The Last Olympian

The Last Olympian
Percy Jackson #5
Rick Riordan
3 Stars
Fantasy
Epub, 234 Pages

the wrap up of the series. Kronos and Co. almost take over. Luke redeems himself in the end, lots of info is learned about lots of people and things settle down, for a little bit. Rachel is the new Oracle and Annabeth and Percy hook up. A new “great” prophecy about the end of the world pops up right at the end. So it ends on a good note, but with the chance for more if the author feels like it.

A good wrap up to the series while leaving things wide open for more series, whether about Percy or some other demi-god.

BATTLE OF THE LABYRINTH

BATTLE OF THE LABYRINTH
Percy Jackson #4
Rick Riordan
3 Stars
YA Fantasy
Epub, 243 Pages

Percy and Co have to find Daedolus, the creator of the labyrinth, in order to get him to help them close it down so that Camp Half Blood can’t be invaded. Kronos takes over a body and is now corporeal and things aren’t looking good for the Olympians.

Percy fights on, with the help of his loyal friends.

That pretty much sums up everything in this series. Very enjoyable overall though.

The Titan’s Curse

The Titan’s Curse
Percy Jackson & the Olympians #3
Rick Riordan
Fantasy
3 Stars
Epub, 196 Pages

Percy and Co have to deal with yet another prophecy and have adventures and it turns out that a son of Hades is alive, he was just stuck in a hotel that warped time.

But Thalia [daughter of Zeus] joins Artemis, so she will never turn 16, so the prophecy won’t apply to her.

Sea of Monsters

Sea of Monsters
Percy Jackson & the Olympians #2
Rick Riordan
Fantasy
3 Stars
Epub, 181 Pages

turns out Kronos is trying to take back the universe from the gods. So Percy and Co. have to set out to find the golden fleece to heal their camp. Only it turns out it was a long term trap by Kronos. Turns out one of the children of Zeus, Poseidon, or Hades will forever change the world of the gods on their 16th birthday. However, those three had agreed to have no more kids with mortals. Only they lied. Everyone thought Percy was the only one, but the fleece brought back to life a daughter of Zeus.

Brings a much needed “larger scope” to the storyline.

Lightning Thief

Lightning Thief
Percy Jackson & the Olympians #1
Rick Riordan
Fantasy
3 Stars
Epub, 237 Pages

Percy Jackson is a delinquent. Kicked out of schools every year, failing almost every grade, etc, etc, but not a troublemaker. Turns out he is a son of a Poseiden and a human. Someone stole Zeus’s thunderbolt and everyone thinks it was Percy. So he has to find it, return it, clear his name and stay alive while every godling tries to kill him.

Really enjoyable and Riordan does a fantastic job of explaining Greek mythology without boring the reader and bringing it up to the 21st century.