Rick Riordan is back with another series about the gods and goddesses of Olympus. This book takes place after The Last Olympian, but you don’t know when exactly after. Just to warn die hard Percy fans, we do not see Percy in this book. Instead, the book is centered around Jason, a teenager who doesn’t remember anything about his past, but somehow knows about monsters and gods. He is rescued with two other demi-gods, Piper and Leo. After arriving in Camp Half Blood and being claimed by their respective parents, they find out that they are part of the prophecy from The Last Olympian:
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.
Jason is the leader and takes Piper and Leo on a high flying adventure (no, seriously, they have a flying mechanical dragon) to save Hera in the first part of their quest. They unlock many secrets throughout the book about Jason’s past, but many are still unanswered at the end.
What was really fascinating about this book is learning about the Roman aspects of the Greek Gods. We meet Hera posing as Juno and find out what some of the different gods and monsters are called in their Roman aspects. A fabulous beginning to another series. I look forward to finding out what happens next and I bet you will too!
Posted by: Kate