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“The Last Olympian” by Rick Riordan

Sunday, November 13, 2011 - Book Reading
“The Last Olympian” by Rick Riordan

Back of the Book:

All year the half-bloods have been preparing for battle against the Titans, knowing the odds of a victory are grim. Kronos’s army is stronger than ever, and with every god and half-blood he recruits, the evil Titan’s power only grows.

While the Olympians struggle to contain the rampaging monster Typhon, Kronos begins his advance on New York City, where Mount Olympus stands virtually unguarded. Now it’s up to Percy Jackson and an army of young demigods to stop the Lord of Time.

In this momentous final book in the New York Times best-selling series, the long-awaited prophecy surrounding Percy’s sixteenth birthday unfolds. And as the battle for Western civilization rages on the streets of Manhattan, Percy faces a terrifying suspicion that he may be fighting against his own fate.

Valerie’s Review on Goodreads.com:

Compared to the other Percy Jackson books this one was a bit less chipper because of all the problems but Percy takes in stride for the most part. It is in no way a downer book. It’s so good to finally know everything, and Percy is a lot smarter. After finishing the book I thought of how great Percy is, hands down the best demigod. Hercules who? (read the entire review here)

Pages: 381

Published: 2009-05-05

Format Read: real book

[xrr rating=4.5/5]

The very worst thing about this book is Rachel, again. She just irks my nerves. Just, ugh! I feel so preteen and adolescent in my dislike of her, but some feelings for certain types of people never change.

The very best thing about this book is, well, the end. I like “happily ever afters” and this book gives me that in most areas. Nothing too ridiculously cliché, but nothing too original either in what everyone still alive gets. There are twists and turns in how you get to the end, but once there, after seeing who is left alive, you pretty much know who gets what/who and why.

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.

Occasionally Important Information:

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