The Throne of Fire by Rick Riordan (The Kane Chronicles #2)

The Throne of Fire - Rick Riordan

Ever since the gods of Ancient Egypt were unleashed in the modern world, Carter Kane and his sister Sadie have been in trouble. As descendants of the House of Life, the Kanes have some powers at their command, but the devious gods haven't given them much time to master their skills at Brooklyn House, which has become a training ground for young magicians.


And now their most threatening enemy yet - the chaos snake Apophis - is rising. If they don't prevent him from breaking free in a few days' time, the world will come to an end. In other words, it's a typical week for the Kane family.


To have any chance of battling the Forces of Chaos, the Kanes must revive the sun god Ra. But that would be a feat more powerful than any magician has ever accomplished.

First they have to search the world for the three sections of the Book of Ra, then they have to learn how to chant its spells. Oh, and did we mention that no one knows where Ra is exactly?


Hmm, I can guess that I am a huge minority! I never wanted to give The Throne of Fire a two and a half star rating . . . so I gave it three stars. But honestly . . . I just couldn’t love this book.


I listened to this book back and forth today between an audiobook and a reading my physical copy. I seriously just could not.


I like the writing, I like the characters, and the world-building is done pretty well. It’s just the actual plot of the story and the mythology it’s based on. I’m honestly just not interested in the plot of this story.


Everything just seemed predictable and convenient—it’s hard to explain how, exactly. I felt like two kids (either brother and sister, or some team) have to save the world. Then they go through a huge adventure and manage to do just that.


I’m really not into kid adventure stories anymore. If I was a middle-grader, I would’ve loved this! I feel bad for not enjoying this series, but on the bright side: I’m enjoying Percy Jackson much more! :D


Overall, The Throne of Fire had basically a regular children’s adventure plot. There’s the great writing and characters though! But, for a level of personal enjoyment, I didn’t really enjoy this as much. I feel really bad and unfortunately, I am not going to continue this series . . .


Thanks for reading my horrible review guys! I know this doesn’t have the same things as my other reviews, but I am extremely exhausted. I’m really sorry! Hope you have a great day and until the next one! :D