Sadie and Carter Kane are back in this exciting sequel to The Red Pyramid. The Throne of Fire by Rick Riordan is fast paced and action packed as Sadie's and Carter's narrative alternates with each other's point-of-view every two chapters. The book begins three months after the first adventure of the series and begins with a heist gone wrong. The brother and sister realize once again that they aren't the luckiest magicians in the world and that the rest of the House of Life is still set out against them. They need to continue with the Path of the Gods or the world will be plunged into darkness. If they continue their quest to wake the sun god Ra, will the world be saved or will they have made a grievous mistake?
With twists and turns The Throne of Fire is a great read for readers wanting to entertain themselves. Filled with new characters (including one with the name Alyssa; go me!!) and old, there is more at stake than the impending doom of the Earth as everyone knows it.
This book leads us on another dangerous Kane adventure. Filled with discord between siblings and with new dangers, Sadie and Carter still have time to be sidetracked by romance. While the romance isn't the main part of the plot, it still makes for a great sub-plot and doesn't take away from the book. Readers might not enjoy the alternating points-of-view system that was established in The Red Pyramid, but it gives the readers two sides of the same view of the overall picture. This is a great story for readers of all ages and readers will leave wanting to know what the next adventure will be.