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The Throne of Fire

(The Kane Chronicles #2)

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4.19  ·  Rating details ·  165,407 ratings  ·  6,067 reviews
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.

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Paperback, 452 pages
Published August 14th 2012 by Disney-Hyperion Books (first published May 3rd 2011)
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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…moreIt's amazing!!!! There's so much humor, and… well I couldn't let it go until I was finished with the entire thing :D(less)
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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Jayson
(B) 75% | More than Satisfactory
Notes: To work well, magical problem solving needs precedent. When 'anything goes' there's no tension. It's deus ex machina.
Ahmad Sharabiani
The Throne of Fire (Kane Chronicles, #2), Rick Riordan
The Throne of Fire is a 2011 fantasy adventure novel, written by American author Rick Riordan. It is the second novel in The Kane Chronicles series, which tells of the adventures of modern-day fourteen-year-old Carter Kane and his twelve-year-old sister: Sadie Kane, as they discover that they are descended from the ancient Egyptian pharaohs Narmer and Ramesses the Great. It was released on May 3, 2011. The book takes place roughly three
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Rachel (The Rest Is Still Unwritten)
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Maureen
3.5/5 stars

This was so fun! I love Carter and Sadie as characters and narrators, they're so sassy and fun and the best. However, the story and the conflict just hasn't been grabbing my attention. It's fun but not amazing? Would still recommend for fans of Riordan. It's not as good as his other stuff but it's still super fun!
destiny ♡⚔♡ [howling libraries]
#1 The Red Pyramid ★★★★☆
#2 The Throne of Fire ★★★☆☆
#3 The Serpent's Shadow ★★★☆☆

The right choice is hardly ever the easy choice.

If you've seen my review for The Red Pyramid, the first book in this series, then you already know this trilogy had a brilliant start for me. I spent the entire first book so pleased and delighted, wondering why on earth nobody ever raves about this series like they do with RR's other series! Sadly, about halfway through this book, I began to see why, because it was a
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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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Ryan Buckby
May 13, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The right choice is hardly ever the easy choice.

I think i've slowly found my grove with these characters and this story to start finally being able to enjoy it more than i did when i finished book one.

I do believe i'm still having trouble really connecting to this story in any sort of way and yes book two is a step up from book one however i'm still finding it difficult trying to love this story in any sort of way which sucks because i love rick riordan books.

Plot: One thing i do love about
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Bogdan Teodorescu
Sooo cool, as all the others Rick Riordan books :). Can't wait to start the last one.
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. :)
Thomas
May 07, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
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Kendall Anne
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
Raoufa Ibrahim
Apr 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: myth
Waaaaaay better than the 1st book!
I advice everyone to start reading this series, It's confusing sometimes, the Egyptian Mythology, but we can't deny a few aspects of it.. the hieroglyphics, which mostly contain a human with an animal head

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The Pyramids and the Sphinx

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anyhow, it's an interesting myth!
Jewel
May 12, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy-n-to-z
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Sesana
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
Duffy Pratt
Jun 02, 2013 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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?
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Sage Elizabeth
Feb 10, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
1.) The Red Pyramid ★★★★★
Maddie
Another diamond from Rick. This man can write no wrong!
Jianne
Sep 07, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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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Cassandra
Aug 06, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Solid sequel; full and spoilery review here! http://an-avid-reader.tumblr.com/post...
Kelly Brigid ♡
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!?
Ardent Reader
Better than the last one.
Fun but not that amazing.

My main concern was that why can't they face their enemies along rather than getting some help from an Egyptian god who will ultimately save both of them.

Still not better than the Percy Jackson series.
Jesica
Aug 03, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Felix believed that the answer to every problem involved penguins; but it wasnt fair to the birds, and I was getting tired of teleporting them back home. Somewhere in Antarctica, a whole flock of Magellanic penguins was undergoing psychotherapy.

After the red pyramid incident, Carter and Sadie continue to defy the House of Life by teaching the old way. They now run the Brooklyn House and got some trainees (including the nine year old Felix whos addicted to penguins. I somehow found him really
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Marleigh
May 13, 2011 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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 bookwell, 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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Kathryn
Another delightful adventure with Carter and Sadie Kane! Thoroughly enjoyed it. Not too much to add to my review of The Red Pyramid as the style and things I enjoyed about this one are much the same. I had fun with some of the new characters from this one, especially Bes and Tawaret. Though we do get some resolution on the driving plot of reviving the sun god Ra and stopping the world from ending (!!!) this book is definitely poised as a "to be continued" (my husband was especially annoyed at ...more
Ashley Marie
Mar 21, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: mythology
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 :)
haley
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
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Becky
May 05, 2011 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Ian Epp
Mar 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is an amazing series that most people don't know about. Everybody knows about Percy Jackson but this series is just as good. I think everyone will like it and should read if you like his other books.
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,
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leonie
Jul 07, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
i liked this better than the first one actually! i loved the character development and the bigger picture that were getting! also: walt ❤ and the minor gods are more fun than the bigger ones

i just love rereading this!!! sadie is a lot less obnoxious in this one (all she talks about is boys in book 1, here she still does but its also about saving the world) but man... carter... wtf r u doing with sia
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