Wednesday, October 9, 2013

LEANN'S REVIEW: The Throne of Fire (Rick Riordan) Kane Chronicles #2

Title: The Throne of Fire
Author: Rick Riordan
Series: The Kane Chronicles
Format: Hardback
ISBN13: 9781423140566
Published May 3rd 2011 by Hyperion Books for Children
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.

(Image and information courtesy of Goodreads; Summary lifted from actual book)
Riordan does it again. I am completely hooked on his books. He can't seem to disappoint! Where do I even begin with this second installment of the Kane Chronicles?
Brother and Sister duo narrate another wild adventure. I love the point of views from each character. With this style of writing we get into a character's head like never before. I found myself completely caught up in the chaos and humor between these two siblings. We meet new characters and new gods are introduced.
Again Riordan has taken old mythology and put a new and fun spin to modernize these classic characters. I love this book. A great read... A must read for any YA fan out there.

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