The Blood of Olympus
Author: Rick Riordan
Published: October 7, 2014
The demigods are having more frequent visions of a terrible battle at Camp Half-Blood. The Roman legion from Camp Jupiter, led by Octavian, is almost within striking distance. Though it is tempting to take the Athena Parthenos to Athens to use as a secret weapon, the friends know that the huge statue belongs back on Long Island, where it "might" be able to stop a war between the two camps.
The Athena Parthenos will go west; the Argo II will go east. The gods, still suffering from multiple personality disorder, are useless. How can a handful of young demigods hope to persevere against Gaea's army of powerful giants? As dangerous as it is to head to Athens, they have no other option. They have sacrificed too much already. And if Gaea wakes, it is game over.
Oh yes, who doesn't love a good prophecy? *sarcasm* At long last the journey of the 7 demi-gods has come to an end and they can have a break. & Gosh I hated this prophecy, it meant that one of them must die, and that one had to the fun loving repair boy Leo. -sniff- He is one of those people who smile even if they are hurting and never talks about his problems. He was the one who kept the crew laughing even if he was depressed. It was a real shame that he didn't have a love interest for a long long time in the book, but I'm happy he found Calypso. Though then again I feel like Reyna might have had it worse in the category of Love. I mean she got turned down by both Percy and Jason, like ouch. But even though Aphrodite said that she won't find love in the midst of all the demi-gods, I kinda hoped that she might take another chance at love. I mean who is to say that you can't defy fate, huh? I mean sometimes fate can be unavoidable but look at all the times the crew of the argo has done it? When Orion had appeared I almost thought for a split second maybe he could be with Reyna but nope he's not the one. I personally kinda hoped she might find love with Nico, because come on guys he and Reyna make a great team, and a great couple! But we may never know.
I really wanted to see more of some characters like Grover, and Will. Though definitely not Octavian, he was such a crazy nut job, not as crazy as Gaea but you get my gist. I mean Grover kinda disappeared after the fifth book, and I really loved his character he was so funny and part of the original crew with him, Percy, and Annabeth. As for Will Solace the son of Apollo, I really liked his character in this book and I would definitely love to see more of him. He was awesome and a really funny character especially in that scene where he surprised Nico by being angry at Nico for not visiting him in the clinic. I'm really glad that Nico found a new friend and maybe a new potential love interest. Because you know what they say, "Opposites attract", and Nico and Will are literally polar opposites. & another part that was funny about the book was when apparently Apollo's 'chariot' was what brought him to Camp Half Blood, and Nico thought that his death might end with Apollo's son, so maybe this was some of Rick's foreshadowing that Apollo or maybe his descendant's will be involved with Nico in the future. xD
One thing I will miss about this book series will be the characters that we all have learned to love over the years. The second thing I will miss about this book would be the one and only Percy Jackson, those sea green color eyes and black hair will always be my favorite combination *sorry Will >.<* and let's not forget his personality it's what makes him at the top of my list for book boyfriends. Even though he may be a seaweed brain he's still our seaweed brain!
Ahh as a long time reader of this series I am so sad to see this book series end, but fear not for the fans of this book series, Rick Riordan is writing a new series that feature's Magnus Chase. & He might possibly be Annabeth's cousin that lives in Boston so maybe and hopefully Annabeth will cameo in the book if her dad's feud ends with her uncle *whom is a norse god?* :D But seriously Rick and his foreshadowing is top-notch. xD Maybe I'll try reading the Kane Chronicles again, who knows. So let's not think of this as a goodbye to the Percy Jackson series but just another chapter in the amazing stories that Rick Riordan has created for us, one of the most loyal book fandoms. x)
This get's 5/5 stars!
Until then, Cindy ;)