Series: Percy Jackson and the Olympians #3
Publisher: Scholastic (2007)
Paperback (312 pages)
Also by this author: The Lightning Thief, The Sea of Monsters, The Sword of Summer
Also in this series: The Lightning Thief, The Sea of Monsters, The Battle of the Labyrinth
Reading Challenges: 2015 Mythology, Read 2015
When Percy Jackson receives an urgent distress call from his friend Grover, he immediately prepares for battle. He knows he’ll need his powerful demigod allies at his side; his trusty bronze sword, Riptide; and . . . a ride from his mom.
The demigods race to the rescue to find that Grover has made an important discovery: two new powerful half-bloods, whose parentage is unknown. But that’s not all that awaits them. The Titan lord, Kronos, has set up a devious trap, and the young heroes have just fallen prey.
Hilarious and action-packed, this third adventure in the series finds Percy faced with his most dangerous challenge yet—the chilling prophecy of the Titan’s curse.
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This third installment in the Percy Jackson series is great. We get to see some of our favorite characters again and meet some new ones as well.
The story begins with Percy, Annabeth, and Grover searching for previously hidden half-bloods. The three find Bianca and Nico, a sister and brother, at a military school in Maine. It is on this rescue mission that Annabeth is lost, taken somewhere.
It is also during the rescue of the siblings that we meet Artemis and her Hunters. They are an interesting group of girls who have pledged themselves to the service of Artemis in exchange for immortality.
Percy, Grover, Bianca, Nico, and the Hunters return to Camp Half-Blood while Artemis sets out tracking a powerful monster. It isn’t long, however, until Artemis goes missing as well.
That is how the quest begins. Percy, Thalia, Grover, Bianca, and Zoe end up on a quest to find Artemis and Annabeth. Along the way they go to some interesting places and meet some interesting people.
The book is fast-paced and keeps the story moving. Even where this novel ends, I know there is more. It is a good thing this is a series. So, yes, another great book by Rick Riordan.
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Percy has unwavering loyalty to his friends. He is not going to let anything stop him from finding Annabeth. He also wants to keep Bessie safe, even contradicting the gods in that instance. That is kind of impressive. Percy’s loyalty goes beyond just being there to doing whatever it takes for those he cares about.
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