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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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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.

9 of 10 people found this review helpful

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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.<br/><br/>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!

5 of 6 people found this review helpful

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  • Mary
  • LONG BEACH, CA, United States
  • 05-03-12

Throne of Fire doesn't dissapoint!

If you could sum up The Throne of Fire in three words, what would they be?

Fun, humorous, entertaining

Who was your favorite character and why?

Sadie Kane is my favorite character because of the way Rick Riordan has given her a great sense of humor as she goes through teen angst, the pains of becoming a magician, and some incredible adventures.

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

They infuse both main characters with a living, breathing personality that is both believable and accessible to the reader/ listener. And every other character comes to life as well!

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

...laugh mostly, cry a couple of times.

Any additional comments?

Love this whole series. It's not just a "kids" book. I love the Egpytian mythology facts as Riordan weaves them seamlessly into the story. I love that he has created a REAL muticultural family. Just a great time!

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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Listened with my 8 year old

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Throne of Fire?

We loved the part where Set is trapped in a jar and keeps saying things like,

Any additional comments?

I listened to most of this with my son and we had a great time. Sometimes scenes were so funny that we stopped and repeated the lines over and over. He listened to it all. He had read the book first and enjoyed hearing the characters' voices. He laughed, he cried. Overall great book.

5 of 6 people found this review helpful

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  • Kristen
  • Vancouver, WA, United States
  • 05-05-11

Thrilling Adventure for Children of All Ages

The Kane series continues to capture the attention of fans of all ages! You won't want to put the book down!

4 of 5 people found this review helpful

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Great

The whole family loves this! Great for car trips with the family. The narration is fantastic!!!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • Paula
  • Meridian ID United States
  • 05-13-12

Great book for the whole family!

What did you love best about The Throne of Fire?

We have enjoyed all of Rick Riordan's books. I love it because not only do I enjoy the story but my Grandchildren do too.

What did you like best about this story?

This is a "clean" well written story, The dialog is clear enough for even my youngest grandchild to follow.

Which character – as performed by Kevin R. Free and Katherine Kellgren – was your favorite?

Sadie has to be my favorite character, her "spunk" is very endearing.

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  • Ryan
  • Batesville, IN, United States
  • 04-30-12

Awsome book for the young at heart

What made the experience of listening to The Throne of Fire the most enjoyable?

I think having two different people reading this book helped out a lot. Taking the old egyptian gods and giving them a twist is very good by Rick.

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

I usually do not read a lot of books like this, but this series is so good that I will read everyone from here on out.

What does Kevin R. Free and Katherine Kellgren bring to the story that you wouldn???t experience if you just read the book?

they bring a different listening experience that is unique. They bring life to the characters.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

The dwarf god at 4th house at the end.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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It just keeps getting better!

What made the experience of listening to The Throne of Fire the most enjoyable?

Reading about characters I know and love grow and work through some of the big and small obstacles life offers.

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

"The Red Pyramid" was a great start to this trilogy, but "Throne of Fire" is like the second time around the roller coaster!

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

I can't string enough letters together to express how much and how often I found myself doing both!

Any additional comments?

On to "The Serpent's Shadow"!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • Dee
  • West Bridgewater, MA, United States
  • 03-14-12

daughter loved it

Would you consider the audio edition of The Throne of Fire to be better than the print version?

my daughter has a reading disablilty so I love to get the audiobook after she reads the text. this allows her review and learn about a lot she missed while reading. Audiobooks have enriched her love for books because she realizes if she takes her time reading a book she will get so much more out of it. I always buy audio books for her required reading for school and essays. she also loves to listen before bed settles her right down.

Have you listened to any of Kevin R. Free and Katherine Kellgren ’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

very well done

Any additional comments?

just plane love them.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful