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The Chief Lector is the head magician of the House of Life. Positioned in the First Nome, this title is held by the most powerful magician in the world, whom are adorned with a leopard skin cloak.


In the times of Ancient Egypt they were the advisers of the pharaoh. The Chief Lector's role is to serve and protect the Pharaoh who take care of the crook and flail, and they take their place at the foot of the throne. Also, Iskandar appears to have some special feelings for Zia because it turns out Iskandar has to protect her because she is hosting Nephthys. When the former Chief Lector dies, he or she is then replaced by the second most powerful magician. Meaning, Iskandar was the most powerful magician, followed by Desjardins and Amos Kane.  When Desjardins became the Chief Lector, Amos Kane was then the second most powerful and Vladimir Menshikov the third most powerful magician. When Desjardins died, Amos became the first most powerful magician and the new Chief Lector. Although Carter Kane is now Pharaoh, he has left the day to day running of the House of Life in the hands of Amos while he runs Brooklyn House.

Chief Lectors possess the power to summon Sekhmet once during their lifetime. Desjardins used it soon after he became the Chief Lector, as he was never patient. Amos has not used it yet, and it is unknown if Iskandar used it.

Known Chief Lectors



  • All known Chief Lectors of the House of Life have been male, no female is known to have held the position.

See Also

The Kane Chronicles
Core Series: The Red Pyramid | The Throne of Fire | The Serpent's Shadow
Crossovers: The Son of Sobek | The Staff of Serapis | The Crown of Ptolemy | Demigods & Magicians
Main Characters: Carter Kane | Sadie Kane | Ra | Anubis | Apophis | Bast | Bes | Horus | Isis | Zia Rashid | Set | Walt Stone | Setne
Secondary Characters: Julius Kane | Ruby Kane | Amos Kane | Vladimir Menshikov | Leonid | Sarah Jacobi | Kwai
Minor Characters: Michel Desjardins | Iskandar | Jasmine Anderson | Sean Ryan | Julian | Alyssa | Cleo | Felix Philip | Shelby | Khufu | Muffin | Mr. Faust | Mrs. Faust | Percy Jackson | Annabeth Chase | List of Characters
Egyptian Gods: Ra | Geb | Nut | Shu | Osiris | Horus | Set | Isis | Nephthys | Anubis | Sobek | Bast | Thoth | Serapis | Ptah | Nekhbet | Wadjet | Babi | Tefnut | Tawaret | Khepri | Khnum | Neith | Khonsu | Sekhmet | Hathor | Serqet | Shezmu | Hapi
Demons and Magical Creatures: Tjesu heru | Bloodstained Blade | Serpopard | Criosphinx | Uraeus | Petsuchos | Face of Horror | Ammit the Devourer | Carriers | Switchblade Demons
Other: House of Life | Magic | Magician | Kane Family
Related Content: Rick Riordan | List of Terms | The Kane Chronicles: Survival Guide | Brooklyn House Magician's Manual | The Kane Chronicles (Films)