Saturday, May 14, 2011

Book Review: The Throne of Fire (Kane Chronicles Series #2) by Rick Riordan

Hello everyone. I finished reading the Throne of Fire by Rick Riordan, which is the second book in the Kane Chronicles Series. The first book is the Red Pyramid. Here is my review and I hope you enjoy:


Summary: 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.

Review: Back in the world of the Kane family is extremely entertaining. Carter and Sadie areback to battle the forces of choas. They are both completely different people, but deep down they both need each other so very much. Carter is the smart, innocent, and extremely brave and Sadie is the funny, stubborn, and caring sister will to do anything if it means saving the world. The old characters like Bast, Amos, and Zia are back and are more powerful then ever. Throughout the novel the siblings meet new characters like Walt, who is one of the nicest, and caring characters I have ever read about before, but also has a very sad dark secret, also Bes, who is the god of dwarfs and ugly, but who can be mean on the outside, but truly cares about both Carter and Sadie both and is willing to do anything for both of them, and Vlad, who seems loyal, but has a dark, cruel secert of his own. The journey the siblings took thorughout the novel was a amazing adventure to read about with evil villians at every corner and it was a thousand times better with the action packed writing style Rick had to offer. This book gets a 5/5 Stars!


Pub. Date: May 2011
Publisher: Hyperion Books for Children
Format: Hardcover , 464pp
Chapters: 24
Age Range: 9 to 11


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