Sunday, November 20, 2011

Book 32: Throne of Fire by Rick Riordan

This is the second book in the Kane Chronicles, the young adult series about magicians and Egyptian gods.  Again, there are a lot of similarities between this series and the Percy Jackson series, but that isn’t really a bad thing.  The story is fun and if you are interested in books like this, it’s worth reading.

The story picks up a few months after the last one ended.  Carter and Sadie are training with other young magicians in Brooklyn House but are soon forced to go out in search of Ra.  Apophis, the chaos snake and big bad in the series, has plans to swallow the sun in four days and the Kanes believe that Ra is their only chance to prevent him.  They have to go all over the world to get the three scrolls that control Ra.  Meanwhile, Sadie and Carter are still on the run from the other magicians that see them as a threat and from Apophis’ allies.  With them is the dwarf god Bes, Bast, and a new trainee, Walt.  They battle mummies, go to the underworld, and search for their lost friend Zia while trying to defeat Apophis.

This book was fun and if you liked the first in the series, it is worth continuing.  My major annoyance with the first book was Sadie, who is still kind of annoying, but not nearly as much as before.  I still prefer the Percy Jackson and Heroes of Olympus series but that is purely because I like Greek and Roman myth more than Egyptian.  I don’t really know why, I just do.  If you like Riordan, though, you should definitely check this series out.

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