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The Throne of Fire: Kane Chronicles, Book 2 | [Rick Riordan]

The Throne of Fire: Kane Chronicles, Book 2

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.
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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.

Enchanted? Listen to more Kane Chronicles.

©2011 Rick Riordan (P)2011 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

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    Susan W Los Angeles 11-27-12
    Susan W Los Angeles 11-27-12 Member Since 2008
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    "An Adventurous Listen"

    I was introduced to Mr Riordan’s works by my teenage cousin who wanted me to read the Percy Jackson series with her. I was instantly hooked to the series. I am a sucker for anything historical/mythological related.

    I began to search for other books written by Mr Riordan.

    I came across the Kane Chronicles. The dynamic relationship between Carter and Sadie reminds of my own relationship with my sibling. The sarcasm. The mutual understanding that we can pick on each other however we want, but if an outsider tries to pick on either one of us, then they’ve another thing coming…

    The wonderful narration + Mr Riordan's writing made me felt like I was on the same adventure as the Kanes.

    I look forward to finishing the Kane series.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Tiffany Williston, VT, United States 11-05-12
    Tiffany Williston, VT, United States 11-05-12
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    "Didn't enjoy as much as the first book"

    Maybe it was too long between books, but I didn't enjoy this listen as much as I enjoyed reading the first book. The characters, especially the Kanes, seemed too stereotypical and melodramatic. I did not enjoy this as much as I enjoyed his Percy Jackson series.

    The narrators were good, just the plot needed some help.

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    david eau claire, WI, United States 10-25-12
    david eau claire, WI, United States 10-25-12 Member Since 2007
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    "Female narator kinda hurts my ears."

    I really like the book. Very cool story and great character interaction and developement between the friends and family members.

    I very much enjoy Kevin Free's reading. I just can't like Katherine Kellgren reading. She reads very quickly and very high pitch and ends up practically shrieking during the exciting scenes.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Joshua OOLTEWAH, TN, United States 07-30-12
    Joshua OOLTEWAH, TN, United States 07-30-12
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    "A great listen!"
    Any additional comments?

    The way this book was written lends itself to the audio format. My family really enjoys this series.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Rachael Brookfield, OH, United States 07-01-12
    Rachael Brookfield, OH, United States 07-01-12 Member Since 2009
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    "The Adventure Continues"
    Would you listen to The Throne of Fire again? Why?

    I'm writing this review after my second listen of The Throne of Fire. I wanted to re-listen to the whole series before starting The Serpent's Shadow. I'm glad that I listened to it again because I had forgotten almost the entire story with the exception of the ending. However, I don't think that I will be listening to this book a third time.

    The second book in the series feels a lot like the first, but without being as much fun. The Kane's are still trying to save the world from chaos in a ridiculously short amount of time against near impossible odds. But the uniqueness of the first book is missing here. Life as Egyptian magicians has become old hat to Carter and Sadie, but they don't show much growth or development as characters. I understand that they're just young teenagers, but after saving the world and skirting death multiple times, I had expected a higher level of maturity and/or understanding from our two heroes. Sadly, that was lacking.

    Having said that, I still enjoyed the book as a light adventure story. The witty dialogue is still prominently featured and I often found myself smiling or chuckling at some of the character descriptions. After finishing, I'm now excited to read the Serpent's Shadow and see how Riordan wraps up the series.


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

    Their narration makes a good book so much better. At times, things felt a bit repetitive in the writing. Riordan often repeatedly reminded the readers of the major plot points, namely that the world would end, in almost every single chapter, as if we had forgotten. The problem with an audiobook is that you just can't simply skim over those parts. The two narrators, however, made the repetition of information bearable by adding emotion and personality to it. I think that I would've been more frustrated with the sometimes slow pacing if I had been reading the book instead of listening.


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    david LEWISTON, UTAH, United States 12-03-11
    david LEWISTON, UTAH, United States 12-03-11
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    "I completely loved the throne of fire"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I definitely recommend this audio book it has a great story line and lots of recurring done
    I con't wait for the next book to come out


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    carter was my favorite character because he is brave and takes risks i love that he looks after his little sister Sadie


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

    I love hearing Katherine's British ax-cent and and her interruptions


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Jennifer Fort Wayne, IN, United States 12-02-11
    Jennifer Fort Wayne, IN, United States 12-02-11 Member Since 2007
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    "Great story"

    We love Rick riordan books and this one is no exception. They are fun, adventurous, showcase kids as heroes saving the world time and time again (my kids love that part!) and I love that riordan shares bits of mythology so that when the kids encounter it in high school or college, it will not be as intimidating.

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    Line oslo, Norway 08-07-11
    Line oslo, Norway 08-07-11 Member Since 2011
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    "Book number 2!"

    I really enjoyed this one as well, I think it’s even better than the first, and I can’t wait for the third! Just as good as the first, if not better. Five stars!

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    Prabal Kathleen, GA, United States 05-17-11
    Prabal Kathleen, GA, United States 05-17-11
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    "Weak"

    After listening to the first Kane book I thought it had promise and could rise up to the Percy Jackson series. This second installment is somewhat of a disappointment. The kids sounded petulant and casual about their challenges. The ending was mildly exciting but it leaves the users hanging. The duration is short as well. I think they cut this book way short.

    5 of 11 people found this review helpful
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    Patricia Hanlon Aurora, Colorado 02-14-12
    Patricia Hanlon Aurora, Colorado 02-14-12
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    "Disappointment"
    Would you try another book from Rick Riordan and/or Kevin R. Free and Katherine Kellgren ?

    The first book had promise and was interesting. Not much clever or interesting things happen, and the female narrator has a voice so shrill and unpleasant, I had to practically mute the recording to deal with it.
    Boring, and uninteresting, whining teens. Rick Riordan really missed the boat with this, I will never listen to a reading by Katherine Kellgren, again, I think


    What could Rick Riordan have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    Have better narrators, and do something besides have the female complain.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Kevin R. Free and Katherine Kellgren ???s performances?

    Kevin R. Free is OK. Katherine Kellgren is dreadful.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from The Throne of Fire?

    Most of them.


    Any additional comments?

    Will not read this series or listen to another book in it.

    2 of 5 people found this review helpful
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