Thursday, June 23, 2011

Book Review: The Throne of Fire


The Throne of Fire by Rick Riordan is the second installment to his series of the Kane Chronicles which follow Carter and Sadie, who are magicians, on their adventures learning, training and fighting the Egyptian gods.

Maybe it was me, I thought the story was good, but it took my a long time to get into it. The first few chapters were so slow in comparison to the first book, The Red Pyramid. It did pick up somewhere about half way through and the story really took off.

Sadie and Carter are trying to stop the god of chaos, Apophis, from being set free from the prison he had been in for thousands of years and at the same time trying to wake the sun God, Ra, for his slumber that has lasted just as long. The God's and magicians are divided on whether it Ra needs to be awaken and if Apophis is really being released. There are good magicians and evil one, selfish gods and friendly ones. There are those that will do any thing to destroy the world and those that would sacrifice themselves to save it.

Once it get going the pages will keep turning and moving you forward. I am ready for the next in the series.