I just finished reading Demigods and Magicians Percy and Annabeth meet the Kanes, by Rick Riordan. This book has three short crossover stories between Percy and Annabeth (Greek Demigods) and Carter and Sadie Kane (Egyptian Magicians). A theme is this book is working together. These mythological teens have to embrace their differences and put them together to beat a common enemy (who is also trying to mix the mythologies/magics).
Here are three quotes (one from each story) that display ‘working together’.
Story number 1: The Son of Sobek – Percy/Carter crossover.
I folded my wings and dove for the crocodile. When I reached the necklace’s clasp, I turning back to human and grabbed hold. All around me, the hurricane roared. I could barely see through the swirl of mist. The current was so strong now, it tugged t my legs, threatening to pull me into the flood.
Percy created a hurricane so Carter could get to the magic necklace and get it off the crocodile monster. They wouldn’t have been able to beat him/it if they didn’t work together.
Story number 2: The Staph of Serapis – Annabeth/Sadie crossover.
“Meana aedei thea!” She chanted the lines Annabeth had taught her. “En . . . ponte pather algea!”
Annabeth winced. Sadie’s pronunciation was pretty bad. She’d gotten the first line right, more or less: Sing of rage, O goddess. But the second line should’ve been: In the sea, suffer misery. Instead, Sadie had said something like: In the sea, suffer moss!
Fortunately, the sound of Ancient Greek was enough to shock Serapis. The god wavered, his three-headed staff still raised. “What are you–”
“Isis, hear me!” Sadie continued. “Athena, to my aid!” She rattled off some more phrases–some Greek, some Ancient Egyptian.
Meanwhile, Annabeth sneaked up behind the god, her eyes on the dagger still impaled in the monster’s shell. If Serapis would just lower his staff…
In this scene, Annabeth teaches Sadie some Ancient Greek phrases and has her distract Serapis while she sneaks up on him.
Story number 3: The Crown of Ptolemy – all four together
Annabeth and Sadie shouted magic commands in unison. The funnel cloud of magiv intensified around the circle, hemming in Setne, who was shriveling rapidly. The crown of Ptolemy rolled off his head. Carter stepped forward and threw his glowing rope.
As soon as the rope rouched Setne,, a flash of light blinded me.
When my vision returned, Setne and the rope were gone. No magic lights swirled. The vulture goddess had left my mind. My mouth no longer tasted like dead hyena.
Annabeth, the Kanes, and I stood in a loose ring, staring at the crown of Ptolemy, which lay sideways in the dirt. Next to is sat a plastic bauble the size of a goose egg.
In the final story, all four demigods/magicians confront Setne (the bad guy) together. Percy hosts the Vulture goddess Nekhbet and distracts Setne while Annabeth, Sadie and Carter set a trap to kill/beat/contain him.