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The Throne of Fire (Kane Chronicles #2)

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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 mos
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Hardcover, 452 pages
Published May 3rd 2011 by Hyperion Books for Children
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Signe Wulff It's amazing!!!! There's so much humor, and… well I couldn't let it go until I was finished with the entire thing :D
Ranee Babu I thought it was pretty good, I mean I am really not into Egyptian mythology but if you like it then I think it would be a good book to keep reading.
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Juliana Zapata
Dec 29, 2015 Juliana Zapata rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2015
Me encanta la relación que tienen los Kane, nuevamente Rick abordando la mitología desde un punto de vista moderno, juvenil y divertido. Todo el viaje de los Kane para despertar a Ra y evitar que Apofis se libere y el caos consuma el mundo es maravilloso, inquietante, trepidante y lleno de aventuras imposibles de superar.

Espero leer pronto el tercer libro y cerrar esta saga
Rachel (The Rest Is Still Unwritten)
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Aj the Ravenous Reader
Reading dozens of books after this, I may have forgotten most of the events I read in this book but I do recall how much I enjoyed reading this sequel to The Red Pyramid. :)
Robin (Bridge Four)
If I can say nothing else about Rick Riordan (RR) I will say he is without a doubt an entertaining storyteller no matter what age you are. While his Percy Jackson series are still my favorites I enjoyed this book more than The Red Pyramid.

The best thing about this book is that there are more kids. It just makes for a little more humor when you have kids interacting with other kids instead of adults. Now that Sadie and Carter are helping to train some new kids at Brooklyn house there is rooms for
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Haylee Luu
okay, 2 stars rate has never happened with Rick Riordan's works, until now. I found The Throne of Fire is really well written with some great twist but this book is so, unoriginal. Let's see.. The world is at the end.Check. Two kids are their savior. Check. Mob of monster and obstacles. Check.

The way they saved the world was predictable. I can even guess that when they gambled with Khonsu. And one more thing, the main charactors were Sadie AND Carter, not just Sadie. I felt like everything was
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Laly Arce Chumpitassi
Sep 06, 2014 Laly Arce Chumpitassi rated it really liked it
Nuevamente Rick Riordan me sorprende con uno de sus libros, Sadie y Kane siguen sus aventuras mientras tratan de salvar al mundo de su destrucción. No diré más porque no quiero spoilearlos, pero si aún no leen esta saga, les recomiendo leerla "Crónicas de Kane".
Kendall Anne
Jun 27, 2011 Kendall Anne rated it it was amazing
Wow, I can't believe the second book is already coming out! The first one was OK. I liked The Lost Hero, the first of the Hero's of Olympus series better. I really hope this book is good, better than The Red Pyramid. The cover art looks nice, and the title seems cool. HOPEFULLY this book is worth the wait, but I don't want to get overly excited since The Red Pyramid wasn't as good as I hoped it would be. I will totally still read it though! I hope the like this one, and I also can't wait for The ...more
Brigid *Flying Kick-a-pow!*
Oh, Rick Riordan ... *weeps* How I love your wonderful books!

But okay, let's be serious now. The Throne of Fire ... Oh, my goodness. I love it so much.

I'll start off by saying, I'm a huge fan of the Percy Jackson & the Olympians series. Nothing will ever replace that series in my heart, partly because, you know, I was younger when those came out, and they're the books that made me fall in love with Rick Riordan (metaphorically). Thus I have more of a sentimental attachment to them, one that
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Sesana
Mar 28, 2014 Sesana rated it liked it
I just don't like the Kane Chronicles books as much as I like the Camp Halfblood books. There are plenty of reasons, and the fact that I don't like Egyptian mythology nearly as much as Greek mythology probably has a lot to do with it. I don't know as much about what Riordan is playing with, so I can't fully appreciate it. And I'm just not as invested in, say, Bast as I am in Apollo. That said, I was astounded with how much I ended up liking Best. It took awhile for him to grow on me, but by the ...more
P
Jun 25, 2015 P rated it liked it
Shelves: young-adult
ถาเปรียบเทียบเลมทีแลวเปนระเบิดซีโฟร เลมนีกเปนเพียงประทัดพวงเลกๆ สงเสียงเปาะแปะตลอดทังเลม คือไมใชวาเนือเรืองมันไมดีนะ แตเรารูสึกวามันดรอปลงจากเลมทีแลวจริงๆ โทนเรืองทีเริมแผวลงตังแตบทแรก นำหนักและจังหวะในการเลาเรืองเริมเบาลง(หรืออาจจะเปนเพราะเราคุนเคยกับเนือเรืองมากขึนกเปนไปได) มีชวงเดียวทีเรารูสึกวามันนาตืนเตน แตกไมไดมากเหมือนเลมทีแลว กคือตอนทีคารเตอรกับเซดีลองเรือผานแมนำในดูอาตตอนทายเลมนันแหละ

บอกเลยวาเซงกับการตัดสินใจของทังคารเตอรและเซดีในเลมนีมากๆ เพราะเหนหลายคนบนกันวาไมชอบคารเตอรบางละ ไมชอบเซด
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Duffy Pratt
Jun 02, 2013 Duffy Pratt rated it did not like it
Shelves: fantasy, childrens
Enough is enough. The kids are alternatively characterless or annoying. They make stupid decision after stupid decision, and then when things look hopeless, they get bailed out by another Egyptian god who appears out of nowhere. Then, after they have been bailed out and rescued, again and again, everyone bows down to these two idiots for the wonderful things that they've done.

Here, once again Riordan's hero kids are faced with the end of the world coming in five days. So what does the girl do? S
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Thomas
Jul 24, 2011 Thomas rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Individuals possessing a "Y" chromosome
This book doesn't really deserve a full four stars, but because I'm such a lenient reviewer nice guy I'll stick with this rating.

I do have a reason for giving The Throne of Fire four stars, though my personal reading experience warrants a three or 3.5. It's because this book is just so good for a certain type of reader, the type that would much rather be playing Xbox or watching mind-numbing television. I'm sure you know who I'm talking about. They're referred to as "reluctant readers", but I li
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Maddie (Heart Full Of Books)
Another diamond from Rick. This man can write no wrong!
Jianne
Feb 01, 2012 Jianne rated it really liked it
The Throne of Fire is the second book in The Kane Chronicles by Rick Riordan, which tells of the adventures of modern day fourteen-year-old Carter Kane and his thirteen-year-old sister Sadie Kane, as they discover that they are descended from the ancient Egyptian pharaohs Narmer and Ramesses the Great.

To be honest, I enjoyed this book more than its predecessor, The Red Pyramid. And I just enjoyed the story more and the humor. But unfortunately, its still not as good as the Percy Jackson and the
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Jonathan

3.5 stars

The Throne of Fire is certainly better than its predecessor novel. However it still lacks a little element to take it up to the same level as the Percy Jackson series and the Heroes of Olympus series. Each of those series have slightly more interesting worlds, characters and, to be honest, mythology.

One thing I noticed while reading this novel is that the magic in both the Kane Chronicles novels is very...magical. I'm not just saying that it's simply good for a children's fiction novel.
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Ashley *Hufflepuff Kitten*
I enjoyed this one a bit better than the first book. This is another series I feel like I would enjoy a lot more if I were younger, akin to the Ascendance trilogy. It's still a fun ride though :)
Dot Hutchison
May 05, 2011 Dot Hutchison rated it it was amazing
Note: This book is the second of the Kane Chronicles, following The Red Pyramid. If you have not yet read the first, there will be spoilers below.

In The Red Pyramid, siblings Carter and Sadie Kane couldn’t be much more different. Carter, raised by their American father, has traveled the world, dresses like a junior executive, and has been extensively schooled in his father’s subject of interest: Egypt, specifically its mythology and history. Sadie, younger by two years, has been raised in London
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(ha)Ley
I just gotta warn you, I'm gonna sound super pissed off in this review. But I didn't dislike this book! I was just extremely disappointed, and was so caught off guard by it that it made me annoyed.

First of all, the romance between Walt and Sadie. (And Carter and Zia, but I'll discuss that in a minute). What's with the romance in this book? It's so irritating because it distracts from the plot AND its instalove. No. Just no. And then there's a semi-love triangle between Anubis and Sadie and Walt
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Jewel
Aug 21, 2016 Jewel rated it really liked it
Shelves: fantasy
Another 3.5

Compared to "The Red Pyramid", this installment was better in some ways and worse in others. As far as character development is concerned, Riordan did a better job with the Kane siblings this time. It was interesting to see the older brother-younger sister dynamic between Carter and Sadie as they struggled with the dramatic changes in their lives and tried to save the world at the same time.

In terms of story, I found "The Red Pyramid" more memorable and stronger as an individual boo
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Marleigh
May 15, 2011 Marleigh rated it did not like it
First line: "Carter here."

I could not finish this. It was just so bad.

Rick Riordan is fundamentally not a very good writer. I knew this from the Percy Jackson books. I still (mostly) liked the Percys because I like Greek mythology, and the way it was being reimagined was interesting and amusing. Popcorn books.

I have two major problems with this book—well, setting aside all the problems with lousy prose and stereotypes and gimmickry that were also in the Percys.

1. I don't know Egyptian mythology
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Becky
Apr 16, 2012 Becky rated it liked it
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Karla Martínez
Jan 25, 2015 Karla Martínez rated it really liked it
4.5
Rick Riordan es un genio. Yo lo amo. Todos sus libros me hacen sentir de todo. Me llevan a otro mundo y me hacen la persona más feliz. Este libro no fue una excepción.
Desde el principio que este libro me enganchó completamente y desde ese momento no pude parar. De hecho, me lo leí como en un día y medio y no en menos solo porque estoy en Estados Unidos y es mi obligación como turista salir y turistear... Eso sí, a diferencia del primer libro este no me mantuvo taaaaaaan emocionada. O sea, de
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This was definitely better than the first one! I'm knocking off a star purely because a) I still can't get past the parallels between this and the Percy Jackson series, and b) the love triangle is ridiculous. You expect me to believe those two cool guys are fighting over Sadie!?
Jon Cox
How many different scenarios can one man create in which the world is about to end? [No, Bog, I'm the one typing. Get away from the keyboard.] All you have to do is read Rick Riordan's books to find out.

In the Throne of Fire, the world is about to end. Again. [Gasp. Sorry, Bog just poked me in the ribs.]

Riordan's prose is generally quite tight, and well written. [Thank you, Bog, I would like a drink.] But, he chose to use the same ridiculous [Yes, Bog, I could have used a stronger word here, bu
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Nancy
As the 2nd book of the series, I am not sure this was as strong as the 1st. I enjoyed it overall, although as one reviewer here noted, it was rather Sadie-centric and, as another observed, the Kanes starting their own school seemed a bit surprising given their level of knowledge. In addition, the asides (which I expect will occur in the remaining series for continuity) are not as successful as perhaps the author originally envisioned.

I think the book suffered a bit (speaking as an adult reader)
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Veronica Bejarano
Jul 25, 2015 Veronica Bejarano rated it it was amazing
Estoy mas que feliz al leer este hermoso libro. Tiene de todo, aventura, que es lo que mas me gusta, diversion, lugares fantasticos y por supuesto las emociones de una jovencita que late su corazon a mil por hora. Les recomiendo este hermoso libro. Los hermanos Kane son increibles y sus personajes son maravillosos. No deseo dar mas spoilers para que lo lean y disfruten de una muy buena lectura. Leanlo en el idioma que deseen, yo lo lei en ingles y me gusto. Ahora me voy por el siguiente, The ...more
Jacob
Jun 15, 2015 Jacob rated it it was ok
I never thought I would give Rick Riordan 2 stars.
Namratha
*TEAM Chaos*

~ Apophis, the Eqyptian deification of darkness, night and chaos. It hurts like hell that he takes the form of a sincerely scary and freakishly gigantic snake.
~ Menshikov, the third most powerful Egyptian magician in the world. He is the embodiment of cruelty and is bitterly termed *Vlad, The Inhaler*. He may dress like an ice-cream salesman but all he wants to do is watch the world burn. In like, four days time.
~ A host of minor Gods and rogue magicians who fervently believe that Ch
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Michael
Jun 05, 2011 Michael rated it liked it
Although I still feel that this series is not as good as the Percy Jackson series and its treatment of Greek mythology, I think overall The Throne of Fire was a good addition to the Kane Chronicles series. Many of the characters were endearing and compelling, and the writing possessed Riordan's lovable wit with fun bits of history coming to life all the while. That said, several points kept me from enjoying this book as much as I would have liked.

One problem that started at the beginning and con
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Barb Middleton
Feb 13, 2012 Barb Middleton rated it really liked it
Shelves: fantasy
My turn.

[Ow! Let go of the microphone, Sadie! I'm telling your story. Don't worry! I loved the book.]

Phew! Carter and Sadie are back in, The Throne of Fire, book 2 of the Kane Chronicles, saving the world from being devoured by the god of Chaos. The two narrate their story with humorous asides and sibling rivalry. The action is nonstop as they try to find the three scrolls of the Book of Ra which they want to use to wake up the Egyptian sun-god Ra who they feel is the only person who can stop th
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