Thursday, September 26, 2013

The Throne of Fire

Author:  Rick Riordan
Series:  The Kane Chronicles, Book 2
Year: 2001
Publisher:  Hyperion Books
Pages:  452

Goodreads Description:
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.

I was highly disappointed in the beginning of this book. It just started off way too slowly and was just disappointing. Towards the middle and the end the book picked up and redeemed itself but overall, the Kane Chronicle books just do not have that magic that the Percy Jackson books and even the Heroes of Olympus books have. And I really don't understand why. I like the characters well enough and some of the characters I even love. There's that magical spark that's missing with the characters. Maybe when the series overlap, it'll carryover.


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