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.
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©2011 Rick Riordan (P)2011 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
AWESOME I loved this book. The characters developed well, and it captured and portrayed the sibling rivalry to a tee, so to speak.
Any of the other Rick Riordan books. Especially like the Percy Jackson series. Riordan's characters are entertaining and the way he builds his suspense is really enjoyable.
Saddie Kane was the absolute best thing ever! Bast(?) the cat was also wonderfully voiced.
Worth the time and the price, very entertaining.
I would totally recommend this book to any of my friends I started with the Percy Jackson series then my cousin who has read all of Rick Riordan's book recommended this Kane Chronicles. I have not regretted getting this book or the last I love listening to these books!
This book is history masquerading as a fun, fast-paced story. My kids loved this book because the story was fun and exciting, but the author mixed in so much Egyptian history and mythology that my kids really learned something. It's certainly not a textbook, but it made the topic fun and has inspired my kids to learn more about Ancient Egypt.
I should add that the narration was suburb. Both were good, but Katherine Kellgren was outstanding--she brings Sadie to life.
I was crying when they found out what had happened to Bess. But overall I loved the book I'm so sad that there's only one book left.
Rick Riordan, love his books, wish I had another credit just to keep going!!!! Start from the Percy Jackson series, & then the Olympians, then this, he's writing cross over stories & hopefully audible will get them soon!!!
What do you even say about yourself on an audio book site? I like books? I don't have time to read anymore so I listen?
Having gotten used to the narration style in the last book, I was able to enjoy it fully in this book. I love all of the characters, none of them are shallow and many of them have entire stories of their own to tell.
My only gripe is pretty much my same as the first book. The kids ages are just stated as way to young to be accurate for how they act. Every time age comes up I just roll my eyes and pretend they are older. It's annoying but solves my problem.
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