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Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Book Review: The Throne of Fire by Rick Riordan

Reading level: Ages 9-12
Hardcover: 464 pages
Publisher: Hyperion Book CH (May 3, 2011)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1423140567
ISBN-13: 978-1423140566
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In this exciting second installment of the three-book series, Carter and Sadie, offspring of the brilliant Egyptologist Dr. Julius Kane, embark on a worldwide search for the Book of Ra, but the House of Life and the gods of chaos are determined to stop them. 

My Review

For a couple of years now, Rick Riordan has been one of my favorite authors. It started with Percy Jackson and the Olympians, then moving on to the Kane Chronicles and Heroes of Olympus. Riordan had written many books that not only have learned me up on ancient mythology, but also have become some of my favorite series.

In my opinion, this book was a lot better then the first. Not that the first wasn't good. The Throne of Fire really gives the series a nudge in the right direction. The Red Pyramid started the series, The Throne of Fire got it moving. It was fast paced, and covered a good amount of the story. But it wasn't spread thin; Riordan put a great amount of detail into it. You really get to know the characters more and, when you are reading a Rick Riordan book, the characters are gonna be good. There's a reason why these books are so big: they're just so good.

This book is really full of Riordan's signature humor. Mostly, comedic sarcasm. Which is cool with me, 'cause sarcasm is 68% of my average speech. And, no, I am not being sarcastic when I'm saying this. You know when you're reading in public and there's something really funny? You laugh and people look at you like you're crazy as a bat. And, how later, you think of that funny thing and laugh for no apparent reason? Both happened to whilst reading this book. It was purty darn funny. And, honestly, it was pretty refreshing after reading so many serious books lately. This book is still serious, but with a healthy mixture of hilarity.

I don't really have much else to say. This was a great book and, really, anyone who has read anything by Riordan, anyone who likes fantasy, mythology, or sorcery genres will like this book. I would recommend reading The Red Pyramid beforehand, but if you like to read books out of order, that's cool too. You know, whatever floats your boat.

That's one hairy dwarf...

*This was a fairly clean book with a few mentionables. For details, see Parental Book Reviews.


  1. I like the dwarf :D He was funny, although I do hate what happened to him. I hope they find a way to help him in the third book.

  2. I just finished this book too--wasn't it brilliant?!? Rhetorical question....of course it was!!!
    I loved Bes too. He was an awesome inclusion to the series and I wanna see our two heroes find a way to help him in the 3rd book.

    Great review btw.... =)

  3. Thanks for the review! I have yet to read the Throne of Fire, but loved The Red Pyramid. I am excited to go pick it up! ")

  4. I've read the first book in this series, but haven't thought of picking this sequel. I should though! I am a huge Percy Jackson fan!

  5. The series I am into right now is Percy Jackson & the Olympians and The Heroes of Olympus. I am on House of Hades in the Heroes of Olympus. This review gets me excited about The Kane Chronicles.


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