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Heroes of Olympus, The, Book Five The Blood of Olympus Hardcover – Oct 7 2014
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PRAISE FOR THE LOST HERO
"Readers longing for a return to Camp Half-Blood will get their wish.... ...the action scenes come frequently as the three heroic teens fight monstrous enemies in North American locales..... Flashes of humor lighten the mood at times, but a tone of urgency and imminent danger seems as integral to this series as the last. With appealing new characters within a familiar framework, this spin-off will satisfy the demand for more."
PRAISE FOR THE SON OF NEPTUNE
About the Author
Rick Riordan (www.rickriordan.com) is the author of the # 1 New York Times best-selling The Heroes of Olympus, Book One: The Lost Hero; The Heroes of Olympus, Book Two: The Son of Neptune; The Heroes of Olympus, Book Three: The Mark of Athena; The Heroes of Olympus, Book Four: The House of Hades; the #1 New York Times best-selling Kane Chronicles; and the five books in the #1 New York Times best-selling Percy Jackson and the Olympians series. 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 Boston, Massachusetts with his wife and two sons.
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Each chapter takes place from a characters point-or-view while constantly switching between characters. With the Athena Parthenos will go west; the Argo II will go east, the book was divided between Nico and Reyna story, and the seven demigods story. Nico and Reyna along with Coach Hedge were assigned the task of bringing the Athena Parthenos back to Camp Half-Blood. This became a daunting task as they used Nico’s shadow travel to move great distances. This method had taken a toll on Nico’s health as if he did it much more he would become a shadow himself. Nico kept that information to himself and push himself to the limits, for war in the camps would not stop unless Reyna deliver the statue on August first, otherwise Leo, Percy, Annabeth, and Piper would not have a home to return to.
The second half was aboard the Argo II as it sailed east for Athens, Greece. Taken from the point of view of Leo, Piper and Jason, them and the other four demigods travel to stop the waking of Gaea. They go on team quests, take down Goddesses and Gods, convince others to help them out, all the save the world as we know it.Read more ›
Riordan’s characters embody the best of Roman and Greek demi-gods as well as being modern day teenagers. The mix creates unforgettable individuals that you want to go on a quest with. They’ve grown and morphed throughout the series, culminating in this bunch of adventurous individuals who’ve definitely gripped my heart.
Riordan doesn’t wrap this series up in a pretty little bow, but rather leaves it open for any of the characters to continue on into their own series. At the same time, there is a sense of completion that allows the series to end well.
Amazon delivered it in perfect condition and it came right on time. 5 Stars!
I love anything written by Rick Riordan. I think this book is his best book yet because it has even more adventures than the previous books. My favorite part was when some of the half-bloods went to get the physician's cure from Asclepius, the god of healers, but before they could meet with Asclepius they had to fight an automated statue of Hygeia, Asclepius' daughter, which was programmed to kill anyone who entered the waiting room. They kept cutting the statue's head and arms off but the parts would always stick back on until Leo, the group's technology whiz, found its switchboard and programmed it to run into the wall and smash to pieces so that, in the end, they got to see Asclepius without any more interference. Overall, no matter how bad the adventures were, they would always have a happy ending.
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I was 10 when the "Light Thief" was First Published, and was 19.5 when the 10th Book, "Blood of Olympus" Finally Came Out! Read morePublished 3 months ago by Kyle Cookson
It was amazingly fast to read. It definitely captured my attention. Loved the mythical stories that relate to modern day.Published 5 months ago by Amazon Customer
CAUTION: this review contains spoilers, both for this book and for the sword of summer
I absolutely ADORED this book and all of the others that Riordan has wrote. Read more
It was the greatest ending I have ever read by Rick Riordan the suspense was unbearable but tied with an amazing ending, I loved it!Published 8 months ago by Tara