The Heroes of Olympus, Book Two: The Son of Neptune

Percy and his friends are definitely heroes in my book! Mythology, mystery, adventure and romance all in one epic read!

The Son of NeptuneBy Giselle San Miguel

Author:
Rick Riordan

Publication Date:
October 4, 2011

Publisher:
Disney Book Group

Format:
Paperback, 544 pages

Price:
CND $21.99

Websites:

Amazon.caChapters | Indigo, GoodReads

Description

In The Lost Hero, three demigods named Jason, Piper, and Leo made their first visit to Camp Half-Blood, where they inherited a blood-chilling quest:

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.

Who are the other four mentioned in the prophesy? The answer may lie in another camp thousands of miles away, where a new camper has shown up and appears to be the son of Neptune, god of the sea…

With an ever-expanding cast of brave-hearted heroes and formidable foes, this second book in The Heroes of Olympus series offers all of the action, pathos, and humor that Rick Riordan fans crave.

 

Review

This is one amazing read!

I like the flow of the story where we read from the different points of Percy, Hazel and Frank. I’ve seen the movie Percy Jackson and the Ligtning Thief and after watching and enjoying the movie I bought the first book. As always I loved the book more so than the movie, and ended up getting the entire box set.

Now I believe the The Heroes of Olympus is a spin-off series of the Percy Jackson series so I don’t know much about it.

We follow Percy, son of Neptune, Frank son of Mars, and Hazel daughter of Pluto as they go on a quest to release Death from the clutches of evil Earth Goddess Gaea! If you don’t know much about mythology then not to worry because Rick writes with extreme detail that is on par with J.K. Rowling herself.

I find myself giggling reading some of the witty banter that Percy projects. It’s that good! If you’re a Harry Potter fan be sure to check this series out. Mythology, mystery, adventure and romance all in one epic read!

RATING 5/5

QUOTES

“Hazel tried to pass herself off as a modern kid. It wasn’t easy. Thankfully, demigods didn’t use a lot of technology at camp. But the first time age went on a furlough to Berkley, she nearly had a stroke. Televisions, computers, iPods, the Internet….it made her glad to get back to the world of ghosts, unicorns and gods. That seemed much less of a fantasy than the twenty-first century.”—page 94

“Why do you look so surprised, Fai? You always said that you are not comfortable in your own body. We all feel that way—all of us with the blood of Pylos. This gift was only given once to a mortal family. We are unique among demigods.”—Frank’s grandmother, page 372

“Um..” Hazel faltered. “You mean you won’t …you’re not going to—” “Claim your life?” Thanatos asked. “Well, let’s see…” He pulled a pure-black iPad from thin air. Death tapped the screen a few times, and all Frank could think was: Please don’t there be an app for reaping souls.”

 


 

Giselle San Miguel is a freelance web designer who has a voracious appetite for reading and manages her own book blog at booknerd.ca. She also enjoys writing, design, movies, and photography.