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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?
Narrated in two different wisecracking voices, featuring a large cast of new and unforgettable characters, and with adventures spanning the globe, this second installment in the Kane Chronicles is nothing short of a thrill ride.
©2011 Rick Riordan (P)2011 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
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5 out of 5 stars
By Craig H. on 09-01-11

Rick is masterful with history and incrporation.

If you can get your kids to read these books then you are doing them a favor. These books are just plain fun but they also have many hidden treasures. The books have legends and history and ancient tales for them to read and maybe even remember. These are lessons that may creep up in school. These books have some fun mixed with knowledge. I cannot think of a better thing for a kid than to read for fun and accidentally learn something. The 30 Clues series is the same. Many historical and geographic facts mixed with a fun story.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Shannon on 05-23-12

An engaging audio and an engaging read!

Would you listen to The Throne of Fire again? Why?

Yes, my son is the one listening to these and he loves the characters, the interaction and the accuracy to mythological legends.

What other book might you compare The Throne of Fire to and why?

It's actually a better read than Riordan's Heroes of Olympus series because it's better written and a much better set of performers on the audio version!

What does Kevin R. Free and Katherine Kellgren bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

My son loved the interplay between the two characters and how they rounded out the idea of a brother-sister team without making the reading sound dry.

The reality is that I buy the audiobooks specifically so that my son who is dyslexic can stay well read and on his grade level despite his inability to read. He is almost twelve years old and these characters spoke to him. Frequently, audiobooks are read without inflection and without the reality that someone with language deficits needs in order to integrate language. These two readers hit all the high points, as well as covering a variety of accents.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

Thousands of Years of Family Drama Comes to Life!

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6 of 7 people found this review helpful

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