The Throne of Fire (Kane Chronicles #2) Book Cover Released!

January 16th, 2011 by

Thank the gods, the world now has a sneak preview of The Throne of Fire (Book 2 of Rick Riordan’s The Kane Chronicles)! The first chapter has been released, along with the cover!

As you might have guessed from my obsessive — I mean, thorough coverage of the cover for The Red Pyramid when it was first released, and from my recommendation of the book in Kidsmomo theme Globe-Trotting Adventures, I really like this series so far.

As you’ll see from Chapter 1 of The Throne of Fire, posted exclusively on USA Today, Carter and Sadie are at it again with their baboon companion, Khufu, and the Egyptian gods that are semi-inhabiting their minds.

So, onto the new book cover!

  • Sadie and Carter are back, on what looks to be an Egyptian papyrus boat.
  • I like that they are facing us (more or less) this time, and don’t have their backs towards us. It’s like they’ve grown up since the first book and have a lot more confidence!
  • I spot Carter’s bag around his shoulder…
  • And Sadie’s carrying a scepter…
  • There’s a flaming throne represented on the sails (title alert!).
  • And is that a museum behind them?
  • What are those three sticks poking out on the left?

What are some things you notice from the beautiful cover?

— Nancy

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28 Responses

  • Hahaha me writes:
    January 17th, 2011 at 12:53 pm

    My first thought when I saw the cover was, “That looks really awesome!!” Then I saw the bugs. THEN I thought that I was just hallucinating or something; why would there be bugs on the cover? “The Throne of Fire”…that sounds really ominous. Well, until it comes out I still have all my Christmas money to spend on more books, so I THINK I’ll survive. Maybe.

  • Jahnesha writes:
    January 19th, 2011 at 6:48 pm

    I noticed that they are in the egyptian underworld for that is were the throne lies.

    • Kate writes:
      March 16th, 2011 at 12:35 am

      wasn’t there a throne in the pyramid in the first book? and weren’t beetles sacred in egypt and the ppl worshipped them? i think that the boy and girl on the fron are sadie and carter because they’re the main characters… why would they have supporting characters ON THE COVER of the book? and i think the sticks on the left are those sticks they impaled people on… but in a sand dune? kinda random… what are those glowing purple lights? is the scroll in the girls hand the one from the museum? and isn’t there usually something on the mast of the boat? so many things to ponder!

  • raoofa writes:
    January 19th, 2011 at 9:17 pm

    i hope they have some arabic in there i’m from egypt and i hate the fact it doesn’t….back on subject…pretty awesome…hint:the’re on a ship!

  • Kingdom Hearts writes:
    January 20th, 2011 at 2:43 pm

    The cover looks awesome and I hope the book gets darker along the way to the end. And Carter and Sadie look older.

  • Gary writes:
    January 22nd, 2011 at 4:24 pm

    I previewed the first chapter and that is not sadie and carter. That is there 2 new trainees on the left is jaz and the one on the right i forgot his name, but they are the two new characters in the book

    • Raoofa writes:
      January 27th, 2011 at 3:33 pm


    • Arihant writes:
      March 14th, 2011 at 6:54 am

      They are sadie and carter as the girl is wearing combat boots…

  • Austin writes:
    January 25th, 2011 at 3:35 am

    I don’t think those are cockroaches but more like scarabs that would be more egyptian in theme

  • Raoofa writes:
    January 27th, 2011 at 3:30 pm

    if anyone want to read the first chapter, here is the link …

  • nifstar writes:
    January 27th, 2011 at 6:53 pm

    i read the first chapter of the throne of fire. it was awesome!
    P.S. hey, kingdom hearts! i love those games too! they’re awesome!
    P.P.S.don’t think i am one of those people who get exicited easily. i’m not. nor is my favorite word “awesome”.

    • sonny writes:
      January 28th, 2011 at 3:50 pm

      hi i loved ur book thier so awesome!!!!!!!!

      • tommy writes:
        January 31st, 2011 at 1:42 pm

        it is awsome!!!!!!

  • tommy writes:
    January 27th, 2011 at 7:48 pm

    i loved the first book and cant wait till the secend one comes out you rock

  • tommy writes:
    January 31st, 2011 at 1:41 pm

    hey its me agin i love the percy jackson series and i love this one you rock!!!!!

  • tommy writes:
    January 31st, 2011 at 3:02 pm

    i wonder if hes on the first one

  • tommy writes:
    January 31st, 2011 at 3:03 pm

    i wonder if hes on the third one

  • Lauren writes:
    February 7th, 2011 at 4:35 pm

    The cover is really colorful. I like it!

  • caroline writes:
    February 14th, 2011 at 5:32 pm

    well in ancient egypt there were flesh eating cockroaches… maybe thats whats on the cover. i really like to look at covers and see if i can guess what will happen in the book! Rick Riordan is really awesome at covers!!!

  • ethan writes:
    February 14th, 2011 at 9:25 pm

    I noticed that under the throne there is what looks like a coffin. And i think that the fire throne thing probably refers to the throne of RA!!!

    • halle writes:
      February 15th, 2011 at 2:28 pm

      smart…hahaha…i cant wait till da book comz out.

  • zoe writes:
    February 27th, 2011 at 10:49 am

    i love the persy jackson series and the kane chronicles.they rock!!!!!!!

  • briana writes:
    March 27th, 2011 at 3:49 pm

    if you haven’t already don’t read the first chapter!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!it just makes you want the book but it doesn’t come out until may!!!!

    • dalton writes:
      October 10th, 2012 at 5:39 pm

      oh my gods 2 more months boo hoo so long

  • Jay writes:
    April 10th, 2011 at 6:39 pm

    Personally i like rick riordons books i think he should write a book for all the gods and have them meet up in some period of time that would be cool.

  • Jake writes:
    April 10th, 2011 at 6:41 pm

    i like the book

  • Anonymous writes:
    September 10th, 2011 at 7:32 pm

    I LUV IT!

  • dalton writes:
    October 10th, 2012 at 5:32 pm

    the two that are on the front are Jaz and Walt I HAVE read this entire book

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