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Book Review: The Throne of Fire; Rick Riordan

genre } egyptology mythology | fantasy | young adult |
rating } 18+
date released } May 3rd 2011
edition } Hyperion Books for Children
ISBN } 1423140567 | 9781423140566
acquisition } bought
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1 The Throne of Fire (Kane Chronicles #2)
by Rick Riordan

Summary via Goodreads:

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.

My 2 Cents
I have waited for this book for so many months, and when it is finally in my hands… oh my… only another fan would know how that feels. *book-gasm* Now back to it, Rick Riordan didn’t fail my expectations! Like I have said before, first you need a total understanding and knowledge in Egypt Mythology, or else you be so lost in what who and where when??? I’m just lucky, I actually love Egyptology to bits, not to mention I am also a history buff to begin with.

Enough self patting!

This book is awesome (yes it is that word again) AWESOME! But still, the sudden burst of sibling “neener neener” within the narration of the story keeps ejecting me out of the depths of the story. I did mention, I hate that in Nanny McPhee, didn’t I? Dear God! I like to smack those two every single time they do that! Dear God!!

Set, nevertheless evil, is still a delicious character. What? You should know by now I’m into these bad “deities”. Anubis did another appearance and *fan self* that’s all I have to say. And of course.. dear wonderful Bast. I love her to bits. A new deity popped in and his name is Bes, the Dwarf god. Who loves to BOO the bezeezus out of evil spirit. Which actually works.

It is an absolutely wonderful book. I tell you, I slept at 2 am in the morning just to finish this book and it is worth fit.

Rick Riordan, time to find Percy Jackson! hehehe

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