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“The Demigod Files” by Rick Riordan

Friday, November 11, 2011 - Book Reading
“The Demigod Files” by Rick Riordan

Back of the Book:

How do you handle an encounter with Medusa on the New Jersey interstate? What’s the best way to take down a minotaur? Become an expert on everything in Percy’s world with this must-have guide to the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series. Complete with interviews, puzzles, games, and original short stories by Rick Riordan.

Robert’s Review on Goodreads.com:

In my opinion, the biggest bonuses of the book are the three short stories that it contains. Now, I’m not sure if the stories are completely separate from the overall plot of the series and therefore have no bearing, or if they do play a role in the things to come. Given that the characters present are in line with the most current book out, I’m led to believe that the stories are somewhat a part of the series. In which case, if you are reading the series you should check this book out. (read the entire review here)

"The Demigod Files" by Rick Riordan

"The Demigod Files" by Rick Riordan

Pages: 160

Published: 2009-02-01

Format Read: real book

[xrr rating=3.5/5]

The very worst thing about this book is that it seems like a last minute thing. As if someone said, “Hey, you know what would be great? A short book with some character information, a few short stories, and an excerpt from the last book that isn’t released yet. We’ll put it out a few months before the final book’s release to fill the void and remind people that you’re still there.” But maybe that’s just me…

The very best thing about this book is the short stories! I love short stories. I always have and always will! They’re fun, they get to the point, and they don’t have enough time to really bore you even if they suck. These short stories aren’t the greatest, but they’re good and I enjoyed them along with the other information in this book. :-)

By the way, the books “The Lost Hero” and “The Son of Neptune” (previously reviewed) are part of the sequel series. If you want to read those books, it helps to read these first.

Challenges:

This book will be placed under the 2011 Fantasy Reading Challenge.

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