Rick Riordan.. that guy has an amazing way of making characters come to life. Like the first book in the series — The Red Pyramid — the chapters alternate between two different points of view: Sadie’s and Carter’s. They both have such different and vibrant personalities — it’s like you can literally feel them jumping off the page and speaking to you in real life.As a huge mythology/Egypt buff, I enjoyed this book a lot — just like the first one. Naturally I can’t help but compare these books to Rick Riordan’s other series, Percy Jackson & the Olympians. I still like Percy Jackson more than The Kane Chronicles, but The Throne of Fire is certainly a great read. It’s packed with adventure, kids saving the world, Egyptian mythology, and magic!Although I must say, I’m not fond of the character Bes. His personality was fine, but I don’t like his character.. or more specifically, his ‘godly abilities.’ He’s a dwarf god who basically frightens off monsters with his embarrassing, wearing-nothing-but-a-speedo attire. He’s not a proper fighter, he just naturally scares people/monsters/gods with his horrifyingly ugly appearance. For me, that was just a little too.. oookay weird (if you know what I mean).In short, I liked the book quite a bit, but I didn’t love it so much that I couldn’t put it down. It took me a few days to get through it just because I wasn’t glued to the book. Although once I got to the last 60 pages or so, things really got intense and then I couldn’t put it down and stayed up until 3am reading and writing this review!