Friday, August 28, 2015

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

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 any 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 an 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.

The Son of Neptune continues from where the Lost Heroes left off and is the second book in the Heroes of Olympus Series.

While Lost Heroes was about Jason, it is very natural that The Son of Neptune is about Percy.  I really enjoyed Son of Neptune as Percy is still very much my favourite demi-god created by Rick Riordan.  In Neptune, Percy found himself in the Roman camp and being unaware of who is he.  Basically, he is experiencing what Jason went through in Lost Heroes but in a more Percy way if that is even possible.

While in the Roman Camp, he actually met Nico Do Angelo but Nico pretended that he didn't know Percy.  Now, that was really strange but then you are reading a book on Greek gods after all and strange has always been the theme of the series.

Next up is The Mark of Athena and if you know who the daughter of Athena is, you would know what the story focuses on.

Wait for my review of The Mark of Athena coming right up.

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