The Throne of Fire by Rick Riordan
(The Kane Chronicles, Book 2)

73%

12 Critic Reviews

Rick Riordan's latest book, filled with wit and candour, is definitely a must-read. The story is told in turns by Sadie and Carter Kane...who are trying to, as always, save the world.
-Guardian

Synopsis

In this exciting second installment of the three-book series, Carter and Sadie, offspring of the brilliant Egyptologist Dr. Julius Kane, embark on a worldwide search for the Book of Ra, but the House of Life and the gods of chaos are determined to stop them.
 

About Rick Riordan

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Author Bio: Rick Riordan (www.rickriordan.com) is the author of three different mythology-based series for Disney-Hyperion: the best-selling Percy Jackson series, the Kane Chronicles, and The Heroes of Olympus series. The first book in the Kane Chronicles, The Red Pyramid, was a number 1 New York Times bestseller. The five books in the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series have sold millions of copies, been published in more than thirty countries, and inspired a major motion picture. Rick's novels for adults include the hugely popular Tres Navarre series, winner of the top three awards in the mystery genre. He lives in San Antonio, Texas, with his wife and two sons.
 
Published May 3, 2011 by Disney Hyperion. 465 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Action & Adventure, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Comics & Graphic Novels. Fiction
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Critic reviews for The Throne of Fire
All: 12 | Positive: 11 | Negative: 1

Kirkus

Above average
on May 03 2011

This volume begins so thunderously that the narrators seem more like frenetic tour guides...Riordan supplies them with his trademark wisecracking voice and explores themes of power, responsibility, family, love and loyalty as the tale hurtles along.

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Guardian

Good
on Jul 08 2011

Rick Riordan's latest book, filled with wit and candour, is definitely a must-read. The story is told in turns by Sadie and Carter Kane...who are trying to, as always, save the world.

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Publishers Weekly

Above average
on Jul 25 2011

...the brother-and-sister team face off against the chaos snake Apophis—something that's bound to interfere with Sadie's 13th birthday party. But even being chased through the streets of London by monstrous gods doesn't slow down Sadie.

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Booklist Online

Above average
on May 15 2011

...even readers who lose track of the details will enjoy the high-energy story as it races toward a conclusion. Lit by flashes of humor, this fantasy adventure is an engaging addition to the Kane Chronicles series.

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Common Sense Media

Above average
on May 03 2011

Riordan's wit is in top form here, introducing a new protector god...And, as always, the brilliant author manages to work a little educational material into a great summer beach read.

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KidsReads

Above average
on May 03 2011

THE THRONE OF FIRE had big shoes to fill after the successful first book of The Kane Chronicles, and it doesn't disappoint. It nicely wraps up some leftover storylines from the previous installment and, in true Rick Riordan style, wreaks havoc...

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The Daily Fig

Above average
on May 20 2011

The first one hundred pages or so disappointed me – everything is different and there is no explanation. But fear not, Rick Riordan fans, for it does get better. Sadie and Carter have yet another mission to save the world...

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My San Antonio

Above average
on Jun 11 2011

All of Riordan's young adult books so far have treated readers to dramatic openings that lead to a rollercoaster series of events that succeed in saving the world from some evil that only gets eviler as the series progresses.

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HSJ

Above average

I thought this book was even better than the first book, The Red Pyramid. It was full of action, with combat and magic. The narrators described their quests in detail and also added humor and their own personalities into the telling of the story.

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Reviews St. Louis

Good

Again, Rick Riordan does a fantastic job of bringing the Egyptian gods and mythology to life. He has a smooth writing style and makes it very easy for the reader to get lost in the story.

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Teen Ink

Good

It was a very good book. I enjoyed the whole thing; there wasn’t a point where the book got boring. I liked the fact that the reader was able to see the two sides of Carter and Sadie.

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Teen Ink

Good

With danger and adventure lurking around every corner, this book will always have you guessing what’s going to happen next. This is an amazing novel that will keep you on your toes...

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