“I try not to think. It interferes with being nuts" Seven demigods are sent on a fatal quest across land and seas to Rome- the ancient lands where the monstrous power is too strong to defeat. On their way, terrifying surprises, deadly attacks and horrifying discoveries await them. Honestly, this book is like a journey on a roller coaster. Yes, it was amazing but also terrifying at the same time. When I finally finished it, I was so exhausted. The attacking-the-demigods parts, fighting the monsters parts left me at the edge of my seat. I couldn't stop turning the pages.Those scenes mess up your brain first, make you think that there is no way out, and then the characters come up with such an obvious solution that you agree with yourself that you're plain stupid. Since it's Rick we talking about how can we miss sarcasm and humour. It was there. More than ever. I think it's not safe to read Rick's book in public because you're giving the people a chance to identify you as a psychopath. This was the most intense book in the series so far. I was thinking of reading the next book later, but the ending of this book forces me to pick up the next one. The ending was so unpredictable that my jaw literally hit the floor. No matter what fandom you belong to, if you read books, please don't miss this one. Definitely a must-read.
I was waiting for the book to be delivered eagerly. Could not control my excitement to receive the delivery and start reading... Here is my take on this wonderful book-
Wisdom’s daughter walks alone, The Mark of Athena burns through Rome; Twins snuff out angel’s breath, Who holds the key to endless death; Giants’ bane stands gold and pale, Won through pain from a woven jail.
AT LAST!! Percy and Annabeth!!! Awesome cover page, as usual, although I’m a bit confused about it. I’m sure that the guy in the red/orange/darkish-pink shirt is Percy but the one in the purple Camp Jupiter shirt is the real mystery, to me. That might be Jason but I’m pretty sure Jason has blonde hair. Anyway, awesome and very gripping storyline. Lots of twists and turns. That last Cliff-hanger though: very unexpected.
Annabeth finds and locates Percy in another demigod training camp called Camp Jupiter. Leo builds a flying warship, the Argo II to fly to the Roman-based camp to get Percy and two more Roman demigods, Frank and Hazel, to start the quest for the Second Great Prophecy or the Prophecy of Seven, as the Romans call it. A twist of unexpected events forces the group of demigods to retreat from Camp Jupiter to save their lives. They head to the Mare Nostrum/the Ancient Lands, which is forbidden to all Roman demigods as the place is swarming with monsters, crazy tourists and what-not. The demigods fight a couple of dozens of monsters and a pirate/Percy’s brother. They are destined to fight the twin giants Ephialtes/the BIG F and Otis, the anti-Dionysus, who have Nico as their hostage and have threatened to destroy Rome on The Kaleds of July.
As Hera warned Percy (in the last book) Annabeth has a more dangerous task ahead of her. She must face her mother’s greatest enemy and find the Athena Parthenon to make peace between the Greeks and the Romans .
The rest of the story is based on how they face their tasks and save Rome.
Thanks amazon for prompt delivery and awesome book mark.
Good Book. This is the best one for me as I've not yet read the last 2. The way Rick presents the story and all.... The Solo Quest by Annabeth was awesome. And Rick has that awesome mind type in which he likes to torture all the protagonists like throwing Percabeth into Tartarus, etc. Overall awesome book.
EDIT : I forgot to tell how Uncle Troll writes the impressions of Hedge. For eg:- Annabeth says that the Romans will not like a half-goat yelling at them like DIE !!!! Hahahahahahaha
No spoilers but one can't read its end with getting sad. This book along with its sequel are the best books of HoO. They are in a continuous flow with no explanation about Romans or Greeks to each other and just hav a great Storyline
I like the way all the storyline was maintained secretly and of course giving the reader goosebumps. Although the storyline was perfectly fine , the story was narrated by a third person which I very much disapprove. The series had left the readers dissatisfied.
The third instalment of The Heroes of Olympus packs a powerful punch of humour, mythology and action. All of the characters are fleshed out to the fullest in this and the consequent series. This Rick Riordan book ends with a heart-breaking cliffhanger, so you might want to get House of Hades along with it!