Friday, 6 April 2012

12+: Heroes of Olympus 2: Son of Neptune - Rick Riordan

Release Date: 04/10/11


This is the second title in this number one, bestselling spin-off series from Percy Jackson creator, Rick Riordan. This crazy messed up world of gods and monsters is Percy Jackson's reality, which pretty much sucks for him. Percy Jackson, son of Poseidon, God of the Sea, has woken from a very deep sleep and come face to face with two snake-haired ladies who refuse to die. But they're the least of his problems. Because Percy finds himself at a camp for half-bloods, which doesn't ring any bells for him. There's just one name he remembers from his past: Annabeth. Only one thing is certain - Percy's questing days aren't over. He and fellow demigods Frank and Hazel must face the most important quest of all: the Prophecy of Seven. If they fail, it's not just their camp at risk. Percy's old life, the gods, and the entire world might be destroyed...


I’ve been a fan of Percy Jackson since I picked up the first book just before the film release. Its got action, it has cracking characters and it’s a title that brings out the positive attributes in the heroes that we all wish we could emulate in real life. It’s quirky, it has solid world-building and this latest part of the epic series brings the Greek and Roman worlds together in a Kalidascope of chaos as Gaia seeks to rule the world.

Add to this top notch action, wonderful descriptive pieces alongside heroes with doubts as they seek to overcome the latest quest and all in it’s a tale that was just a pure joy to read. I really can’t wait to see where Rick goes next and with the film of “Sea of Monsters” scheduled for 2013 it’s a series that I’d suggest you get your YA Reader into now. They’re in for a treat.

1 comment:

  1. I'll be looking out for this one - Percy is a favorite in this house. Good to know there's more.