Tuesday, 10 January 2012

Review of Neptune!

Dear Rick Riordan, WHY MUST I WAIT ANOTHER WHOLE YEAR TO FIND OUT WHAT HAPPENS WHEN THE ARGO II LANDS??!!??!?!!??!?!

I want book 3, and I want it now. *pout*

So yes, The Heroes of Olympus: The Son of Neptune is awesome. ^_^ This book has the same basic timeline as book one, The Lost Hero.

Except now we have PERCY back! *yay!* Except that, aside from knowing his name and that MONSTERS ARE CHASING HIM, Percy has no idea of who he actually is. Same as with Jason in Lost Hero, Percy is suffering from memory loss (thanks, Juno). So, as was set up by this Jason guy finding Camp Half Blood, and omg! not only are there Greeks but ROMANS as well, Percy ends up at the Roman Camp (Camp Jupiter). (Being saved on his way in by the two heroes that will eventually accompany him on his quest) Now, the Greeks are all fun and games. The Romans. Are NOT. They are Very Serious Warriors.

Anyway, Percy ends up being mistrusted by most and so thrown into the 5th Cohort - the jinxed one that is the butt end of all the camp jokes. Then they win at war games when Percy explodes a water canon at their enemies. So when the big fun prophecy comes, to journey to the land beyond the gods (Alaska), it is up to Percy, Hazel (a son of Pluto (we're Roman now, remember) who REALLY shouldn't be there), and Frank (a son of Mars who is fantastic with a bow and arrow but apparently has some super special AMAZING talent that his grandmother insists he figure out on his own) to journey all the way to Alaska and free Thanatos, the god of Death (no, we're not getting confused. Pluto is the god of the Underworld, where the dead hang out. Thanatos is the guy who makes sure they go there). (Now that he's all chained up, the bad guys aren't staying dead. And when the bad guys are the monstrous sons of the waking Gaia, that's REALLY BAD. And they have less than a week to get there. And that's where the camp's eagle standard was lost in the first place (along with most of its other really impressive weapons) by the 5th Cohort (which is why it's jinxed).

I won't give you more than that, and I won't go on about all it's amazing features and styles and characters, etc. It's Rick Riordan. It's awesome. GO READ IT.

You're welcome. ^_^

2 comments:

Cricket said...

oooooo I like it!

Anonymous said...

sounds fun
Darlene