Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Titan’s Curse by Rick Riordan

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 Book 3 (Book 1: The Lightning Thief, Book 2: Sea of Monsters)

Novel Summation:

When the goddess Artemis goes missing, she is believed to have been kidnapped. And now it”s up to Percy and his friends to find out what happened. Who is powerful enough to kidnap a goddess? They must find Artemis before the winter solstice, when her influence on the Olympian Council could swing an important vote on the war with the titans. Not only that, but first Percy will have to solve the mystery of a rare monster that Artemis was hunting when she disappeared-a monster rumored to be so powerful it could destroy Olympus forever.

My Thoughts:

Rick Riordan certainly knows how to keep a series interesting. In the third book of the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series, once again Percy is faced with one big mission and once again he overcomes it, but not without some difficulties. In this book there are several new characters. Many different gods and goddess appear, which was really nice. I was really curious as to what the other gods and goddess looked like and acted and this book allowed me to see them. Some Titans are also mentioned. Several other characters are introduced. We are introduced to a pair of siblings: Nico and Bianca di Angelo; both are half bloods and at the end an interesting revelation is discovered. Another character we are introduced although briefly is Rachel Elizabeth Dare. She is a mortal who can see through the Mist, that hides the truth about the goings on of monsters, demigods, and the gods themselves. Also, we are introduced to Zoe Nightshade who has an interesting story of her own. Annabeth’s family is expanded upon and Thalia who was mentioned in the previous books plays her own part in the story. Percy has to make several tough choices in the book and he takes a strong leadership role at times. By the end of the book Percy places a burden upon himself and there is only 2 more years till the final battle begins. There were a lot of refrences to Heracles. Such as the fight against the Nemean lion and one of his labours of retrieving the golden apples. The book was never boring and was very engaging. I recommend this book to everyone who enjoyed the first two in the series, and for all those who like a good adventure.

Future Books:

The next book in the series is Percy Jackson and the Olympians: Battle of the Labyrinth. The next book and final book in the series is The Last Olympian.

My Character:

This is the character that I created for the Percy Jackson series http://shortstuff2511.tumblr.com/post/35101992305/percy-jackson-series-novel-character

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