Monday, January 1, 2007

The Throne of Fire (Kane Chronicles Series #2)

This is the second of a three book series (at least I read somewhere that there were going to be three books in the series).  Carter and Sadie saved the world and they are at it again.  In this book the characters are becoming more defined and developing their personalities better.  I think the addition of the new characters was well thought out.  They added to the story instead of bogging it down.  I loved the old folks home, the way it was described I could picture it so well in my mind.

My grade: B+


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.

Age Range: 9-11

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

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