Monday, September 02, 2013

The Last Olympian by Rick Riordan

The battle Percy has been dreading is about to begin. The cruise ship carrying Kronos and his minions approaches New York, while the titan Typhon is havocing his way across the continent to meet Kronos at the gates of Olympus. Percy, Annabeth, Grover, and all the other inhabitants of Camp Half-blood are on the alert and preparing to defend their divine parents. But there's a mole at the camp, someone giving the enemy critical information, and even worse (in Percy's opinion) is that the Great Prophecy is predicting a truly terrible 16th birthday. I mean, who wants their soul reaped the day they turn 16?

I've finally read it. The finale of the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series by Rick Riordan has come and gone, and I remain. But seriously, it feels good to catch up with the story, since I'm already halfway through the next series, The Heroes of Olympus. In The Last Olympian, you have the culmination of several plotlines: the war between the Olympians and the Titans, the rivalry of Percy and Luke, the revelation of the Great Prophecy, and the resolution of the Annabeth-Percy-Rachel love triangle. It's a lot of threads to tie up, or cut, as the Fates decide, but Rick Riordan gets the job done.

I already knew how the book would end--after all, I am reading the next series--but I didn't know how certain events would play out, exactly, and what the details would be. So, it was fun to see how it all went down. I think if you're reading this series properly, in order, you will probably be surprised by some of the events. Here's a teaser for you: Percy isn't the last olympian. That title belongs to someone else.

There's not much to say about this book that I haven't said about its predecessors: it's a fast read, it's fun, the ending is satisfying, and the girls are all sidekicks. Yada yada yada ad infinitum. At the end of the day, if you like the series, you'll like this book, and you'll like the next series.

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Copy source: library
Genre: young adult fantasy
Format: hardcopy

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