerals.
  • Fusion Dance: He fuses with Walt near the end of Serpent's Shadow.
  • Love Triangle: He and Walt both like Sadie. Who does Sadie pick? Both of them, technically, once Walt becomes Anbusis's host.
  • Mad God's Handsome Son: He's the son of Set, the god of chaos and the Big Bad of The Red Pyramid.
  • Mayfly-December Romance: With Sadie. Although he looks like a teenage guy, it's more than hard to ignore that he's a god and Sadie is a mortal human. This is finally solved in The Serpent's Shadow, where Walt hosts Anubis to survive his family curse and both of them are able to be with Sadie.
  • Mr. Exposition: At times.
  • Mr. Fanservice: Sadie repeatedly describes him as "annoyingly gorgeous".
  • Troubled, but Cute


The embodiment of primal chaos.


The god/personification of the earth and father of Isis, Osiris, the first incarnation of Horus, Nephthys and Set.


The goddess of rivers, nature, lamentation, sleep, and night. She was born on the Fifth Demon Day and is the mother of Anubis. She took Zia Rashid as a host.


The goddess/personification of the sky.


The god of the dead and ruler of the afterlife. He is the husband of Isis and father of the current incarnation of Horus. His current host is Julius Kane.


The god of creation, rebirth, and the sun.


The god of chaos, deserts, and storms. Famous for being Ra's chief defender against Apophis and the strongest warrior god.


The god of wisdom, magic and writing. He's also know as Djehuti. He's the founder of the House of Life.

    Other Magicians 

Zia Rashid

A magician and scribe of the House of Life and a member of the First Nome.

Walt Stone

One of Carter and Sadie's trainees and a charm maker. He's one of Sadie's love interests.


One of Carter and Sadie's trainees and a healer. Her real name is Jasmine.


One of Carter and Sadie's trainees, the youngest one there during The Throne of Fire.

  • An Ice Person: Is this despite there being no known Egyptian god of ice and snow.
  • Annoying Younger Sibling: Sort of in terms of insisting on summoning penguins. Carter does note that it is annoying to have to transport said penguins back to Antarctica.
  • Badass Adorable: Proves himself to be this.
  • Everything's Better with Penguins: Believes this to an Up to Eleven degree.
  • Hidden Depths: When in the Duat, Sadie notices Felix has an especially strong aura.
    • More specifically, a strong purple aura. Seems insignificant until The Crown of Ptolemy, when Nekhbet reveals that Annabeth has a powerful ultraviolet aura (which Percy can perceive via aura-vision), and that this aura is how Nekhbet identifies her as a greek demigod. Perhaps it's only a coincidence...


One of Carter and Sadie's trainees, who acts as Brooklyn House's librarian and follows the path of Thoth.

  • Action Survivor: She's a fairly impressive fighter when she has to be.
  • Badass Bookworm: In spite of not having a stomach for fighting according to Sadie, she has proved to be fairly good at improvising with the spells she does know.
  • Berserk Button: Don't threaten harm to any books.
  • Informed Flaw: We're told that she's not much of a fighter, but the two times she does go into battle, she is very impressive. It's more a case of being Overshadowed by Awesome.
  • Ms. Exposition: Is basically the person they go to when even Carter is stumped.
  • Omniglot: Is fluent in multiple languages including Portuguese, Ancient Egyptian, and English.


The Chief Lector of the House of Life.

Michel Desjardins

A magician of French descent. He succeeds Iskandar as the Chief Lector.

Vladimir Menshikov

AKA "Vlad the Inhaler." More evil then he sounds.

Sarah Jacobi

One of the rebel magicians' leaders.



Amos Kane's pet baboon.

Philip of Macedonia

A shabti that belongs to Amos Kane.

Liz and Emma

Sadie's two friends from school in England.

  • Bit Characters: They only get mentions in The Red Pyramid and show up for one chapter in Throne of Fire.
  • Distracted by the Sexy: They're both left stunned at seeing Anubis for the first time, much to Sadie's irritation.
  • Muggle Best Friends: For Sadie.
  • Satellite Characters: The most that's known about them is that they're Sadie's friends.
  • Those Two Guys: Girls. Their one appearance is together.
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: It isn't elaborated on what happened to them after they stayed behind with Sadie's grandparents once the final confrontation with Babi and Nekhbet is over.