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The Kane Chronicles: The Throne of Fire [Kindle Edition]

Rick Riordan
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Book Description

EVER since the gods of Ancient Egypt were unleashed on the modern world, Carter Kane and his sister, Sadie, have been in big trouble.

As descendants of the magical House of Life, they command 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. Because first they must search the world for the three sections of the Book of Ra, then they have to learn how to chant its spells . . .

Can the Kanes destroy Apophis before he swallows the sun and plunges the earth into darkness . . . forever?

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    Storytelling that will get readers hooked. (Philip Ardagh The Guardian)

    Witty and inspired. Gripping, touching and deliciously satirical (Times)

    A fantastic blend of myth and modern (Eoin Colfer, author of Artemis Fowl)

    Sure to become a classic (Sunday Express)


    Storytelling that will get readers hooked. -- Philip Ardagh The Guardian Witty and inspired. Gripping, touching and deliciously satirical Times A fantastic blend of myth and modern Eoin Colfer, author of Artemis Fowl Sure to become a classic Sunday Express

    Product details

    • Format: Kindle Edition
    • File Size: 1998 KB
    • Print Length: 465 pages
    • Publisher: Puffin (3 May 2011)
    • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
    • Language: English
    • ASIN: B004Y4WMN6
    • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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    • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (79 customer reviews)
    • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #11,233 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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    Rick Riordan is the author of the #1 New York Times bestselling Percy Jackson and the Olympians series for children and the multi-award-winning Tres Navarre mystery series for adults.

    For fifteen years, Rick taught English and history at public and private middle schools in the San Francisco Bay Area and in Texas. In 2002, Saint Mary's Hall honored him with the school's first Master Teacher Award.

    His adult fiction has won the top three national awards in the mystery genre -- the Edgar, the Anthony and the Shamus. His short fiction has appeared in Mary Higgins Clark Mystery Magazine and Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine.

    His Percy Jackson series features a twelve-year-old dyslexic boy who discovers he is the modern-day son of a Greek god. The Lightning Thief was a New York Times Notable Book for 2005. Film rights have been purchased by Twentieth Century Fox and a feature film is in development. The Sea of Monsters was a Child Magazine Best Book for Children for 2006 and a Publishers Weekly and BookSense national bestseller. The third title, The Titan's Curse, made the series a #1 New York Times bestseller, and the fourth title, The Battle of the Labyrinth, had a first printing of one million copies. Rick is also the author of The 39 Clues: The Maze of Bones, another #1 New York Times bestseller. Film rights for The 39 Clues have been purchased by Steven Spielberg and DreamWorks.

    Rick Riordan now writes full-time. He lives in San Antonio with his wife and two sons.

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    18 of 18 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars Cracking Second Novel in the Kane Chronicles 9 May 2011
    By Gareth Wilson - Falcata Times Blog TOP 1000 REVIEWER VINE VOICE
    Fans of Rick's Percy Jackson series will more than likely have stumbled upon this gem of a new series featuring the Egyptian Parthenon. Beautifully written with vivid stand out characters the readers will love the overall arc and goal of our two heroes (Sadie and Carter Kane) who take the reader on a whirlwind adventure through the Duat as well as all over the Earth as they seek to free Ra from his imprisonment to save the world from the coming of Apophis.

    Add to this cracking dialogue, characters that the reader can associate with and finish off with top notch pace that allows the reader to grab their breath in the lulls and power through the high octane adventure which clearly demonstrates how well the author knows his market. All in, this is a real gem of a second title and one that will hopefully lead to many more in this inventive series.
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    12 of 14 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars The book of Ra 5 May 2011
    If there was a problem with "The Red Pyramid," it's that too much of the action took place in dreams and visions. Fortunately Rick Riordan scales back on that in "The Kane Chronicles, Book Two: The Throne of Fire," a tighter, more action-packed adventure tale filled with cinematic monsters, mythological battles and an impending apocalypse. Fun stuff!

    Things seem to be going fairly smoothly for the Kane siblings, despite a disastrous mission to capture one-third of the Book of Ra. Unfortunately, Carter and Sadie soon learn that not only has the House of Life sent its third-most-powerful magician (known as "Vlad the Inhaler") to destroy them, but that the god Apophis has almost escaped from his prison.

    Unfortunately, the only god who can possibly stop Apophis is Ra, and the only way to summon Ra from his eternal sleep is to use the Book. Soon the Kanes are on a perilous quest across the world, running up against evil gods (and an endearing taxi-driving one), demons and treacherous magicians. But the price of victory may be a steep one...

    "The Throne of Fire" is a somewhat steadier adventure than "The Red Pyramid." It's still not quite as instantly engaging as Riordan's Grecian-inspired fantasies, but it's still action-packed, sleek and full of flashy action sequences. I mean, a basketball game is interrupted by a giant three-headed serpent -- does it get cooler than that?

    Riordan's prose is solidly descriptive, and he does an excellent job melding ancient Egyptian myth with modern-day sensibilities. His dialogue is solidly snarky -- at one point, the dwarf god Bes announces that, "I'm not going to call myself the god of vertically challenged people.
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    As I said with my previous review of the Chronicles I'm not the biggest fan of ricks work There can be some boring inconsistencies at times and some very lax plotlines Luckily though there are none of those in either of the Chronicles of Read up to now The story-while not as good as the first book-is still an enjoyable read, and very engrossing story. Standouts usually are the points where Sadie and Carter are bantering with each other while talking about the plot.
    There were points where things felt slightly rushed Some underdeveloped characters that I certainly hope are going to be expanded upon in the next book But as this is a book primarily from the perspective of the brother and sister I can understand why some would be very underdeveloped.
    All in all for the most part a good book I would have liked to see the main bad guy more I can understand why rick has placed evil deeds on the shoulders of people to show that they can be the primary source of evil in our world.
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    9 of 11 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars We need more! We're reading too fast.. 10 May 2011
    By singer
    Format:Kindle Edition
    We had pre-ordered 'The Throne of Fire' so that we would receive it on May 4th. My son was waiting on the postman every morning until it arrived and...kerching!
    What a book..."awesome" in my sons words! He loved it. Following Red Pyramid he could not wait for the next installment . He has absolutely loved every page, so hurry up Rick.......we need more!!!!
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    5.0 out of 5 stars The Awesomeness of reading ...(By Sam 9yrs) 4 Jun. 2011
    I would seriously recommend this book. Its the best book I have read -and I have read a lot of books. The moment you start reading you are captured by the gripping story line. The best bit is when they awaken the Great God Ra and he turns out to be senile, instead of being big and powerful he was loopy and clumsy. You will enjoy this more if you have read the first book in this series (The Red Pyramid).

    (From Mum - this was a pre order at a fantastic price- arrived on time, well packaged and in mint condition - great service and one happy little boy). Can we get Rick Riordan to up his out put please.
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    5.0 out of 5 stars One of my favourites! 11 Jun. 2013
    Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
    The throne of fire is definitely one of the best books I own! I couldn't put it down. I love Egyptology and history and yearn to study archaeology at university. Being an archaeologist has been one of my life long aspirations and this book pulled me deeper into my love of ancient Egypt. I would definitely recommend this book to anyone who has an interest in history, and even people who don't! It is an absolutely fantastic read with characters to love and plenty of fascinating facts to learn about the ancient Egyptian gods and goddesses.
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