Saturday, November 29, 2014

Book Review: The Blood of Olympus - Rick Riordan

The Blood of Olympus - Rick Riordan
The Blood of Olympus (The Heroes of Olympus, #5)
Nico had warned them.  Going through the House of Hades would stir the demigods' worst memories.  Their ghosts would become restless.  Nico may actually become a ghost if he has to shadow-travel with Reyna and Coach Hedge one more time.  But that might be better than the alternative:  allowing someone else to die, as Hades foretold.

Jason's ghost is his mother, who abandoned him when he was little.  He may not know how he is going to prove himself as a leader, but he does know that he will not break promises like she did.  He will complete his line of the prophecy:  To storm or fire the world must fall.

Reyna fears the ghosts of her ancestors, who radiate anger.  But she can't allow them to distract her from getting the Athena Parthenos to Camp Half-Blood before war breaks out between the Romans and the Greeks.  Will she have enough strength to succeed, especially with a deadly hunter on her trail?

Leo fears that his plan won't work, that his friends might interfere.  But there is no other way.  All of them know that one of the Seven has to die in order to defeat Gaea, the Earth Mother.

Piper must learn to give herself over to fear.  Only then will she be able to do her part at the end: utter a single word.

Heroes, gods, and monsters all have a role to play in the climatic fulfillment of the prophecy in The Blood of Olympus, the electrifying finale of the best-selling Heroes of Olympus series.

4/5 stars (really liked it)
I thought overall it was a great conclusion to the series.  Throughout the book there is two stories we are following.  There is the crew members of the Argo II, and there is Nico, Reyna and Coach Hedge who are trying to bring the Athena Parthenos to Camp Half-Blood.  Both stories kept me want to read.  This book was told from several points of views.  I think my favorite character in this series has to be Nico.  He has grown so much since he was first introduced in the Percy Jackson world.  I really do think he could have his own series.

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