Heroes of Olympus, The, Book Two: The Son of Neptune (Special Limited Edition) (The Heroes of Olympus) Hardcover – 25 Oct 2011
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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 ) -- Dieser Text bezieht sich auf eine andere Ausgabe: Hardcover.
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. -- Dieser Text bezieht sich auf eine andere Ausgabe: Hardcover.
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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.
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.
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.
I felt that there was a lot more background information in this one compared to The Lost Hero. Camp Jupiter, the Roman camp, was finally revealed and it was so different to its Greek counterpart but it was still just as brilliant. It was clear where the differences in the two sets of demigods lie. The Romans were organised and structured, which was reflected in its camp, whereas the Greeks were a lot more free and wild. I loved this because it gave us much more information on how the Romans acted and lived.
Overall this book gave so much more information than the first book and I felt the connection with the characters a lot more, I don't know if this is because we got to read from Percy's perspective again and are familiar with it a lot more than the new perspectives we had in The Lost Hero. Not to mention it was still as action-packed and fast-paced and immediately gripping as any Rick Riordan Book so it gave you a lot more freedom to enjoy it.
Truly an Epic set of stories from the First to the Last!!!
From Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson Books 1-5 plus two more extra books on the Greek Gods and Demigods) and continuing all the way through (Heroes of Olympus Books 1-5).
To end with The Blood of Olympus. An Epic story all the way through, a great coming of age story in beautiful and rich environments full of danger and mystery. A thoroughly cracking read. I loved it so much, I read it twice through. Wonderful.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Amazing book, great to have Percy Jackson back but looking forward to seeing the relationship between him an Jason Grace who is a brilliant lead character.Published 20 days ago by nick fewtrell
Fantastic book as usual Just love this author. The stories are not only great, but very informative on mythology.Published 21 days ago by Sue Fleckney
I can't believe it another book on percy Jackson, after reading the entire series of percy Jackson I couldn't believe he was here once again,
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Book came on good condition I was actually surprise as some of the others didn't. But this was good. The cover and all the pages were intact and went torn anywhere.Published 26 days ago by Amazon Customer
This book is great fun, awesome, cool, brilliant, well written, funny and interesting. I would recommend it for people who enjoy mythological intwined with fiction. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Nicola Maslen
Brilliant reading, 10 year old son loves these books. Good delivery, quick!Published 2 months ago by Miss Nicola Pitman
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