Saturday, January 3, 2015

From the shelf: The Blood Of Olympus

Title: The Blood of Olympus
Author: Rick Riordan
Genre: Fantasy, Adventure, Greek/Roman Mythology
Date read: October 12-15 2014
Dawn Rates:  (5/5)

Summary (cr: goodreads)

Though the Greek and Roman crewmembers of the Argo II have made progress in their many quests, they still seem no closer to defeating the earth mother, Gaea. Her giants have risen—all of them—and they're stronger than ever. They must be stopped before the Feast of Spes, when Gaea plans to have two demigods sacrificed in Athens. She needs their blood—the blood of Olympus—in order to wake.

The demigods are having more frequent visions of a terrible battle at Camp Half-Blood. The Roman legion from Camp Jupiter, led by Octavian, is almost within striking distance. Though it is tempting to take the Athena Parthenos to Athens to use as a secret weapon, the friends know that the huge statue belongs back on Long Island, where it "might" be able to stop a war between the two camps.

The Athena Parthenos will go west; the Argo II will go east. The gods, still suffering from multiple personality disorder, are useless. How can a handful of young demigods hope to persevere against Gaea's army of powerful giants? As dangerous as it is to head to Athens, they have no other option. They have sacrificed too much already. And if Gaea wakes, it is game over. 
My Review: (also in 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."

The last book of the Percy Jackson series. I couldn't explain the sadness I felt as I turn the last page. After all, this has been an amazing ride. Everything has been resolved and though there may be surprises in store especially a certain death. This is what happens when I finish a series. That damn emptiness inside. Now all I have to do is wait for Rick's next series. Oh, and I still am a Nico D Angelo fan.

Till the next read...

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