“The Son of Neptune” by Rick Riordan

Wednesday, October 26, 2011 - Book Reading
“The Son of Neptune” by Rick Riordan

Back of the Book:

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 tol 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 and 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 he mother and commanded Hazel to use her “gift” for and 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 od Olympus series introduces new demigods, revives fearsome monsters, and features other remarkable creatures, all destined to play a part in the Prophesy of Seven.

Jessica’s Review on

Anyway, like I said before Hera messed with Goodreads, Rick Riordan may have lost his marbles when he wrote “The Lost Hero.” I mean, come on, there is no way he can start a series with an arrogent amnesiac who everyone claims is the best think since Pac Man to be as well loved as Percy. Percy’s a better amnesiac, and this is a much better book than the first one. (read the entire review here)

Pages: 513

Published: 2011-10-04

Format Read: ebook

[xrr rating=4.5/5]

The very worst thing about this book is not enough Nico. o_O What can I say, I have a thing for boys obsessed with death. Have you met my husband?!

The very best thing about this book is that Percy is back! With new friends! Frank and Hazel are two incredible characters and I just love them. I also love Nico popping in and acting all mysterious. {Psst, Mr. Riordan, Nico needs more page time.} Also, Alaska… ^_^ The one state I want badly to visit is the land beyond the gods!

*sigh* Now I just have to wait until next Spring for the third and last book in the Kane Chronicles and September for “The Mark of Athena” to come out.


This book will be placed under the 2011 E-Book Reading Challenge and the 2011 Fantasy Reading Challenge.

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