Friday, September 30, 2011

The Son of Neptune

The Son of Neptune
Heroes of Olympus
Book 2

Rick Riordan

Percy Jackson cannot remember anything ab0ut his past. Knowing only his identity, Percy finds himself racing toward Camp Jupiter, a haven for Roman demigods. Though most of the campers are suspicious of the strange new arrival, misfits Frank and Hazel quickly befriend Percy. Quickly after arriving at the camp, Percy and his two new friends are sent on a mission to rescue Thanatos, god of death, from Gaea. To make matters worse, the difficult quest is made even harder since monsters won't die!

My Thoughts:
This is one of the best Percy Jackson books yet. I was a little disappointed in the first book (which somehow didn't get a review...I'll have to work on that...) of this new series that Percy didn't make an appearance, but this definitely made up for it. The introduction of new characters with the whole Roman camp is a welcome addition to the book, and this series is lining up to possibly be better than the first. As always, Riordan includes lots of humor in this book, making it (for the most part) a lighthearted read. However, I do miss the entertaining chapter names that came with the original Percy Jackson story, but the way that Riordan narrates from different characters' points of view is another way the new books stand out. All in all, this was a great book that I would definitely recommend!

Questions for Thought:
1. How would you react if all of your memories strangely disappeared?

2. How would you react to Percy showing up at Camp Jupiter were you already a camper there?

3. Were you Percy, would you have accepted Reyna's offer to be a praetor?

4. Would you capture Ella for Phineas?

Please leave your comments and answers!

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1 comment:

Ελλάδα said...

The story was intriguing and action packed. The characters were written so that you could associate and feel a personal connection with them. Riordan creates a action packed saga that is both riveting and exciting. I was unable to put it down! I can't wait for the next book in the series. A great read for all ages! Bravo to Riordan for his imagination and story telling ability.