Title: The Son of Neptune
Author: Rick Riordan
Review: I have enjoyed all the Percy Jackson books so far and this one is just as good as the rest. Finding out you are a DemiGod is exciting and who hasn’t wished that they were someone important? Especially as a child or teenager, when you sometimes felt like you didn’t really fit in anywhere or with anyone. Well Percy certainly didn’t fit in with regular-normal children. He was different and as the series progresses you see how different and how unique he truly is. He had the power of Achilles in the last book, but well I don’t want to ruin it for you….but he is on his own again. Oh except for the new characters that he meets along the way of course.
I think that anyone would enjoy this fast moving, exciting series about kids that have to rise above the norm to save the world as we know it. My children are excited when a new book is being released and they always read it ahead of me. Get this series and get this book if you haven’t read it yet. Olympus, Greek and Roman Gods…what’s not to love about that? Mythology brought to life…come on I know you want to read them now.
Publisher: Published October 4th 2011 by HyperionBook CH
Quick Review: 41/2 stars (out of 5)
Why I Read It: I have read the previous books in the series.
Where Did I Get the Book: My local library.
Seven half-bloods shall answer the call,
To storm or fire the world must fall.
An oath to keep with a final breath,
And foes bear arms to the Doors of Death.
Percy is confused. When he awoke from his long sleep, he didn't know much more than his name. His brain fuzz is lingering, even after the wolf Lupa told him he is a demigod and trained him to fight with the pen/sword in his pocket. Somehow Percy manages to make it to a camp for half-bloods, despite the fact that he has to keep killing monsters along the way. But the camp doesn't ring and bells with him. The only thing he can recall from his past is another name: Annabeth
Hazel is supposed to be dead. When she lived before, she didn't do a very good job of it. Sure, she was an obedient daughter, even when her mother was possessed by greed. But that was the problem - when the Voice took over her mother and commanded Hazel to use her "gift" for and evil purpose, Hazel couldn't say no. Now because of her mistake, the future of the world is at risk. Hazel wished she could ride away from it all on the stallion that appears in her dreams.
Frank is a klutz. His grandmother says he is descended from heroes and can be anything he wants to be, but he doesn't see it. He doesn't even know who his father is. He keeps hoping Apollo will claim him, because the only thing he is good at is archery - although not good enough to win camp war games. His bulky physique makes him feel like an ox, especially infront of Hazel, his closest friend at camp. He trusts her completely - enough to share the secret he holds close to his heart.
Beginning at the "other" camp for half-bloods and extending as far as the land beyond the gods, this breathtaking second installment of the Heroes of Olympus series introduces new demigods, revives fearsome monsters, and features other remarkable creatures, all destined to play a part in the Prophesy of Seven
Author Biography: Rick Riordan is an American author from Texas famous for his Percy Jackson and the Olympians series (The Lightning Thief, The Sea of Monsters, The Titan's Curse, The Battle of the Labyrinth, The Last Olympian). He attended The University of Texas at Austin in 1986, where he double-majored in English and History He also wrote The Red Pyramid (Kane Chronicles) and, most recently, The Lost Hero (Heroes of Olympus). He also wrote the Tres Navarre series for adults and helped to edit Demigods and Monsters, a collection of essays on the topic of his Percy Jackson series. He also wrote book one of the 39 Clues (The Maze of Bones) and co-wrote book eleven (Vespers Rising) published by Scholastic Corporation.