The Kane Chronicles, Book Two The Throne of Fire Hardcover – May 3 2011
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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 an alternate Hardcover edition.
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Rick Riordan (www.rickriordan.com) is the author of three different mythology-based series for Disney-Hyperion: the best-selling Percy Jackson series, the Kane Chronicles, and The Heroes of Olympus series. The first book in the Kane Chronicles, The Red Pyramid, was a number 1 New York Times bestseller. The five books in the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series have sold millions of copies, been published in more than thirty countries, and inspired a major motion picture. Rick's novels for adults include the hugely popular Tres Navarre series, winner of the top three awards in the mystery genre. He lives in San Antonio, Texas, with his wife and two sons.
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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.Read more ›
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I love Rick Riordan's books, and this one is no exception. I am especially partial to books with ancient mythology in them, and Riordan provides this along with fun, interesting... Read morePublished on Aug. 4 2011 by Coreena
"The Throne of Fire" is the second in Rick Riordan's trilogy about the Kane children, 14-year-old Carter and 12 (turning 13 in this book) year old Sophie. Read morePublished on June 1 2011 by Alison S. Coad
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