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  • Hardcover: 544 pages
  • Publisher: Disney-Hyperion (Oct. 4 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1423140591
  • ISBN-13: 978-1423140597
  • Product Dimensions: 15.9 x 4.4 x 22.2 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 726 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #8,806 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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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.

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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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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Coreena on Jan. 22 2012
Format: Hardcover
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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By Alison S. Coad TOP 50 REVIEWER on Oct. 28 2011
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"The Son of Neptune" is the second in Rick Riordan's Heroes of Olympus series, and features the return of Percy Jackson, albeit a Percy Jackson with amnesia. He finds himself in the Oakland Hills, being chased by two gorgons who keep coming back to life no matter how often he kills them. He is saved by Hazel and Frank, two kids who turn out to be the children of Pluto and Mars, respectively, and Percy himself is taken in at Camp Jupiter as the son of Neptune, as opposed to Poseidon. Of course a quest awaits; in this case, Gaea the Earth Goddess is awakening and plans to destroy the gods and humans with the help of the titans; in the meantime, she's kidnapped Thanatos, the Greek god of Death, and therefore individuals who have been killed can be brought back to life again. It's up to Percy, Hazel and Frank to find Thanatos and free him, with the consequences of failure being, essentially, the destruction of the Earth.... I'm enjoying this series, although not as much as the original Percy Jackson and the Olympians books; Roman gods and demigods just aren't as much fun as the Greek equivalents, to my mind. This novel features Riordan's breakneck pacing and breathless adventure, while also permitting the reader to become acquainted with the characters with some degree of depth, a feat that can be difficult to manage if there's too much action going on all the time. Riordan handles that aspect of story-telling deftly and as usual, he leaves one waiting with bated breath for the next installment in the series. Recommended, but you'll need to have at least read "The Lost Hero," Book 1 in the Heroes of Olympus series, before tackling this one, and it's even better if you've read the five books of the Percy Jackson and the Olympians cycle as well.
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I like the flow of the story where we read from the different points of Percy, Hazel and Frank. I've seen the movie Percy Jackson and the Ligtning Thief and after watching and enjoying the movie I bought the first book. As always I loved the book more so than the movie, and ended up getting the entire box set.

Now I believe the The Heroes of Olympus is a spin-off series of the Percy Jackson series so I don't know much about it.

We follow Percy, son of Neptune, Frank son of Mars, and Hazel daughter of Pluto as they go on a quest to release Death from the clutches of evil Earth Goddess Gaea! If you don't know much about mythology then not to worry because Rick writes with extreme detail that is on par with J.K. Rowling herself.

I find myself giggling reading some of the witty banter that Percy projects. It's that good! If you're a Harry Potter fan be sure to check this series out. Mythology, mystery, adventure and romance all in one epic read!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Neptune on Oct. 15 2011
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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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By Mac on July 23 2012
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Amazing book! By an amazing author! the son of neptune will have its readers swept away in its fantastical plot! Like me, i guarantee you won't won't to put the book down. Each page is filled with action, no boring parts :)
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By rlshortridge on 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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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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By Shaunna Schindel on 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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