Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Last Olympian by Rick Riordan

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Book 5 (Book 1: The Lightning Thief, Book 2: Sea of Monsters, Book 3: The Titan’s Curse, Book 4: Battle of the Labyrinth)

Novel Summation:

All year the half-bloods have been preparing for battle against the Titans, knowing the odds of victory are grim. Kronos’s army is stronger than ever, and with every god and half-blood he recruits, the evil Titan’s power only grows. While the Olympians struggle to contain the rampaging monster Typhon, Kronos begins his advance on New York City, where Mount Olympus stands virtually unguarded.  Now it”s up to Percy Jackson and an army of young demigods to stop the Lord of Time.  In this momentous final book in the New York Times best-selling Percy Jackson and the Olympians series, the long-awaited prophecy surrounding Percy’s sixteenth birthday unfolds. And as the battle for Western civilization rages on the streets of Manhattan, Percy faces a terrifying suspicion that he may be fighting against his own fate.

My Thoughts:

Such an amazing series. I would have to say this series rivaled Harry Potter in greatness. I might be saying that just because I am taking Greek civilization/Greek myth in school, but I truly believe it is a wonderful series. In this book everything comes to an end. Throughout the series we have been building up to a  confrontation between Percy Jackson and the Titan Kronos. All the gods are occupied with fighting the monster Typhon, except Poseidon who has his own underwater battle to attend to. But even Poseidon plays a part in the battle against Typhon. The only ones not participating in any battle is Hades, Persephone, and Demeter who are in the Underworld avoiding the battles. However, they all play in a part in the end. Hestia is another god  who is not fighting. She is the last olympian and she symbolizes so much, mainly all those gods that are not worshipped much and get little attention. That fact plays an important role in the story. Many titans and other mythological figures appear and provide entertainment. The demigods from Camp Half Blood, Artemis’ Hunters led by Thalia, the satyrs, the centaurs, and the dryads are all fighting a battle against Kronos’s army of monsters and turned demigods. Grover reappears in this story and has certainly grown up. He acts as a leader but even his role is minimized. Annabeth is in the story and acts as an excellent support. Percy is once again a hero and he takes on a lot in the book. Not only does the prophecy affect him but he takes on a curse that could tip the scales in battle for him. He is a strong character in the book and really matures. Rachel Dare makes an appearance and she also played an important role. Her sight becomes really strong and she learns of her fate. Luke plays a big role in the book, not only is he Kronos’s temporary body but his past with his mother is revealed. The big prophecy that shaped the actions of characters in the series is fully revealed and has a surprising twist when it plays out. The book ends with a new prophecy for the future of demigods, a new oracle, a new romance, and hope for lesser gods and their children. There is some death in the book which is sad. The book was overall entertaining, engaging, and incredible. The book is well written and I will miss this series greatly. I strongly recommend this book to everyone. If you have been reading this series I hope you have enjoyed the series as much as I have.

Other Books:

There are some spinoff books in the series. Those books are: Percy Jackson and the Olympians: Ultimate Guide, Percy Jackson: The Demigod Files: A Survival Guide to Greek Gods and Monsters. A companion series is released beginning with The Lost Hero

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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