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Book Review: The Son of Neptune (Heroes of Olympus #2): by Rick Riordan

rate } ♠♠♠♠
genre } young adult | greek mythology | roman mythology | fantasy | action & adventure
release day } 4th October 2011
publisher } Disney Hyperion
format } e-book & hardback
isbn } B0053TMP24
pages } 544 pg.
source } bought
age group } pg 13+
interest } young adult | teens
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Rick Riordan - The Son of Neptune

The Son of Neptune
(Heroes of Olympus)

By; Rick Riordan

Via Goodreads
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 he 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.


My 2 Cents
Yes!! Percy is back baby! I couldn’t wait for my hardcopy to arrived that I actually bought the Kindle version just to satiate myself. Could you blame me?

This book has been a fresh of air for this whole Percy series. Percy lost his memory, Percy confused, Percy back to square one.. but I have to admit.. I love the fact Percy is not the the main protagonist in this book. Yes, some of you might not agree with me. But I actually enjoy the fact that we’re weren’t going going to reread his past adventures via his memories here.

Frank and Hazel from the Roman camp was actually refreshing. The fresh eyes, fresh history, fresh adventures. But I hate to say it, there were parts that dragged. It’s like the author was trying to explain the background or fun facts of things regarding some of things within the chapters. Hence there’s only 4 ♠s

I can’t help for that special love I have for Ares.. err I mean Mars, has been reaffirmed. He is more attentive, if I may say, to his children here. Maybe it’s due to being in a Roman-ic environment is more of his thing, rather than he was back in Camp Half-Blood. Yup, he was always one of my favorites. *swoon*

So overall? Mythology knowledge should be in that level where you know who is who, and who is what. Knowledge and background of the prequels from this book, is essential, or you be lost. So that means, Pick up Percy Jackson’s series before you read this series! Grab “The Lost Hero” as well. Otherwise, all is good and I’m definitely in ♥ with this book.

So looking forward to The Mark of Athena next year.

Fun Fact: I read this for the 2011’s 24 hr Dewey Read-a-thon

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