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  • Hardcover: 591 pages
  • Publisher: Thorndike Press; Lrg edition (4 May 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1410436071
  • ISBN-13: 978-1410436078
  • Product Dimensions: 3.2 x 14 x 21.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (73 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,066,563 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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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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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) --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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Rick Riordan is an award-winning writer. He lives in San Antonio, Texas, with his wife and two sons. Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief was the overall winner of the Red House Children's Book Award in 2006, and made into a blockbuster film in 2010. The series has gone on to become a chart-topping success. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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18 of 18 people found the following review helpful By Gareth Wilson - Falcata Times Blog TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 9 May 2011
Format: Hardcover
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 By E. A Solinas HALL OF FAMETOP 500 REVIEWER on 5 May 2011
Format: Hardcover
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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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful By singer on 10 May 2011
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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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I didnt realise these were kids books until I received them as they were recommended by Amazon......but I read them anyway and quite enjoyed the two I bought, although I wont bother with the rest of the series! I think that most youngsters that like fantasy books will love them....the characters are quite cute and you empathise with them
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Another real page turner, loved it. The mix of ancient and current worlds, characters you start to care about and situations vividly described make it more of a film In words, it's as if you were there.
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Another whirlwind adventure from the young god of myths and magic. More twists than Agatha Christie, a thoroughly enjoyable read.
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By ^.^ meow on 8 May 2014
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Just as brilliant as the first book, amazing story line and relationships between Sadie anubis and walt! I'm team anubis all the way :P
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By Nivraks on 28 April 2014
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Great read, compulsive book, could not put it down, was completed in quick time! Thoroughly recommend this and the rest in the series.
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