The Serpent's Shadow Setting & Symbolism

Rick Riordan
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Shabti

Sadie and Walt use a wax shabti or small statue that looks like Bes, to hold the shadow of Bes in an attempt to restore his soul. Later, Carter and Zia do the same with a similar shabti to capture the soul of Apophis.

Falcon Amulet

Zia uses a falcon amulet to save she and Carter from their damaged ship. With magic, Zia is able to turn the amulet into a real falcon.

Book of Thoth

The Book of Thoth is a scroll written by the god of knowledge, Thoth. Setne has stolen this scroll in order to use it to control the gods, but he died before he could make much use of the information in it. However, Setne is able to use this book to help Carter and Zia find Apophis's shadow.

Ra's Crooks and Flail

While fighting Bloodstained Blade, Carter reaches into the Duat...

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