Author: Rick Riordan
Started Date: May 16, 2012
Finished Date: May 21, 2012
Rating: 5/5 stars
“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 much time to master their skills at Brooklyn House, which has become 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 come to an end. In other words, it’s 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 powerful than any magician has ever accomplished.
First they have to search the world for the three sections of 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 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.”
I like the pace and the fast beginning. The adventures are enjoyable and fun! And I like the new characters introduced here. Honestly, it took me a long time to finally read this because I’m not very familiar with the egyptian mythology and I need to take a research first. But the third book has already came out so I decided to read it, and I really think this is better than the first book. Sadie and Carter are awesome characters! I like the fact that they are more mature here, and they have demonstrated a lot of magic and knowledge. Sadie is not that irritating anymore, I know she’s talkative but she’s also funny at the same time. I’m so amused because she’s torn between two gorgeous guys, Anubis and Walt. Carter, on the other hand, is more powerful now, and I like his love struggle with Zia. I hope their love story will get better in the third book. But, my favorite character in this book is Bes, the dwarf god. He made me laugh a hundred of times especially with his cool “dwarf pride” speedo.LOL. What surprised me more is his love triangle with Taweret, the hippo goddess and Bast, the cat goddess. It is definitely something that you would watch out for!