3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
It's almost "Perils of Pauline and Paul",
This review is from: The Throne of Fire (The Kane Chronicles, Book 2) (Hardcover)
I had high hopes when "Kane Chronicles 1" came out, but it seemed too much like a rehash of "Percy Jackson." I was hoping that now that Rick Riordan has described his setting and major characters, that the story could break out into new territory, but it still sounds like "Percy Jackson" to me. There are many characters and situations in Kane that you can match up with the Percy characters.
However, on the positive side, Rick Riordan is a good writer and really knows how to get the reader involved and interested in finding out what will happen next. So you want to be taken along for the ride, even if it seems a bit familiar. You definitely need to read book 1 to make sense of this book, IMHO.
There are other recent (and not so recent) YA and middle school age books about Egypt with young characters that others have mentioned that are very good books, too. This is a good adventure book that introduces the Egyptian gods and goddesses.