The last book of Rick Riordan’s I read was The Throne of Fire, and, to put it lightly, it sucked. So I was kind of nervous before I started this book because I really wanted it to be amazing. It was.
Rick Riordan is a magician. Seriously, he is. He has ten mythology books out, and somehow, in each book, he comes up with a completely original, imaginative, action-filled story. I honestly have no idea how he does it, and the best guess I can come up with is that he really is a magician. This book had an amazing idea, amazing story line, AMAZING writing, and perfect staging, all leading up to a breathtaking climax. A perfect story. I will admit that at some points I was lost because I completely forgot most of what happened in the first book, The Lost Hero, because I read it so long ago, but as the story progressed, my memory, like Percy’s, gradually returned, so I eventually caught on. The ending set up a third book perfectly, and I am expecting an amazing story.
I haven’t read many books with guys as the main character, but I must admit that Percy is my most favorite. He is soo fierce, CUTE, and kick-ASS. I just love him!
While I didn’t like him as much as Percy, I did like Frank. I loved how he grew over the course of the story, from a low-confidence sap to a fierce warrior.
I also really like Hazel. She’s so kick-butt and feisty, she is my second favorite character in this story.
This book is a huge improvement over Riordan’s last book, and I really can’t wait to get my hands on another of his stories.
What do you guys think?