|"We can't go back, Carter. But nothing is lost, even in death."|
|Family:||Mr. Faust (father)|
Mrs. Faust (mother)
Julius Kane (husband)
Carter Kane (son)
Sadie Kane (daughter)
Amos Kane (brother-in-law)
Ramesses II (ancestor)
|Hosted:||None (but conversed with Isis)|
Ruby Kane (née Faust) was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Faust, the wife of Julius Kane, and the mother of Carter and Sadie Kane. She was a member of the House of Life. Ruby was killed when she and her husband tried to free Bast from Cleopatra's Needle. Ruby was a diviner, which means that she could see into the future. She was born to the ancient and powerful Faust family, but later married into the Kane family, another powerful magician family.
Ruby Kane was an anthropologist from England specializing in ancient DNA and also taught at a university. She met Julius while on a dig in the Valley of the Kings and they eventually fell in love, married, and had two children. She was also the first member of her family to use magic for many generations. Using her divination powers, she saw a future in which chaos would take over, and the monstrous Apophis would be free of his prison after defeating weakened Bast. She and her husband released Bast from the Duat using Cleopatra's Needle as a vessel. In order to keep Apophis from being freed as well, Ruby used her own life force to seal the doorway to the Duat, refusing the offers of power from both Bast and Isis. This caused her to literaly burn up. According to her husband, she chose not to use power from the gods as she knew she wouldn't be able to handle it or being a host to one.
- Ruby Kane was only seen as a picture during The Red Pyramid, while the police were talking to Carter in Sadie's home. At the time, Sadie was locked in her room being guarded by a policewoman. Sadie states that Gran and Gramps keep a shrine to her in a downstairs cupboard she says 'She stood out on the balcony, the pacific ocean behind her, holding a wrinkled pudgy lump of baby that would someday grow up to be yours truly. Baby me was not much to look at but mum was gorgeous.' The one thing that made Sadie keep the photo was the bitter irony that her deceased mother was wearing a t-shirt with an ankh on it... The symbol of life. Later, when visiting Osiris hosting Julius in the Land of the Dead, Carter and Sadie meet the ghost of their mother who now resides with her deceased husband in the afterlife and have a happy reunion with her.
- During Carter and Sadie's quest to wake Ra, they visit Aaru (Paradise) where Osiris resides and thus so does Julius and Ruby. There, Ruby and Julius comfort their children over their failure to make it through the gates of the Eighth House of the Night in time and invite them to dinner where Ruby has an ice cream cake for Sadie's birthday. Sadie and Carter are depressed until Julius reveals that he has summoned Khonsu to the dinner as Khonsu has the ability to give them the time they need. However, Ruby is against it as it is dangerous as they will lose their rens if they lose and she tries to convince her children not to do it and her husband to disuade them. Carter and Sadie chose to do it anyways and Ruby respects their decision, but must leave with Julius before the game of senet they play for the needed time begins as they can't participate or watch.
- Despite her death, her memory played a significant role in the lives of her husband and children. Julius continued their work to restore the gods and maintain Ma'at, eventually freeing several gods, allowing Osiris to possess him, and dying soon thereafter. Her children grew up separately and both missed her dearly, overwhelmed with joy when they finally reunited with her after Set's defeat.
- Along with other spirits, Ruby is captured by Apophis as he rises. After Carter and Sadie destroy Apophis, she is freed and has her first real conversation with Sadie for the first time since she died. The two discuss Sadie's confused feelings for Walt Stone and Anubis, especialy since they are now essentialy one person as Walt is now Anubis' host, but Ruby helps her see its not so complicated at all and reassures her that as he is walking the Earth in a human host, Anubis will be allowed to stay when the other gods retreat from the mortal world for a time. She also nudges Sadie about other gods and rival magic from as close as Long Island.
Although little is known about Ruby, she has displayed selflessness and kind behavior, highlighted by her decision to sacrifice herself in order to protect others. Carter also states that, like Sadie, Ruby is not good at hiding her feelings and also tilts her chin up when she expects a fight.
Ruby has fair skin, long caramel hair, and deep blue eyes. Sadie is said to greatly resemble her. Isis resembles her as well, albeit only in face and not in coloring.
Powers and AbilitiesEdit
Ruby was a skilled magician and had a rare specialty in divination. This enabled her to see the future and it ultimately caused her death when she sacrificed herself to stop a chaotic future.
Family: Ruby clearly feels deep love for her children and husband, displaying genuine pride and affection when she is reunited with them.
Anubis: It is hinted in The Red Pyramid that Ruby and Anubis had met before. This is revealed through a conversation between Sadie and Anubis in the Red Pyramid. She also talks about him and shows knowledge of him in The Serpent's Shadow when she discusses his and Walt's potential as a boyfriend to Sadie, mentioning how he is a "good young man" and how he finally has the chance for a normal mortal life, something he hasn't had before.
- Like her daughter, Ruby likes chocolate caramels.
- In one of Sadie's pictures of her, Ruby wears a t-shirt with a print an ankh, the symbol of life. Sadie finds this ironic and sad because her dead mother was wearing the symbol of life.
- Her family, the Fausts, are descendants of Ramesses the Great.
- The Fausts may be related to Johann Faust, who claimed to be a magician.
- In one of Carter's screensavers, there is a picture of her bouncing Carter (who was a baby) on her knee.
- In The Serpent's Shadow, Ruby seems to imply a future meeting between the Egyptian and the Greco-Roman Gods. If The Son of Sobek is canon, it may be that meeting.
|v • d • e Kane Chronicles|
|Core Series||The Red Pyramid • The Throne of Fire • The Serpent's Shadow|
|Main Characters||Carter Kane • Sadie Kane|
|Major Characters||Ra • Anubis • Apophis • Bast • Bes • Horus • Isis • Zia Rashid • Set • Walt Stone|
|Other Characters||Michel Desjardins • Geb • Iskandar • Jaz • Amos Kane • Julius Kane • Ruby Kane • Khufu • Nephthys • Nut • Osiris • Thoth • List of Characters|
|Locations||Brooklyn House • Duat • The Egyptian Queen • List of Locations|
|Other||House of Life • Magic • Magician • Kane Family • List of Terms • Rick Riordan • Survival Guide|