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Sadie Kane
"I mean when someone says 'I forbid it', that's a good chance it's worth doing."
Restorer of the Throne of Fire
Scribe of Brooklyn House
Eye of Isis
Specialty:Divine Words

Elemental Magic

Nickname:Karate girl (by Annabeth Chase)
Family:Julius Kane and Ruby Kane (parents, deceased)
Carter Kane (brother)
Mr. Faust and Mrs. Faust (maternal grandparents, adoptive parents)
Amos Kane (uncle)
Narmer (Paternal Ancestor)
Date of Birth:March 17, 1998
Physical Description
Age:12 (The Red Pyramid, The Throne of Fire)

13 (The Throne of Fire, The Serpent's Shadow)

Hair Color:Caramel
Eye Color:Blue
Appears In:The Red Pyramid
The Throne of Fire
The Serpent's Shadow
The Son of Sobek (mentioned)
The Staff of Serapis
The Crown of Ptolemy

Sadie Kane, along with her older brother Carter Kane, is one of the protagonists of The Kane Chronicles. She is the youngest child of Julius and Ruby Kane and one of the most powerful descendants of the ancient Egyptian pharaohs to be born in centuries. By the end of The Serpent's Shadow, she becomes the third-strongest magician in the world next to Carter and Amos, although she is the strongest magician in terms of magic, as she can speak the most number of Divine Words.


Sadie was born in California on March 17th, 1998, to Julius and Ruby Kane two years after the birth of their first child, Carter. On her sixth birthday party, she and Carter had a fight about blowing the birthday candles, and when they triggered each other's powers, they accidentally made the birthday cake explode. Later that same year, Ruby Kane died while releasing Bast from her prison (Cleopatra's Needle) in the Duat while she was fighting a monster named Apophis. Although Julius wished to keep both his children, Sadie's grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Faust, took him to court and won custody of their granddaughter, with Carter and Julius only able to visit her twice a year. The House of Life may have manipulated this outcome to keep Sadie and Carter separate. Sadie then began to live in London as an English schoolgirl and eventually lost her American accent for an English one. She has two best mates at school, Liz and Emma. Her father gave her a cat, Muffin, who was, in reality, the host of the goddess Bast. Sadie would sometimes go into the Egyptian section of bookstores and read books her father wrote so she could feel a connection to him.

The Red Pyramid

Six years after the death of her mother, Carter and Julius visit Sadie on Christmas Eve and go to the British Museum. There, Julius attempts to summon Osiris, but accidentally summons Set, Nephthys, Isis, and Horus as well. Isis takes Sadie as a host and Horus takes her brother. Set, meanwhile, kidnaps Julius, who is now possessed by Osiris. Soon, her uncle, Amos Kane, takes Sadie and Carter to Brooklyn and tells them of their ancestry and that they are magicians. Not long later they are attacked by longnecks and are forced to flee. She and Carter are able to escape to the First Nome with help from Bast and Zia Rashid. There, Sadie has a vision of Osiris being tricked by Set on his birthday thousands of years ago. In addition to that, she and Carter learn the basics of magic, but their training is cut short when the late Chief Lector Iskandar dies and is replaced by Michel Desjardins, who orders their execution for hosting gods.
Sadie and Carter run away to Paris, evading the House of Life and reuniting with Bast. While attempting to find a way to stop Set, she and Carter travel to the Land of the Dead, where she meets Anubis, who she realizes is the cute boy she had seen in her ba visions. After talking in a New Orleans graveyard, Anubis gives her the feather of truth after asking her three questions while she held it and making her promise to never tell a lie while holding it and to listen to his mother, Nephthys.
From there, Sadie and Carter reunite with Amos and Zia and set out to stop Set. During the final battle, Sadie is able to act as one with Isis, and forces Set to realize that he was being controlled by Apophis and, using his secret name, makes Set swear to fight Apophis. Sadie then asks Isis to leave her body and returns to Brooklyn with her brother and uncle.

The Throne of Fire

Following the rise of chaos, Carter and Sadie decide to stick to their plan of reviving Ra the sun God by finding and chanting the three sections of the Book of Ra. They choose to isolate themselves from their friends and trainees of Brooklyn House. They have already successfully stolen one of the scrolls by infiltrating the Brooklyn Museum. While in the said museum, Sadie catches 2 of her trainees, Walt and Jaz, holding hands and talking. Sadie feels a twinge of jealousy, because she likes Walt. She had spent 5 months brooding over Anubis, and now Walt apparently likes someone else. The second scroll's whereabouts are unknown while the other is claimed to be with Russian assassin Vlad Menshikov who is targeting Brooklyn House. Yet before setting off, Sadie enjoys her birthday in London.
It turns out Sadie had walked into a trap made by Nekhbet, the Vulture Goddess, and Babi the Baboon God who turn out to be hosting Sadie's Gran and Pop. Sadie is chased over London and is given a knife by Anubis, which is to help awaken Ra. Anubis also kissed her while wishing her happy birthday. Sadie is saved by Bes the dwarf god and afterwards is joined by Carter as the three plunge into St. Petersburg, Russia.
There Carter and Sadie break into the 18th nome to collect the second scroll owned by Vlad himself. They over hear Vlad associating with Set who Sadie releases to assist the siblings. While trying to escape Carter is stung by a two headed serpent. Set gives the destination of Zia Rashid and the last scroll to Sadie for his secret name. Sadie agrees but makes him agree not to hurt the Kane family, and afterwards, heals Carter by learning his ren. After Sadie and Carter discuss plans. Carter vows to rescue Zia along with Bes, while Sadie searches along with their trainee Walt Stone for the final scroll.
Sadie finds out that Walt is dying from a family curse, the same that other pharaohs like King Tut were affected by. She is very shocked by this and when telling the story quotes "I think I may have kissed him, or possible slapped him". They are attacked by golden Roman mummies with a ghost called 'Mad Claude'(probably a Lar) but are saved by the crafts God Ptah. Along with the scroll Sadie and Walt leave to Cairo along with Carter, Bes and Zia. In a ba dream Carter finds that Brooklyn House is under siege by the House of Life. Walt and Zia leave to Brooklyn to help while Carter, Sadie and Bes descend into the Duat to find Ra.
They come across Gods and lakes of fire but at a nursery home Bes comes across a woman or hippo from his past, Tawaret the hippo Goddess. With her help they track down Ra and awaken him. When they find Ra, he is senile and an old gentle man acting as a toddler. Yet they find they had already lost and Menshikov had closed the gates to the prison of Apophis and is now loosening the giant snakes bonds. The trio along with Ra come across Carter and Sadie's parents and gamble with the Moon god, Khonsu, for a few extra hours for them to catch up to Vlad. Bes gives up his ren for the two to succeed. Carter and Sadie come face to face with Vlad who is now hosting Aphopsis. Desjardins arrives and banishes Aphopsis for at least a few more months or even weeks to give the Kanes a little more time, yet dies doing so. Carter and Sadie arrive at Brooklyn house to end the battle. At the end of the battle Sadie summons the wings of Isis to command the magicians attention, this works and she tells them the story of what happened while they were resurrecting Ra.
Bes ends up at the nursing home not remembering who he is. Amos becomes Chief Lector and tries leading the magicians into a new age. Sadie vows to cure Bes and Walt. Ra becomes the leader of the Gods again. Zia and Walt are connected to the upcoming war in a big way. by the end of all this Sadie says "I am completely torn between two amazing guys---one who's dying and another who's the god of death. What sort of choice is that, I ask you?"

The Serpent's Shadow

Sadie is at the Nome in Texas. She, Carter, and the other initiates they brought with them are there to steal the book of overcoming Apophis. Apophis shows up at the museum and Sadie must use Ma'at to restore the order. Sadie then passes out and wakes up seeing Isis and her mother. She then sees Anubis who tells her that she has the right idea of looking at what's not there. Anubis comes to Sadie at her school dance to tell her about sheuts and how Apophis' may be the key to defeating him. This causes Sadie to come up with a plan to restore Bes' ren with his sheut. Anubis dances with her, but Shu arrives and takes Anubis away, banning him from seeing Sadie again as he has grown too close to her.
While Carter and Zia head out with the ghost of the evil magician Setne to find and capture Apophis' sheut, Sadie sets out with Walt to find Bes' sheut. Over the journey, the two become closer and Walt tries to tell her something about his nearing death, amused when Sadie thinks its that Anubis will help him cross over. The two kiss and eventually reach the ruins where Bes' sheut is and are forced to participate in a hunt by the goddess Neith. Sadie defeats Neith through trickery and realizes to her shock that Walt is following the Path of Anubis (a Path that has never been followed before,) due to the powers he displays and his friendship with the god. Anubis himself arrives in defiance of his ban on seeing Sadie and asks Walt if he agrees to what they planned as its their last chance due to Walt being near death. Walt agrees and both he and Anubis express that they don't want to leave Sadie, confusing her. Walt, using the last of his energy, binds Bes' sheut to a shabti, teaching Sadie the spell at the same to time so she can do it to Apophis as he won't live long enough to do it. During this, Anubis comforts Sadie as Walt is so close to death and explains the ban is due to him having no mortal form to interact with her in. Following Walt's directions, Sadie casts the reverse of an execration spell on the sheut returning it to Bes and restoring him to normal. Walt dies and when Sadie looks for Anubis, he is gone too. To her shock, Walt comes back to life and creates a portal to Carter, warning her that Setne has betrayed them and that getting rid of Apophis will simply be a matter of casting an execration spell on his sheut in his presence. Confused by his return and Anubis' disappearance, Sadie looks closer at Walt through the Duat and finally understands his and Anubis plan: Anubis has taken Walt as a host and they have merged, with the god keeping Walt alive. Confused by the fact that both guys she loves are in the same body, Sadie goes through the portal they created.
Sadie arrives at Carter and Zia in time to save them from Setne and rebinds him and frees her brother and Zia. She then captures Apophis' sheut using the spell Walt taught her, but is soon trapped by an army of demons called for by the sheut. However to her relief, an army of senile gods from the House of Rest (including Tawaret and the restored Bes) arrive and save them. Bes transports them to the shore of the river where they are picked up by Ra on his boat. Sadie watches as Ra takes Zia as a host and is reborn and shares her confusion over her feelings with Carter.
Upon return to the First Nome, Sadie welcomes Isis back into her body while Carter does the same with Horus and joins the battle against the rebel magicians, trying to convince them that their leaders Sarah Jacobi and Kwai are working with Apophis and that hosting a god is not a bad thing. When Sadie is nearly killed, Walt/Anubis steps in to protect her, both swearing to do so in the future, impressing Sadie and making her feel safe. Walt/Anubis dispatches Sarah and Kwai, but Kwai, possessed by Apophis, tries to bring the Hall of Ages down on them and Sadie uses Ma'at to stop it. The rebels change sides and Sadie watches proudly as her brother takes his rightful place as pharaoh of the House of Life.
With the other gods and magicians, Sadie battles Apophis and watches as Ra is swallowed. As the other gods distract Apophis, Sadie, drawing on both her own and Isis' power while Carter does the same with Horus, casts the execration spell on Apophis' sheut, finally destroying him. Ra and Zia emerge unharmed, but Isis and the other gods leave the Earth as a result.
After the victory, Sadie visits the Land of the Dead with Carter and speaks to her mother who helps her sort out her feelings for Walt/Anubis. Ruby reveals to Sadie that Anubis will be allowed to stay on Earth as he has Walt as his permanent host and that it will be good for both as they will finally get to live a real life which was denied to them before. Ruby also helps her realize that she now has the chance to love both at once without having to pick one which is good too. When Bast reveals that she has to leave Earth with the other gods, Sadie is sad to see her go and says a sad goodbye to her.
In the end, Walt/Anubis visit Sadie and she decides to follow her mother's advice on the subject and starts a relationship with both of them and dances with them on the rooftop of Brooklyn House.

The Son of Sobek

Sadie doesn't actually make a physical appearance, but is mentioned several times by Carter.

The Staff of Serapis

While getting off a train, she spots a monster and a Greek demigod. After the monster runs off, the demigod introduces herself and reveals her name: Annabeth Chase. After meeting her the two discuss their lives and take a part of the monster hostage. They talk a lot more and start to feel more friendly towards each other instead of hostile. Shortly after the dog escapes and leads them to a building and Sadie shows Annabeth the Duat and gives her some of her potion given to her by Jaz, her healer.


Sadie Kane is sarcastic, rebellious, and often baffles people with her sharp tongue and fierce nature. She's not afraid of breaking rules. She likes to tease her older brother, Carter, and often scoffs at her friends Liz and Emma for being boy-crazy, despite being somewhat "boy-crazy" herself. Sadie is also a fan of Adele. Sadie is also strong-minded and stubborn as much as she is caring and kind. Despite her aloof air, she loves her parents very much and wishes she had more time with them. She is also affectionate towards her cat, her friends, and her brother, even though she often calls him names. She likes chewing gum, something that helps her concentrate. It is also shown through her narrations that she has a crush on Anubis, the god of funerals.

In The Throne of Fire, she also likes Walt, a magician who's dying of a curse leaving her confused as both guys like her back but there are issues about her being with either. Her feelings also confuse her as both kiss her and she can't decide which she likes better. In The Serpent's Shadow, Walt becomes Anubis' first host, giving them a chance to both be with her without issues. This leaves her confused, but with the help of Carter and her mother, she realizes the opportunity this gives her and starts a relationship with both Walt and Anubis as they now share one body. She can also be shown as a caring person, often visiting Bes when he was in the nursing home during the events of The Serpent's Shadow, going as far to go on a mission to recover the sheut of Bes, so he could once again be the person he was; this also proves that Sadie can be determined if she wants to, especially if it is for a friend.



Sadie's tyet amulet

Sadie is described as looking a lot like her mother and very little like her brother and father. She has fair skin, deep blue eyes, and a caramel hair that she usually puts bright colored streaks in. She is the same height as Carter(which he finds somewhat annoying). She always wears her combat boots, tattered jeans, and ear-buds. Sadie also typically wears a tyet amulet that she received from her father. Later, Isis leaves some of her essence in it and Sadie removes it to avoid using the power in it. She also wears the shen amulet that she received from Walt.

Current Powers and Abilities

Despite not having formal training, Sadie is a very powerful magician and has learned a large amount of spells from Isis. While hosting Isis, Sadie's spells glow gold rather than blue. Sadie is also very proficient in magic as she is able to change the appearance of her ba, something her brother cannot do yet. By The Serpent's Shadow, Sadie knows the greatest number of Divine Words in the world and is the third-strongest magician, after her uncle and brother.

Hieroglyph Understanding: Ever since hosting Isis, Sadie can read hieroglyphs and displays this in the beginning of the Throne of Fire, when reading Khnum's name. Since she understands hieroglyphs very well, she is also one of the best magicians. Sadie can also read tremendously long and complex spells like when sealing Set, bringing Ra back to life, and reading a part of the Book of Overcoming Apophis.


  • Portal Summoning: Sadie wasn't able to summon a portal until when she, Carter, and Bast were running after stealing a book from Desjardins in Paris. However, during the rest of the events in The Red Pyramid and after the three-month gap between the two books, she has become adequate at it. Sadie herself admitted this before leaving Brooklyn House to celebrate her birthday with her friends and grandparents.
  • Animal Charming: After Isis left Sadie, she wasn't able to use any Divine Words and had to adopt a new way of fighting. In The Throne of Fire, it is shown that Sadie used animal charming to fight and was able to turn her staff into a variety of creatures, but mostly lions and tigers. During the battle with Menshikov, Sadie changed her staff into a predator kite, around the size of a pterodactyl. It was strong enough to rip through demons and pulverize them easily.
  • Hieroglyphic Spells: Since Sadie can easily channel Isis, she doesn't use hieroglyphic spells and instead uses the Divine Words in combat. However, after giving up Isis, she was forced to use other resources to do magic. She still has an affinity in them, as Carter says she is better than him at casting hieroglyphic spells. Sadie can check for any present traps, and deactivate devices.
  • Kite Transformation: Since she hosted Isis, Sadie has the ability to transform into a kite. She could stay morphed longer, although had greater difficulty transforming back. The first time, Bast helped her transform back and the second time, she visualized having an ordinary afternoon with her parents and her human emotions. Even after releasing Isis, Sadie can still morph into a kite although prefers not to, due to her past experiences with the transformation.
  • Forceful Transformation: Although this skill was never shown, Sadie expressed the desire to turn Drew Tanaka and her friends into earthworms since they were annoying her. Later, during her talks with Leonid, the latter is shown to be afraid of her turning him into a banana slug. It can be assumed that Sadie can transform other people into worms or banana slugs. In The Red Pyramid, Sadie was able to reverse a forceful transformation on her brother Carter, who had gotten morphed into a lizard by Thoth's shabti magicians.
  • Duat Usage: Unlike her brother, Sadie isn't proficient at opening a space in the Duat. She needs at least 5 to 10 minutes of focus, and even that effort makes her dizzy. She used the Duat when she was going to London for her birthday and didn't want to carry her magician kit with her. In the Serpent's Shadow, Sadie can summon objects from the Duat with less labor although still prefers not to use it.
  • Surveillance Magic: With concentration, Sadie can lower her vision into the Duat. She saw Apophis' growing Chaos in the room, her brother as Horus, and her crush Walt as a skeleton 'marked for death'. This later changes after Walt becomes a host and Sadie sees him as Anubis in the Duat. By channeling the power of Isis, Sadie can see even more in the Duat and her senses are spread out.

Path of Isis

  • Divine Words: By tapping into the power of Isis, Sadie can speak Divine Words and this is one of her specialties in magic. By The Serpent's Shadow, Sadie can use the greatest number of Divine Words and has summoned the hieroglyph for Ma'at, which is the strongest spell in existence. Throughout the books, Sadie has used the following Divine Words: Ma'at, Ha-di, Hah-ri, Hi-nehm, N'dah, W'peh, Sahad, Tas, Fah, Drowah, Heqat, the glyph for fire, a command to bring figurines and shabti to life, and the Knot of Isis (tyet) symbol.
  • Elemental Magic: Sadie first made use of this magic by summoning fire during her stay in the First Nome and can cast it by speaking the word of power for 'fire'. Later, Sadie used darkness in her duel with the shabti magicians, created by Thoth. In the Throne of Fire, after channeling Isis' power by combining emotions with her, Sadie summoned golden light on tjesu heru. Upon leaving the Duat and joining the Battle of Brooklyn House, Sadie knocked over some opponents with blasts of shimmering wind and multicolored light She also summoned the winds to save Zia in The Red Pyramid and has used air magic a lot. She used Fire magic in The Throne of Fire when mummies corned her and Walt stone.
  • Wings of Isis: By channeling the power of Isis, Sadie can summon the wings of Isis, like in the Battle of Brooklyn House. They increase the magnitude of Sadie's voice by ten times because they command attention. Sadie can also simultaneously perform elemental magic while using the wings of Isis, as she did in the Battle of Brooklyn House, although her spells shimmer and glow.
  • Communication: Even after releasing Isis, Sadie can still communicate with her. It started when Sadie and Carter were trying to bring Ra back, and Isis helped her to summon the tyet preceded by a brief exchange of words. However, they have many conversations during the Serpent's Shadow. She can also ask the goddess for help and advice, and talking with her is getting easier the better Sadie can channel her power.
  • Duat Travel: After channeling the power of Isis through papyrus and ink, Sadie can take a short walk through the Duat. She doesn't display a lot of proficiency in this, and uses portals to travel massive distances. After becoming the Eye of Isis for the second time, Sadie could travel through the Duat for a much longer stay than normal.

Eye of Isis Abilities

Sadie was the former host of Isis. After deciding the power of the gods was too risky to use, Sadie gave up Isis until she understood magic better. Following Isis' departure from her body, Sadie lost the ability to speak Divine Words. However, by using divine magic, Sadie has regained most of her magical powers. These are the abilities Sadie could only do as the host of Isis:

Magic Sensory: Sadie had the ability to sense what magic someone is going to do, as she predicted Zia would use the Seven Ribbons of Hathor. She hasn't shown the ability to do this without hosting Isis.

Advanced Portal Summoning: When merged with Isis, Sadie showed Isis' ability to open a portal to anywhere from anywhere during the Demon Days to the point that she was able to transport the entire Red Pyramid to Washington, DC. She can also summon accurate portals to places, even when Apophis is loose.

Magical Items

Staff: Sadie was given a magicians kit by Zia, along with a staff inside it. This is Sadie's main offensive weapon. In The Red Pyramid, when she dueled against Carter Kane, he cut her staff. Carter gave her his staff to use to replace her broken one. In The Throne of Fire, Freak eats Sadie's staff. Then she gets a new one and is still currently using it.

Wand: Sadie was given a wand by Zia and uses it throughout the books and is still using it. She can summon a wall of force and can cast protective shields and use divine words with it.

Magic Kit. Sadie was given a Magicians Kit by Zia and uses it throughout the books and is still using it. She stores her wand, rope, and a bunch of other magical stuff in it.

Shen Amulet: In The Throne of Fire, Walt gives Sadie a Shen Amulet. This allows her to contact him mentally and can summon him to her side


Carter Kane

Sadie is Carter's younger sister by two years. Carter was only able to visit her twice a year, so he never developed a stable relationship with her. They are envious of one another's lives, but throughout the events of The Red Pyramid, they develop a strong, loving relationship. She says in The Red Pyramid, "We looked at each other and understood immediately. I couldn't believe how much we could read each other. We weren't complete strangers forced to spend time with each other anymore. We were brother and sister born as Kanes. Carter, god forbid, was also my friend." Later, they train new kids on studying the path of the gods after the events of The Red Pyramid. Carter is protective of his sister, and likewise, she has shown him her softer side. In The Throne of Fire, Carter has even trusted Sadie with his secret name. Sadie, during the time of getting Carter's secret name, says, "One hundred Zias might run away but I won't." Later on, in The Serpent's Shadow, it's stated that she prefers that Carter should be leader instead of her and that trusts that he would make a great king.


Anubis, ever since Sadie's first encounter with him, has been romantically interested in Sadie. His visits with her are frequent throughout the trilogy, and the only things preventing their relationship is the fact that he's a god, and Sadie's crush on Walt. In the Serpent's Shadow, their relationship with each other became strained when Anubis is forbidden from interacting with her. They make little contact until the resolution of the Serpent's Shadow, when Walt hosts Anubis, providing a loop-hole in the love triangle.

Walt Stone

Sadie and Walt share a mutual crush, but it is complicated by Sadie's attraction to Anubis. When Walt reveals that he is dying of a curse, Sadie becomes doubtful upon a relationship. She is confused over who she likes more, Anubis, or Walt. Sadie and Walt share a few kisses throughout the series (Throne of Fire and The Serpent's Shadow), and end up becoming a couple after Walt decides to host Anubis in the third book.

Zia Rashid

At the beginning, Sadie dosen't trust Zia, as she was working with Michel Desjardins to kill them for following the path of the gods, but later co-operates with Zia. By the Throne of Fire, Sadie and Zia become good friends. In the Serpent' Shadow, Zia becomes the host of the sun god Ra to fight Apophis and restore Ma'at. After the fight against Apophis, Zia and Sadie get along and Sadie says, "Even though she fancies Carter, she has come a long way."


  • Like her mother, Sadie likes chocolate caramels.
  • Sadie's name, when written in transliteration of the Egyptian language (sdi), is the same as the Egyptian word for educate.
  • She is squeamish about eyes; even the idea of contact lenses makes her cringe.
  • Sadie is a fan of Adele.
  • Sadie hates anything that has to do with being sick. (Needles, pills, etc.)
  • Even though she dyes streaks in her hair, her photo doesn't show any dyed sections.
  • Due to staying in London for so long, Sadie gained a British accent though by The Throne of Fire, Carter says she's been losing it.
  • In the books Sadie has blue eyes but in her picture she has pale gray eyes.
  • Back in her home in London, Sadie keeps a picture of her mother, Ruby Kane, in her desk drawer.
  • In Rick Riordan's Webcast on The Serpent's Shadow, he says that Sadie is inspired by his own mother.
  • Sadie keeps a poster of Anubis in her closet, which Walt noticed and became a bit jealous.

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