Book Talk: The Throne of Fire by Rick Riordan (Kane Chronicles 2)

Hey guys!
It’s time for my review on The Throne of Fire, second installment of Rick Riordan’s Kane Chronicles trilogy. Let’s see whether it can keep up with the amazing first part!

The Throne of Fire by Rick Riordan (Cover from Goodreads)

The Throne of Fire by Rick Riordan (Cover from Goodreads)

The Plot:
Sadie and Carter have been through a lot, but their ordeal is far from over. Apophis, the chaos snake, is rising. The only way to prevent the end of the world is to find the Ra, the sun god and restore his powers. But first they need to get the three sections of the book of Ra. Did I mention that both the book and the God have been missing for ages?

 

The Rating:
I’m a sucker for everything Rick Riordan and this series is no exception. It took me a while to get started but once I had picked the books up, it was impossible to stop. After hell of a ride with the first part, I was very excited to dive into The Throne of Fire.
One of the things I enjoyed so much about it is the way the story is told. The book is meant to be a transcript of some audio recordings Sadie and Carter did. So first of all, we get two different voices and perspectives which makes for nice changes (and funny moments) throughout the novel. It also feels more real, being told from those “having witnessed it first hand”. This really distinguishes the whole Kane Chronicles series from the rest of Riordan’s books. Otherwise it might have been lost among the rest of his works but instead it pops out. Continue reading

Book Talk: The Red Pyramid by Rick Riordan (Kane Chronicles 1)

Hey guys!
Rick Riordan is one of my favorite YA writers. I’ve read almost all of his books – the only series still on my list was The Kane Chronicles. However, this summer I had some time at hand, so let’s kick it off with the first installment, The Red Pyramid!

The Red Pyramid by Rick Riordan (Cover from Goodreads)

The Red Pyramid by Rick Riordan (Cover from Goodreads)

 

The Plot:
Sadie and Carter Kane are to very different siblings. Not only do they look quite differently, while Carter travelled the world with his archeologist father, Sadie spent her time in England with her grandparents.
But when Carter and their father come to visit Sadie, all of their lives are bound to change forever…

 

The Rating:
By now, you’ll all know that I’m a Rick Riordan fan. He wrote some amazing and breath-taking novels that you won’t be able to put down.
So, I was excited to finally catch up with the Kane Chronicles as those books had been published from 2010 to 2012.
After lots of stuff on Greek and Roman mythology, I was ready to learn some stuff about ancient Egypt!
The first thing to mentioned about the Kane Chronicles in general is the way the story is told. It’s supposed to be a transcript of a recording made by Carter and Sadie. You get the feeling that they tell their own story in their own words, which makes for a nice change. Continue reading