Review Blog

Jul 22 2011

The Throne of Fire by Rick Riordan

cover image

The Kane Chronicles. Puffin, 2011. ISBN 978 0141 335667.
The Throne of Fire is the much awaited sequel to The Red Pyramid. The extraordinary adventures of Carter Kane and his sister Sadie whose Egyptian roots have come forward in time to thrust them into the perennial war between good and evil. The Kanes and their cohorts gallop at break neck speed as the forces of evil build to threaten the existence of Earth itself. The powers of the ancient Egyptian gods have to be learned, as does the use of the mysterious conduit of the duat. They achieve their goals by the skin of their teeth but leave the reader wondering what will happen next - and when will the third in the Kane Chronicles be ready. The young teen readers (and older ones too) who enjoy a complex adventure with an Egyptian flavour will love this carefully crafted read.
Sue Whittaker (Primary teacher librarian)

Archived Blog Entries
Latest News
Australian Kids and Family Reading Report
2016 CBCA shortlists
2016 Ena Noel Award
Branford Boase Children's Debut Prize shortlist
2016 Children's Choice Book Awards Winners
Teens can benefit from reading about scientists
2015 Nebula Award Winners
2016 Australian/Vogel's Literary Award
2016 Edgar Award Winners
2016 Pulitzer Prize
British Book Industry Award 2016
#LoveOzYA website launched

ReadPlus Features
Print similar authors bookmark
Read similar authors
How to find lesson plans
Sample theme animation

Promote Reading
Staff holiday reading list 2015
Display calendars
Science fiction and fantasy lists SAETA conference 2015
Value of School Libraries
Library, Reading development and the Internet
Free Rights of the Reader Poster
Reviews: Author index
Books for boys
Bookmark and poster templates