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The Heroes of Olympus, Book Two: The Son of Neptune [Hardcover]

Rick Riordan
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Oct. 4 2011 The Heroes of Olympus (Book 2)

Percy is confused. When he awoke after 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. Somehow Percy managed to make it to the camp for half-bloods, despite the fact that he had to continually kill monsters that, annoyingly, would not stay dead. But the camp doesn't ring any bells with him.

Hazel is supposed to be dead. When she lived before, she didn't do a very good job of it. 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.

Frank is a klutz. His grandmother claims he is descended from ancient 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 help the Fifth Cohort win at war games. His big and bulky physique makes him feel like a clumsy ox, especially in front of Hazel, his closest friend at camp. He trusts her completely-enough, even, to share the secret he holds close to his heart.

Beginning at the "other" camp for half-bloods and extending as far north as the land beyond the gods, this breathtaking second installment in the Heroes of Olympus series introduces new demigods, revives fearsome monsters, and features other remarkable creatures, all of whom are destined to play a part in the most important quest of all: the Prophecy of Seven.

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Witty and inspired. Gripping, touching and deliciously satirical Times A fantastic blend of myth and modern Eoin Colfer, author of Artemis Fowl Sure to become a classic Sunday Express Vastly entertaining Independent Riordan delivers puns, jokes and subtle wit, alongside a gripping storyline Sunday Telegraph --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

About the Author

Rick Riordan (www.rickriordan.com) is the author of the New York Times #1 best-selling The Heroes of Olympus, Book One: The Lost Hero; the New York Times #1 best-selling The Kane Chronicles, Book One: The Red Pyramid; as well as the five books in the New York Times #1 best-selling Percy Jackson and the Olympians series: The Lightning Thief; The Sea of Monsters; The Titan's Curse; The Battle of the Labyrinth; and The Last Olympian. His previous novels for adults include the hugely popular Tres Navarre series, winner of the top three awards in the mystery genre. He lives in San Antonio, Texas, with his wife and two sons.

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5.0 out of 5 stars So Much Fun! Jan. 22 2012
By Coreena
This is a really fun second book in the Heroes of Olympus series. It is true to Riordan's style of fun, mystery and adventure with humour and mythology. I read it to my son and he was riveted, often laughing so hard we had to stop and re-read parts.

Like the last book in this series, there's both Greek and Roman mythology. I love how Riordan incorporates both, staying true to the spirit of each.

And Percy Jackson fans will be happy to have Percy back. It is great to see him again, but I like how he shares the spotlight with Hazel and Frank, kids from Camp Jupiter, the Roman demigod camp. They are great additions, they have complications of their own, but this only makes us feel for them even more.

There are also some great tensions set up between some of the characters and not all of the mysteries are solved, leaving the way for the rest of the series. I know when we finished, my son made me look up when the next book is coming out - he can hardly wait until the fall.

These are such great books for kids, they hit on so many of the things they like wacky funny parts, suspenseful adventure, and they are true to ancient mythology while being relevant and fresh. They are also challenging and engaging enough for younger readers and entertaining enough for older readers.
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5.0 out of 5 stars son of neptune Oct. 15 2011
By Neptune
a very good book. a perfect mix of suspense and action as each page you read takes you closer to finding out the truth of the second great prophecy(first great prophecy in the percy jackson & the olympians series).
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars July 1 2014
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Great book and got to me berry fast.
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5.0 out of 5 stars my daughter's favorite Percy series Jan. 14 2014
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Your kids will love it! and maybe you too. Better than the original series per my daughter. Hope they are able to keep the movies coming for these.
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5.0 out of 5 stars love it Dec 28 2013
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my son is very excited about this book. He just loves the Percy Jackson series and I know he'll be totally into this series as well.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Love it Oct. 23 2013
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This book came in great shape! Almost perfect I was very impressed. I haven't read it yet so I can tell how it is. But Im sure it will be as good as Rick Riodrdan's other books
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5.0 out of 5 stars LOVEEEEEE ITTTT!!!!! Aug. 7 2013
By Denelle
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Words can't explain how much I love this series. Rick Riordan is an amazing writing, he takes his readers on wonderful journey!!!
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