Tuesday, August 8, 2017

My Thoughts: The Son of Neptune by Rick Riordan

The Son of Neptune
(The Heroes of Olympus #2)
by Rick Riordan
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Publication Date: October 4th 2011
Publisher: Disney-Hyperion Books
Pages: 521
ISBN: 9781423140597
Genre: Young Adult | Fantasy | Mythology
Source: Own

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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 any 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 an 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. (Goodreads)

My Thoughts...

Can I tell you how excited I was to start The Son of Neptune by Rick Riordan?? SO EXCITED! I did not expect to enjoy The Heroes of Olympus series as much as I am, but after reading The Lost Hero last month, I couldn’t wait to get started on The Son of Neptune. I did not at all think it would be possible to enjoy this series just as much as the Percy Jackson series, but I am, and I can’t wait to continue along.

As I mentioned above, I didn’t expect to enjoy this book more than I did The Lost Hero, but I did. Probably because the first book was missing the one character that I love the most in the series, and we finally get to see him here, along with an all new cast as well. (Which is another thing I love about this spin-off series; we get to meet a lot of interesting new characters, but some of our faves are still around as well.) There were a lot of great characters in the story, but I really love both Hazel and Frank, who were both completely fascinating and totally adorable as well. I’m super curious to see what’s going to happen next for this group of Heroes.

The storyline for the book follows the same line as The Lost Hero, though while the previous book was set in around the familiar Camp Half-Blood, in this book it was set around Camp Jupiter, which is the camp for Roman demi-gods. You’d think this would get confusing, but it really doesn’t, although I do have to stop myself once in a while to remember the Roman names of the Greek Gods, but that’s just me. I’m really enjoying the storyline for this series, and I can’t wait to read the next three books in it to see where exactly this story is going!

Overall; As you can probably tell, I really enjoyed The Son of Neptune! It was a great sequel to The Lost Hero, and I am now super excited to be starting The Mark of Athena, which is the third book in the series. Also, I am SO glad that this whole series has already been published, as I think I would go a little insane if I had to wait a year or more to see what’s going to happen next. *grin*. If you enjoyed the Percy Jackson series, you definitely need to check out The Heroes of Olympus!!

1 comment:

  1. I cannot believe I have not read a single Rick Riordan book. Can I even call myself a bookworm? The thing is: I know I`ll love the books and I`m afraid I will get so fascinated with this fandom, I won`t pick anything else for a while.

    Carmen / Carmen`s Reading Corner


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