The Heroes Of Olympus, Book Two The Son Of Neptune by Rick RiordanThe Heroes Of Olympus, Book Two The Son Of Neptune by Rick Riordan

The Heroes Of Olympus, Book Two The Son Of Neptune

byRick Riordan

Hardcover | October 4, 2011

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Percy is confused.When he awoke after his long sleep, he didn't know much more than his name. His brain-fuzz is lingering, even after the wolf Lupa told him he is a demigod and trained him to fight. Somehow Percy managed to make it to the camp for half-bloods, despite the fact that he had to continually kill monsters that, annoyingly, would not stay dead. But the camp doesn't ring any bells with him.

Hazel is supposed to be dead.When she lived before, she didn't do a very good job of it. When the Voice took over her mother and commanded Hazel to use her "gift" for an evil purpose, Hazel couldn't say no. Now, because of her mistake, the future of the world is at risk.

Frank is a klutz.His grandmother claims he is descended from ancient 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 help the Fifth Cohort win at war games. His big and bulky physique makes him feel like a clumsy ox, especially in front of Hazel, his closest friend at camp. He trusts her completely-enough, even, to share the secret he holds close to his heart.

Beginning at the "other" camp for half-bloods and extending as far north as the land beyond the gods, this breathtaking second installment in the Heroes of Olympus series introduces new demigods, revives fearsome monsters, and features other remarkable creatures, all of whom are destined to play a part in the most important quest of all: the Prophecy of Seven.

Rick Riordan( is the author of theNew York Times#1 best-sellingThe Heroes of Olympus, Book One: The Lost Hero; theNew York Times#1 best-sellingThe Kane Chronicles, Book One: The Red Pyramid; as well as the five books in theNew York Times#1 best-selling Percy Jackson and the Olympians series:The Lightning Thief;The S...
Title:The Heroes Of Olympus, Book Two The Son Of NeptuneFormat:HardcoverDimensions:544 pages, 8.75 × 6.25 × 1.75 inPublished:October 4, 2011Publisher:Disney-HyperionLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1423140591

ISBN - 13:9781423140597

Appropriate for ages: 10

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from This book is amazing! Rick Riordan's work is amazing I love the new added characters like Frank and Hazel, and the relationships that are sculpted between the demigods. This book was a great read!
Date published: 2018-04-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I just order it for gift Im sure she is going to love this gift as I order the hardcover today online for 6.00 and will receive in 2 days
Date published: 2018-04-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Cute I loved the whole concept of Percy in Camp Jupiter and how new characters like Frank and Hazel help out. Hilarious like usual.
Date published: 2018-03-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Series, but Percy Jackson is Irreplacable I was gifted this series a while ago, and while it is very good, I can't be sure if it's me who's grown too old for the books or if the magic has faded. In an objective mindset, this series is amazing and has all the elements of his other books. But I never binge read it like I did with the Percy Jackson series or with even the Red Pyramid Series. Still, I'd recommend it to any pre-teen or teen!
Date published: 2018-02-01
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Alright Honestly, after reading all of Percy Jackson and The Lost Hero, this book was a bit of a disappointment. I couldn't feel the chemistry between characters and I didn't feel like they acted true to their age. I loved Lost Hero, so I definitely will be continuing the series, but I'm hoping for more of the other characters POVs
Date published: 2018-01-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Absolutely Loved Reading This! What a great story. Love learning about Roman Mythology and how Riordan incorporates characters from the Percy Jackson series. Not only do the heroes go on their own quest but we as readers get to go as well every time we crack upon one of his books! The new characters are all well written and have detailed back history I honestly never want this series to finish!
Date published: 2017-12-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from SO GOOD! **Minor spoilers from the first book** If you didn't really like the first book (except Leo, he's amazing <3) you will really enjoy this one! It includes Percy's story, which happens at the same time as the first book. (because Jason and Percy lost their memory at the same time) Percy goes on a quest with two new characters, Frank and Hazel who are both really lovable characters, and he's back with his famous sass! I enjoyed this book more than the first book and I can tell you that this whole series gets better with each book! But just a heads up, be prepared for the last book, The Blood of Olympus.
Date published: 2017-10-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Humorous Adventure While the first book in this series didn't do much for me, I enjoyed this one much more. Riordan's humor shines through, mostly through Percy's character, and it feels vaguely reminiscent of the PJO series. The new characters introduced in this book are also very likeable, to be sure, but it's nice to reconnect with old favorites, and I look forward to seeing Annabeth in the next installment.
Date published: 2017-09-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Interesting; Willing To See Where The Series Goes I'm somewhat disappointed with this series so far. After seeing so much hype around them and feeling incredibly excited to read them (especially after reading and loving Riordan's other books, Percy Jackson & The Olympians), I'm feeling a bit let down by these. However, I am enjoying them enough to want to continue with this series and see where it goes.
Date published: 2017-06-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Such a good book! Sooooo good! Can't wait for the next installment
Date published: 2017-04-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing! This book was so good! Frank and Hazel are so adorable!!!
Date published: 2016-12-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Son of Neptune I loved this book. It was full of excitement and action packed events. Rick Riordn is a great author for this book series
Date published: 2015-10-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great! The book was amazing!!!!!Next I am going to read the mark of athena. Rick Riordan's books are amazing!
Date published: 2015-10-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I loved it It was amazinghdbsnbsbsbdbbdbd dbxv BBC x ghost ssh xb xbxbxbbxbxbxbxbxbbxbxbxbnxnxnxbbxbxbxbxbxbxbdbbdbd
Date published: 2015-10-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from OH MY GODS!!!! AmaZHANG!!! This is a masterpiece following The Lost Hero! I'm sad that I have to part ways with this book s soon but I know that will love the books to come!
Date published: 2015-06-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Not bad FRANKS FATHER IS MARS (early book spoiler) Annow extra words for no reason Hi guy fly pie sky, I really hope u dont die
Date published: 2015-05-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Heroes of olympus:the son of neptune Great book! for fans of harry potter and percy jackson and the olympians. Many of you might already know percy... But he doesn't know himself! Running from gorgons that keep coming back no matter how many times he kills them he stumbles into Camp Jupiter: a place where he is told he belongs, however not everyone acts that way. But then the camp gets issued a quest and percy is going on it. He will have to combat danger at every turn and everywhere else.
Date published: 2015-04-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good The book was really good. I thought it had a good plot and the character development was great! I really liked the ending however the first time I read it I was outraged because I was left with such an ending. The complete series is really good. I can't wait to read The Mark of Athena again
Date published: 2015-02-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Exelent I love this book you shoud try it too it issomething worth buying also fr people who like Lost Hero and percy jackson series!
Date published: 2015-01-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome I found it was frickin' perfect for people are into realistict fiction and I hope he makes a couple more series of percy jackson
Date published: 2015-01-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Son of neptune AWESOME! epic and full of adventure……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………
Date published: 2014-12-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Son of Neptune Love having Percy back in the defi Love having Percy back in the series!
Date published: 2014-10-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Son of Neptune Love this series, can't wait for the blood of Olympus to come out!!!
Date published: 2014-09-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Cool! Can't stop reading ... Hope the next book will be more exiting !!!!
Date published: 2014-08-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I love Riordan's books!!! The Percy Jackson, heroes of Olympus series, and Kane Chronicles are my favorite books....
Date published: 2014-08-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The son of neptune Great and exciting It ties in to the Percy Jackson Sieries so if you have not read the Percy Jackson books I recommend you read them first.
Date published: 2014-07-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great book Can't wait to read the next one!
Date published: 2014-07-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Son of Neptune When I started the book, I had 3 straight snow days and finished it on the 3rd. A MUST READ!!!
Date published: 2014-05-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Heroes of Olympus the son of Neptune Full of action and humor
Date published: 2014-04-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Heroes of Olympus the son of Neptune Full of action and humor
Date published: 2014-04-15
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Heroes of Olympus the son of Neptune Full of action and humor
Date published: 2014-04-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Buy it right now This product is a book. It is mysterious, funny and adventurous but it also has some romantic parts. It also has some sads parts. This is my favorite book from the series of the Heroes of Olympus right now. It has lots of action and cool parts in this book. There are a lot of killing and dying in this book but it is awesome. Remember its awesome its funny action adventure Pro's romance mystery Greek mythology Con So much talking Characters Reyna, Percy, Frank, Hazel, Octivian, Tyson, Leo (kind of) Rating 5 Reflection I think this is more of a urgent kind of persuasion because i am usually saying that buy it and I recommend you to buy it and things similar to that. But totally SERIOUSLY BUY IT!!
Date published: 2013-05-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Where's the next one? When I read the first book in this series, "The Lost Hero" I was so excited that Rick Riordan brought back the characters that I fell in love with in the original "Percy Jackson" series. When it came to the time that "The Son of Neptune" came out, I was so excited that I had a copy of it in my hands the very day it came out and was done reading it the next day. I couldn't help myself. So of course when I reached the ending and found out how cliff hanger like it was I was kicking myself for finishing it so early because, well now I have to wait until October 2nd for "The Mark of Athena" to be released.
Date published: 2012-07-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from AWESOME! I have read other books in this series, and after reading this one, I saw that it was awesome! It is about three demigods named Percy Jackson (returning from previous series by Rick Riordan and a son of Poseidon/Neptune), Frank Zhang, and Hazel Levesque. Percy's memories have been stolen by the goddess Juno. Therefore, Percy does not remember anything about Camp Half-Blood. Instead, Juno has sent him to a Roman camp for demigods, known as Camp Jupiter, which is led by a praetor known as Reyna. Before long, Percy, along with Frank (who is a son of the god Mars) and Hazel (who is a daughter of Pluto) is forced to go on a quest to save the camp from the giant Polybotes (Bane of Poseidon/Neptune) and his invading army, and to do that, the trio must go to Alaska, a.k.a. the Land Beyond the Gods, to save the camp's golden eagle, which has been stolen by the giant Alcyoneus (Bane of Pluto/Hades). This eagle has magical powers and is charged with the power of the gods. Both Hazel and Frank have hidden, powerful abilities that are revealed in the novel. Hazel comes from an entire different life, and Frank has some techniques that are so powerful, he doesn't figure them out until the end of the novel. What makes the quest to Alaska and the battle against Polybotes and his army even harder for the three demigods is the fact that Thanatos, the "keeper" of death, has been captured by Alcyoneus, so monsters reform more quickly. There are many other obstacles for these demigods to overcome. Will they make it to Alaska? Will they defeat Alcyoneus and recover the eagle? Will they save Thanatos in time? Will they even defeat Polybotes? You can find out by reading this book!
Date published: 2012-02-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Really Awesome!!! This was one of the best books I've ever read! It is about three demigods named Percy Jackson (returning from previous series by Rick Riordan and a son of Poseidon/Neptune), Frank Zhang, and Hazel Levesque. Percy's memories have been stolen by the goddess Juno. Therefore, Percy does not remember anything about Camp Half-Blood. Instead, Juno has sent him to a Roman camp for demigods, known as Camp Jupiter, which is led by a praetor known as Reyna. Before long, Percy, along with Frank (who is a son of the god Mars) and Hazel (who is a daughter of Pluto) is forced to go on a quest to save the camp from the giant Polybotes and his invading army, and to do that, the trio must go to Alaska, a.k.a. the Land Beyond the Gods, to save the camp's golden eagle, which has been stolen by the giant Alcyoneus. This eagle has magical powers and is charged with the power of the gods. Somewhere into the quest, Percy regains his memory due to the healing effects of gorgon's blood. Frank's life depends on a burnt piece of wood, and Hazel is supposed to be dead. Both of these half-bloods have hidden powers. Hazel can summon valuable stones from the ground, and Frank has some techniques that you can figure out by reading the novel. What makes the quest even harder for the three demigods is the fact that Thanatos, the "keeper" of death, has been captured by Alcyoneus, so monsters reform more quickly. The trio meets many obstacles along the way. They must befriend the Amazons (female warriors) and their queen, Hylla, who is Reyna's sister. They obtain a horse named Arion, who is the fastest creature on land and sea, from the Amazons. Percy must risk his life in order to gamble with a future-seeing escapee from the underworld who is named Phineas using gorgon's blood. At the beginning of the novel, the trio defeats two gorgons, and what was left was two identical vials of gorgon's blood. Blood from the right arm of a gorgon cures any disease, while blood from a gorgon's left arm kills instantly. The trio had to face several man-eating, cannonball-throwing ogres called Laistrygonians, who wanted to eat Frank. Every once in a while, Hazel has a flashback about her old life (in the 1940's). These flashbacks finally stop when Hazel experiences a flashback with Frank. Frank, on the other hand, has a magical piece of firewood that can burst into flames when he wants it to. This wood is tied to Frank's life force, and he will die when the entire piece of wood burns away. Percy completely remembers everything near the end of the book, and Gaea expects to use Percy as a "pawn" to bring the downfall of the gods. This novel also has several riddles and confusing prophecies in it. Ella the harpy, who is saved from Phineas, recites part of a prophecy inside Frank's family mansion's attic during the battle against the Laistrygonians: "To the North, beyond the gods, lies the legion's crown, falling from ice, the son of Neptune shall drown." Later, Ella says: "Wisdom's daughter walks alone, the Mark of Athena burns through Rome." Finally, Frank releases Thanatos in Alaska, and the trio returns to Camp Jupiter after defeating Alcyoneus in Canada (Alcyoneus is invincible in his birthplace[he was reborn in Alaska]) and retrieving the eagle and a chariot load of Imperial gold weapons, which can kill monsters. After Thanatos had been released, the dead stayed dead and, with the power of the golden eagle, the camp defeated the monster army. Finally, Percy faced off against Polybotes, defeated, and became the second praetor of Camp Jupiter (everyone wanted him to). At the very end of the book, the Greek airship appears in the sky overhead, with some of Percy's friends from Camp Half-Blood, and a few new demigods who are part of the second Great Prophecy. I would strongly recommend this book to people who have read The Lost Hero, and to people who have read the Percy Jackson series.
Date published: 2012-02-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Another great adventure! I love the Percy Jackson series and like many others I was and am happy that its continued. I was more than happy to see the return of Percy. Not that I didn’t love the new characters of Piper, Leo, and Jason, but there is just something about Percy that feels like home. Percy is back and it seems better than ever. He’s just as selfless and powerful as ever, with just the right amount of corny jokes. I was also pretty excited about Camp Jupiter and there being a whole new other set of gods, stories, and demigods. Some of these characters are interesting does Octavian remind anyone of Luke? Kind of for me. The character of Frank was a pretty awesome one. His history and powers are pretty cool. When it came to the character of Hazel I didn’t find anything really special with regards to her character but, by the looks of the last chapter her story and the story of Leo/Sammy is yet to come so she will probably play a larger role in the next book. Also Percy without Annabeth and just was a little sad....I miss them in this novel. I can’t wait for the next book where we see all the characters finally meet up and we get the whole story and whole adventure. It should be one good story....and I bet Jason and Percy start to butt heads I guess we will have to wait and see. And the only other thing that wasn’t necessarily bad but just a change I wasn’t impressed with was the amount of ‘romance’ going on between Frank and Hazel...not that there is anything wrong with it but it was just mentioned multiple times almost giving it a sort of overkill, and it’s just something very different from the Percy Jackson series where we barely saw any of it until the last novel. Overall Riordan has a great way of writing with not too much description but just the right amount and his adventure was eventful as ever leaving some prophecies hanging in the air making us want to know what they really mean or even what the ending to the burnt prophecy is. He introduces many great characters including good harpies and a pretty awesome horse that even I would love to have while sticking true to the old stories and only giving them a modern twist like the Amazons.
Date published: 2011-12-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This is one amazing read! I like the flow of the story where we read from the different points of Percy, Hazel and Frank. I've seen the movie Percy Jackson and the Ligtning Thief and after watching and enjoying the movie I bought the first book. As always I loved the book more so than the movie, and ended up getting the entire box set. Now I believe the The Heroes of Olympus is a spin-off series of the Percy Jackson series so I don't know much about it. We follow Percy, son of Neptune, Frank son of Mars, and Hazel daughter of Pluto as they go on a quest to release Death from the clutches of evil Earth Goddess Gaea! If you don't know much about mythology then not to worry because Rick writes with extreme detail that is on par with J.K. Rowling herself. I find myself giggling reading some of the witty banter that Percy projects. It's that good! If you're a Harry Potter fan be sure to check this series out. Mythology, mystery, adventure and romance all in one epic read!
Date published: 2011-12-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Just As Perfect As the First! In The Son of Neptune, we are great-fully welcomed through the eyes of Percy as he treks his way towards Camp Jupiter, the camp that Jason originally came from. There, we meet the other two main characters, Hazel and Frank. Both with incredibly intoxicating pasts. Together, these three must set off to help set free Death himself. As far as team work goes, these three work great together. However, I can't say that they seemed to mesh together as well as Jason Piper and Leo did. I felt as if Percy was a little bit disconnected from the other two. Someone they kind of idolized on there quest, only somewhat befriending him. I also found Percy's character to be slightly off from the original Percy Jackson series. I'm not quite sure how to explain it, but he just seemed.... Different to me. Camp Jupiter was exactly the same way. The Romans camp is nothing like the Greeks, let me tell you. Divided up into Legions and Cohorts, it didn't make any sense to me at first, being used to Camp Half-Bloods rules and regulations. But after walking through its campus with Percy, I found myself grasping its concept and it's set up easily. The map at the front of the book definitely helped. One thing that really please me was a character that popped up from the Percy Jackson series! One that I was not expecting to see at all. It definately made me smile. :) Overall, a great follow up, but I found The Lost Hero to be slightly more entertaining then this book. I found the ending was slightly rushed, but I would definitely recommend this to ALL Rick Riodan fans! I loved it and I know you all will too. :)
Date published: 2011-12-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Happiness then Sadness What I love about this book is that with Percy back I can really get into the story again, Leo as a Character is great but for me the Series is about Percy and how he handles the situation. The story as always is easy to pull yourself into seeing what the characters say and learning with them. Tyson is back and still as heart warming as always. Percy and Ares your relationship has changed, Its weird reading him in his Roman form he really has changed...I wonder if they really can't think like there Greek forms of if that is just an act? This book does have the introduction to many new characters and does reference another of the Percy Jackson books (anyone remember Percy as a Guinea pig? Or the Prophecy from the other books?) If you loved the other Percy Jackson books than this one will not disappoint you It lives up to the other books. The Only flaw with reading this book fast ( I read this book the day it came out) Is that you have to wait another year to read the next book, As I have learned from waiting for other books this is a form of Torture.
Date published: 2011-10-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from AUGH MUST HAVE NEXT BOOK!! Absolutely loved it. Got the book on kobo and had it finished in two days. This book has us rejoining Percy Jackson, who by this point has been missing for eight months, battling monsters that just will not stay dead for more than five minutes. He ends up finding his way to the Roman camp where he befriends a pair of misfit halfbloods named Hazel and Frank, as well as the Legion Praetor (leader) Reyna, who seems to know more about him than he knows about himself. The doors of death have been opened and Thanatos (Death) himself has been captured by Gaia's forces and it is up to Percy, Hazel, and Frank to set him free. But with the secrets that both are hiding, as well as the obvious benefits of nobody being able to die, do they really want to set him loose? I am absolutely dying to see where the series goes next. Twelve months is too long to wait for Mark of Athena
Date published: 2011-10-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome return of Percy I just read this book over the weekend and I thought it was terrific! The Lost Hero was pretty good, and it involved camp half-blood, but now we get to see the other side with the roman camp. Its not quite the same as the olympian series, since Percy isn't with his old gang, but we do get to meet some new characters and enjoy some good old fashioned action and entertainment! I plan on re-reading The Lost Hero soon :) I can see how the next novel will be stellar! (And the plot lines will be awesome when they leave the USA). Overall a satisfying title (especially if paired with the Lost Hero).
Date published: 2011-10-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from omg is all I say Omg omg I love the percy jackson so much and now this new ones are out I like the lost hero but man the son of nuptune percy is the bomb god I can't waite for the next only a year to go now haha
Date published: 2011-10-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Hero of Olympus is Back!! Let me tell you something. The first Camp Half-Blood series is over, Percy Jackson has fulfilled his prophecy. I was utterly heartbroken to hear that this world was done with. Then I heard that the new series was coming soon and I couldn't wait to hear more about Percy and the gang. I was so drawn into this world that I couldn't bear to depart with these characters and their adventures. Reading "The Lost Hero" was excellent. All the old characters are back along with some new ones. Even though the old characters have lost their turn in the spotlight, Rick Riordan is making sure that all of them are pretty important secondary characters. I was astonished at what's happened since the summer of the Titan war, and now that the new Great Prophecy has begun everything is happening within moments. "The Lost Hero" didn't satisfy the craves for our old hero, Percy Jackson. "The Son of Neptune" definitely will. We all know that Jason, Piper, and Leo are important for the new prophecy, but what's Percy's role in it too? If you aren't hooked yet, well I'm going to keep going to get you hooked. RR has introduced our favourite half-blood and two new half-bloods in his second installment of the Heroes of Olympus series. As mentioned in the previous book, Percy has no memory of his past life, but he does earn those memories back rather quickly. I was dying to read about Percy knowing that he doesn't remember all his accomplishments. So, Percy regains his memory on this new quest to... ALASKA! Across the continent and country, he remembers everything but Camp Half-Blood is far away. The new half-bloods, Frank and Hazel have dark histories that they rather no one knows about. And as the quest continues we can understand why they're feeling like this. Hera has made sure that she's chosen her heroes with a lot of redemption to obtain. RR's classic writing is always prominent in his stories, and you feel that you're apart of the adventures as well. Through the funny moments, to the heart warming breakdowns, to the near death experiences. RR makes sure you know his characters well. Just when you feel like everything is going to end well, twists and turns are received. Percy, Frank, and Hazel have made their names in Camp Jupiter and are looked upon as heroes. Percy has accomplished his reason of disappearance at the Roman camp. Knowing that Percy has succeeded, Hera keeps her side of the bargain. Both Greek and Roman camps are aware of each other now, perfect time for Camp Half-Blood to appear in San Francisco. "The Son of Neptune" ends off with Camp Half-Blood approaching Camp Jupiter, and the reunions are saved for the third book. With the clever title of third installment, the readers wonder many things. Mostly, what role does a certain daughter of Athena play in "The Mark of Athena"? How critical is she in this prophecy, a hero or enemy?
Date published: 2011-10-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Ladies and Gentlemen, our boy's back! While reading "The Lost Hero" last fall I already knew that Percy Jackson would not really be in the book so I felt I should moementarily put him aside and focus on meeting the new heroes. And while I absolutely loved them, after finishing the 'Son of Neptune' I was happily reaquainted with the half-blood I had grown to love. Percy's back and better than ever. What is most striking about his character is how much he has grown from that confused 12 year old boy who stumbled into a camp the first time, to a capable warrior (still very confused!) who is able to battle monsters like the hero we know he is. Reading about him from the perspective of the other two characters can be strange, because we're so used to his inner monologue, but he is as badass as ever, and there are so many moments when you are just so proud of him! Oh, and his memories of Annabeth are wonderful to read, especially for those who love their relationship. As for the two new demigods, Hazel and Frank are great additions to the ranks. Hazel at first seemed to be a copy of Piper but she quickly came into her own, and her personality of being an incredibly old soul in such a young body is written believably and adds to her intriguing history. I was shocked to read about her brother, but Riordan loves a good plot twist! Frank seemed a bit bland at first, but by the time his entire backstory was revealed he is proven to be just as capable as Percy in a fight. Although keeping track of his many ancestors can be just a little muddling, it'll serve to add to the story in time, I'm sure. Riordan's change to the format of this book is to have four chapters at a time narrated by each character, which I prefer, it helps us get to know the characters. He has also improved even further from the "Lost Hero" in making his characters talk like actual teenagers although the "totally radical" speech pattern does crop up, but rarely. A lot of people were speculating on how Percy would be handling memory loss, I loved that even without his memories he still managed to be our favourite Seaweed Brain and yet still remember his tie to Annabeth. Riordan is cruel, and cut the book off at just the moment I had been waiting a year to read, but I'm even more excited for the third book in the series. See you all in a year!
Date published: 2011-10-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from CAN'T WAIT I CAN'T WAIT FOR PERCY TO BE BACK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Date published: 2011-08-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I am GOING to love it i am SURE! I can't wait for this book to come out!!!!!!!!!!! We haven't seen percy in FOREVER and I can't wait to follow him through the stories again!
Date published: 2011-06-22

Editorial Reviews

Percy Jackson is back! Following his absence in The Lost Hero (2010), book 1 of the Heroes of Olympus series, Percy returns to fight another day, and another, and another, and yes, several others. As the story begins, he clashes with two Gorgons and finds Camp Jupiter, the modern West Coast refuge for demigods. There, he befriends Frank and Hazel, who join his quest to free Thanatos (aka Death) from Gaea's evil minions in Alaska. Personal challenges, fierce battles, and self-discovery await the three teen demigods, even as Percy struggles with amnesia. Though diverse in ethnicity, physical characteristics, and magical gifts, Percy's friends in both series seem relatively interchangeable. Still, Riordan creates an original minor character in Ella, the lovable harpy. While the narrative includes lengthy explanations, flashbacks, and dreams, there is plenty of fast-paced action, including combat scenes with formidable enemies, as well as occasional comic relief. Along the way, readers will learn more about both the ancient Roman gods and the Roman legions. Fans will find plenty to cheer about as Percy and his allies move slowly toward fulfilling the mysterious Prophecy of Seven. - Carolyn Phelan-Booklist