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The Throne of Fire (The Kane Chronicles Book 2)
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Ever since the gods of Ancient Egypt were unleashed on the modern world, Carter Kane and his sister, Sadie, have been inbigtrouble.

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Rick Riordan is an award-winning mystery writer. Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief, Rick's first novel featuring the heroic young demigod, was the overall winner of the Red House Children's Book Award in 2006 and is now a blockbuster film franchise, starring Logan Lerman. Rick lives in Boston with his wife and two sons.

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Storytelling that will get readers hooked. -- Philip Ardagh * The Guardian *
Witty and inspired. Gripping, touching and deliciously satirical * Times *
A fantastic blend of myth and modern * Eoin Colfer, author of Artemis Fowl *
Sure to become a classic * Sunday Express *

Gr 5-8-Sadie and Carter, children of Egyptologist Dr. Julius Kane, are back in the second title (Hyperion, 2011) in a projected trilogy by Rick Riordan. This time, they are causing chaos in both the Brooklyn Museum in New York and the Hermitage in St. Petersburg, Russia, as they try to save the world from total annihilation. The danger is from Apophis, the god of chaos, who plans to destroy the rest of the gods and rule in their place. To thwart him, Sadie and Carter are trying to locate Ra, the god of order, and restore him to power. Along with plot complications as Sadie and Carter try to find the three sections of the Book of Ra, there are questions of loyalty among the gods and the 20 trainees who have come to Brooklyn House to follow in Sadie and Carter's footsteps. Told in the first person from Sadie and Carter's points of view, Kevin R. Free and Katherine Kellgren once again narrate in fine style, capturing the personality traits of all the characters. Apophis's snake-like voice is pure evil and Ra's child-like requests for cookies, zebras, and other "lame" enticements reflect his senility and fragility. The dwarf god Bes is particularly well-realized with his tough-guy talk (like a New York hoodlum) but warm heart and even shyness around his love interest. While the book is action-packed, it's the dialogue that keeps listeners engaged. The plot and cast of characters in this book will be more understandable to those familiar with The Red Pyramid (2010, both Hyperion; Brilliance, 2011). Full of magic, danger, fantasy, and adventure, this is a memorable listen.-Edie Ching, The University of Maryland, College Park (c) Copyright 2011. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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