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.
Percy is confused.
When he awoke from 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 with the pen/sword in his pocket.
Somehow Percy manages to make it to a camp for half-bloods, despite the
fact that he has to keep killing monsters along the way. But the camp
doesn't ring any bells with him. The only thing he can recall from his
past is another name: Annabeth
Hazel is supposed to be dead.
When she lived before, she didn't do a very good job of it. Sure, she
was an obedient daughter, even when her mother was possessed by greed.
But that was the problem — 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.
Hazel wished she could ride away from it all on the stallion that
appears in her dreams.
Frank is a klutz. His
grandmother says he is descended from 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 win camp war games. His
bulky physique makes him feel like an ox, especially infront of Hazel,
his closest friend at camp. He trusts her completely — enough to share
the secret he holds close to his heart.
Beginning at the "other"
camp for half-bloods and extending as far as the land beyond the gods,
this breathtaking second installment of the Heroes of Olympus series
introduces new demigods, revives fearsome monsters, and features other
remarkable creatures, all destined to play a part in the Prophesy of
Seven. From Goodreads.
Another really good page-turner from Rick Riodan. As the first book in this series wasn't about Percy, this had to be.
I like meeting new characters and I am looking forward to the next book which I have ordered from my library.
This book qualifies for:
Goodreads 2013 Reading Challenge
Serious Readers 2013
Tower Teams Read 2013-2
2013 Paranormal Reading Challenge (demigod)
2013 Sequel Reading Challenge
2013 Mammoth Book Challenge