If you haven’t read The Red Pyramid, turn back now! You’ve been warned!
Carter and Sadie Kane can’t just have a normal life. It’s not enough that they’re descended from pharoahs, or learning to harness their skills as magicians, or teaching others like them to do the same. On top of all this, they’ve got to find a way to prevent Apophis, the god of chaos, from rising while trying to find the Book of Ra so that the sun god can rise and help them to defeat the forces of chaos threatening to take over the world. Easy-peasy, right? Um, not so much. As usual, things don’t exactly go quite as well as the Kane family would like.
Carter and Sadie are encountering new and unexpected things in their latest adventures: girl trouble (for Carter), boy trouble (for Sadie), two gods taking over the forms of their grandparents, an unbelievably ugly–but helpful–dwarf god, a bad Russian magician lovingly called Vlad the Inhaler (he has some respiratory issues), and a bunch of gods, goddesses, mummies, and magicians who seem to want the Kanes dead. It wouldn’t be so bad if all of this wasn’t interfering with their search for Ra. (Did I mention that they have absolutely no idea where Ra is or what condition he might be in when/if they find him? No? Well, now you know.)
Things aren’t looking good for Carter and Sadie and their fight to restore order to the world. Chaos is breaking free, and it will take immense strength and a fair bit of sacrifice to prevent Apophis from destroying everything. Are Carter and Sadie up to the task? What–or who–will they have to give up this time to win the battle before them? And will it be enough to strike a blow in the war that is coming? The answers are never easy, but you can discover them yourself when you read The Throne of Fire by Rick Riordan.