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Heroes of Olympus: The Son of Neptune [Hardcover]

Rick Riordan
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4 Oct 2011 Heroes of Olympus (Book 2)

The SECOND title in this number one, bestselling spin-off series from Percy Jackson creator, Rick Riordan.

This crazy messed up world of gods and monsters is Percy Jackson's reality, which pretty much sucks for him.

Percy Jackson, son of Poseidon, God of the Sea, has woken from a very deep sleep and come face to face with two snake-haired ladies who refuse to die.

But they're the least of his problems. Because Percy finds himself at a camp for half-bloods, which doesn't ring any bells for him. There's just one name he remembers from his past. Annabeth.

Only one thing is certain - Percy's questing days aren't over. He and fellow demigods Frank and Hazel must face the most important quest of all: the Prophecy of Seven.If they fail, it's not just their camp at risk. Percy's old life, the gods, and the entire world might be destroyed . . .

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  • Hardcover: 528 pages
  • Publisher: Puffin (4 Oct 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0141335718
  • ISBN-13: 978-0141335711
  • Product Dimensions: 17 x 24 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (199 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 91,027 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Rick Riordan is the author of the #1 New York Times bestselling Percy Jackson and the Olympians series for children and the multi-award-winning Tres Navarre mystery series for adults.

For fifteen years, Rick taught English and history at public and private middle schools in the San Francisco Bay Area and in Texas. In 2002, Saint Mary's Hall honored him with the school's first Master Teacher Award.

His adult fiction has won the top three national awards in the mystery genre -- the Edgar, the Anthony and the Shamus. His short fiction has appeared in Mary Higgins Clark Mystery Magazine and Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine.

His Percy Jackson series features a twelve-year-old dyslexic boy who discovers he is the modern-day son of a Greek god. The Lightning Thief was a New York Times Notable Book for 2005. Film rights have been purchased by Twentieth Century Fox and a feature film is in development. The Sea of Monsters was a Child Magazine Best Book for Children for 2006 and a Publishers Weekly and BookSense national bestseller. The third title, The Titan's Curse, made the series a #1 New York Times bestseller, and the fourth title, The Battle of the Labyrinth, had a first printing of one million copies. Rick is also the author of The 39 Clues: The Maze of Bones, another #1 New York Times bestseller. Film rights for The 39 Clues have been purchased by Steven Spielberg and DreamWorks.

Rick Riordan now writes full-time. He lives in San Antonio with his wife and two sons.

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Witty and inspired. Gripping, touching and deliciously satirical (Times )

A fantastic blend of myth and modern (Eoin Colfer, author of Artemis Fowl )

Sure to become a classic (Sunday Express )

Vastly entertaining (Independent )

Riordan delivers puns, jokes and subtle wit, alongside a gripping storyline (Sunday Telegraph )

About the Author

Rick Riordan is an award-winning mystery writer. He lives in San Antonio, Texas, with his wife and two sons. Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief, Rick's first novel featuring the heroic young demigod, was the overall winner of the Red House Children's Book Award in 2006.

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35 of 38 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Stunning 5 Oct 2011
By C. Chambers VINE VOICE
Having read all the books before this one and been on the edge of my seat, longing for 4th October and the release date for "Heroes of Olympus: The Son of Neptune," dying to know what happened next after the cliffhanger at the end of the previous book, I have just completed reading it and was not disappointed.

It is pacey, exciting, witty and full of the character flaws, weaknesses, decision making, surprise twists in the story and ultimate heroism I have come to expect from this series. It really is a great read and hard to put down, landing straight into the action from the first paragraph. Already I am wanting to know what happens next and waiting with anticipation for the next book in the Heroes of Olympus series.

The characters are always so engaging, full of secrets that need uncovering and Riordan really is a master storyteller. If you have never read any of the Percy Jackson tales, do start at the beginning and follow the progression from "The Lightning Thief" all the way through to "The Son of Neptune." It's a brilliantly entertaining series of stories that both has you laughing out loud in places and on the edge of your seat in others. Our 10 year old has loved them all and has the added advantage that he is now very knowledgeable about Greek mythology which has stood him in good stead at school! Read the series and enjoy. You won't regret the experience.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
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I won't deny that I adored the Percy Jackson series, the characters were really engaging, the blend of classical mythology and modern sarcastic humour works brilliantly.
Likewise the prequel to this "The Lost Hero" was fantastic for much the same reason and you should really read them all.
However, I found The Son of Neptune slightly disappointing by comparison. Maybe it's because Percy isn't actually the main character and it's what I've become used to expecting, but Reyna, Frank and Hazel are all much easier to engage with in this book because you are expected to know all about Percy to read this so it feels a little bit like Riordan has undersold Percy.
However that is my greatest criticism, Frank and Hazel (Percy's partners) are fantastic characters and the witty style is still there for the most part.
Regardless it is still a very good book and I encourage anyone who has read the series to follow it, and if you haven't read the series read it all and The Lost Hero, so you can understand many of the little references made about Percy and characters from the Percy Jackson series and The Lost Hero.
One little spoiler though that any fan will understand TYSON's BACK! That should have you sold.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars incredible as always mr riordan 15 Oct 2011
By AWsjw
*Spoilers may occur*
since 'the lightning thief' i have always loved rick riordan's books- they're really cleverly set out with loads of laughs thrown in. Son of Neptune is also addictive and i love how he's brought back Percy. I feel i will explode with anticipation for the next three in the series!! hazel and frank are so cute together too. it's a really good buy and if you're like me you'll prpbably end up reading it several times while waiting for the next book
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book 14 Oct 2011
By Suzanne
My 14 year old daughter couldn't wait for this book to arrive, she read it in 2 days! She really enjoyed it and is now eagerly awaiting the release of the next book in this series.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wow! Could not put it down. 11 Oct 2011
By R. Sora
Format:Kindle Edition
I am a big fan of the Percy Jackson books and the author in general.
This book is excellent! I struggled to put the book down to go to bed, work or listen anyone in the room.
It has humour without being cheesy, suspense, drama and great action.
If you have read any of the Percy Jackson books you will love this, as long as you have read the previous one.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing - what an experience! 11 Oct 2011
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Another fantastic book by Rick Riordan. As is usual with Rick Riordan books, the scene is set and the characters are developed exceptionally well, allowing you to be quickly immersed. This is an excellent addition to the Heroes of Olympus series - another "can't put it down" book!
The Rick Riordan Percy Jackson, Heroes of Olympus and Kane Chronicles books really are amazing - they offer an ideal introduction to mythology (Greek, Roman and Egyptian) as well as quite simply being excellent, enthralling stories; the blend of ancient myths and modern day life conjures up incredible storylines and brings the myths and their key players to life. Highly recommended.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Love it 10 Oct 2011
Just finished this book. It took me 2 days. It was great. I can't wait. for the next one. So exciting...
7 great demigods are joining for the quest. Percy, Jason, Annabeth, Leo, Piper, Frank en Hazel.... love it. They are all from different high gods..and They are all powerful!!!
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16 of 20 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Another Percy Jackson classic 4 Oct 2011
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I am half way through the latest Percy Jackson book and it is a must read for fans of the series. If you have followed the Percy series from The Lightning Thief then you will know what to expect from ths book. It has all the adventure and witty dialogue you expect and a very clever take on Greek/Roman mythology.
This 2nd in the spin off series from the Percy Jackson books expands greatly on the the universe created by the author Rick Riordan and is another winner.
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I loved this book with all its action and chaos it just blew me away I would definitely recommend this book to anyone who likes Greek myths or wants a change to guns and stuff
Published 13 hours ago by Isaac Green
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I started reading rick riodon a few years ago and I loved them and I still love them today so I don't care what you say !!!
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Published 22 days ago by 2001
5.0 out of 5 stars Pretty cool
It was very intertwined with the other book in this series (the first one) but really got me going and I loved that this is the first of Ricks books to have a glossary YAY
Published 1 month ago by Kathryn Stanford-Taylor
4.0 out of 5 stars Great
I enjoyed the first book in this series and the sequel does not disappoint. This follows Percy ending up in the roman Demi god camp and having to fend off a series of events from... Read more
Published 1 month ago by Cosmo
5.0 out of 5 stars Best of the Heroes of Olympus
This book seemed a lot more interesting than the lost hero for the simple fact that Percy Jackson is one of the main characters again which is what you are used to if you have read... Read more
Published 1 month ago by sky cloud 1212
5.0 out of 5 stars Absolutely amazing
This book sure drew me 2 percy Jackson series and to Rick Jordan I no IT is not the right name but my kindle won't lets say his name
Published 1 month ago by thecoolkidwhobringsdeath
4.0 out of 5 stars bargain
Nice condition for such a cheap price. The book cover is a bit damaged but you can't expect more for this price.
Published 1 month ago by Thomas Leung
5.0 out of 5 stars 8
Cool book! Make some more books Rick Riordan! Make a book called Heroes Of Olympus
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