Rainer Maria Rilke

"Live a while in these books, learn from them what seems to you worth learning, but above all love them. This love will be repaid you a thousand and a thousand times, and however your life may turn,-it will, I am certain of it, run through the fabric of your growth as one of the most important threads among all the threads of your experiences, disappointments, and joys."--Rainer Maia Rilke

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Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Better and Better

Kane Chronicles #2: The Throne of Fire by Rick Riordan

Adolescent Mythology/Thriller

If it's possible, I liked this one better than the first.  That's the great thing about Riordan--you're never disappointed.  He just keeps getting better and better.

This second installment in the trilogy takes place not very long after the first book left off.  Sadie and Carter Kane are really struggling to adept to their new lives as....Egyptian magicians-in-training.  The brother/sister duo have sent off invitations for others like themselves and have started training them for the war that is brewing, with limited results.  In this book, the Kanes have to find the Book of Ra before the House of Life can defeat them.  Their biggest problem?  Trying to figure out who the enemy is!

This book had the same blend of humor and is just oozing mythology but is much faster paced than the first book, The Red Pyramid.  I think I like the settings and mythology better in this series than Riordan's other two series, Percy Jackson and The Heroes of Olympus.  Egyptian mythology is so unknown to me.  I love losing myself in these adventures!

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