“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 time to master their skills at Brooklyn House, 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 end. In other words, its 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 difficult than any magician has ever accomplished. First they have to search for 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 by two different wisecracking voices, featuring a large cast of new and unforgettable characters, and with adventures spanning the globe, this second installment of the Kane Chronicles is nothing short of a thrill ride.”
Once again Rick Riordan has not failed to impress me.
This was the perfect second installment in this trilogy. I enjoyed it even more than I did the first book (which you can find my review of here).
I loved all of the characters featured in this book. Carter and Sadie didn’t fail to make me laugh out loud. The side characters featured were also great. We didn’t just have characters from US and the UK, but all over the world. We got a great amount of diversity from the characters featured in this book. Characters from all different religions and races were featured and, since that is one thing that I think is so important in literature these days, I was so happy to see that diversity incorporated.
The one thing that I have loved about this trilogy compared to some of the other stories by this author is the focus on family. I feel like the family aspects really picked up in this book. We got to see Carter and Sadie form a closer bond than was featured in the first book. I love any book that incorporates a strong family aspect.
The plot, as usual, was the strongest part of the story. This book, like many others by this author, was action-packed and page-turning. In the first book, I didn’t think that there was too much action and was mostly focused on the story and world building. This book had all the action that was missing from the first book and more. Yes, I will say the plot was slow at times but overall it was still a fantastic one.
Overall, this book was fantastic. This series has been getting better and better with each book. This author has become one of my all time favorites through all of the books that I have read. I can’t wait to see where the story goes from here in the next book. I can’t wait to see how this series wraps up!