Friday Reads: The Throne of Fire by Rick Riordan Review


The Throne of Fire (Kane Chronicles #2)

The Throne of Fire

(Kane Chronicles #2)

Written by: Rick Riordan
Pages: 452

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

It’s another romp through Egyptian mythos mixed with modern-day sights. If you like Egyptian lore, this is going to win your heart.

It is a manic ride around the globe, but that’s what Rick Riordan does best. I think the mixing of different cultures is one of the things I enjoy about Riordan’s work.  A portion of this book takes place in Russia with a dwarf god and it’s hilarious.

Ra as a doddering nursing home resident left me in stitches.

The read is quick and a good one for a read aloud with your children. It is a lot of fun to share the adventures. We enjoy talking about the ups, the downs, the hijinks, the travels, everything that Riordan throws at you in one book.

The book leaves you wanting to read more. Knowing the book holds only a smaller battle in a larger war leaves you anxious for the next installment.

–Lady O

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