Thursday, November 14, 2013

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

The Throne of Fire (Kane Chronicles, #2)
Title: The Throne of Fire

Series: The Kane Chronicles #2

Previous book in this series: The Red Pyramid

Author: Rick Riordan

Publication date: May 2011

Published by: Disney Hyperion

Source: Own Hardcover

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Synopsis:

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.

My rating: ★★★★★

So, after the craziness that happened in The Red Pyramid, Carter and Sadie set out to ding the 3 books of Ra in order to awaken him. This is the only chance they have of defeating Apophis (Chaos). Along the way, Carter decides that he wants to go find Zia, which I was not liking the idea of (and Sadie agreed with me!) All this while trying some newbie magicians! Yay! New characters!

I really liked Walt and getting to know him. His history was very surprising though! I did not see that coming! And penguin-obsessed Felix was SO adorable! I was also very excited to finally meet Sadie's "mates!" It was great!

Zia, on the other hand, has not grown on me yet. I honestly dont see why Carter is so stuck on her! But I guess we'll see...

I loved all the new gods, too. I always enjoy learning something new when it comes to mythology. And Rick Riordan definitely does a fantastic job at that! And Set... he may be evil, but I like him! He is really funny!

As I mentioned already, I loved the dual POVs, the narration and recording style of the book, and of course the MYTHOLOGY! Carter and Sadie are fantastic leading characters and I've enjoyed coming along on this adventure with them, thus far. I especially loved seeing their brother-sister relationship grow. It was very sweet :)

And oh my gods! Another Percy Jackson shout-out! Why yes, I am a hue fan of PJ ;)

I looked across the river to Manhattan. It was a great view. When Sadie and I had first arrived at Brooklyn House, Amos had told us that magicians tried to stay out of Manhattan. He said Manhattan had other problems--whatever that meant. And sometimes when I looked across the water, I swear I was seeing things. Sadie laughed about it, but once I thought I saw a flying horse. -The Throne of Fire, pg. 91.

Pegasus!! :D

It is such a great series and I cannot wait to see what will happen next!


Have you read this book? If so, what did you think about it? If not, what do you think? Does it sound like something you might want to read? Leave me a comment! :)

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