Also in this series: The Lost Hero, The Mark of Athena, The House of Hades
Series: The Heroes of Olympus #2
Published by Disney-Hyperion Books on October 4th 2011
Genres: Fantasy, Fiction, Young Adult
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 infront 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.
When I first read the plot it was super-fast because I was so excited. After I first read it, I had to go back and read it again very slowly. I wanted to know what Mr. Riordan was thinking to do with the three main characters for The Son of Neptune. For Percy’s I just knew that the author just had to do something to mess with Percy and Annabeth. Along with knowing that we finally get to know what it is that has happened to Percy. I couldn’t help but want to know which god did this to Percy. For Hazel’s I didn’t know what to think about her little paragraph. I liked that we learned something new about Hades’ powers. I wondered what Hazel’s gift is and what harm can come to the future of the world. For Frank’s I thought of a medium height person that isn’t to his full height and obviously clumsy. The last sentence though is making me wonder what Frank’s secret is that he feels like he can trust Hazel with and what did Hazel do to get Frank to trust her with this kind of secret.
What is going on?
Now that was just my first thoughts just by reading the plot. I kept those thoughts in my head as I started to read the book. I immediately started to feel bad for Percy, since after fighting a ton of never dying monsters while trying to find Camp Jupiter, he sounded pretty bad. He runs into an old hippie lady that I can’t help but think is a goddess hiding out. Turns out to be right even though Percy had lost his invulnerability when he crossed into Roman territory. But what’s good is he makes some new friends, especially with Hazel and Frank, and goes on a quest with his two new friends. We also found out a lot about Hazel and Frank’s pasts and with what Frank entrusts with Hazel. Which I’m not telling since that would ruin the book. Well not as much if I told you what the quest is about but I think you can tell what it is if you look at the cover and after you get kind of far into the book. Like once Percy is in camp. The ending is also very good as well.
What I thought of book
Just like with most of Rick Riordan’s books this one is also a good book. I loved everything about it and I am glad though that Percy started to remember stuff from his past faster than Jason. Out of most of the people in this book there is one character I seriously dislike and I guess that is mostly just on him thinking he is this high and mighty sort of prophecy giver from teddy bear stuffing. His name is Octavian and I really don’t like him especially with the way he treats Percy, and most of the other campers, since they first met in the book. Plus he doesn’t even look that good. I mean Frank looks better than him. But yeah I think that is the only bad thing. Though we did see Nico and him acting like he didn’t know Percy when he did is kind of cool. Even though Percy didn’t like that when he got his memories back but knew that Nico did the right on acting like he didn’t know Percy so that the Roman campers wouldn’t gang up against him.
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