The Throne of Fire
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 time to master their skills at Brooklyn House, 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 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 difficult than any magician has ever accomplished. First they have to search the world for 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?
Narrated by two different wisecracking voices, featuring a large cast of new and unforgettable characters, and with adventures spanning the globe, this second installment of the Kane Chronicles is nothing short of a thrill ride.
I don’t even know how to word my disappointment with this series. The Percy Jackson books were never great. They had an awesome storyline and decent characters, but some serious flaws. And then the spinoff series happened, and that one was a bit worse. These Kane books, though, are so incredibly bad. Bad story, bad characters, really bad writing. Rick Riordan is not good at writing children, and it’s extremely evident in this series. They’re a little too “funny”. I feel like I’m being begged to laugh with every line I read. It’s bad.
The story started out semi-interesting in the first book, and just went downhill from there. This book was excruciating to get through. I’ve been reading it since it came out, and I only just finished it. (Only to find that there’s another that I have to suffer through.)
The characters are awful. They’re annoying and not believable and just so so bad. I don’t care about their lives or their struggles or anything.
This series just needs to stop.