The Quest Continues!
I find myself engrossed in this series at the moment. I’m reading these so fast; it just flows like a river. That’s what I like about Rick Riordan’s writing. It’s quick paced and imaginative and funny. Sadie and Carter are again back with a few cadets in tow. Riordan does the same thing he did in other series, where the main characters are introduced in the first book, and subsequent minor characters are introduced in the second.
Did I mention that I like how the writing just flows with Riordan’s books? No? Yes?!? You can seriously speed through these books because the action is paced very well. I like his use of myths and gods. I’m no expert Egyptologist, but it seems like he did some excellent research for his book. I mean, this book is merging in with the last book (which I’m reading now) – but I also liked that not everything goes one hundred percent perfect.
Again, I have to say that Sadie’s and Carter’s voices were too similar. The story flows fast, but it doesn’t seem like two distinct point of views. To me, it seems like the same character as you read through the whole story. I mean, who wouldn’t think that Sater’s love interests (spoiler – maybe) include Zia, Anubis, and our new comer Walt. That doesn’t seem too unreasonable to me in the 21st century.
If you loved the first book, you’ll continue to love the second (and probably third if I’m being honest). The book is like watching a movie in my mind. I can imagine the gods and demons and everything in between. I’m fairly certain you’ll enjoy this book (YA/Middle-Grade audience).
Fantasy, Young Adult, Middle Grade
May 3rd 2011
One curse. Two Heroes. Five days to save the world.
The Griffin fixed its hungry eyes on Sadie... "Sadie," I said, "drop the scroll."
"Hello? It's stuck to my hand!" she protested. "And I'm on fire! Did I mention that?"
The scroll seemed to have triggered every reservoir of Egyptian magic in the room. Walt and Jaz stood frozen in shock. I supposed I couldn't blame them. This was their first monster.
I took a step towards my sister.
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 magical House of Life, they command certain powers. But now a terrifying enemy - Apophis, the giant snakes of chaos - is rising.
If Carter and Sadie don't destroy him, the world will end in five days' time. And in order to battle the forces of chaos, they must revive the sun god Ra - a feat no magician gas ever achieved. First they must search the world for three sections of the Book of Ra, and then they have to learn how to chant its spells...
Can the Kanes destroy Apophis before he swallows the sun and plunges the earth into darkness... forever?
Narrated in two different wisecracking voices, featuring a large cast of new and unforgettable characters, and with adventures spanning the globe, this second installment in the Kane Chronicles is nothing short of a thrill ride