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The Fire Keeper

(The Storm Runner #2)

4.35  ·  Rating details ·  1,927 ratings  ·  225 reviews
Zane Obispo's new life on a beautiful secluded tropical island, complete with his family and closest friends, should be perfect. But he can't control his newfound fire skills yet (inherited from his father, the Maya god Hurakan); there's a painful rift between him and his dog ever since she became a hell hound; and he doesn't know what to do with his feelings for Brooks. O ...more
Hardcover, 432 pages
Published September 3rd 2019 by Disney-Hyperion, Rick Riordan Presents
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Jennifer I'm so happy she is excited to read the next book! It's a wild whirlwind for sure. I was mostly inspired by stories I heard as a kid and the lack of t…moreI'm so happy she is excited to read the next book! It's a wild whirlwind for sure. I was mostly inspired by stories I heard as a kid and the lack of those stories being elevated in fiction. I also have spent time at some of the pyramid sites which was incredible. Plus Maya mythology is so complex and amazing! I don't have ARC's but I believe the book will be up for grabs on Net Galley soon :)(less)

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Dec 19, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arcs-read
The Prophecy of Fire was only the beginning.

After the tumultuous events of The Storm Runner, our young protagonist, Zane Obispo, is living a fairly cushy life on a private island with his closest companions.

All should be good from here on out, but unfortunately, as life often goes, it's not.

Zane discovers that the book he recently wrote, detailing his time with the Mayan Gods, has endangered other Godborns. They are being kidnapped at an alarming rate and spirited away to Gods don't even know w
Sep 21, 2019 rated it really liked it
Ren would 100% lead the Area 51 raid and you can't change my mind ...more
May 17, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed this sequel. It was the perfect followup to book 1. One of my favorite things about both books so far is that the books are written addressed to the godborn. The adventure is fun and full of mythological creatures. I can't wait to see what adventure book 3 brings the godborns. ...more
Leah Waters
Sep 19, 2019 rated it liked it
This book was great! Zane Obispo is a great narrator, which really moves the story along.
Michelle Kenneth -
I absolutely loved this story!

I have not read "The Storm Runner" yet, but I plan to very soon. Even though I did not read the first book, this book caught me up to speed as Zane embarked upon a new journey to save 10 kidnapped demigods and his father before his execution.

What I love about Rick Riordan and Rick Riordan Presents is that I can learn more about the different cultures and their gods. The Storm Runner series focuses on the Mayan gods all the way down to the myth that they were descen
It was good. Not as good as the first one. I liked the characters, but i felt like i didn't get to be in their head enough. I liked the plot and setting and characters nd everything, it just as though it might have went a bit too fast paced and we didn'tr get to actually hear what the character's thought of it enough. I also think it would be better if it was told from Zane AND Brooke's perspectve ...more
Yursa Tahir
Mar 20, 2020 rated it liked it
Hmmmm it was kinda boring at times & felt really dry. The humor felt forced too but I must say that the ending was actually great & I felt happy.
Oct 16, 2019 rated it really liked it
**You can see this full review and more at Book Briefs:**The Fire Keeper is the second book in the Storm Runner series by J.C. Cervantes. The Storm Runner series is middle grade mythology fantasy series, and it is part of the Rick Riordan presents line. I have not read the first book in the Storm Runner series, and while there were a few parts where I was a little lost, It wasn't too bad. I enjoyed this book, and am definitely excited to go back and read the first one now ...more
Ulises Estrada
Oct 05, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2019
I don't know how to feel about this series, i mean Zane keep growing and so it does the rest of his gang but i feel like they where left behind this time so we can focus on Ren (the new girl) and that god i won't talk about because of spoiler so...
Back to the story i really like how everything was resolve but at the same time i feel like if it was solve to convenient,i mean i tough there wouldn't be a happy ending this time,but it does,so i'm a bit nervous that J,C won't have the courage to kill
Barb Middleton
Nov 25, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: fantasy, mythology
Nonstop action and fun. My students that like Rick Riordan like this series. The character arc is a bit weak (because there is so much action) but there was an interesting villain. There is humor and interesting Mayan mythological facts. Perfect for my vacation and sitting in the sunshine.
Apr 01, 2020 added it
It was pretty good. Co-author is Rick Riordan.
Paige Green
Oct 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Disclaimer: I received this book from the publisher. Thanks! All opinions are my own.

Author: J.C Cervantes

Book Series: The Storm Runner Book 2

Rating: 5/5

Publication Date: September 3, 2019

Recommended Age: 12+ (some scary scenes and some violence and gore)

Genre: MG Fantasy

Publisher: Rick Riordan

Synopsis: Zane Obispo's new life on a beautiful secluded tropical island, complete with his family and closest friends, should be perfect. But he can't control his newfound fire skills yet (inherited from
Dec 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I finished this book recently and really enjoyed it. I am extremely excited that there is going to be a third book in the series. I read the 1st one and enjoyed that one a lot, as well. The narrator for the audio production is AMAZING and captures the character perfectly. I'm sad that I have to wait a long time for the next book to come out, but I am also happy that there is going to be another book! Can't wait to see the cover!!! I also have never even heard of Maya legends/myths/gods. It reall ...more
Aug 17, 2019 rated it really liked it
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The Fire Keeper is the sequel to The Storm Runner, following Zane Obispo on new adventures, this time out to save his dad from prison! It is based upon Mayan mythology and is a perfect fitting series coming from Rick Riordan Presents.

I thought the first book was lots of fun, and here we just expand on the world and characters we got to know in the first book. I think a lot of new and exciting things was brought to the table and I canno
Brandon Bowen
Sep 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I love this series, and my students are with me on that (our school bought over a hundred copies of the first book). I bought personalized autographed books for my nephews. And I even convinced the family in front of me to get a copy of The Storm Runner when we struck up a conversation about Read Riordan books at Rick Riordan's event. If anyone in your family likes mythology or the Percy Jackson novels (or movies) run to the nearest bookstore and get BOTH of these books for the holidays. They ar ...more
Maddi Spletter
May 12, 2020 rated it really liked it
Whenever the character makes a plan, it falls a part. J.C. Cervantes keeps you on your toes as you travel with Zane through Xibalba and set out to find the Fire Keeper. The new characters are amazing and I love that Zane addresses the fact that he and Rosie have experienced things that have changed them. I can't wait for the next book! ...more
Nicole M. Hewitt
Oct 28, 2019 rated it really liked it
Check out this review on Feed Your Fiction Addiction to see my poetic take on the book (I wrote a sestina!) and to enter the GIVEAWAY!

In this fun follow-up to The Storm Runner, Zane finds himself in a whole new predicament---not only does he have to save his father, he's also got to save a whole host of godborns who he endangered in the first place! When Zane wrote the original book, he sent it out into the world as a call to the other godborns (only a godborn should have been able to read it---
"Perhaps they believed that by condemning me, they could erase their own guilt. Self-righteousness is always blind."

When I said I love this series, I meant it. At this point actually I need to stop believing one is permanently dead when the series has not yet ended because resurrection is Riordan universe's thing.
To be honest, this book is not as funny as the first one but the plot definitely covered it. I like this one's plot better, though. How somehow the Maya and Mexica gods and goddesses wi
The middle entry of J.C. Cervantes' planned Storm Runner trilogy sees Zane Obispo having to deal with a lot of unexpected ramifications from his first adventure. Not only having to live in isolation on a faraway island where shadow magic mucks with the WiFi, but the fact that by publishing his adventure in the world, even in a form where only the godborn (that is, we in the real world) can read the most salient details, has earned him a lot of negative attention from the Maya pantheon. Nice litt ...more
Very solid adventure in the Zane trilogy. Zane finds out pretty early that writing down his adventures from the first book and putting in a message to the godborn ended up putting them in danger. He sets off on a rescue journey accompanied by his Hellhound Rosie (yay), a new godborn, Ren, and one of the Gods. Also part of the adventure, but not always with him are Brooks and Quinn. The book is pretty much non-stop action and references to things like his cellphone remind us that this takes place ...more
Dec 30, 2019 rated it really liked it
This second book in the Storm Runner series was just as action packed, and interesting, as the first. Zane and his friends are on a quest to save Hurakan, Zane's father from imprisonment. To do this they must journey to the Mayan Underworld, face off with several, sometimes tricky, Mayan gods and find the Fire Keeper. Zane is accompanied, or aided, by Brooks, Quinn, Hondo, Rosie and new godborn Ren, who has a fascinating history of her own.

There was a fascinating mix of new characters in this se
Claire Lovegood
So I didn’t remember the first book at all really but I thought this was good. However if you don’t like books with blood.....this one has a lot of blood in it. I thought it was good, I will definitely be reading the next one maybe after a reread of the first book though. This isn’t the kind of book where if you don’t remember the one before it it gives you a recap. But overall good story, I like Ren, and I didn’t find it that predictable.
Terry Maguire
May 16, 2021 rated it really liked it
A page-turner sequel to The Storm Runner that serves up hefty helpings of adventure as Zane strives, with help from his friends, to free his kidnapped father, Hurakan, while also trying to figure out his feelings for Brooke. I found many of the plot points a bit too similar to some of the Percy Jackson books by Riordan, but loved the Maya mythology woven into this read and know that many of the students I work with will love this book just as much as The Fire Keeper. Rosie, Zane's dog turned hel ...more
full review to come, but considering how 'meh' I was about the beginning of this book, I did NOT expect the rollercoaster of emotions I just experienced ...more
Jan 12, 2020 rated it really liked it
zane obispo i love u so much. i think that u are my son.
Noelle Walsh
Sep 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
This book was truly an excellent one! I found it so hard to put down! As a continuation of a series, it's perfect. It continues the story and adds to it in a way that doesn't harm or hinder it in any way and still keeps its voice. A must read1 ...more
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Sofia (Bookish Wanderess)
*3,5 stars*

As the first book in the series, this was fun and entertaining. I really enjoyed the Mayan mythology, the different gods and magical creatures were really cool. I liked the characters in the book as well.

But as with the first book, I'm a bit worried about the disability rep. I'm not an own voices reviewer so I can't speak on it, but I'll definitely be on the lookout for an own voices review of this series.
Nick Stine
May 29, 2020 rated it it was amazing
"Because the world was born on the back of a story, and the world might be saved—"

God, this series. I feel like I say that about a lot of books...but I mean it every time...and it's especially true with The Fire Keeper. I have a lot of thoughts and a lot to say about this book. So...let's go!

The Fire Keeper initially begins with Zane wanting to save his dad, Hurakan, from execution, but the story quickly becomes more complicated when Zane finally meets another godborn, Ren, and he learns the
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The Fire Keeper (Storm Runners #2) by J. C. Cervantes, 410 pages. Disney Hyperion, 2019. $17

Language: G (0 swear, 0 “F”); Mature Content: PG; Violence: G



Zane Obispo is stuck on an island. Sure, it may be a paradise island with all his close friends and family there with him, but he feels trapped. Zane can’t seem to be able to control his newfound fire powers or his feelings for Brooks. When Zane finds out his father, Hurakan, is scheduled for exe
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