Sunday, December 4, 2011

The Son of Neptune by Rick Riordan


The Son of Neptune (Book 2 in the Heroes of Olympus Series) By Rick Riordan:

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 tol 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 in front 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 thoughts:
Wow, Rick Riordan just gets better and better as a writer! So love his stuff and love love loved this book. It was filled with humor, action, and hints of romance. I just have to say I am loving the team of seven. And like always I think Percy is awesome. He does some very powerful stuff in this book. The other two with him Frank and Hazel are really cool and likable. Rick has a gift for really complicated plots that stretch over several books. I loved how he pulled in some old background characters from books in the past. This is a must read. If you haven’t read Rick Riordan, I would suggest starting with the Lightning Thief and enjoy the ride!
Note: Rated PG

2 comments:

  1. i love rick riordan's books for young adults! at first i thought that percy jackson series would be the best that he's witten but no, this series has to be the best so far (the first book is Lost Hero, then its this one)!!! you will love it, and i cant wait util this book comes out!!!

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