Mini Review: The Throne of Fire

Mini Review: The Throne of FireThe Throne of Fire by Rick Riordan
Series: The Kane Chronicles #2
Published by Hyperion Books for Children on May 3rd, 2011
Genres: Adventure
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 452
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Ever since the gods of Ancient Egypt were unleashed in the modern world, Carter Kane and his sister Sadie have been in trouble. As descendants of the House of Life, the Kanes have some powers at their command, but the devious gods haven't given them much time to master their skills at Brooklyn House, which has become a training ground for young magicians.

And now their most threatening enemy yet - the chaos snake Apophis - is rising. If they don't prevent him from breaking free in a few days' time, the world will come to an end. In other words, it's a typical week for the Kane family.

To have any chance of battling the Forces of Chaos, the Kanes must revive the sun god Ra. But that would be a feat more powerful than any magician has ever accomplished.

First they have to search the world for the three sections of the Book of Ra, then they have to learn how to chant its spells. Oh, and did we mention that no one knows where Ra is exactly?

Narrated in two different wisecracking voices, featuring a large cast of new and unforgettable characters, and with adventures spanning the globe, this second installment in the Kane Chronicles is nothing short of a thrill ride.

I absolutely loved this book! It was everything and more than what I could have ever expected. Rick Riordan successfully instilled the right emotions as you read, truly hitting the nail on the head at the most important moments. He has, once again, weaved a magical tale filled with adventure, convincing characters, and suspense. The Throne of Fire is unpredictable and entertaining.

I really came to love the new characters. I was a little iffy when it came to Sadie in The Red Pyramid, but now she’s my favorite in the entire series. Carter is a bit of a stick in the mud….

The Throne of Fire made its way to my favorites list and surpassed The Red Pyramid long before page 100. Riordan stayed true to the older characters while giving us new ones that are fresh and memorable. As for the ending…. I’ll just give you three words, terrific and unpredictable.

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  1. I absolutely LOVED the Percy Jackson series, and I'm embarrassed to admit but I've read the 3rd book in this series and not the first 2 (I had to review it). I want to start from the beginning though because I love Egyptian mythology and I loved what I had read of it 🙂 Thanks for your review!

    Jeann @ Happy Indulgence