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The Throne of Fire (The Kane Chronicles, Book 2)

By Rick Riordan

During this interesting moment installment of the three-book sequence, Carter and Sadie, offspring of the intense Egyptologist Dr. Julius Kane, embark on a world look for the e-book of Ra, however the apartment of lifestyles and the gods of chaos are decided to prevent them.

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Their our bodies have been filled three-deep in shallow niches, or just piled within the corners of the room. while I requested approximately them, Mad Claude used to be dismissive. ‘Commoners. Wannabes. Didn’t have funds for artists and funeral rites, in order that they attempted the home made process. ’ I appeared down on the portrait of the closest mummy, her face a crude finger-painted snapshot. I questioned if her grieving youngsters had made it – one final reward for his or her mom. regardless of the undesirable caliber, i discovered it particularly candy. they'd no funds and no inventive ability, yet they’d performed their top to lovingly ship her to the afterlife. subsequent time I observed Anubis, i might ask him approximately this. a girl like that deserved an opportunity at happiness within the subsequent global, no matter if she couldn’t pay. We had particularly sufficient snobbery during this global with out exporting it to the hereafter. Walt trailed at the back of us, now not conversing. He’d shine his gentle in this mummy or that, as though considering every one one’s destiny. I questioned if he used to be taking into consideration King Tut, his recognized ancestor, whose tomb were in a cavern no longer too assorted from this. After numerous extra lengthy tunnels and crowded mummy rooms, we arrived in a burial chamber that used to be in actual fact a lot older. The wall work had pale, yet they appeared extra authentically Egyptian, with the sideways-walking humans and hieroglyphs that truly shaped phrases, instead of easily delivering ornament. rather than sensible facial pix, the mummies had the accepted wide-eyed, smiling faces I’d obvious on so much Egyptian loss of life mask. a couple of had crumbled to airborne dirt and dust. Others have been encased in stone sarcophagi. ‘Natives,’ Mad Claude proven. ‘Egyptian nobles from earlier than Rome took over. What you’re searching for could be someplace during this sector. ’ I scanned the room. the one different doorway was once blocked with boulders and particles. whereas Walt all started looking, I remembered what Bes had stated – that the 1st scrolls of Ra can assist me locate the 3rd. I pulled them from my bag, hoping they might element the best way like a dowsing rod, yet not anything occurred. From the opposite part of the room, Walt referred to as, ‘What’s this? ’ He was once status in entrance of a few type of shrine – a distinct segment set into the wall, with the statue of a guy wrapped like a mummy. The determine was once carved from wooden, embellished with jewels and priceless metals. His wrappings glistened like pearl within the mild of the torch. He held a golden employees with a silver djed image on best. round his toes stood numerous golden rodents – rats, might be. the surface of his face gleamed turquoise blue. ‘It’s my dad,’ I guessed. ‘Er … I suggest Osiris, isn’t it? ’ Mad Claude arched his eyebrows. ‘Your dad? ’ Fortunately, Walt kept me from explaining. ‘No,’ he stated. ‘Look at his beard. ’ The statue’s beard used to be quite strange. It used to be pencil skinny from his sideburns round his jaw line, with a wonderfully directly bit coming down for a goatee – as though an individual had traced the beard with a grease pen, then caught the pen on his chin. ‘And the collar,’ Walt endured. ‘It’s bought a tassel factor putting down in again. You don’t see that with Osiris.

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