Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Review: The Throne of Fire


The Throne of Fire
The Throne of Fire by Rick Riordan

My rating: 5 of 5 stars



Riordan always has good action in his books, and this one is no different.. packed from the opening to end, the book has good twists, and enough obscure Egyptian references to make you think and even maybe do some research. A fun read that is, in some ways better than the first book in the series, but in other ways not as fun.

I found the action more believable, (if you can call it that when speaking of a book of this sort), in this book than the first, but the interplay between characters was lacking in this as compared to the first. There were no real suspenseful tweenie love plots in this one, and the interplay between the male character, (Carter) and his love interest is completely ignored.. likely setting it up for more attention in the third book.

However, even with those criticisms, Riordan delivers one of the better books/series in the MG market. He's found the winning equation, and he does it well here.



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4 comments:

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  2. My stepson really enjoys the Percy Jackson stuff. Might have to check out this series too.

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  4. Man, I hadn't even heard of this series... (Riordan, of course, but not Throne of Fire)

    Thanks for the review. We'll see if I get to it someday! :D

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