The Throne of Fire is the second book of the Kane Chronicles trilogy. You can find all my reviews for Rick Riordan’s books at the end of this post. Have fun!
The gods of Ancient Egypt have come back to earth. And Apophis, the giant serpent of Chaos, will awaken and destroy the universe.
Carter and Sadie Kane have only five days to save the world, and for this, they need to find the Book of Ra. However, the book is now in pieces and scattered all around the world. Luckily, Horus appeared in Carter’s dreams, telling him one part of the artifact is exposed in a museum in Brooklyn for a few more hours. And that’s just the beginning of the story.
As I’ve said before, last year, I kind of got obsessed with Rick Riordan and his books. This is why when I finished The Percy Jackson and the Heroes of Olympus series, I started the Kane Chronicles.
I wasn’t as invested in The Kane Chronicles as I was with the Percy Jackson series, but I ended up really enjoying it!
The Throne of Fire is the second book of the trilogy and the one I liked the most. First, because you really get to know Carter and Sadie without them being “possessed” by Horus and Isis. But mostly because I really got invested in the story, really fast.
I also loved this book because it made me rediscover my love for Egyptian mythology when I was a kid. It made me remember seeing the Valley of Kings when I was a child with my family and how much I love that culture.
The Throne of Fire is also the only book that talks about what happens to gods once they are no longer worships, believed in, or even remembered by humans. And I have to say. It’s really sad. When I read about all those once-powerful gods left abandoned in an old people’s house in the afterlife. It kind of breaks your heart, even if it’s not real…
Should you read The Throne of Fire?
Yes, you should absolutely read The Throne of Fire, but make sure that you read The Red Pyramid first!