The Throne of Fire by Rick Riordan

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Book 2 (Book 1: The Red Pyramid)

Novel Summation:

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 time to master their skills at Brooklyn House, 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 end. 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 difficult that any magician has even accomplished. First they have to search the world for 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?

My Thoughts:

This book was really good just like the first book in the series. In this book the Kane siblings continue to harness their magical abilities. Except this time it is without the help of the gods so to speak. The Kane siblings gave up being hosts of their respective gods in order to not be tempted by the power and to grow into their own magical ability. Both Carter and Sadie mature in this book in different ways. Sadie is still impulsive as ever and Carter is a little thick headed but they do grow. They learn a lot about how to harness the power of the gods properly and they learn a lot about the power of a person’s name. In this book the threat is the worst thing possible. Chaos being unleashed. If Chaos is unleashed the world would go into darkness both literally and figuratively. So in order to stop this the only one to balance chaos is the sun-god Ra. However, he’s been in retirement for quite some time. Sadie and Carter must find him and convince the other gods that this is the best method to fight chaos. Since some of the gods don’t think the old Ra is up to it. This book is a thrilling adventure that was a non stop read for me. Some new characters and gods are introduced that really add to the book. I really liked Walt because his magic is different in a way and there is a lot of mystery surrounding his character. I wish other characters in Brooklyn House would get a bit more attention. I would definitely recommend this book. I enjoyed it a lot.

Future Books:

Look forward to the next book in the series

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