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The Throne of Fire

The Throne of Fire by Rick Riordan

I very much enjoyed this book. I would rate it a 4.5 out of 5 stars.

What if the most powerful enemy in the world was rising, and the only person who might be able to stop them hadn’t been seen in years? In the Throne of Fire by Rick Riordan, this is exactly what is happening. Two siblings with the blood of the pharaohs, Sadie and Carter Kane must find Ra, the Egyptian sun god, and save him, to see if he can save the world in exchange. Carter and Sadie are not your average siblings. They have special powers from their bloodline that give both the potential to be the most powerful magicians in the world. By magician, I mean using spells and curses to destroy or restore, not pulling a rabbit out of a hat.  In order to find Ra, they must first search for the three parts of the book of Ra. Then Sadie must find out how to decipher the chant in the books. This is a lot harder than it sounds as no one knows where Ra is in the first place! The enemy they are trying to stop is Apophis. Apophis is the Egyptian snake of chaos. He is one of the most powerful enemies the world has ever seen. He has been trapped in a prison for millenia and is on the verge of escaping if Sadie and Carter don’t find Ra in time. Oh and did I mention that if they don’t stop him from escaping in a few days, the world will end? 

The passage I chose to read is from page 14, “As soon as she plucked the scroll from the statue, the entire room rumbled. Cracks appeared in the glass display cases. Sadie yelped as the scroll in her hand burst into flames. They didn’t seem to consume the papyrus or hurt Sadie; but when she tried to shake out the fire, ghostly white flames leaped to the nearest display case and raced around the room as if following a trail of gasoline. The fire touched the windows and white hieroglyphs ignited on the glass, probably triggering a ton of protective wards and curses. Then the ghost fire rippled across the big frieze at the entrance to the room. The stone slab shook violently.” I chose this passage because it represents what it is like to get just one of the three sections of the book of Ra. There are basically curses and booby traps around the area. So this passage shows how difficult it is for the Kanes.

This book is the second book in a series called the Kane Chronicles. The story is told from the perspective of both siblings, Carter and Sadie. If you enjoyed the Percy Jackson series or any other Rick Riordan series, you will love this book. This book is a fantasy so I recommend this book to anyone who is fond of mythology and fantasy adventures. This book is written to entertain readers while informing them of extremely interesting mythological facts. 

This book is easily available on Amazon in both paper back and kindle format! If you don't have a Kindle, this is a perfect excuse to buy one. It is a great time to have a Kindle because as libraries and book stores are not open, a Kindle is an easier alternative during this quarantine. Even after quarantine, Kindles are very useful for travel because they can hold multiple books and take up less space.

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