Title: The Throne of Fire (Kane Chronicles #2)
Author: Rick Riordan
Released Date: May 11, 2011
Publisher: Penguin Books
EVER SINCE THE GODS of ancient Egypt were unleashed on the modern world, Carter Kane and his sister, Sadie, have been in trouble. As decendants of the magical House of Life, they commend certain powers. But now a terrifying enemy- Apophis, the giant snake of chaos- is rising.
If Carter and Sadie don't destroy him, the world will end in five days' time.. And in order to battle the forces of chaos, they must revive the sun god Ra- a feat no magician has ever achieved. First they must search the world for the the three sections of the Book of Ra, then they have to learn how to chant it's spells...
I enjoyed The Throne of Fire more than the previous book, The Red Pyramid.
The actions are more controlled and there's more depth in the character. I love how the author can imagine such details in the places and scenes like when they were in the Duat. I can already imagine how the Duat is like. We are introduced to more characters in this book like Bes and Zia. I really love Bes, the god of dwarves because he is so hilarious. Zia on the other hand is quite selfish. I think I might hate her. We don't get to see much of Bast in this book though.
I know many people have said this and I am going to say it again. Sadie doesn't sounds like a 13 year old girl. I tried to think back to when I was 13 (which is two years ago XD) and I distinctly remember being childish. Sadie on the other hand sounds so mature. She has been like that since the first book. She even got kissed by Anubis. I mean Anubis looks like a 16 year old guy and he is a god which means he is thousands year older than that. Imagine being kissed by someone much, much older than you. Man, that's creepy.
Carter on the other hand is acting so immature and let me say this, he is so stupid. There I said it! I am quite angry at Carter and I don't think the author is giving an equal justice to the two main characters. I mean Carter and Sadie are the two main characters and not Sadie alone. Carter is always getting into trouble and it was always Sadie who helps him. He was supposed to be the older and mature one for goodness sakes! But I do envy their closeness. How I wish I have a brother like that.
Also, I'm rather curious about Sadie's choice between Anubis and Walt. I do think it's quite ridiculous to even think about it because hey c'mon, Anubis is a thousands year old guy and between him and Nico de Angelo, I am going with Nico! Oooppss, where did that come from?
Oh yes, Walt has some serious trouble in this book. He won't lived long. So Sadie have to find the remedies that might help Walt from Apophis.
But there were quite a number of things that I love about his book. For one thing, it was hilarious. But I think the jokes is quite worn out and I find myself not laughing at some of the jokes. I also enjoyed reading about Bes and I nearly cried when I read about what happen to him at the end. I really hope Sadie could kick that god, Khonsu at the butt when she sees him next time. I am so furious! How dare he did that to the awesome, beloved god of dwarves!
Overall, if you can overlook some of the annoying bits in this book, you might enjoy reading it. I am looking forward to the next book and I really hope it would be better and not just a story written based on used plots. Please let the third one be better!