Kane Chronicles : The Throne of Fire

This was so fun! I love Carter and Sadie as characters and narrators, they’re so sassy and fun and the best. However, the story and the conflict just hasn’t been grabbing my attention. It’s fun but not amazing? Would still recommend for fans of Riordan. It’s not as good as his other stuff but it’s still super fun!

It’s not everyday you find yourself in hand-to-hand combat with a half-lion, half-bird while you try to take a flaming scroll out of a heavily protected Egyptian museum.But things like that are the least of Carter and Sadie Kane’s troubles. Within five days they have to revive the god Ra, fight the demon Apophis and protect themselves from an army of the world’s most powerful magicians.

It is filled with wit and candour, is definitely a must-read. The story is told in turns by Sadie and Carter Kane (Which makes an interesting, conflicting two-person narrative), two teenage Egyptian magicians (Yes, I know it sounds a little crazy, but that’s the truth) who are trying to, as always, save the world.If they can’t stop Apophis, the serpent-headed demon, he’ll swallow the sun and leave the world in darkness and ruin. Helped by only a small group of other young magicians, Carter and Sadie face all kinds of troubles in this hilarious, action-packed and dynamic book.

Naturally I can’t help but compare these books to Rick Riordan’s other series, Percy Jackson & the Olympians. I still like Percy Jackson more than The Kane Chronicles, but The Throne of Fire is certainly a great read. It’s packed with adventure, kids saving the world, Egyptian mythology, and magic!

Although I must say, I’m not fond of the character Bes. His personality was fine, but I don’t like his character.. or more specifically, his ‘godly abilities.’ He’s a dwarf god who basically frightens off monsters with his embarrassing, wearing-nothing-but-a-speedo attire. He’s not a proper fighter, he just naturally scares people/monsters/gods with his horrifyingly ugly appearance. For me, that was just a little too.. oookay weird

In short, I liked the book quite a bit, but I didn’t love it so much that I couldn’t put it down. It took me a few days to get through it just because I wasn’t glued to the book. Although once I got to the last 60 pages or so, things really got intense and then I couldn’t put it down.

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