The Throne of Fire

Carter and Sadie Kane are a typical young adult brother and sister - who just happen to be descendants of Egyptian pharaohs. Gifted magicians, the two have put out a call to other such talented teens and The Throne of Fire picks up shortly after The Red Pyramid with the Kane siblings providing training for their new recruits. Faced with a quest to wake the sun god Ra and prevent Apophis from destroying the world, Carter and Sadie must use their array of magic, brains and strength with powerful human magicians and a host of Egyptian gods joining the fight as both allies and foes.

Rick Riordan has mastered the art of modernizing the history and culture of ancient civilizations. Myths and magic are blended so naturally into the story that the novel is fully enjoyable while simultaneously providing the skills to sweep an Egyptian Gods & Goddesses Jeopardy category. The book is also told in alternating perspectives by both Carter and Sadie (who provide amusing chapter titles and humorous asides to each other throughout the narration). Along with creating two unique voices with which to frame the story, Riordan ensures that the adventures will appeal equally to male and female readers.

A good mix of laughter, action, and education, The Throne of Fire is an exciting continuation of The Kane Chronicles. Rumored to conclude in a yet untitled book three (possibly released spring of 2013), the worst part about this book will be waiting for what comes next!

7 Response to "The Throne of Fire"

  1. StephanieD says:
    October 13, 2011 at 10:12 PM

    "the worst part about this book will be waiting for what comes next" - It's that good, eh? That's exactly how I feel when I love a book in a series and have to face a whole 'nother year, sometimes more, for the next one!

  2. lisa :) says:
    October 14, 2011 at 10:33 AM

    I have a love/hate relationship with series books. Part of me dies inside when I read a book without a solid ending, but I also find I can appreciate a story arc more when I space out the books involved.

    And the book is very much typical Rick Riordan (and that's a compliment!) If you like his stuff, you'll enjoy this one.

  3. Sam (Tiny Library) says:
    October 14, 2011 at 3:57 PM

    Lisa, do you think these books are suitable for 9-10 year olds? I have a feeling my class would love them!

  4. lisa :) says:
    October 14, 2011 at 4:15 PM

    Sam - I think they're officially written at a 10-12 year old reading level, so it's hard to say, but my mom teaches 5th grade and her students really enjoy them! As with most books, it really depends on the level and subject interest of the reader. There's some boy/girl crushes between a couple characters and some violence but none of the monsters are too scary, so as long as the vocab is appropriate I'd recommend them!

  5. Danielle says:
    October 16, 2011 at 2:30 AM

    I really enjoyed the first book in this series so really want to read this one too. I agree, his skill at blending myth with modern stuff is amazing, and there are so many laugh out loud moments too!

  6. Sam (Tiny Library) says:
    October 16, 2011 at 2:25 PM

    Thanks Lisa. I don't think I'll use them as class readers but there are definitely some children in my class that would love them and be able to cope with them.

  7. tammy Says:
    January 15, 2012 at 1:36 AM

    who knows when the 3rd book is coming? i would immedietly get the 3rd book!

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